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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/10/2021.

Mental Health Practitioner

Job Reference: 284-21-MHSCM-095

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
STICK Team- Forward Thinking Birmingham
£32,306 to £39,027

If you are Ambitious, Brave and Compassionate there has never been a more exciting time to join our team. Ambitious and proud to provide world-class care everyone who works at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust team plays an important role in making our hospitals the incredible places they are. Our vision is to build a world leading team to deliver world class care.

Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust are committed to creating the best place to work, where all staff can reach their full potential. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and welcome and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation. We look forward to receiving your application.

Working alongside Birmingham Children’s Partnership, Forward Thinking Birmingham are expanding our STICK team service to ensure each of our Early Help locality hubs across the city has access to Screening, Training, Intervention, Consultation and Expert Knowledge to support children, young people and young adults with their mental health.

As part of this expansion, we are recruiting a whole range of posts to ensure there is an excellent infrastructure around the team which will allow our clinicians to provide an expert service.

As part of the STICK team, you will have access to regular supervision, group case discussions weekly and in-house training to ensure you have all the skills needed to deliver the best care to our families across the city.

We are looking for clinicians with a passion in providing mental health support at the earliest possible opportunity to the children, young people and young adults across our city. The role of senior mental health practitioner (SMHP) is a varied one, no two days look the same but you can be guaranteed opportunities to develop your skills and to build knowledge and understanding of the many agencies supporting CYP’s across Birmingham.

Our SMHP’s are crucial in the delivery of our Early Help service and will be based within the Early Help locality hubs. Within the hubs they will contribute to the assessment and support of families alongside our partners as well as providing innovative solutions to support our many communities.

BWC is committed to inclusion and diversity. Please ensure that you review the person specification for this post prior to applying as this is what you will be shortlisted against. If you believe your experience means you meet the criteria, please draw this out in your application.

We would encourage all applicants to apply early as this vacancy may close earlier than the stated closing date once we receive sufficient applications. We do not accept cv’s (with the exception of consultant posts). Please be aware that any false information on your application form can lead to withdrawal of any offer of employment, disciplinary action and/or a criminal conviction.

As this post involves a regulated activity you will be required to have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and where appropriate to the role, include information against the Independent Safeguarding Authority barred lists for working with children and/or adults.

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