Band 6 Perinatal Specialist Practitioner - Bristol

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

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Job summary

The Specialist Community Perinatal Mental Health Team is a multi-disciplinary team, which provides support for women who experience moderate to severe mental health problems or present with a high risk of relapse during pregnancy and the postnatal period. We provide multiagency training in perinatal mental health to other professionals and agencies working with women in the perinatal period in addition to offering consultation and advice.

The Team works across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. We have a shared care ethos, working closely with primary care, maternity services, adult mental health teams, early years' services and independent sector organisations to ensure that women can have access to specialist support, advice, risk assessment and care planning in relation to their mental health needs.

This is an opportunity for appropriately qualified professionals to work in this specialised field.

There is both substantive and fixed term (to cover maternity leave) contracts available.

Main duties of the job

We offer assessment, treatment and psychological interventions aimed at treating mental ill health and enhancing the mother infant relationship, where mental health needs have impacted upon this. We provide multiagency training in perinatal mental health to other professionals and agencies working with women in the perinatal period in addition to offering consultation and advice. The team is able to work alongside women and their families from pregnancy until the baby's first birthday, although this is currently being extended in accordance with the recent Long Term Plan.

About us

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care. We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset. Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds; we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

Date posted

07 September 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

342-SS174-0923

Job locations

Callington Road Hospital

Bristol

BS4 5BJ


Job description

Job responsibilities

To undertake the full range of activities required to deliver ongoing comprehensive Mental health assessment for service users with severe and enduring mental health needs living in the community and in a range of settings.

Please see job description for further details.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To undertake the full range of activities required to deliver ongoing comprehensive Mental health assessment for service users with severe and enduring mental health needs living in the community and in a range of settings.

Please see job description for further details.

Person Specification

Professionally registered

Essential

  • Professionally registered member of staff with current registration
  • Significant post-qualifying clinical experience obtained in a variety of settings in mental health
  • Mobile and access to motor vehicle

Desirable

  • Experience of supervision / student mentorship

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working with women experiencing perinatal mental health needs and / or knowledge of demographic risk factors for this client group
  • Understanding of clinical drivers and current priorities for perinatal mental health
  • Demonstrates experience as a Care co-ordinator or equivalent role of complex cases.
  • Good Experience of frontline assessment, risk assessment and management

Desirable

  • Experience of delivering teaching/training

Statutory awareness

Essential

  • Able to articulate an advanced and detailed understanding of the relevant legal Frameworks / legislation including CPA process, Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and safeguarding both children and adults.
  • Demonstrates a clear knowledge and understanding of the issues and statutory processes involved in caring for vulnerable people.

Desirable

  • Experience of contributing to and attending safeguarding meetings i.e. Child protection, MARAC, MAPPA etc
Person Specification

Professionally registered

Essential

  • Professionally registered member of staff with current registration
  • Significant post-qualifying clinical experience obtained in a variety of settings in mental health
  • Mobile and access to motor vehicle

Desirable

  • Experience of supervision / student mentorship

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working with women experiencing perinatal mental health needs and / or knowledge of demographic risk factors for this client group
  • Understanding of clinical drivers and current priorities for perinatal mental health
  • Demonstrates experience as a Care co-ordinator or equivalent role of complex cases.
  • Good Experience of frontline assessment, risk assessment and management

Desirable

  • Experience of delivering teaching/training

Statutory awareness

Essential

  • Able to articulate an advanced and detailed understanding of the relevant legal Frameworks / legislation including CPA process, Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and safeguarding both children and adults.
  • Demonstrates a clear knowledge and understanding of the issues and statutory processes involved in caring for vulnerable people.

Desirable

  • Experience of contributing to and attending safeguarding meetings i.e. Child protection, MARAC, MAPPA etc

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

Address

Callington Road Hospital

Bristol

BS4 5BJ


Employer's website

http://www.awp.nhs.uk/about-us/working-for-us/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

Address

Callington Road Hospital

Bristol

BS4 5BJ


Employer's website

http://www.awp.nhs.uk/about-us/working-for-us/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Senior Practitioner

Carolyn Price

carolyn.price2@nhs.net

011791959826

Date posted

07 September 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

342-SS174-0923

Job locations

Callington Road Hospital

Bristol

BS4 5BJ


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