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Mental Health Practitioner Band (Band 6)

Job Description

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated practitioners to join our team of bank staff; we have been rated as OUTSTANDING by CQC. The successful candidates must have excellent assessment, risk assessment and management skills. You will work within a person centred approach and be able to work on your own initiative. Ideally you will have previous experience of working as a qualified practitioner in Mental Health Services.

The successful candidates will work as a collaborative member of a multi-disciplinary team on an ad hoc basis, contributing to the provision of a 24/7 high quality service to service users and carers; this will include triage of referrals as the single point of access, planned routine mental health assessments, crisis intervention work and home treatment, all these will include completing assessments for Primary Care, Secondary Care, Gatekeeping and will include attending the local Accident and Emergency department also assessing in the local police cells.

The successful candidate will work a 24 hour shift pattern and work across both the Assessment and Home based treatment parts of the Access Team. You will be able to identify risk clearly and plan for this appropriately, as lone working is part of the night duty.

Closing date: 21/10/2016

Interviews: 04/11/2016

For all enquiries please contact; Julia Wright, Access Team Manager on  ( Phone number removed ) 

We reserve the right to close down this advert early should there be a high number of applicants.


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