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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/01/2022.

Community Mental Health Practitioner

Job Reference: 301-VA-21-130780

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Intnesive Life Skills Pathway, Staffs
£25,655 - £31,534

We are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers, with an annual turnover of close to £400m, serving a population of 1.5m over a core geography of 2,400 square miles. Our portfolio of services includes mental health, learning disability and adult social care services across Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent and Shropshire. We provide a vast range of community services for adults and children and specialised services such as rheumatology and rehabilitation.

We have specialist mother and baby, eating disorder and medium secure forensic mental health services and contracts across the country for IAPT, addiction and some health services in prisons as well as hosting a network for inpatient mental health care for serving military personnel.

Recently, we have been shortlisted for Capsticks Award for innovation, Adademi Wales Award for Excellence in Organisational Development, Health and Wellbeing Award – Public Sector at Personnel Today Awards 2021, we were finalists for the HSJ Value Award 2021 for People and Organisational Development Initiative of the Year and we were the winners of the HR impact Award at Personnel Today Awards 2021.

Employing around 8,500 employees, we are an innovative and forward thinking organisation with an ever expanding portfolio of services. This means we can offer our employees genuine opportunities to develop their careers by gaining experience across a number of specialisms. We are a Keele University Teaching Trust with a thriving Research and Innovation Department.

The Trust works in partnership with the NHS programme ‘Step into Health’, supporting ex-service personnel into a career in the NHS.

PLEASE NOTE: From 1st April 2022 all NHS workers in England with face to face contact with patients or who work in a clinical area must be fully (currently this is limited to first and second vaccinations) vaccinated against Covid-19. Only those with medical exemptions will be excluded from this requirement. Please consider this mandatory requirement when applying for this position.

Community Mental Health Practitioner

Band 5 developmental to Band 6

37.5 hours per week permanent post

Staffordshire Intensive Life Skills Pathway

There is a legal requirement for successful applicants to be fully vaccinated against covid-19 (unless medically exempt) to carry out this role

This is an exciting opportunity to join an expanding service. The successful candidate will be supported through a formal preceptorship process to progress from a Band 5 to a Band 6 over a period of 12 - 18 months dependent upon prior experience, and contingent on achievement of the required competencies.

The Intensive Life Skills Pathway is a multi-disciplinary mental health team providing assessment and intervention for adults predominantly falling within Care Cluster 8 across East and West Staffordshire as part of the Adult Mental Health Service. Services are provided from a number of Trust locations across Staffordshire and therefore the successful candidate will be expected to work from multiple sites. The ability to work from home may be required.

The team works in a highly psychologically-minded way and is passionate about working with service-users who present with high levels of emotional distress, high risk to self and others, and who often have histories of complex trauma and/or adverse experiences. Applicants should have an interest in working with this client group, and an awareness of relevant evidence based interventions.

The pathway utilises Structured Clinical Management (SCM) as a core therapeutic model, combining individual and workshop based interventions. A range of additional therapeutic models are utilised including attachment theory, behavioural theory, Compassion-Focussed Therapy, EMDR, Trauma-Focussed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mentalisation-Based Treatment, and DBT informed interventions.

The successful candidate will be expected to undertake holistic comprehensive assessments and formulation of clinical presentations, including risk assessments and risk management.

The role will involve delivering group based and individual interventions in line with the pathway model and utilising Structured Clinical Management (SCM). There will be a requirement to undertake the role of care co ordinator.

Some individual and group based interventions are being delivered remotely, and the successful candidate will therefore have strong ICT skills and be able to communicate effectively with others through technology.

There will be a requirement to participate in both delivering and receiving a range of supervisions within the pathway.

For further information please contact Michelle Bates, Quality Lead on 07973 907436, or April Wilson, Pathway Manager (Weds and Thurs only).

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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

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