Community Mental Health Professional, Band 5
Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
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We are currently transforming Mental Health Services in Somerset and have an exciting opportunity for you to be part of an expanding Community Mental Health Service.
We have a vacancy for a Mental Health Practitioner (either as a Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker) to join our Community Mental Health Service in Taunton.
This is an exciting opportunity for anyone wanting to be part of a growing and dynamic Community Mental Health Service who is seeking to specialise their career within this client group.
Main duties of the job
The role offers opportunities for you to develop your clinical skills and knowledge. We will ensure you have all the core skills you need to confidently build relationships with our service users in order to best create and deliver an effective and personalised treatment plan with them.
Our values are simple: Outstanding Care, Working Together, Listening and Leading.
We recognise that our staff 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 conscientious of our staff. With this in mind, we offer a range of staff benefits including:
Excellent annual leave entitlement
Relocation package - up to £8,000 (Subject to eligibility)
Enhanced rates of pay
NHS Pension Scheme
Training and development
Paid registration fees for the 1st year for newly qualified staff
For more information please contact the recruitment team via email:SomersetNHSJobs@SomersetFT.nhs.uk
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!
The postholder will deliver a high quality, comprehensive mental health service for adults/older persons or other patient groups with serious and enduring mental health difficulties. The role involves managing a defined caseload with a focus on working with individuals and their significant others who experience a complex range of needs and difficulties. 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. Liaison with a wide range of agencies is central to the role.
Professional qualification (social woker RMN or OT)
Knowledge and experience
Knowledge and Experience
Skills and Abilities
Skills and Abilities
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).