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Senior Mental Health Practitioner

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An Exciting opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic and skilled Senior Mental Health Practitioners who want to be part of an exciting new care pathway to provide intensive support and interventions to children, Young People and their families.


Main duties of the job

The Service will be based at the Darwin Centre, our Tier 4 CAMHS Inpatient Unit, and will provide support across the community setting delivering intensive interventions and support to young people in their own homes and helping them access the best possible care packages to prevent or shorten their length of inpatient admission.

The ward will offer a full induction package with a supernumerary period. Training and competencies within the specialities and on-going support and professional development will be tailored to meet your individual needs; individual CPD advice is available from our Practice Education Team. The CPD offer includes the option to rotate within the Trust to widen your breadth of experience, skills and knowledge.

About us

Our Trust is on an incredible journey of innovation and we'd like you to be part of it. To excel you will be an enthusiastic, caring and compassionate registered professional who is looking to work within a Trust that is ambitious to perform well and has been told by the Care Quality Commission that it is the fastest improving Mental Health Trust in the Country. Whether you are about to qualify, newly qualified or an experienced practitioner, we want to meet you and discuss the possibility of you joining this great Team.

Our vision is 'To be Outstanding in all we do and how we do it.' Our team prides themselves on compassion, team work and resilience. The Trust supports you by offering a flexible shift system including twilight shifts and compressed hours to support working families and our staff parking is free on all our main sites.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for full comprehensive details for this vacancy.

We are keen to show you any of our services and provide an opportunity to meet some team members, if you would like to arrange an informal visit prior to making an application please call Sandra Wright details below. Otherwise please submit your application and we guarantee an interview for all qualified practitioners with relevant mental health experience.

In addition, we offer:

A competitive progressive salary

We cover the cost of your DBS Check (£44)

Uniform provided

Comprehensive induction and on-going training and development (weekly CPD planned which includes topics such as working successfully with personality disorder; what are the functions of self-harm; coproducing recovery plans with service users; dementia care awareness and interventions to name a few)

Competitive staff benefits such as weekly offers and discounts

Individual Personal Development Plan and Career Progression

Excellent pension scheme available

27- 33 days annual leave, plus statutory bank holidays (pro rata)

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • 1st Level Mental Health practitioner
Qualification Essential
  • Educated at Degree level or above
Experience Essential
  • Evidence of clinical development/management of change.

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