Mental Health Practitioner

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
5 Oct 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you a Mental Health/Learning Disability Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker who is looking for an exciting opportunity to work within a Community Mental Health Team. If so then we are looking to recruit enthusiastic and motivated Mental Health Practitioners to work in the Recovery team within the Killamarsh and North East Chesterfield Adult CMHT.

Main duties of the job

The post will involve working with a varied caseload of people who are experiencing severe and enduring mental ill-health, enabling them through their recovery journey.

It is essential that you have good communication skills and that you operate as a well-integrated member of the multi-disciplinary team, maintaining a person-centred focus.

You will need a thorough knowledge of the Care Programme Approach and be able to demonstrate expertise in risk assessment and management.As a Mental Health Practitioner, you will have post registration experience and be able to demonstrate post-registration study and development.

You will be expected to be a role model, offering mentoring and supervision to other staff and students.You will need to have the ability to transport yourself and service users across a wide, geographical area, without compromising service needs.

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBT+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description Job responsibilities

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Currently we are undergoing a transformational change in how we deliver mental health services to people living in Derbyshire. In February 2020, NHS England published a new Community Mental Health Framework (CMHF), which is a 3 year NHS programme aiming to improve care for people with Severe Mental Illness (SMI). In Derbyshire this new way to offer holistic health and wellbeing support in the community will be called Living Well Derbyshire. This model will offer easily accessible support from a range of organisations in one place - social care, housing support, physical health support - all of which can have an impact on a persons mental health and wellbeing. The new way of working will aim to reduce barriers to service and by working better together we can aid in recovery and long term wellbeing for the future. A wide range of professionals dealing with a wide range of issues to reduce unnecessary referrals and handover but with one point of contact and with an easy way back into services.

Person Specification Registered Nurse RMN Essential
  • Mentorship training
  • Evidence of on going professional development
Experience Essential
  • Must have experience of working within a multi disciplinary team setting
  • Experience of working within a community team
Skills Essential
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Experience of mentorship
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with people who have severe and enduring needs and who may be experiencing a crisis in their mental health.
  • Detailed knowledge of legislation relevant to Mental Health and Specialist practice where appropriate.

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