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Band 5 IAPT Triage Practitioner - Shenley Fields

Job Reference: 436-2214635

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
IAPT Triage Practitioner
Shenley Fields, Northfield
£24,214 - £30,112 per ann

Please note that this post may close earlier than the indicated closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of our safe recruitment practice pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. If you have not heard from us within a month of the closing date you should presume that you have not been shortlisted. As part of the selection process you may be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, however all cases of criminal record history are dealt with on a case by case basis.

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust is committed to equality of opportunity, and welcomes applications from all areas of the community, who meet the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, gender, disability, religion/ belief or sexual orientation.

All successful applicants will be required to complete the Trust’s induction programme. The Fundamental (Statutory and Mandatory) training will be in an e-learning format. You will be required to complete training modules online (approx. 9-14 hours depending on post) in your own time prior to any unconditional offer being made.

Birmingham Healthy Minds (BHM) is the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Service working in Birmingham Primary Care with GPs and we deliver psychological therapies to people with common mental health problems using the Stepped Care Model.

Birmingham Healthy Minds is a well-established and excellent service that continues to offer high quality; evidence based psychological interventions for our identified populations working closely with four local CCGS.

We are looking to recruit an IAPT Triage Practitioner with energy, drive and ambition to provide excellent high quality and time limited psychological interventions in accordance with NICE guidelines to patients presenting with Depression and Anxiety Disorders.

Applications are invited from clinicians who have completed their Registered Mental Health Nursing and can demonstrate their clinical expertise in carrying out mental health assessments with good decision making skills. We will provide in-house training to successful candidates so previous knowledge of and experience of working in IAPT Primary care is not essential.

Key features of the service are self-referral, telephone triage, walk-in service, access clinic and self-assessment as the main entry points. We focus on group work, both psycho-educational and therapeutic interventions to promote self-management techniques and are recovery focussed.

We provide regular caseload management, good clinical skills supervision and believe that fidelity to the IAPT model along with highly motivated and skilled workforce are key components to our continuing success.

The service has strong clinical and operational leadership and is very innovative in service planning and delivery. Our staff report that they feel part of a supportive team that fosters a nurturing and caring environment to work in. We believe that staff well-being is paramount to providing excellent patient care.

Birmingham Healthy Minds is an extremely busy service that covers Birmingham GP practices. The service operates flexible working hours from 8am to 8pm Monday to Saturday.



For further details / informal visits contact:

Kully Ingram - Community Service Manager - 0121 301 3892

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to this post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the Trust is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill this post. We would advise overseas candidates wishing to apply who would require sponsorship to self assess themselves, on the UKBA website, to see the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post.

Please be aware that Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (BSMHFT) utilise a third party recruitment system (TRAC). When applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred third party recruitment system.

Following this, all subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website. Furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. All communication from BSMHFT will come via the TRAC system. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a post within the Trust, then information will also be transferred into the NHS Electronic Staff Records system. Please note that all systems used by the Trust comply with the Data Protection regulations.

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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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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