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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/06/2022.

Mental Health Practitioner

Job Reference: 301-VA-22-136795

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Cannock IMHT
£32,306 - £39,027

An award winning organisation with over 9000 employees across services in North & South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Essex, we are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers.

What can we offer you?

  • Our SOOTHE resources are supporting staff across the trust with their physical and mental health. In addition to the support offered from our occupational health provider Team Prevent.

  • Counselling support and lifestyle information with advice on a variety of personal matters

  • Annual Big SOOTHE week provides time to reflect on the demands following the pandemic and connect with others to feel able to face future challenges as we move forward.

  • “In our Gift” provides a platform for your voice to be heard to implement change

  • Purchase additional annual leave as well as wellbeing days

  • Career development opportunities and coaching

  • Access to in house training programs, leadership management and NVQ qualifications as well as our wellbeing and recovery college

  • Innovative research training program entitled STARS (Supporting the advancement of Research Skills)

  • Flexible working wherever possible including opportunities for homeworking

  • Opportunities to connect of important issues such as Sustainability and digital working

  • Empower and engage our staff with LOVE awards, LOVE long service awards and STAFF Surveys

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Commitment to create a more diverse and inclusive organisation through our Staff Equality Network

  • NHS pension scheme

  • You would be eligible for NHS discounts including blue light card and red guava

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our recently formed Integrated Mental Health Team in Cannock, Rugeley and Great Haywood. Integrated Mental Health Teams offer community based interventions for people experiencing a range of mental health conditions. The teams have been developed in line with MPFT’s Community Mental Health Transformation Framework to offer integrated, place based community mental health services.


We are now looking for 2 Mental Health Practitioners to join our dynamic and friendly team, one permanent position and a further on a 12 month, fixed term contract.


The Integrated Mental Health Team is an innovative secondary care community team that is guided by collective leadership, providing evidence-based psychological and medical interventions to patients with a wide range of complex mental health needs. This role will have a focus on mental health needs of a non-psychotic nature (i.e depression, OCD, anxiety, trauma, personality disorder etc.)


The patient’s journey is guided by psychological formulation of his or her presenting needs and difficulties, which subsequently inform the development of a plan of care for the patient. We draw from evidence-based interventions to provide high quality and effective individual and workshop treatments.


We are looking for an experienced Mental Health Nurse who has a keen interest in working in a multi-disciplinary setting with patients experiencing mental health difficulties using a range of approaches. The successful applicant will be motivated to provide high quality care to our patients. The candidate will need to have drive and determination in regards to their own personal development, whilst using their own creative and innovative ideas to support the continuous development of this exciting team.


In return the successful candidate can expect the following:


  • Support with settling into the team and developing into the role.

  • Right from the start of joining the team, a clear and ongoing conversation about your skills and personal career progression, which is managed through the Trust’s appraisal process.

  • A commitment to supporting you to remain up to date with your practice and develop skills through formal and informal training.

  • Regular, high quality clinical and managerial supervision.

  • Warm, friendly and supportive colleagues.

  • Collective leads who are committed to the psychological and physical wellbeing of staff in the pathway.

  • A continual commitment to embrace lean methodology to improve the quality of the services provided for patients/their carers and the experience of staff working within the pathway.

  • You will belong to a highly skilled multi-disciplinary team which includes nursing colleagues, allied health professionals, psychologists, psychiatrists, support workers and peer support workers.

  • Our last CQC inspection achieved Good throughout the trust making us a great trust to work for.

  • Staff wellbeing is at the heart of the organisation with regular events held throughout the year. See our twitter feed @mpftBigShoutOut and #mpftBigSoothe



The usual hours of work are Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm. You will also be required to have access to a vehicle for work purposes and hold a full licence.

For further information please contact Keira Fieldhouse on 0300 303 3428

IMPORTANT INFORMATION about your application. Please read. .

The Trust treats personal data collected during the recruitment process in accordance with the Information Governance Policy. Information about how your data is used and the basis for processing your data is contained within the Trust’s Privacy Notice

1. UPDATES & CORRESPONDENCE – All correspondence will be sent via email to the email address you used when making your application. Please check your email regularly. If you have selected updates by text messaging we will also correspond via this method.

2. EMPLOYMENT CHECKS – If selected for interview, you will be sent an email with the details of the documentation you need to bring along with you to verify your Right to work in the UK, your identity and DBS Check. Failure to bring the documentation will delay your employment if you are successful at interview.

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 the equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, skills and potential and welcome applications from a wide range of candidates from all areas of the community, who meet the specific criteria of the post regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, physical / mental disability or offending background.

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

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

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