We are currently transforming Mental Health Services in Somerset and have an exciting opportunity for you to be part of South Somerset's Older Persons Community Mental Health Service.
We have a vacancy for a Mental Health Practitioner (either as a Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker) to join our Community Mental Health Service in Yeovil.
Main duties of the job
You'll join the team in providing a high quality, comprehensive mental health service for our Older 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.
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 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 families and carers.
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 licence and have permanent access to own transport and have appropriate insurance.
Person Specification essential Essential
- mental health professional qualification
- experience in community mental health setting
BEHAVIOURS ALIGNED WITH TRUST VALUES Essential
- Outstanding care, Listening and leading, Working together
- Good knowledge of resources and working practices across health and social care.
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