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Mental Health Practitioner

Employer
Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Taunton
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Profession
Practitioner
Service
Community
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Are you a RMN, OT or Social Worker? The Community Mental Health Service are seeking to recruit an Mental Health Professional to join our awarding wining Open Mental Health Service.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Community Mental Health Service to work within our Team in Open Mental Health Team here in Taunton. We are looking for an enthusiastic practitioner who is keen to be part of the exciting transformation of Mental Health Services in Somerset .

This is an exciting time to join a thriving and innovative Mental Health Trust that has received significant investment for mental health services in Somerset and is a trailblazer site for the Community Mental Health Framework. This enables us to offer an excellent service to people with mental health difficulties ensuring that people can have the right help at the right time, in the right place, operating a no 'wrong door' ethos.

We have recently been recognised for this dynamic way of working and have been awarded the 'Collaborating for Improvement National Improvement Award' from the NHS Big Conversation for Improvement as well as Mental Health Trust of the Year.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will deliver a high quality, comprehensive mental health service for patients with mental health difficulties within the Community Mental Health Service. The role involves offering assessments and delivery of a wide range of interventions led by our patient's goals and wishes.

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will deliver a high quality, comprehensive mental health service for patients with severe and enduring mental health difficulties within the Community Mental Health Service. The role involves managing a defined caseload, with a focus on working with individuals who experience a complex range of needs and difficulties, and supporting their significant others.

Acting as a key member of the multi-disciplinary team, the post holder will provide assessment, psychosocial, evidence-based interventions using a collaborative, recovery approach and will beskilled at positive risk management. The post holder will contribute to the clinical leadership of the team, providing supervision for other team members, as agreed with the Team Manager, and participate in team and service development and evaluation. Liaison with a wide range of agencies is central to the role.

The post holder must hold a full driving license and have permanent access to own transport and have appropriate insurance.

Person Specification essential Essential
  • mental health professional qualification
Desirable
  • experience in community mental health setting


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