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Community Mental Health Practitioner

Job Description

Named as one of the 100 best places to work in the NHS by the Health Service Journal in 2015, Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health, learning disabilities and social care services.

Community Mental Health Practitioner

Job Title: Mental Health Practitioner Posts

Salary band: Band 6 per annum

Hours: full time 375 hours per week

Location: Melbury Lodge, Winchester

If you care about quality mental health care for those most in need we want you as part of our team.

As part of the growth of Acute Community Mental Health Services across West Hampshire we are looking for talented self-motivated individuals with an interest in shaping new roles in mental health provision. We provide acute input across a wide area from the rural north of Hampshire, through the historic city of Winchester down to the beautiful landscapes of the New Forest National park. We are a close, friendly team committed to providing the best quality service possible.

We have vacancies in 2 areas that we are looking to recruit flexibly for. We have vacancies in our Mental Health Liaison Service providing mental health assessments and advice to the Royal Hampshire County Hospital Emergency Department in Winchester. This role sit within the West Hampshire Acute Mental Health Team where we also have opportunity to be out and about working as a Community Practitioner providing Mental Health care for those requiring intensive support to prevent admission or to facilitate early admission. As part of a team managing a shared caseload you will work to maintain people in acute mental health crisis in their own homes. Applicants will be considered for a combination of either of these roles depending on their ambitions and experience.

The successful candidate will have experience of Acute Metal Health Care, be confident in independent decision making and have a commitment to quality recovery based care.

We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community and we are committed to equal opportunities

We strongly encourage candidates to read all available information to support their application, please use the application form to demonstrate that you meet the requirements laid out in the job description and person specification.

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A DBS check is required by the Employer for this post. The Employer will undertake an initial check at the appropriate level on appointment. As a condition of employment you are required to register with the online DBS update service and maintain this registration throughout employment; costs associated with this will be reimbursed, subject to taxation in line with guidance from HMRC. You will comply with all Employer processes in order to provide yearly permission to the Employer enabling it to view your status and to undertake random checks as required. If you change to a role where a check would no longer be required this will be confirmed and you may end your membership if desired.

Any personal information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

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

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