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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.

Job Title: CommunityMental Health Nurse/Occupational Therapist/Social Worker

Salary band: Band 6 £26,302 - £35,225 per annum

Hours: Full time (375 hours per week)

Location: Desborough House, Eastleigh

Duration: permanent

The West Area has many attractive facilities and amenities, being close to Southampton and Winchester city. We enjoy easy access to the Solent coast with ferry to the Isle of Wight and border on the New Forest National Park. Good links to London by road (M3) and rail (direct to Waterloo) as well as international airports at Southampton and Bournemouth.

Southern Health are offering a £2000 allowance to successful candidates from outside the Trust.

Key aspects of the role include:

  • Leading and contributing in the process of planning and coordinating service user care and undertaking interventions in line with agreed care plans.
  • Delivering higher level intensity community interventions as part of the integrated Shared Care model
  • Working in a manner which is helpful to the service user and the referrer, based on principles of recovery, personalisation and choice.
  • Working with individuals in the least restrictive manner possible.
  • Deputising for the Team Leader as required.
  • Working in a service which may include some evening, weekends and bank holidays.

You will have previous experience in the effective and positive management of people with severe and enduring mental health needs and will be able to evidence effective team working and leadership skills.

Ability to drive and use of a car for work purpose is essential in this role.

To support staff we provide a robust and supportive induction programme. We are committed to ensuring that our staff have access to regular clinical supervision, group reflective practice and a range of training opportunities to ensure continuing professional development.

For an informal discussion please contact either Clare Palmer or Claire Hibberd on  ( Phone number removed ) 

Closing Date for Applications: 28/10/2016

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.

If you are short-listed for this post you will be informed via your email address therefore, please check your NHS Jobs Account on a regular basis. Previous applicants need not apply within a six month period for the same role.

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

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

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