Community Mental Health Practitioner (Nurse/OT/Social Worker)

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Market Drayton
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
5 Feb 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you a Mental Health Nurse (RMN), Occupational Therapist or Social Worker looking for a new opportunity? We welcome you to apply for a Community Practitioner role within our new Community Mental Health Service.

We are seeking to recruit to North Shropshire Mental Health Team. We are undergoing Community Mental Health Transformation and are very excited to make an addition to our team with this role.

As an experienced Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker, you will join a team where we work with the service user at the centre of what we do. We work in close partnership with service users and their carers during their episode of care. We offer assessments and interventions from a mutli-disciplinary team perspective.

Things that you will have:
  • A relevant professional qualification and registration - RMN/OT/SW
  • Strong team-working skills
  • A high level of self-motivation and a flexible approach
  • A positive attitude and be naturally caring and compassionate
  • A commitment to high-quality care and values and evidence-based practice
  • Excellent teamwork skills, and professionalism

Main duties of the job

  • Working in an identified community mental health team which is developing through transformation
  • Delivering a high-quality clinical service to service users and their families
  • Managing a complex caseload of service users and working with a range of clinical diagnoses
  • Responsible for clinical and caseload supervision of team members where appropriate (including student practitioners)
  • Operating as 'key worker' for a defined case load of service users
  • Delivering therapeutic interventions, in accordance with an agreed care plan, to an identified group of people experiencing mental health related difficulties

About us

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is an award winning organisation with over 9000 employees. We are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers, covering services across North & South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Isle of Wight and Essex.

We pride ourselves on the services provided to support with the well-being of all of our employees both physically and mentally and offer counselling support and lifestyle information. Opportunities for flexible working are also available depending on the role.

We encourage career development provided by in house training programs and coaching support.

Demonstrating our strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, and in context of our objective aligned to the growth of diversity across the workforce; we are particularly seeking applications from individuals who may be from under-represented groups, such as black, Asian or other ethnic groups, individuals with a disability, or LGBTQ+ individuals who meet the specific criteria.

We are embedding values based and inclusive recruitment practices to ensure that all applicants, from any backgrounds, have an equal chance of success in achieving a role with us.

Job description Job responsibilities

You will be responsible for undertaking clinical assessments to establish the persons needs, goals, risks and strengths to generate a formulation-based care plan agreed with all involved.

You will be responsible for delivering therapeutic interventions, in accordance with an agreed care plan, to an identified group of people experiencing mental health related difficulties. You will be expected to support families and carers throughout this process, where appropriate.

You be expected to be available for consultation, support and clinical supervision to other health professionals / student practitioners working within the Community Mental Health Team.

Working Monday to Friday 9am 5pm and a valid driving license and car is required.

What you will get:
  • An annual salary of up to £39,027 (37.5 hours per week) depending on experience
  • 35 - 41 days annual leave including bank holidays(depending on length of service)
  • Ongoing career development and training
  • NHS Pension Scheme one of the most comprehensive and generous schemes in the UK
  • Wellbeing support, such as access to the MPFT Staff Psychology Service, and additional wellbeing days, along with activities throughout the year
  • Annual recognition event recognising our employees who live and breathe our values
  • Flexible working opportunities

There is also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, a cycle to work scheme, an annual leave purchase scheme, and much more!

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered mental health professional Eg. Nurse or Occupational Therapist or Social Worker
  • Post registration course/s at degree or diploma level
  • Psychological interventions qualification (CBT, EMDR, CAT, DBT, Family Therapy)
  • Leadership & development qualification
Experience Essential
  • Evidence of extensive post registration experience of working with adults experiencing mental health related difficulties
  • Experience of assessing, planning, co-ordinating and managing people with mental health problems in a community setting
  • Experience of leading CPA process
  • Experience of working in community setting and making decisions autonomously

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