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Community Mental Health Practitioner

Job Reference: 378-CK0602

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
378 CAL Early Intervention Service - AWA - Calderdale - 173158
£30,401 to £37,267 pa

Our Trust exists to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities. We’re delighted you’re looking at this job opportunity and hope you want to join our team.

We’re very proud we were chosen as the ‘best organisation’ in the 2017 Kate Granger awards for compassionate care. We live our values every day:

  • We put the person first and in the centre
  • We know that families and carers matter
  • We are respectful, honest, open and transparent
  • We improve and aim to be outstanding
  • We are relevant today and ready for tomorrow

Our values are very important to us which is why we want to recruit people whose values match ours. Read on to find out more about this job opportunity.

This post is available to all applicants who can demonstrate relevant professional registration.

An opportunity for a fixed term, part time (15-18 hours per week) contract to cover Maternity leave from June 2019 to March 2020 has arisen

The Calderdale Insight Team (Early Intervention in Psychosis) is based at the Laura Mitchell Health and Wellbeing Centre. The team works with people who are experiencing a first episode of psychosis or At Risk Mental State, and their families.

The post holder must be able to balance providing a range of therapeutic interventions and support, alongside carrying out the requirements of a Care Co-ordinator role within the Care Programme Approach. They must also be able to demonstrate the ability to provide recovery focused care packages through evidenced based interventions for service users and their families. A qualification in Psycho-Social Interventions and or Family Interventions would be desirable.

Our team has a good reputation for providing a positive learning environment for students. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to this either by supporting all learners or assisting in the professional development of new staff.

For further enquiries please contact:

  • Tom Butler on 01422 262330, or

  • Laura Ellis on 01422 262330, or

As a flexible employer encouraging a healthy work/life balance, we will consider Part-Time working opportunities for all our positions.

Our application process will test your attitudes and behaviours, as well as your knowledge and skills. So that we know we’d be a good match for each other. If you’re successful you’ll then have a 12 months values based induction.

You’ll also have access to a wide range of wellbeing support because our wellbeing at work matters to #allofus. There’s a great range of support for us all including a workplace physio, staff retreats, health checks, counselling, mindfulness and a variety of sports groups. You can take part in our award-winning Creative Minds activities as well as access courses at our innovative recovery colleges.

We know there’s a wealth of talent among people who have a disability as well as those who have experience of mental or physical health problems. So, if you need any support with your application just give us a call on 01226 644081.

A couple of things to note – if you’re shortlisted for interview we’ll contact you via your NHS jobs account, so please check this regularly. Please provide email addresses wherever possible for your references. Bear in mind that we reserve the right to close a vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as you can.

We hope you would like to join our award winning team. Good luck with your application.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) 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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