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Band 6 Perinatal Mental Health Practitioner - Sandwell & West

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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Perinatal Care
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner to join us within our Specialist Perinatal Community Mental Health Team within the Sandwell and West Birmingham locality. This vacancy is for a full time permanent post.

The Perinatal team offers support to women experiencing moderate to severe mental illness during the perinatal period (through pregnancy to 12 months post natal). In addition to this service there is an existing inpatient Mother & Baby Unit located in the Barberry, National Centre for Mental Health. We also work alongside our local maternity services within antenatal mental health liaison clinics.

The successful applicant will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team delivering care to women in a range of community settings as well as the local maternity unit. The ability to work flexibly in multidisciplinary teams and in a range of settings is therefore essential.

Main duties of the job

Applicants must be highly motivated professionals, with significant experience in mental health care. Experience of working within perinatal mental health is not a requirement as specialist training and shadowing experience will be provided. If you are looking for a new challenge with a new and developing service, have the requirements for the role and are interested in this post, then we would welcome your application.

The Trust welcomes applications from all areas of the community, who meet the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, gender, disability, religion/ belief or sexual orientation. As part of our commitment to support our local community, we warmly welcome applications from candidates who can speak an Asian language.

The post holder must have access to a vehicle for work purposes. They should hold a valid registration with a relevant professional body.

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification qualification Essential
  • Mental Health Practitioner professional registration,
  • Post registration experience in perinatal mental health.
  • additional training in mental health interventions, DBT approach, CFT, CBT
mental health assessment skill Essential
  • evidences ability to work in an autonomous way
  • Experience working in women's mental health service
Community MH experience Essential
  • experience of community MH setting
  • previous experience of care coordination

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