Community Mental Health Practitioner
Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Our award winning trusts recognise that our colleagues are our most valuable resource, we are proud of the excellent levels of service our Trust provides to our service users and the dedication and conscientiousness of our colleagues. With over 10,000 colleagues working for our trusts in a very wide range of services, we aim to provide a supportive, inclusive environment in which our colleagues can thrive.
Potential Trust Merger
Our trust is consulting on a proposed merger to enable Yeovil District hospital and Somerset Foundation Trust to become one combined organisation. If the merger is confirmed your employment will transfer to the newly formed trust in April 2023
Are you a Registered Mental Health Nurse, OT or Social Worker?
An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Community Mental Health Service to work within one of our teams, based in Bridgwater. We are looking for an enthusiastic practitioner who is keen to be part of the exciting transformation of Mental Health Services in Somerset .
We are a trailblazer Trust for the Community Mental Health Framework for Adults and Older Adults, and have received significant investment to transform all our community mental health services and have recently been awarded Mental Health Trust of the Year.
There are currently two posts available, one full time (37.5 hours) and one part time (22.5 hours).
Main duties of the job
The post holder will deliver a high quality, comprehensive mental health service for patients with severe and enduring mental health difficulties within the Community Mental Health Service. The role involves managing a defined caseload, with a focus on working with individuals who experience a complex range of needs and difficulties, and supporting their significant others. There is also a requirement to take part in depot and wellbeing clinics on a rota basis.
Working for our organisation
As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.
The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone’s throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.
There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan – there is truly something for everyone!
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
The post holder will deliver a high quality, comprehensive mental health service for patients with severe and enduring mental health difficulties within the Community Mental Health Service. The role involves managing a defined caseload, with a focus on working with individuals who experience a complex range of needs and difficulties, and supporting their significant others.
Acting as a key member of the multi-disciplinary team, the post holder will provide assessment, psychosocial, evidence-based interventions using a collaborative, recovery approach and will be skilled at positive risk management. The post holder will contribute to the clinical leadership of the team, providing supervision for other team members, as agreed with the Team Manager, and participate in team and service development and evaluation. Liaison with a wide range of agencies is central to the role.
The post holder must hold a full driving license and have permanent access to own transport and have appropriate insurance.
Informal visits and queries are welcomed prior to application.
- mental health professional qualification
- experience in community mental health setting
Employer certification / accreditation badges
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
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Further details / informal visits contact
- JULIE RAINFORTH
- Job title
- Team Manager
- Email address
- [email protected]
- Telephone number
- 01278 720220
- Additional information
Helen Surridge, Operational Service Manager
07584 382871, [email protected]