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Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
1 Aug 2024

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 6 - Mental health Practitioner-Early Intervention Service Birmingham

Do you have an interest in Psychosis, do you want to make a real difference in someone's recovery? Then working with the Early Intervention in Psychosis Service could be the perfect role for you.

Early Intervention in Psychosis Service's overall aim is to support and minimise the debilitating effects of having a psychotic illness. We work with service users aged 16-35 experiencing first episode psychosis (FEP) for up to three years. We work on an assertive outreach model so have a flexible, creative and proactive approach to engaging service users and promoting their recovery.

EIP has a strong culture of multidisciplinary team working within a supportive working environment. You will have ongoing regularly supervision, in house development and training as well as annual appraisal, further development of skills and further progression opportunities. The role of care coordinator includes the delivery of EI specific interventions such as behaviour family therapy (full training will be provided) and carers support.

We currently have vacancies to recruit 4 x mental health practitioners to work in our current teams in Birmingham city wide.

For further information please contact:

Zara Parveen

Senior clinical Team Manager.

Site: Touch Base Pears

Selly Oak


0121 333-8342

Main duties of the job

EIP is a multi - disciplinary Service is offered across Birmingham. The age range is 16-35 years for children referred to the service with emotional, behavioural and mental health problems.

Members of the EIP Birmingham partnership multi - disciplinary Service includes Consultant Psychiatrists and other medical staff, Clinical Psychologists, Child Psychotherapists, Mental Health Nurses, CSW.PSW and Occupational Therapists.

The post holder will be a member of the Multi-disciplinary Team and will carry continuing responsibility for the assessment, treatment and management of a defined caseload. Where appropriate, they will be required to liaise with other local agencies including Tier IV inpatient and specialist centres, as well as the Mental Health Liaison Team and the home treatment team.

Referrals are accepted from a wide range of professionals and agencies and we will be progressing to accept self-referral.

Families of the referred Patients are included in the assessment and on- going management of the cases. This will include the use of a range of approaches e.g. psychodynamic, behavioural, cognitive and psychopharmological, as appropriate, within the overall framework of themulti-disciplinary team.

About us

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families. Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas.

Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care.

Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification to view the full details for this opportunity at Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust.

When completing your application, please ensure you have evidenced how you meet the job description and person specification to include transferable experience, qualifications, skills along with professional registration details (if applicable).

Occasionally we receive a large number of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

Person Specification



  • Professional qualification - RMN / RNLD qualifications
  • Relevant Post qualifying qualification e.g. or be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of training
  • Relevant Post graduate study or be able to demonstrate further skills based training


  • Specific qualification in a relevant therapeutic speciality e.g. counselling, Family Therapy, CBT, substance misuse
  • Nurse Prescriber



  • Caseload experience
  • Extensive post registration experience in mental health care


  • Working in inpatient CAMHS settings
  • Providing care in community settings

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Early Intervention Service

Touch Base Pears


B29 2NA

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