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Band 6 Perinatal Mental Health Practitioner - Perinatal Team East

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024
The Perinatal Mental Health Service provides a Multi-disciplinary specialised care throughout the West Midlands, to treat mothers with mental health problems, both during pregnancy and in the first year post-partum. There is also community outreach team as well as 10 inpatient bedded Unit at the Barberry. The NHS Long Term Plan (LTP) will see perinatal services expanding its remit to seeing approx. 10% of the birth rate, seeing women for up to 2 years postnatally, expanding its offer to partners and providing an increasingly comprehensive range of therapies to women and their families.

Perinatal Team East is a community team, who provide specialist perinatal service for women living in the North and East of Birmingham and Sutton Coldfield, who are experiencing moderate to severe mental illness during the perinatal period.

Main duties of the job

Applicants will need to have a genuine interest in working with women and families in the perinatal period, have excellent communication and multi-agency liaison skills and a have good knowledge of safeguarding. Experience of working in the Perinatal Mental Health field is desirable but not essential. We are committed to equal opportunities and the development of our staff and will provide a robust induction programme. We also provide regular supervision and training for all our staff.

If you want to work as part of our specialised multi-disciplinary team, we want to hear from you. We welcome applications from RMN's, Social Workers or Occupational Therapists who are keen to undertake a care co-ordination role working as a Mental Health Practitioner within Perinatal Service.

Candidates must have access to a vehicle for work purposes. This is a full time position we will also consider applicants interested in part time hours.

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Mental Health Practitioner professional registration,


  • Post registration training in perinatal mental health.
  • additional training in mental health interventions, DBT approach, CFT, CBT

Knowledge/ Experience


  • Experience of working in an adult mental health service.
  • Understanding of the role and responsibilities of care co-ordinator under Care Programme Approach.


  • Experience of working in a community mental health setting.
  • Experience of working with women and/or parents in mental health setting.

Personal Qualities


  • Flexible approach to managing workload.
  • Shows an interest in the nature of Perinatal Mental Health issues.
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm, drive and motivation for the role.

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust


Little Bromwich Centre

Hob Moor Road


B10 9JH

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