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Mental Health Practitioner

Eaglestone Health Centre, Milton Keynes
£26,302 - £35,225 / year
Full Time

Job Description

CNWL NHS Foundation Trust offers a generous relocation package to successful candidates - subject to eligibility assessment

Mental Health Services have recently enjoyed a hugely successful pilot year for our innovative Mental Health Street Triage Team and we are now looking for an experienced Mental Health Practitioner to join this exciting team.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced practitioner to play a vital role in responding to 999 calls with an officer from Thames Valley Police to offer immediate frontline support, advice and interventions. We have developed a strong working relationship between mental health services and Thames Valley Police during the pilot scheme and would expect the successful candidate to act in a pivotal role in maintaining and strengthening this. The post holder will be responsible for facilitating the most appropriate interventions for a variety of cases, both in people’s homes and in public places, who are believed to be suffering from a mental illness or whose welfare might be at risk.

The post requires individuals who are motivated, enthusiastic and who have exceptional risk assessment and decision making skills with the ability to work flexibly in responding to people in crisis and a good understanding of usage of Section 136 (Mental Health Act)
You will work as part of a multi-agency team with the opportunity of developing links with other professionals in a wide variety of settings. We offer training opportunities, regular supervision and performance reviews and post graduate education is encouraged.

You will need to have substantive post registration experience as a community mental health practitioner as well as a sound knowledge and relevant experience relating to the Mental Health Act.

Due to its specific nature post holders will get a top up payment of £2,500 in addition to the Agenda for Change pay point. This payment will be a rolling payment.
•Weekly Pay for Bank Work
•Relocation expenses (terms and conditions apply)

For further details / informal visits contact:
Matt Jarrad, Team Manager  ( Phone number removed ) 

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) is one of the largest trusts in the UK, caring for people with a wide range of physical and mental health needs. We have approximately 7,000 staff who provide healthcare to a third of London's population and across wider geographical areas, including Milton Keynes, Kent, Surrey and Hampshire.

As a Foundation Trust we involve service users, carers, the public, staff and partner organisations in the way that we are run and our future development. If you are interested in becoming a member of our Foundation Trust please visit our website.

Our catchment area spans diverse communities, with over 100 first languages spoken. It contains areas of great affluence as well as areas of much deprivation. We are committed to providing services that meet the needs of the people who use them, and we actively encourage involvement from local people who can help make a difference.

CNWL is recognised locally, nationally and internationally for providing high quality, innovative healthcare. We aim to employ only the best people, and our experts are frequently called upon to contribute to national health strategy and policy, and many models of our care have been adapted for use in other countries.

CNWL are committed to safeguarding all children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults.

Due to the high response levels we receive for some vacancies, we may expire any of them prior to the advertised closing date and advise you to submit your application as soon as possible. Candidates shortlisted for interview will be informed via the email address registered with NHS Jobs.

CNWL Agenda for Change employment contracts are subject to a contractual 13 week probationary period.

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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