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Band 7 Safeguarding Facilitator - Perinatal Services

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Perinatal Care
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are currently recruiting for a Safeguarding Facilitator within our Specialist Perinatal Services. The successful applicant will join a team of committed staff, to lead on the continued development of safeguarding practice within perinatal services.

The Specialist Perinatal Serviceprovides multi-disciplinary specialised perinatal care to women and their families living within the Birmingham and Solihull, throughout pregnancy and up to a year post birth. The NHS Long Term Plan (LTP) will see perinatal services expanding its remit to seeing approximately 10% of the population of births, seeing women for up to 2 years postnatally, expanding its offer to partners of women who have given birth, and providing an increasingly comprehensive range of therapies to women and their families.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will work alongside our multidisciplinary teams and will be responsible for the continued development of safeguarding practice within perinatal services.

This role will include the provision of safeguarding advice and support, training and safeguarding supervision across each team in perinatal services. Whilst working within the Perinatal Service, the post holder will be linked to the BSMHFT Safeguarding Team via supervision and attendance at monthly safeguarding team meetings.

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 Training and Qualifications Essential
  • Current Professional Registration (Nursing/Social Work
  • Qualification in Teaching, Training and Supervision
Knowledge and Experience Essential
  • Significant experience of working in the field of safeguarding and domestic abuse
  • Experience and understanding of perinatal mental health
  • Experience of multi-agency working
  • Experience at Band 7 or equivalent level.
Skills Essential
  • Proven presentation and training skills
  • Supervision skills

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