Community Mental Health Practitioner

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 pa
Closing date
13 Oct 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Title: Senior Community Mental Health Practitioner

Team: Eastleigh CMHT

Salary band: Band 6

Hours: full-time

Location: Desborough House, Eastleigh

We are looking for enthusiastic, innovative mental health practitioners either from a background in Mental Health Nursing, Social Work or Occupational Therapy who are committed to the principles of recovery.

The role of the care coordinator is to have an agreed caseload, working collaboratively with service users and carers. These include psychological interventions, medication support, prescribing, access to group work and carers support. To engage service users creatively, develop collaborative care plans including risk management plans.

You will need robust assessment skills to enable the team to deliver high quality care and treatment plans. Excellent communication skills are also essential to enable you to be a role model for others, as well as positively representing the team and the organisation as a whole.

You must also be able to liaise effectively with other services, both internal and external to Southern Health Foundation NHS Trust, retaining service user focus at the heart of any clinical decision making to ensure the best outcome.

If you are a highly motivated, enthusiastic, flexible, resourceful and resilient individual who is committed to providing care with compassion to service users in their recovery then Mental Health Community Team is the place to work.

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a catalyst for new ways of working, the Community Team has embraced these changes and we would be able to support you to work from home as part of your working week. We would be happy to discuss remote working options.

** We are currently offering £2,500 Golden Hello Payment to external candidates! **

Southern Health Foundation Trust will also offer you the below benefits:

• £1,000 if you recommend a friend to come and work in the trust

• Relocation package up to £8,000

• Cycle to work scheme

• Generous annual leave entitlement

• Regular clinical supervision and training opportunities

• NHS Pension Scheme

• Free parking on site

• A range of staff discounts

• Childcare vouchers

Ability to drive and use of a car for work purpose is essential in this role!

For informal discussions, please contact Steve Abbah – Team Leader on 02380615729.

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