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Mental Health Community Practitioner

Employer
Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Location
Worcester
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
22 Jul 2024
Join our team, we pride ourselves in providing outstanding care to patients across Worcester. We will provide you with resources to develop and progress a long-term career as well as flexibility, continual professional development as well as a wide range of wellbeing and support.

The post is 37.5 hours during Monday to Friday, however would welcome applications from candidates wishing to work a minimum of 22.5 hours over 3 days.

This role allows the possibility of hybrid working, meaning you will be required to commute to the stated base 2 or 3 days per week but allowing you to based within any commutable distance for the remainder of your week. We would need to discuss the suitability to fit this around the service at interview.

In the Worcester Neighbourhood Mental Health Team (NMHT) we strive to improve the mental health and wellbeing of our local communities.

We have incorporated a huddle into the daily functioning of the team which enables us to be focused on the recovery of the patient through a multidisciplinary approach, with expertise from doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, support workers and psychological therapies staff.

If you are passionate, self-motivated and looking to be part of an exciting opportunity to contribute to the development of NMHTs then we would welcome your application and look forward to hearing from you.

Main duties of the job

Will work as a key member and resource of the MDT core team.

This post will offer a challenging and exciting opportunity to gain experience of working across North Community Mental Health Service, developing relationships with Primary Care, partner agencies and wider mental health services.

You will have the opportunity to design and deliver evidence-based recovery focused mental health interventions and groups. Knowledge of delivery psychoeducation within a group environment and 1:1 would be an advantage.

You will have experience of working with this user group in community settings. You will have a registered qualification in mental health nursing, occupational therapy or social work.

You will hold a blended caseload of common mental health disorders, severe mental illness patients, Primary and Secondary, including those with emotional needs.

The ability to work flexibly as the need of the service demands is essential.

Attend weekly MDT meetings, participate in professionals meetings, signpost to adjunct services depending on patient need.

Support and guidance to the carers of patients accessing the services

About us

At Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, we are working together to deliver outstanding care. We run community hospitals and community health services across Worcestershire and provide mental health and learning disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Our people (all 4500+ of them) provide services for people of all ages, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions from over 100 sites.

We will support you to thrive offer flexible working options for a great work-life balance, help you fulfil your ambitions, and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. Its why we were named Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year award at the 2022 Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities.

What we offer

27 days leave plus bank holidays, increasing up to 33 days with long service

Generous NHS pension and enhanced pay when you work unsocial hours

Flexible and agile working opportunities

Great maternity, paternity, and adoption support

Wide range of staff networks such as LGBT+ and ENRICH (Equality Network for Race Inclusion and Cultural Heritage)

Health service discounts and online benefits including excellent cycle to work and car salary sacrifice schemes

Health and wellbeing opportunities

If you would like to know more, please visit our careers website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification

Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • A positive attitude and able to act on feedback
  • Ability to praise and be supportive to others
  • Delivery of evidence based interventions in mental health


Qualifications

Essential

  • Relevant professional qualification relating to Health or Social Care e.g. in social work, nursing, OT with current professional registration
  • RMN, BSc/DipSW, BSc OT
  • Recent evidence of continuing professional development


Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of principles of assessment of people with mental health problems
  • Knowledge of principles of risk assessment and management
  • Knowledge of Mental Health Act 1983 and Mental Capacity Act 2006 and other relevant legislation


Experience

Essential

  • Assessment of people presenting with mental health problems
  • Assessment and management of clinical risk
  • Working within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Managing own case load


Additional criteria

Essential

  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the post


Employer details

Employer name

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust

Address

Studdert Kennedy House

Spring Gardens

Worcester

WR1 2AE

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

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