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Mental Health Practitioner

Job Description

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, alcohol treatment, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. We are proud of our staff who have been commended for the care they provide. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we’d love you to join us!

Please follow this link to find out more in our Employee Handbook

Employee Handbook

Please read the job description/person specification carefully and ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience needed.

It is important that you complete a formal application form as CV’s alone will not be accepted.

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Can you remain calm in a crisis, think on your feet and focus on the solution?

Are you dedicated to the provision of a high quality, inclusive care?

Do you want a great opportunity to work in a highly skilled, innovative multi-disciplinary team?

The Emergency Assessment Team manages emergency referrals and provides advice/support to service users, carers and other professionals 24/7.The team works from bases in Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds covering the whole county of Suffolk, as well as the Thetford area, working closely with referrers, service users, families and carers, other health teams and a range of professionals.

We are passionate about providing a high standard of care, improving quality and achieving positive outcomes. Our team has a clear understanding of the Trust's values and behaviours and promote working together for better mental health. We are committed to the ongoing development of all staff in a supportive environment

We seek bright, enthusiastic Registered Mental Health Nurses/Allied Health Professionals who are skilled, knowledgeable and inspired individuals with the ability to work in a recovery focused way. The ideal candidates will also aspire to offer clinical leadership, supervision and peer support within the wider team and management support to the Clinical Team Leaders.

One post is for a fixed term internal secondment opportunity.

Band 6 - Nursing/MHP vacancies: West Suffolk

External Applicants Only - This post compromises a one-off recruitment premium. Should you be successful, the details will be stipulated in your offer letter. Employees leaving the post within 12 months will be required to reimburse the full value of the premium.

The interview date may be subject to change.

Apart from its legal duties in relation to equality and diversity, the Trust recognises and actively promotes the benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to treating all employees with dignity and respect regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

Additionally, people with disabilities that fall under the Two Ticks - Guaranteed Interview Scheme will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification).

FOR POSTS WITH DIRECT SERVICE USER CONTACT - Please be advised that due to recent changes in the DBS Service, organisations no longer receive copies of DBS Disclosures – these are sent directly to candidates only. Therefore, it will be your responsibility, if successful, to ensure that this is taken to the appointing officer as soon as you receive it.

Alternatively, if you have subscribed to the update service, we will be able to check your status once we have your authority to do so.

The Trust has now introduced a DBS Update Service which is a contractual requirement. You need to subscribe when you have applied for your DBS clearance and there is a time limit to subscribe of 19 days after receipt of your DBS disclosure. Please ensure that this is completed within the set time scale.

This update service is an annual subscription at a cost of £13 to you. This will enable the Trust to have instant online access to your DBS record, with your consent, and so will remove the need for you to have to apply for this repeat check again.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

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 a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

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

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