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Community Mental Health Practitioner

  • Job reference: CSH1014
  • Location: Lancashire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Adults
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Job description: I am currently recruiting Band 6 Community Mental Health Practitioners to join NHS based Adult Community Mental Health Teams in the Lancashire area.
Hours: 37.5 hours
Days: Monday - Friday
Contract: 13 weeks (+ongoing)
Salary: £22 - 23ph (Ltd) depending on experience.

The adult community mental health services provide a range of support options to service users aged 16-65 with severe and enduring mental health problems who have complex needs and present significant levels of risk to themselves or others including individuals with:

*Severe and complex symptoms of depression
*Severe and complex symptoms of anxiety
*Severe and complex psychological difficulties including personality disorder
*Severe and complex psycho-social needs
*Psychotic symptoms

They are a multi-disciplinary service that consists of team managers, community mental health nurses, mental health social workers, occupational therapists, community support workers, admin support, secondary care psychological therapies and Consultant Psychiatrists who work with the team.

The service is made up of five key functions:
*Assessment
*Active Care Coordination
*Treatment
*Reviewing Officer
*Wellness and Recovery

The practitioner will be responsible for supporting the individual to develop a care plan to meet their identified needs following a comprehensive assessment process. They will also be responsible for reviewing the care plan and supporting the individual to prepare for discharge from the service.

Essential:
*The applicant must be a Qualified Mental Health Nurse who is currently registered with the NMC or a Qualified Social Worker currently registered with the HCPC.
*The applicant must have a minimum 6 months employed experience working in Community Mental Health in areas such as CMHT, Assertive Outreach, Early Intervention, Crisis Resolution, Primary Care etc.
*The applicant must hold a full valid driving license and a car is essential to use as part of the job role.

Service Care Solutions operate a referral bonus scheme. This means you will receive a monetary reward of £250 per referral for every candidate successfully placed into work. The more friends you refer, the more chance you have of securing the referral bonus!

carly.harrison@servicecare.org.uk | (01772)208963