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Band 6 Perinatal Specialist Practitioner - Chippenham

Job Reference: 342-SS250-1120

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Specialised Services
From £31,365 per annum

The BSW Specialist Community Perinatal Mental Health Team is a multi disciplinary team, which provides support for women who experience serious mental health problems or present with a high risk of relapse during pregnancy and the postnatal period. We offer assessment and treatment aimed at treating mental ill health and enhancing the mother infant relationship, where mental health needs have impacted upon this. We provide multi agency 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 their infants first birthday.

The Specialist Community Perinatal Team works across BaNES, Swindon and Wiltshire. We have a hub and spoke model - the hub is in Chippenham, Wiltshire. There are spoke bases in Paulton (BaNES), Swindon and Salisbury. This post is to primarily cover North and Mid Wiltshire and would be based in Chippenham. However, there is an expectation to be able to work flexibly which might require you to occasionally work over a larger area if required. Pre Covid the whole team met in Chippenham every Tuesday. The expectation is that a similar arrangement will be made in the future however, at present, there is a significant amount of home working to this role.

Perinatal Mental Health is a rapidly expanding area with significant investment being made. This means that there will be high quality training and potential opportunities for career development for the successful candidate.

This is an exciting opportunity for a suitably experienced and professionally registered Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker to join our passionate team to deliver the above services. You must have experience of working with women in the perinatal period or a good understanding of the specific mental health issues that can affect these women.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Maria Cox, Team Manager  Tel: 07768 612692

Additional contact information

Becky Williamson, Senior Practitioner

Tel: 07738 299390

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust(AWP) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. We also provide specialist services extending throughout the south west.

We employ over 4,000 dedicated members of staff who deliver services from more than 90 locations, working in approximately 150 teams across a geographical region of 2,200 miles, for a population of approximately 1.8million people.

We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery. Our staff are pivotal in everything we do and we are committed to involving them fully in the development of the Trust and our services.

Adverts normally close for application a few minutes before midnight on the closing date. Interview expenses will not normally be paid. Applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted via our recruitment system TRAC so please check your emails regularly. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks after the closing date please assume that your application has been unsuccessful. We only accept applications submitted via NHS Jobs and TRAC. Any personal details supplied to AWP by you will be held on the Trust systems in line with the General Data Protection Regulation. AWP is committed to Equality and Diversity - we welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are a Disability Confident Employer (Two Ticks) offering a guaranteed interview to disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. We encourage applications from people who wish to work on a part time/flexible basis and will do our utmost to accommodate flexible working whenever service requirements allow.

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.

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