Bank Mental Health Practitioner (OT, RN, Social Worker)

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year Per Annum, Pro Rata
Closing date
27 Mar 2023

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Band 6
Part Time
We are currently transforming Mental Health Services in Somerset and have an exciting opportunity for you to be part of an expanding Community Mental Health Service. We are seeking a Mental Health Practitioner (either as a Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker) to join our Community Mental Health Service in Wells on a Bank basis.

This is an exciting time to join a thriving and innovative Mental Health Trust that has received significant investment for mental health services in Somerset and is a trailblazer site for the Community Mental Health Framework. This enables us to offer an excellent service to people with mental health difficulties ensuring that people can have the right help at the right time, in the right place, operating a no 'wrong door' ethos.

We have recently been recognised for this dynamic way of working and have been awarded the 'Collaborating for Improvement National Improvement Award' from the NHS Big Conversation for Improvement as well as Mental Health Trust of the Year.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will deliver a high quality, comprehensive mental health service for patients with severe and enduring mental health difficulties within the Community Mental Health Service. The role involves managing a defined caseload, with a focus on working with individuals who experience a complex range of needs and difficulties, and supporting their significant others.

Acting as a key member of the multi-disciplinary team, the post holder will provide assessment, psychosocial, evidence-based interventions using a collaborative, recovery approach and will beskilled at positive risk management. The post holder will contribute to the clinical leadership of the team, providing supervision for other team members, as agreed with the Team Manager, and participate in team and service development and evaluation. Liaison with a wide range of agencies is central to the role.

The post holder must hold a full driving licence and have permanent access to own transport and have appropriate insurance.

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description Job responsibilities

As a Registered Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker, the post holder will provide assessment and psychosocial, evidence-based interventions to a caseload of people with mental health difficulties. A focus on a collaborative and strengths-based approach is essential to this role

Please see the attached job description for duties and responsibilities.

Person Specification Essential and Desirable Essential
  • Work comfortably with clinical risk/risk management
  • RMN/Social worker/OT qualification
  • If RMN ability to cover medication clinics
  • Ability to work in a person-centred way
  • Ability to offer focused interventions to meet patients' needs
  • Previous keyworker experience/role in CMHS
  • Additional Post registration qualification in wellbeing/psychological therapy

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