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Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Job Reference: 285-1269-MH

Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
285 OA Enhanced Community Sandwell
£30,401 to £37,267 pa

** Please Note that Internal at Risk Employees will be given preference for this position.**

To apply for this post please go to NHS Jobs using the below reference number. Please note CV’s will not be accepted.

Please note, we reserve the right to bring the closing date forward for this vacancy at any time should we receive an overwhelming response of applications. We therefore encourage applicants to apply early if you wish to be considered for this post

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Successful applicants for clinical posts up to and including Band 4 are expected to hold the national Care Certificate qualification and will be supported to attain this once in post.

The Trust is committed to equal opportunities, providing opportunities for flexible working and is a non-smoking organisation.

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Older Adults Mental Health – Community Services

Older Adults Enhanced Community Mental Health Team (Rapid Response)

Band 6 Senior Mental Health Practitioners

Substantive post (Full time 37.5 hours)

Black Country Partnership Foundation Trust provides a comprehensive mental health service for older people who live within the Borough of Sandwell. The existing range of services includes Inpatient, Functional Assessment Team, Memory Assessment Service Treatment Team, and Therapy and Recovery Unit. In addition teams enjoy close working relationships with working age practitioners where some of our teams are integrated.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for 2 Band 6 nurses to join the Rapid Response element of the Enhanced Community Mental Health Team, specialising in working with Older Adults.


The team offers a 7 day service to cover the hours of 8am – 8pm. Practitioners will be required to work 7.5 hours per day including weekends. (shift pattern 8am-4pm & 12noon-8pm)


The post holders will work closely with the multi disciplinary team in their locality. They will offer rapid assessment and time limited intensive treatment to people in their own home in order to prevent hospital admission or facilitate discharge from hospital through a recovery approach.


We are looking for 2 enthusiastic, dynamic band 6 nurses, who work well in a multi-disciplinary team environment, delivering first class care to people needing rapid assessment and short term intensive treatment within older adults mental health care.


You will find the team extremely supportive whilst you are growing into the role with a good team spirit and great team work at the heart of the service.


You will have need to have relevant experience in either hospital or community environment, including working with older adults within the field of mental health. Demonstration of keen interest of working with older adults with mental health difficulties will be essential.


You will be committed to the provision of a high quality service with the skills to work within a changing environment. You will also demonstrate the ability to develop and maintain professional, effective working relationships with other disciplines, agencies, patients and their carers.


In return the trust also offers a flexible approach to working, opportunity for development and training, regular supervision and annual personal development reviews.


If you like the sound of joining our creative, warm and friendly trust, and feel the job description and person specification has excited you, please come and join us by applying for this post.

 To arrange an informal visit or discuss this post further please contact Tina Elliman (Older Adults ECMHT Manager)  -  Tel:  0121 545 6151

Due to the nature of the work some posts may be subject to a Standard Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, through the Disclosure and Barring Service as stipulated under part V of the Police Act 1997.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults who are our patients and as such uses the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to identify candidates who are unsuitable to work with our patients.

If you are applying for a post involving access to persons in receipt of health services, your offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Trust is a Registered Body with DBS and will ask eligible candidates to apply for a Disclosure as one of our pre-employment checks. Candidates should be aware that failure to reveal information relating to any convictions could lead to withdrawal of an offer of employment. As such candidates applying for posts involving access to persons in receipt of health services are required to declare all convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings both in their application and subsequent declaration if invited to interview.

Criminal records will be taken into account for recruitment purposes only when the conviction is relevant. Having a conviction will not necessarily bar you from employment. This will depend on the circumstances and background of your offence. The Trust has a statement on the recruitment of ex-offenders which is available to all applicants.

As part of our safe recruitment practice, if appropriate for the role, it is a mandatory requirement for all newly appointed staff requiring an Standard or Enhanced level Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to be registered with the DBS Update Service. All eligible staff recruited to the Trust after 1st January 2019 must maintain their annual subscription whilst employed with the Trust, the cost of which will be reimbursed by the Trust.

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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