Mental Health Community Practitioner - Worcester City

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pro rata for part time
Closing date
9 Oct 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Would you like to treat people with common mental health problems? Offer short term psychological inventions using CBT, solution focused in 1:1 basis and groups?

We have a vacancy in our team for a Mental Health Community Practitioner. We work in a population based mental health care for the community of Worcester. Working closely with our partners in the Voluntary Care Sector and multi-disciplinary teams of highly specialist practitioners to provide care and treatment. We are building on our links with our Primary Care Networks to help support the patient journey. If you are seeking a role that will encompass new ways of working that will be the future delivery of community mental health care in England, then this is an opportunity you should not miss. The post is for 37.5 hours a week (Monday to Friday), although we would consider applications for 22.5 hours a week over 3 days. We also allow flexibility for staff to work from home where clinically possible and compressed hours.

Main duties of the job

The main duties of a Mental Health Community Practitioner within our team includes (but not limited to):

  • Completing assessments and triages with patients referred within the Worcester locality. Referrals would typically come from GPs, however may also come from internally within the trust or other agencies.
  • Holding a caseload of patients with a providing short term psychological treatment to these individuals using evidence-based interventions such as CBT, Solution focused, mindfulness.
  • To provide group interventions and 1:1 focused treatment.
  • To be able to risk assess and risk manage patients in response to their current needs.
  • To take part in the duty system and act appropriately when dealing with patients who are experiencing difficulties in the absence of their allocated worker.
  • Work innovative ways with our Primary Care Networks and Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise

About us

We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community nursing services across Worcestershire and the provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We work in partnership with other organisations to keep our community well at home for as long as possible.

We provide services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.

We have an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop. We will support you; help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training programme; and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. We endeavour to offer an attractive work-life balance, with flexibility in our approach to help you get the most out of your career.

We provide our staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from our Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.

At the core of our values, we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We take every opportunity to strengthen our approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of our staff.

We would encourage you to visit the Trusts Recruitment Microsite, click the Employer Website link.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Act as a role model to colleagues, always seeking to maintain the highest standards of professionalism.
  • Use their initiative and take responsibility for themselves and the quality of their work and the service they provide to patients.
  • Work across all clinically appropriate patients, 17-years-old and over, to deliver evidence-based interventions.
  • Under the direction of Service Lead and as part of the Community Mental Health Service, provide prompt local assessment, triage, risk assessment, risk management, signposting, onward referral and evidence-based interventions for people presenting with mental health problems.
  • Provide a presence for consultation for all primary care and VCS staff.
  • Represent the team on specific projects and working groups as required.

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Relevant professional qualification relating to Health or Social Care e.g. in social work, nursing, OT with current professional registration
  • RMN, BSc/DipSW, BSc OT
  • Recent evidence of continuing professional development
  • Teaching / training qualification
  • Psychological therapy qualification
Additional Criteria Essential
  • Ability to meet the travel requirements of the post.
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working in a Mental Health setting
  • Assessment of people presenting with mental health problems
  • Assessment and management of clinical risk
  • Working within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Managing own case load
  • Working in a primary care setting
  • Working in collaboration with VCSE service
  • Experience of delivering evidence based psychosocial interventions

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