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Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
West Midlands
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
19 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Be part of the movement to improve and provide mental health services for young people aged 0 to 25 years old in the city of Birmingham who are in a mental health crisis.

Forward Thinking Birmingham is an innovative community and inpatient mental health service delivering a pathway of care for 0-25-year-olds. The service is led by Birmingham Womens' and Childrens' Hospital, and it is the first of its kind nationally. You will be working closely with our key partners where together we have an ambition to deliver an outstanding model of mental health care for the people of Birmingham.

Be under no illusion, we have work to do, but rest assured FTB is a unique and truly individual service. We are continuously learning and evolving, as we work together to meet the mental health needs of our multi-cultural city.

We are looking for Band 6 Senior Mental Health Practitioners for our Crisis and Home Treatment Team. Our service includes patients with varying diagnosis that have deteriorated into a mental health crisis that puts them at risk of being admitted to hospital. The Crisis and Home Treatment Team will also support people in their homes to try and prevent admission. If hospital admission cannot be avoided, then the crisis and home treatment team will help patients step down early and be supported in their homes with their family.

Main duties of the job

You will support the Team Leader in the development and implementation of a multiprofessional Crisis Resolution/Home Treatment Team providing a high quality service to meet the needs of people in acute phases of mental illness, and their carers.

To ensure efficient and effective running of the team, providing Leadership and supervision within the multi-disciplinary staff group as appropriate.

You will undertake urgent assessments of people with mental health problems in acute crisis and where appropriate provide intensive community based treatment/support services as an alternative to inpatient admission.

The service will be available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

You will be responsible for helping to establish and maintain team systems and processes for effective team working and processes, including outcome measures and audit under the direction of the Team Manager

All staff should comply with the Trusts Values, Employee guidelines, Trust Policies and Procedures, and Equality and Diversity.

Interviews will be held at the Birmingham Children's Hospital Recruitment Open Day on 11/05/2024.

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



  • Band 5 RMHN with 6 months minimum experience


  • Band 6 experience within Crisis Home treatment Team
  • Leadership
  • Working as a Mental Health Practitioner in the community

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Birmingham Children's Hospital Steelhouse Lane


West Midlands

B4 6NH

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