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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 14/08/2022.

Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Job Reference: 470-21-935-JM

Isle of Wight NHS Trust
Access to Intervention
Isle of Wight
Band 6

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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..

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

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Senior Mental Health Practitioner – Access to Intervention Team

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our new Access to Intervention team. There has never been a more exciting time to join our team as we are currently in the process or transforming and developing this service. The team promotes dynamic and innovative way of working responding to crisis referrals, crisis calls, offering a face to face response in a timely manner that is required to meet the needs of the service user and their identified risk. We will offer a period of 72hrs assessment, brief intervention in various formats if identified, and signposting to appropriate services.
The Isle of Wight NHS Trust offers excellent initiatives including the offer of relocation expenses of up to £8,000 to the successful applicant.
Dependant on experience within the mental health field, the following core professional roles will be considered for these posts - Registered Nurse Mental Health, Registered Nurse Learning Disabilities, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner.
(Learning Disabilities, Dementia, Children and Young People and Adult Mental Health)

£31,365-£37,890 (Band 6)

As we develop the service in line with the new Mental Health & Learning Disabilities Strategy, No Wrong Door, we are keen to hear from practitioners with a range of experience from Children’s Mental Health to Dementia care.
The service is the front door for most of the referrals received into secondary Mental Health Services and cover Urgent and Emergency assessments across the age continuum. The team also support the Mental Health Crisis Line for the island providing immediate support to those in crisis.
The successful candidate must have experience working with people with mental health problems. You must be enthusiastic, person-centred, and able to provide a flexible and creative approach to care delivery. We are looking for a highly motivated team player who can work under pressure., someone who is interested in quality improvement and have ideas about how we can improve the experience of people accessing support in a variety of situations.
Applicants should have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to interact at all levels. Attention to detail and proven ability to work to tight deadlines are essential for this role, as well as a high level of accuracy, data management skills and proven IT skills particularly in Electronic Patient Records.
The Isle of Wight NHS is uniquely an Integrated NHS Trust which offers great opportunities learning, development and research in liaison services. There is access to training opportunities locally and through the Open University, as well as with mainland universities such as those in Portsmouth, Southampton and Bournemouth. We offer a supportive working environment, we have a robust appraisal and supervision policy and to assist you to realize your potential and achieve a greater degree of job satisfaction, as well as the usual NHS discounts, pension, salary and generous annual leave entitlement.
We welcome enquiries to discuss the role and look forward to seeing your application.

Important information

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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.

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