ARRS Senior Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner - Band 6

Employer
Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
Location
Nuneaton
Salary
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Feb 2023

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Profession
Practitioner
Service
Community
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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We are building an ambitious new Primary Care-based Mental Health & Well-being Team

There are opportunities for Band 6 ARRS Primary Care Specialist Mental Health Practitioners to work in our 5 locality Primary Care place-based teams in Warwickshire North which includes Nuneaton, Bedworth, Atherstone, Coleshill and Kingsbury.

This is an exciting opportunity for dynamic people to join us and build on the existing multi-disciplinary PCN (Primary Care Network) teams to support the mental health and well-being needs of local communities.

We're pleased to be able to offer flexible working, with arrangements including agile working, compressed hours, or staggered hours. We are happy to support people with caring responsibilities and those who are themselves experts by experience.

This is an ideal post for those professionals who are proactive and passionate about team working, innovation and providing a high-quality holistic approach, and are interested in getting to know a community in a primary care environment.

You will be employed by Coventry and Warwickshire and Partnership Trust but be embedded within a group of GP practices with a focus on supporting local patients living across North Warwickshire.

Roles include:
  • Mental Health Nurses Band 6
  • Mental Health Social Workers Band 6
  • Mental Health Occupational Therapists Band 6


Main duties of the job

These local teams will work in partnership with higher acuity mental health services (delivered in this area by Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust), offering care at the point of need which suits individual patient needs. Each team will work together with support from their practices, to ensure that ongoing development and training is fundamental to delivering the best care they can.

We are looking to recruit to the right people to develop the five locality-based teams across the area.

These posts are directly patient facing, so you will have a meaningful impact on improving the access, experience and outcomes for service users on a daily basis. Of course, it is really important that you have impressive communication and engagement skills which will help build the team and respond to the needs of both patients and the practices you will work with.

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your skills, whatever level you are currently working at, and to be part of a new service which will benefit many people.

If you are passionate about making a difference and can use your expertise to improve mental health and wellbeing, then we want to hear from you! These are exciting roles and your motivation, dynamism, and enthusiasm will be important to your colleagues and patients.

For more information on this role please see the attached Job description This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

About us

CWPT will be the employer but these roles will be embedded into the PCNs.

The service received an overall rating of Good by the CQC and an Outstanding for care and compassion of which we are rightly proud. We have also been recognized both locally and nationally by receiving awards for the services we provide.

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust provides a full range of expanding physical, mental health and learning disability services to children, young adults, adults and older adults over many sites across Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull.

Services are provided to a population of over one million people living in Coventry and Warwickshire and also a wider geographical area in some of our specialist services, we see on average around 5,000 patients every day.

Community mental health is undergoing significant transformation and these posts are part of the transformation to support strengthened partnerships between primary and secondary care.

Job description Job responsibilities

We exist to make a positive difference to the health and wellbeing of people and communities who need our services. This is our core purpose and the reason we come to work every day. We provide a full range of physical, mental health and learning disability services to children, young adults, adults and older adults over many sites across Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull. The Trust currently holds a 'Good' CQC rating.

Our Community Mental Health Transformation Programme means that we are seeking new and innovative ways to improve the services we deliver in a more holistic, person-centred way, which treats both physical and mental health. Come and join our expanding team at this time of growth and investment in our staff and services. Youll have the opportunity to contribute to the transformation as you progress your career with us. We nurture our staff to be the best they can be and provide continued personal and professional development opportunities.

We care for you as much as you care for others, and we offer a wide range of support services and benefits to promote staff wellbeing and a good work-life balance, including flexible working.

Our dedicated People Hub brings together all our support services including COPE, our in-house counselling service, emotional support through Staff in Mind, and much more. Our Employee Assistance Programme has a 24/7 helpline for advice and guidance with anything that is on your mind, work-related or not, as well as a salary sacrifice scheme.

We are happy to answer any questions that you may have, please get in touch!

Please note many Trust interviews are taking place through Microsoft Teams, this can be downloaded either through the App Store or Google Play for use on your phone/tablet.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • A good standard of education including minimum GCSE Grade C and above in English and Maths (or equivalent)
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience
  • Registered professional qualification (RMN/Social worker/Occupational Therapist)
  • Evidence of an active interest in further professional development
  • Teaching qualification ENB 998 (or equivalent)?
  • Attendance in Significant courses relevant to Mental health for example in respect of therapeutic interventions, community MH specialist training?
Knowledge and skills Essential
  • Relevant experience working with individuals or professional groups
  • Knowledge and experience in Mental health community services including, needs and interventions required for routine referrals and to have a theoretical knowledge of this.
  • Highly developed clinical skills with an in-depth knowledge of mental health assessment and current practice
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of patients' rights within the Care Act / Mental health act and within confidentiality legislation in order to comply with the requirements of relevant legislation and local information governance policies and codes of practice and the Section 75 agreement
  • Ability to work across services and organisations
  • High level of specialist knowledge for assessment and review of patients
  • Ability to lone work and manage clinical caseload and prioritise as required
  • To be able to maintain boundaries within working role
  • Risk management
  • Good understanding of what is available in the locality for people who are displaying emotional distress within primary care
Experience Essential
  • Relevant experience working with individuals or professional groups
  • Knowledge and experience in Mental health community services including, needs and interventions required for routine referrals and to have a theoretical knowledge of this.
Other Essential
  • Able to travel for work purposes and have access to an independent means of transport.


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