Community Mental Health Practitioner

Employer
Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Blandford
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 a year p.a
Closing date
9 Aug 2022

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Profession
Practitioner
Service
Community
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Blandford CMHT is seeking a registered Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker to join our well established team in meeting the needs of our service users. If you have one of these professional qualifications and have experience working with people suffering with mental ill health whether this be inpatient or community based we would welcome and application.

You will work as part of an established integrated multi-disciplinary team made up of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Mental Health Nurses, Support Time Recovery Workers, Occupational Therapists and Social Workers.

This post has become available at a very exciting time of change in the delivery of mental health service, the Mental Health Integrated Community Care review will fundamentally change how we work with patients, both improving outcomes for patients and the working environment for staff.

You will need to have a valid driving licence and use of a car as you will be required to assess and monitor patients in their own homes.

Main duties of the job

The primary role responsibility is being a dedicated Mental Health Practitioner for a caseload of patients with whom you'll provide person centred targeted support to assist in aiding their holistic recovery. There are opportunities for you to advance you own clinical assessment skills. Alongside this there will be duty working and assisting in psychosocial group interventions. You should have recent experience of working in a mental health environment and will need to be able to apply the philosophies of engagement and recovery in your work with service users.

We are seeking a reliable, committed and motivated with excellent communication, organisational skills with the ability to prioritise. In return we are ready to offer you comprehensive structured management supervision, management you can approach any time and peer support which is second to none. In addition to this we are also happy to support you in advancing your own skill set using additional learning opportunities.

The post is for 37.5hrs covering Monday to Friday, 09:00hrs to 17:00hrs.

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, which the Trust will cover the cost of. Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service are able to present a valid DBS certificate instead of requiring a new check.

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

Person Specification KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND TRAINING Essential
  • Registered practitioner to degree/diploma level supplemented by post registration diploma level specialist training and/or short courses or demonstrable extensive experience in the relevant specialty
  • Membership of the relevant Professional Body
JOB SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE Essential
  • Experience at Practitioner Band 5 level
  • Experience of specialist working
  • Able to demonstrate specialist clinical reasoning skills to assimilate information in order to make a clinical judgement regarding MH difficulties and intervention.
Desirable
  • Recent previous experience within a comparable role
MANAGERIAL/SUPERVISORY EXPERIENCE Essential
  • Experience of providing clinical supervision and mentoring to junior staff
PERSONAL QUALITIES/ATTRIBUTES Essential
  • Able to communicate effectively at different levels of the organisation and with staff, patient/service users, visitors or external organisations both verbally and in writing in the exchange of highly complex, sensitive or contentious information which may require the use of negotiating and/or persuasive skills


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