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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/12/2021.

Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Job Reference: 348-SOU-472B

Employer:
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
CMHT - Central Southampton - MH
Location:
College Keep, Southampton
Salary:
£32,306 to £39,027 pa (based on full time hours)

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities

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Southern Health Foundation Trust (SHFT) is committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect. As an employee, you are accountable to ensure that you know to how to respond when you are concerned for the safety of a child, young person or adult at risk, applying the principles of the Family Approach to ensure evidence based analysis, risk management and appropriate action and escalation. SHFT require staff to work effectively together using the Family Approach to achieve better outcomes for adults, children and families. The Trust will support you in this duty by providing ongoing training, support and advice and have a Corporate Safeguarding Team who can be contacted for guidance and the provision of safeguarding supervision.


We are seeking a part-time qualified mental health practitioner to join the mental health staff in the homeless healthcare team in central Southampton. This could be a mental health nurse, occupational therapist or social worker.

The homeless healthcare team is particularly dedicated to supporting people who are homeless, at risk of homelessness or in temporary accommodation. We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative person who is committed to maximising life opportunities for this client group.

The work is varied and challenging, and there is a strong team approach ensuring good support for the successful applicants. You will need to have a flexible, multi disciplinary approach, have a solid understanding of risk assessment, crisis planning and the recovery model. You will need to be committed to a more outreach way of working and show some awareness of the issues that affects the homeless population. Some knowledge of substance misuse issues, psycho-pharmacology or Psycho-Social Interventions would be advantageous.

Use of a car is an essential requirement of the post.

Happy to talk flexible working- all requests for flexible and part time working will be considered.

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A DBS check is required by the Employer for this post. The Employer will undertake an initial check at the appropriate level on appointment. As a condition of employment you are required to register with the online DBS update service and maintain this registration throughout employment.

Frontline Healthcare workers (who have face-to-face contact with service users) in England will be required to ensure they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, from 1 April 2022 . To work as a frontline healthcare worker from 1 April 2022 it will be a condition of employment to be fully vaccinated. This requirement will also apply to those in ancillary support roles such as porters or receptionists who may have social contact with patients but are not directly involved in their care.

To be fully vaccinated you must receive both doses of a Covid-19 vaccination. Successful applicants will be required (unless exempt*) to provide evidence of their covid vaccination status (NHS COVID Pass) or evidence that they have commenced their journey to becoming fully vaccinated. If the required evidence cannot be provided then any offer of employment may be withdrawn.

You can book your vaccination via the national booking line

*Exemptions include aged under 18, medically exempt, part of a clinical trial for C19 vaccine


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.


UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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