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Community Mental Health Practitioner

Job Reference: 378-CK0606

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
378 HUD South Kirklees Early Intervention for Psychosis - 174150
£24,214 to £30,112 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.

We are currently seeking to recruit a number of Community Mental Health posts into the Kirklees Insight Service. The team covers the South Kirklees (Huddersfield) locality usually working with people aged 14 to 35 and stretches across adult and children’s services. The team forms part of the community service line within the Kirklees BDU.

If you are due to qualify in the next 3 months and have experience of working with an early intervention team or CMHT while on 3rd year practice placement we would welcome you to apply.

You need to be an individual who is self motivated, enthusiastic, and who has a desire to work to improve life chances of young people who may be experiencing their first episode in psychosis. This can require a lot of patience requiring keen skills in creative engagement. Part of the role will involve an element of health promotion within primary care and children’s services alongside other statutory and non statutory services. This having the aim of promoting the role of the insight team to capture appropriate referrals

It is essential to this role that you have a professional qualification in Mental Health Nursing, Social Work or Occupational Therapy to allow care management within the CPA framework.


The right value base and attitude is just as important to us as experience. Working within an early intervention team demands the ability to challenge traditional medical models and embrace a psychosocial approach to delivering care.


You need to be open to enhancing your current skills through in house training and the shadowing of team members. You must be willing to attend external training as required for the post..

If you are committed to empowering service users and their families and can be forward thinking around how to engage this vulnerable client group we would like to hear form you.

For informal enquiries or to arrange a visit contact Emily Goodridge on 01484 343738 or via email

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.

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