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Mental Health Practitioner

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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We will offer you robust clinical and managerial supervision whilst supporting staff to develop within their role with support from our clinical lead.

It is an exciting time to work in the community mental health services as we are approaching a period of transformation in line with the Community Mental Health Framework (Living Well).

We seek individuals who are warm, engaging and focussed on person centred care.

You will be a good communicator, demonstrate respect and dignity.

We focus on empowerment and recovery for the service user and their families.

Assessment, risk assessment, formulation skills and care planning are essential.

You must hold a Mental Health professional qualification, applied knowledge & training in strategies to support individuals to manage their difficulties.

We would welcome informal visits with prior arrangement to meet our team.

Main duties of the job

We offer lots of supervision and training opportunities within the team to support practitioners development.

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

The postholder will:
  • work with people who are experiencing severe and enduring mental ill health and collaboratively working with them on their recovery journey.
  • work with a caseload of service users and support the duty function within the team.
  • be required to undertake initial assessments.
  • need thorough knowledge of the Care Programme Approach and be able to demonstrate expertise in risk assessment and management working in a community setting
  • have demonstrable RMN post registration experience and be able to demonstrate post registration study and development.
  • need to demonstrate expertise around NMC nurse competencies.
  • be a role model, offering mentoring and supervision to other staff and students.
  • 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

Job description Job responsibilities

Please review the Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with a varied age range a a variety of psychiatric conditions.
  • Experience of working in a community based setting
  • Experience of providing psychological interventions CBT/DBT/ERP
  • Experience of assessment/care planning
  • Mental health qualification RMN, Occupational Therapist, Social worker
Skills Essential
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Evidence of multi disciplinary working
  • Excellent assessment skills
  • Ability to travel across the county

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