Community Mental Health Practitioner

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Horninglow Clinic, Burton upon Trent
Closing date
2 Oct 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Community Mental Health Practitioner (Nurse/O/T/Therapist or Social Worker)

Are you looking for a new opportunity to work in an organisation that will help you develop and achieve your goals to become the best you can be? If so, you are in luck.

As part of our transformation of community mental health services we are currently expanding the team, the current posts would be based in the East Staffs neighbourhood team covering the Burton and Uttoxeter area. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the service expansion.

The Intensive Life Skills Pathway is a multi-disciplinary mental health team providing assessment and intervention for adults experiencing complex emotional difficulties across East and West Staffordshire as part of the Adult Mental Health Service.

The team works in a highly psychologically minded way and are passionate about working with service-users who present with high levels of emotional distress and who often have histories of complex trauma and/or adverse experiences. Applicants should have an interest in working with this client group, and an awareness of relevant evidence based interventions.

The pathway utilises Structured Clinical Management (SCM) as a core therapeutic model, combining individual and workshop based interventions. A range of additional therapeutic models are utilised including attachment theory, behavioural theory, Compassion-Focussed Therapy, EMDR, Trauma-Focussed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mentalisation-Based Treatment, and DBT informed interventions.

We are an award-winning team and when you come to work with us, we will help you reach your full potential. Not only that, we will actively seek opportunities to share the great things you are doing, with others locally, regionally, and nationally.

You will join a team that works in close partnership with Staffordshire Police and Mental Health Services, and you will join a Trust that puts people at the heart of what we do.

Your career with us will be enjoyable and rewarding as you develop specialist skills and make a real difference for some of the most vulnerable people in society.

It is a career that you can take pride in and enjoy, and together we can make life better for our communities.

What you will get:
  • An annual salary of up to £40,588 (37.5 hours per week) depending on experience
  • 35 - 41 days annual leave – including bank holidays(depending on length of service)
  • Ongoing career development and training
  • NHS Pension Scheme – one of the most comprehensive and generous schemes in the UK
  • Wellbeing support, such as access to the MPFT Staff Psychology Service, and additional wellbeing days, along with activities throughout the year
  • Annual recognition event recognising our employees who live and breathe our values
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • There is also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, a cycle to work scheme, an annual leave purchase scheme, and much more!

Things that you will have:
  • A relevant nursing qualification or registration – RMN/OT/Therapist/Social Worker
  • Post qualification experience, such as evidence of formal courses and training relevant to people with complex mental health needs related to emotional instability.
  • Strong team-working skills
  • A high level of self-motivation and a flexible approach
  • A positive attitude and be naturally caring and compassionate
  • A commitment to high-quality care and values and evidence-based practice
  • Excellent teamwork skills, and professionalism

What you will be doing:
  • You will be responsible for the holistic assessment and formulation of needs of a defined client group.
  • Responsible for care coordination of an identified caseload.
    • Deliver prescribed interventions on an individual and group basis with service users who have difficulty regulating their emotions and utilise self-harm to manage high levels of distress. The interventions will be focussed on assisting the person to identify and achieve their agreed goals, utilising a Structured Clinical Management model focusing on problem solving, managing emotions, getting along with others and managing impulsivity.
    • You will also be expected to be available for consultation, support and clinical supervision to other health professionals working within the Community Mental Health Pathway Service and other areas of the Trust where identified as appropriate.
    • Delivering interventions to this caseload and working within a multi-disciplinary pathway will require advanced communication and interpersonal skills.
    • You will be required to provide and receive highly complex, highly sensitive, and contentious information regarding assessment, diagnosis and treatment of clients with complex mental health presentations.

Working Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm (Flexibility where necessary) and a valid driving license and car is required

If you have any more questions or like more information contact Celeste Callaghan on 07866372426

Please check out our videos showcasing what it’s like to be a Community Mental Health Nurse in MPFT, Why you should work for MPFT and the Career Progression and Development available to you at MPFT. Links can be found on the right hand side of the advert.

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