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Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Nottinghamshire Healthcare is one of the country’s leading providers of integrated healthcare and has an extremely diverse portfolio of mental health, intellectual disability and community health services. The Trust is also involved in a number of collaborations in research and innovation with the University of Nottingham and other partners. The Trust has an income of over £449m and employs over 8,900 staff to provide these services.
Mental Health Practitioner
Closed for applications on: 18-Dec-2021 00:00
Vacancy status: Closed
Closed for applications on: 18-Dec-2021 00:00
- Notts MBT Service, Mandala Centre
- Gregory Boulevard
- NG7 6LB
- Major / Minor Region
Contract type & working pattern
- Full time - 37.5 hours per week
- £25,655 - £31,534 pa
- Salary period
- (Band 5)
- Main area
- Mental Health Practitioner
- Interview date
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Honesty, Compassion, Trust, Respect, Teamwork.
We are recruiting to strengthen our response during the Coronavirus outbreak.
We are a provider for Mental health, intellectual disability and specialist mental health services, community physical health for adults and children, prison health and our low, medium and high secure hospitals including Rampton Hospital.
We are Stonewall Diversity Champions (reaching the accolade of Top Employer in the UK in 2015), Disability Confident Employers, Age Positive, Mindful Employers, and signatories of the British Deaf Association’s BSL Charter, the Armed Forces Covenant and the TUC’s Dying to Work Charter.
From 1st April 2022, it is a statutory requirement for roles and individuals delivering CQC regulated activities in England that staff are up to date with their Covid vaccination status to be able to work in that environment, unless the person has a valid medical exemption. Where a role requires this, they will need to demonstrate that they meet this requirement during the recruitment process.
We are looking for an individual with a recognised qualification in one of the core mental health professions e.g. psychiatric nursing, clinical psychology, social work and occupational therapy, or have other relevant experience and demonstrable competence to work in the mental health field and educated to degree level, to join our MDT.
This interesting and challenging post we are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual who has relevant pre and post qualification experience of working with people with personality disorder/difficulties. The primary treatment models are Mentalization Based Treatment and Cognitive Analytic Therapy.
We particularly welcome applications from BAME individuals and males who are currently underrepresented in the team.
Our base is in the heart of Nottingham, however as a service we cover the whole of the Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County.
- Assessing new referrals
- Helping service users to engage into therapeutic programmes
- Carrying a caseload
- Delivering a range of therapeutic interventions - group based and 1:1
- Working closely with other Trust Services
- Working as a member of a multi-disciplinary team
- Embracing user and carer involvement
You will work with people who present a significant risk to themselves and / or others and are often marginalised within society.
Working for our organisation
We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.
We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.
Do you want to make a difference?
Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?
Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people – our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.
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Detailed job description and main responsibilities
You will be working with individuals who present with complex and severe emotional difficulties, some of whom will have a forensic / offending background. This post offers the opportunity to develop specialist skills in assessment and group based psychological treatment.
We are a group-based therapy service, working with service users across Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County. One of the key roles you will have, alongside co-delivering therapy groups/treatment will be to support the service strengthen and build on relationships with services, both Trust and external services, to develop closer partnership working to support a joined up and timely treatment pathway for service users with complex personality difficulties/diagnosis.
In order to support development, there is a clear path for training and support in developing skills to work within our therapy models. We are keen to support access to MBT Basic Training and onwards towards MBT Practitioner Training. We are also keen to support this Band 5 role as a development role to support you in working towards a Band 6, Specialist Mental Health Practitioner, role in the service.
Appointed applicants will have access to robust clinical and managerial supervision and career development opportunities.
Suitable applicants will:
- qualification in one of the core mental health professions e.g. psychiatric nursing, clinical psychology, social work and occupational therapy
- other relevant experience and demonstrable competence to work in the mental health field and educated to degree level
- have experience of working with people with mental health problems, particularly working with service users with complex personality difficulties/diagnosis
- as our service is group based, working with complex cases, being able to work in a multidisciplinary team is vital
- be reliable and motivated
- have experience and skill in undertaking assessments to inform the service users treatment plan and formulation
- have experience and skill in completing risk assessment/management
- have an awareness of and understanding of the role of supervision to support management and containment of high levels of emotional distress and disturbance in self and others
- compassionate, person-centered individual who is hard working and can be flexible in their approach to working therapeutically with service users with history of trauma, complex attachment patterns/difficulties and those experiencing mental health crises
- have excellent verbal and written communication skills
- hold full UK driving license with access to a vehicle for business use. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010
*The closing date given is a guide. We reserve the right to close the post early once we have received a sufficient number of applicants, so we advise you to submit your application early to prevent disappointment.
*We will be requesting references by email. Please ensure you include email addresses and contact numbers for your referees to avoid delay in the recruitment process.
Local & Regional Restrictions: This vacancy is available to employees of Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust who are currently declared 'at risk' & also NHS employees currently at risk in the West Midlands, East Midlands & East of England. Where staff wish to relocate beyond their local geography, employers will seek to support redeployment across a wider geography.
Please note that this does not apply to medical and Non-Executive Director posts, which are exempt from this criterion.
Preferential consideration will be given to employees of Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust who are currently declared ‘at risk’.
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Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is now a Smoke Free Trust . This means that there will be no smoking on all Trust premises including buildings, gardens or car parks.
The Trust believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect and encourages applications from all sectors of the community. We guarantee an interview to candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum essential criteria.
We positively encourage people who have experienced mental health problems to apply for a role within the Trust.
When you apply for a position with the Trust using Trac Jobs you will be contacted by E-mail regarding invitation to attend interviews. Please note any further correspondence regarding any offer of employment and contract will also be sent from Trac to the email address provided on your application.
Payslips/P60’s will only be available electronically via MyESR Employee Self Service.
The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Therefore, convictions which would otherwise be considered as 'spent' will also be checked as part of an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.
For eligible posts, DBS disclosures are mandatory before commencement of employment within the Trust. Therefore, if you are in a position that is deemed a regulated adult and/or child care role, you will not be able to start your employment until we have received a satisfactory DBS Disclosure.
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.
Qulaifications / experience
- Recognised qualification in one of the core mental health professions e.g. nursing, clinical psychology, social work and occupational therapy.
- Post basic training in working with people with a Personality Disorder
- Experience of working in mental health
- Experience of completing assessments and risk assessments
- Experience of working with people with personality disorder/difficulties
- Experience of assisting in the implementation of a range of therapeutic interventions drawn from different evidence-based models.
- Experience of using specialist skills in co-facilitation of small and larger group treatment programmes
- Experience of working with patients with offending / forensic history
- Some theoretical and practical knowledge of the clinical presentation and problems experienced by patients diagnosed with personality disorder.
- Introductory level knowledge of the psychotherapies including analytic and cognitive behaviour psychotherapy or equivalent.
- Knowledge of CPA and risk assessment / management
- Participation in the planning and delivery of a range of group and individual treatment interventions for service users with complex emotional needs.
- Under supervision further develop skills to contain and manage high levels of emotional distress and disturbance in self and others
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to work in partnership with other agencies and to assist in the training of others with senior staff.
- Car driver
Further details / informal visits contact
- Louisa Hagan
- Job title
- Operational Team Leader
- Email address
- Telephone number
- 0115 8760162
- Additional information
Clare Lloyd - Clinical Team Leader
Contact number - 0115 8760162
Email - email@example.com