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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/06/2022.

CMHT Senior Mental Health Practitioner (RMN, OT, Social Worker)

Job Reference: 470-21-969-JM

Isle of Wight NHS Trust
Newport, Isle of Wight
Band 6

We’re thrilled that you are thinking of joining us.

Why wouldn’t you choose the Isle of Wight NHS Trust?

We serve a population of approximately 150,000 residents, making the services we offer variable and personalised with a flexible approach to our service users. Every day brings a fresh challenge to our staff and being part of our island gives you the opportunity to work as one cohesive team.

The Isle of Wight is a unique and stunning gem located off the South Coast of England, a short ferry journey from Portsmouth and Southampton, with journey times taking from as little as 10 minutes. London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. There is a regional airport at Southampton, with flights to many European destinations as well as UK mainland cities The island offers our visitors and residents an amazing coastline with beautiful countryside, year round events, festivals and award-winning attractions..

Our top priority in the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is to protect our patients, our staff and our community.

Where possible, interviews are currently being conducted remotely via Microsoft Teams.

Until further notice, all patients and visitors to Isle of Wight Trust sites will be required to wear a face covering.

At the IOW NHS Trust we are committed to putting the safety and care of our patients first, as well as helping us to protect you and your colleague and therefore we would recommend that you are vaccinated against COVID-19 and that you understand that we are treating COVID-19 positive patients within our services.

Senior Mental Health Practitioner

£31,365 - £37,890 (Band 6)

2 WTE Permanent Posts

We are looking for experienced, dynamic, creative, positive and motivated Mental Health Practitioners to join our Community Mental Health Service on the Isle of Wight. This is an exciting time to join CMHS as we are beginning to start working in a locality model, working more closely with physical health services to best support our communities in an integrated and multidisciplinary way.

You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team managing a caseload of people with complex mental health needs and offering evidence based interventions.

You will need to have excellent communication and engagement skills and a commitment to improving service delivery. As a member of the team you will contribute to the wider aims of the service through joint working, providing specialist consultation, training and supervision to other professionals and participation in service development/research.

In return you will have a fulfilling and varied role within a friendly and supportive team. The team is committed to providing safe, sound and supportive services. You will receive regular supervision, with opportunities to develop clinical and professional practice in line with service users’ needs and organisational values.

This post would suit a Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker or Allied Professional, who works in a recovery-focused way.

There is an opportunity for the successful candidate to be offered band 6, Annexe 21 (NHS Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook) applied salary with the expectation that through additional and planned training they will be equipped with the skills and experience to meet the job description.

The CMHS has a very active group of service user volunteers who support us to develop the service, co-produce outcome measures and are central to ensuring that the service we provide is recovery focused and responsive to the needs of the people who use it.

We are currently improving the service so if you want to be involved in this and influence the way our service is developed, now is a great time to join the team.

If you are interested in any of the above and would like any more information or an informal discussion, please contact Lucy Lanham on 01983 525254.

Important information

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1) Confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

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Equality Statement We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all our employees as well as maintaining a workforce that reflects our local communities we serve.

In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can be made as required.

The NHS and primary care define flexible working as "an arrangement which supports an individual to have greater choice in when... where and how they work" - flexible working arrangements are supported and can be discussed in relation to any advertised role.

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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