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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 11/02/2022.

Mental Health Practitioner

Job Reference: 348-SOU-432D

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
CMHT - East Southampton - MH
Bitterne Park Medical Centre
£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 NHS 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.

Would you like to have autonomy in your role but still have the support of a multidisciplinary team?

Do you like to make an impact in improving service users mental health within their home setting?

Is career development important? Then talk to us about the additional training and development we provide our team with to ensure that your career is on the right track?

We are happy to offer flexible working at home 1-2 days per week.

Sounds Good? If so then we would love to talk to you

We are seeking a Mental Health Practitioner (Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist, or Social Worker) to join our Community Mental Health Team which covers the population of East Southampton. The successful applicant will provide recovery-focused interventions that support service users to gain the necessary skills and support to manage their mental health needs.

East Southampton is a rewarding place to work. We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative person who is committed to maximising life opportunities for our service users and their families. The work is varied and challenging, and there is a strong team approach ensuring good support for the successful applicant through MDT working and supervision. You will need to have a flexible, multi-disciplinary approach, have a good understanding of risk assessment, crisis planning and the recovery model.

We can offer you a supportive work environment work and development opportunities to support you in your career progression.

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

If you have any questions about the post or to make a general enquiry please contact David Gale, team leader or James Dawson, team manager on 023 8231 0982

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.

COVID-19 vaccine remains the best way to protect ourselves, our families, our colleagues, and patients from the virus, we therefore encourage applicants to become fully vaccinated. We ask for vaccination status as part of pre employment checks although COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment.

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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