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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/04/2021.

Mental Health Practitioner MHTH and Mental Health Support Line

Job Reference: 383-ACA-1079-20-D

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Mental Health
Ripley TBC, Derbyshire
£31,365 - £37,890 pa, pr (subject AfC JE)

Want to make a real difference and have a truly rewarding career? 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’.

We’ve been rated ‘good’ overall by the CQC, with some outstanding services. The CQC commented at our most recent inspection on how our colleagues “treated patients with compassion and kindness” and “felt positive and proud about working for the trust.”

Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of Derbyshire Healthcare and our Chief Executive, Ifti Majid, is a national advocate on these issues. We are actively seeking to increase diversity in our workforce through our recruitment activities. Selection will be on the basis of merit and we are committed to the principles of positive action, to address any imbalances of opportunity.

We are committed to ensuring that all Trust colleagues can work safely during the current Coronavirus crisis. As part of this, the Trust is reviewing job roles in relation to COVID-19 national guidance, in terms of home working, flexibility and safe practice, to ensure positive working environments for staff and the best quality services for patients. Please note that this post may be subject to adjustments in line with COVID-19 national guidance.

Full time 37.5 hours per week (part time hours considered) over a 24/7 shift rota.

Base: Temporary base in Chesterfield, however the team are due to relocate to the Ripley area (however please note that when the team move to Ripley the night shift willbe based at the Hartington Unit in Chesterfield).

Are you eager to learn more about the Derbyshire Mental Health Helpline & Support Service at Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Here are some of the reasons the Service is unique:

  • An innovative collaborative developing Service within Derbyshire providing a 24/7 open access helpline for an all age, all need service for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis.
  • The helpline team consists of staff from our Third Sector Organisation P3, as well as clinical staff from Derbyshire Healthcare. Working alongside the P3 workers are advisors from Derbyshire Federation for Mental Health who specialise in supporting children and young people.
  • The team promotes a dynamic and innovative way of working, providing a triage function and crisis response for individuals coming into contact with emergency services.
  • The clinical team works closely with Derbyshire Police, East Midlands Ambulance Service and Social care, as part of the Joined Up Care Derbyshire programme.
  • The service further delivers timely and responsive face to face assessments where indicated.
  • The team works closely with the New Safe haven that has opened in Derby, which is run by the Charity Richmond Fellowship where individuals can be referred in to who will offer further one-to-one support.
  • The service provides local residents with direct access to the very best mental health care and support.
  • The Service encompasses the NHS principle; right care, right time and right place.
  • We hold regular interface meetings with all our partner agencies to review and evaluate the Service.
  • The Service encourages working relationships with service users and local Derbyshire residents with lived experience of mental ill health who in fact chose the new name of the service.

But it’s not just our Derbyshire Mental Health Helpline & Support Service which is impressive but the Trust itself is exceptional in its approach to healthcare. Here are the reasons why:

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as ‘good ‘ by the Care Quality Commission; we have achieved this by providing high quality patient care, within an inclusive organisation that works together and shows care and compassion for each other.

DHCFT is an NHS Trust that strives for innovation and improvement for the service and individuals that work within it.Our Visionis to make a positive difference in people’s lives by improving health and wellbeing.Our objectivesare to provide great care, be a great place to work and best use of money.Our valuesof People first, Respect, Honesty, & Do your best are why our workforce chose to work for the NHS & DHCFT.

Here are just some of the benefits of working for DHCFT:

  • Up to 33 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Option to buy additional annual leave
  • Join one of the best pension schemes in the UK
  • Health Service discounts
  • Staff health & wellbeing programme
  • Free parking at all of our sites
  • A fair mileage scheme
  • Lease car scheme
  • Supported study leave
  • Career training & development.

So now let’s talk about you…

Are you…

  1. A registered MH Nurse / Social Worker / OT, that holds a professional registration.
  2. A keen, compassionate, dynamicmental health practitioner with experience of working within mental health settings across all ages.
  3. Passionate about crisis work and ensuring safe and effective interventions are delivered to service users, their families and other professionals.
  4. An experienced clinician who empowers others and is able to support a culture of change within services.
  5. A good communicator who strives to ensure patients receive the highest standard of care.
  6. Able to work effectively within a team and with our partner agencies.
  7. Able to travel to locations all across Derbyshire to facilitate assessments and have access to your own means of transport.
  8. Able to provide clinical oversight and support to mental health peer workers, support with teaching and training opportunities, and lead on staff development and be a visible role model that echoes the values of the Trust and the vision of the service.
  9. Experienced in working across two or more specialisms of Children and Young People Mental Health (CYPMH), Learning Disability & Autism, Adult and Older Adult, or have the enthusiasm to undertake additional training as part of our staff training programme for crisis.

If so here are the next steps:

  • Submit your application via this advert and our recruitment team will support your through your application.
  • If you wish to discuss the role/service further then please contact me via email atmary.ishaq@nhs.netor call me on 07917 155034.

As an employee it will be your responsibility to ensure that your behaviour and values reflect those set out in the DHCFT Way outlined on our website and in the additional information provided

We look forward to hearing from you.

This job may close early if a large number of applications are received. You are advised to submit your application as early as possible to avoid missing your chance to apply.

Please ensure you regularly check the email account (including JUNK MAIL folders) that you use to submit your application, as any further communication regarding your application will be sent electronically.

Applications submitted via NHS Jobs will be imported into the Derbyshire Healthcare recruitment system provided by Trac systems. All information you receive about your application will be generated from the Trac recruitment system and you will not be able to track the progress of your application via NHS Jobs, or send/receive messages via NHS Jobs.

If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.


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DBS Check
The cost of undertaking a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) disclosure will be met by the individual. The Trust will meet the initial costs of the disclosure which will be deducted from your first month’s salary. The current price of a standard check is £23 and an enhanced check is £40.

We are obliged to check employment history for at least the past 3 years for successful candidates. Please ensure that the referees you provide us cover at least the past 3 years of your employment/training.



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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