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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/10/2021.

Mental Health Practitioner/Duty Worker

Job Reference: 301-VA-21-123123

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Lichfied Neighbourhood
£32,306 - £39,027

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) is a high performing provider of integrated health and care, providing physical and mental health, learning disabilities and adult social care services. Employing 8,500 staff with a turnover of £490m, the majority of our services are delivered in Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin, however our Inclusion services can be found across the country. Our inclusive organisation has received excellent 2020/21 staff opinion survey results and has recently been short-listed for two prestigious HSJ Awards.

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Duty Worker/Mental Health Practitioner x4 Band 6 Posts across South Staffordshire (Cannock, Stafford, Lichfield and Burton) 12 month role as duty worker following this permanent post within the Neighbourhood Teams across South Staffordshire.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Band 6 Mental Health Nurse or Occupational Therapist to join our dynamic and friendly Neighborhoods as part of Community Mental Health Services within South Staffordshire.

This post is an new and dynamic pilot to enhance the service provision by having a dedicated Duty Worker within the Neighbourhood. The Duty Worker will really be able to develop this role and its effectiveness within the service. The Duty Worker will act as a conduit for all incoming allocations using the Trusted Assessment Model, enquiries, walk-ins, questions and queries from all sources that require clinical decision making. This will also include where a service user is open to the team but the care co-ordinator or other member of staff directly involved in their care is not available.

The Neighbourhood’s are guided by collective leadership, providing evidence-based psychological and medical interventions to patients with complex mental health difficulties. The patient’s journey is guided by psychological formulation of his or her presenting needs and difficulties, which subsequently inform the development of a plan of care for the patient. We draw from evidence-based interventions to provide high quality and effective interventions.

We are looking for an experienced Mental Health Practitioner who has a keen interest in working in a multi-disciplinary setting with patients experiencing mental health difficulties. The successful applicant will be motivated to provide high quality care to our patients. In order to do this the candidate will need to have a drive and determination in regards to their own personal development, whilst using their own creative and innovative ideas to support the continuous development of this exciting pathway. In return the successful candidate can expect the following:

Support with settling into the team and developing into the role.

Right from the start of joining the team, a clear and ongoing conversation about your skills and personal career progression, which is managed through the Trust’s appraisal process.

A commitment to supporting you to remain up to date with your practice and develop skills through formal and informal training.

Regular, high quality clinical and managerial supervision.

Warm, friendly and supportive colleagues.

Collective leads who are committed to the psychological and physical wellbeing of staff in the pathway.

A continual commitment to embrace lean methodology to improve the quality of the services provided for patients/their carers and the experience of staff working within the pathway.

The applicant will need to have up to date knowledge on mental health service delivery frameworks, including working confidently within NICE guidelines. You will be expected to manage a diverse caseload of patients with differing presenting needs. As part of this caseload management you will be required to work within the CPA framework which includes undertaking risk assessments and completing care plans with patients and their carers. Your role will involve working closely with other partners, agencies, carers, service users, families and the local community, ensuring continuity of service is provided at a high level.

If you are successful in this post you will work as part of a high skilled multi-disciplinary team which includes nursing colleagues, allied health professionals, psychologists, psychiatrists, support workers and peer support workers. As a band 6 you will be expected to take an active lead within the team providing supervision to Band 5 and support workers and other more junior members of the team.

The usual hours of work are Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm. You will also be required to have access to a vehicle for work purposes and hold a full licence.

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1. UPDATES & CORRESPONDENCE – All correspondence will be sent via email to the email address you used when making your application. Please check your email regularly. If you have selected updates by text messaging we will also correspond via this method.

2. EMPLOYMENT CHECKS – If selected for interview, you will be sent an email with the details of the documentation you need to bring along with you to verify your Right to work in the UK, your identity and DBS Check. Failure to bring the documentation will delay your employment if you are successful at interview.

3. REFERENCES - Please ensure you provide email addresses for all referees for the last 3 years of employment and advise of any gaps in employment. We will not request references prior to interview unless you have given permission on your application form to do so, however, if you are offered a position with the Trust, references will be requested at the point of offer and by completing this application you are giving your approval for this information to be requested.

MPFT is committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all areas of the community, who meet the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, ethnictity, sexual orientation, gender, disability and religion/belief.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The Trust has a positive attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues.

PLEASE NOTE: should we have a high volume of applications the Trust may close the vacancy early

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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