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Assistant Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year Per annum / pro rata for part time
Closing date
1 Oct 2022

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Primary Care
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Brighton and Hove Wellbeing Service - Assistant Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner - AfC Band 5 (full time 37.5 hours)

From September 1st 2020 a new collaboration became responsible for delivering primary care mental health services in Brighton and Hove, for both children and young people and also adults. Led by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with YMCA DownsLink, Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust and Southdown, the Brighton and Hove Wellbeing Service provides a community-based range of evidence based therapeutic and clinical interventions to support people with mild to moderate mental health needs. The service is made up of three parts: the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service, the Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner (PCMHP) Team and the Children and Young People's service.

At the Brighton and Hove Wellbeing Service we offer a supportive working environment and the opportunity for staff to flourish. We will provide you with regular supervision and the opportunity to learn and grow in this role.

Main duties of the job

We are delighted to be able to offer an exciting opportunity to join us here at the Brighton and Hove Wellbeing Service. This role has been created within the Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner Team for an ambitious and motivated individual to come and join us.

As an Assistant PCMHP in the Brighton and Hove Wellbeing Service you are required to be a registered mental health professional (nursing, social work or occupational therapy by background) or Graduate Mental Health Worker/Practitioner.

Covid-19 full vaccination may be a condition of employment for this role, unless an exemption applies. The successful applicant may have contact with vulnerable service users and we will therefore seek proof of being fully vaccinated during the recruitment process.

This post offers a Golden Hello, or a Relocation package up to a maximum of £2000. (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions. Please see attached Protocol document).

About us

What can we offer you?

As a mental health trust Sussex Partnership places a huge focus on the wellbeing of our staff, as well as ensuring our reward packages reflect the immensely important work they do. We can offer you:
  • The opportunity to work in a new and exciting collaboration and to help us forge our path
  • Access to numerous wellbeing and support programmes, run by our internal wellbeing team
  • Excellent supervision programmes, with ongoing opportunities for training and development
  • Access to a host of discount schemes (including gyms, shopping, restaurants and cars)
  • A position within a trust rated as 'Outstanding' for caring and 'Good' overall by the CQC

Brighton & Hove

Regularly taking the top spot(s) in many 'best place to live' surveys, Brighton and Hove offers a relaxed seaside atmosphere with a huge array of shops and entertainment to keep you busy. Whether you enjoy a spot of retail therapy, or a stroll along a beautiful coastline, you will find yourself well catered for. With trains direct to London taking only 1 hour and the south downs national park on your doorstep, we really do have the best of both worlds.

If you want to join an innovative and exciting service in the vibrant and diverse seaside City of Brighton & Hove, then we would love to hear from you!

Job description Job responsibilities

You will become part of our established Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner Service, helping to support people with mild to moderate mental health needs within a Primary Care setting. This will involve undertaking assessments, support planning, signposting and providing brief treatment including the co facilitation of groups to individuals referred to the service by a number of routes including self-referrals and by General Practitioners.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Professional registration with a minimum of 12 months post qualification experience in either a Community or Inpatient mental health setting
  • Studying towards Diploma/ Degree.
  • Other post-basic professional qualifications relative to the role in the specific care group.
Knowledge and Experience Essential
  • Knowledge of MHA (1983/2007).
  • Knowledge of Mental Capacity Act (2005), to include practical knowledge of FACE documentation, DOLS and Best Interest decisions.
  • Child and Adult safe guarding procedures.
  • Change management at organising and prioritising their workload.
  • Demonstrate ability to enhance care through evidence based knowledge.
  • Demonstrate professional development relevant to the specific care group.
  • Lived experience of mental health issues

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