Band 6 Perinatal Specialist Practitioner - Bristol
Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
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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.
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.
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.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).