Mental Health Practitioner
- Mental Health
- Band 6
- Full time - 37.5 hours per week
- Beckenham Beacon
- £38,762 - £45,765 p.a. inc.
- 06/06/2023 23:59
Community Mental Health have opportunities for Mental Health Practitioners in various teams across the directorate.
The post holder will be a highly skilled and motivated Occupational Therapist, Social Worker or Mental Health Nurse and be part of the newly developed wellbeing mental health hub in Bromley. You will provide assessments and a range of brief interventions, to help address a range of biopsychosocial needs of people accessing the hub. You will make best use of third sector and other community opportunities to promote service users’ well-being and maintenance of mental health.
You will have access to a range of professional support and clinical supervision structures already embedded within Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust.
Main duties of the job
As a registered professional you will be expected to work effectively as a member of the multi disciplinary team (MDT) while also operating with some autonomy. You will have access to a range of professional support and clinical supervision structures already embedded within Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust. You will also be expected to participate in the development, delivery and evaluation of both the primary care mental health and MDT interventions.
Working for our organisation
Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children’s centres, schools and people’s homes.
We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.
Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
- We’re Kind
- We Listen
- We Care
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
- To provide specialist assessments of service users with mental health problems with the primary care setting, ensuring proactive management of service users’ needs.
- To support and deliver a range of biopsychosocial therapeutic interventions to service users in primary care, who do not meet the criteria for secondary mental health services.
- To provide specialist clinical advice to other team members on the suitability of assessments and interventions, where appropriate.
- To provide effective signposting to appropriate third sector and community-based services for ongoing support.
- To provide high quality clinical expertise and clinical reasoning in relation to referrals that may require onward referrals for secondary mental health care
- Contribute to and carry out risk assessment and risk management plans
- To contribute to the continued development, review and transformation of the primary care mental health hub.
- Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy, Social Work or Nursing
- • Extensive clinical experience including individual and group work reflecting social inclusion
- • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team
- Demonstrate effective Clinical Risk Assessment and Management
- Detailed understanding of Safeguarding and its application in practice
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Documents to download
Further details / informal visits contact
- Antony Hawkins
- Job title
- Service Manager, Bromley
- Email address
- Telephone number
- 0208 308 3029
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