Community Mental Health Practitioner

Maidstone, Kent, England
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
3 Dec 2019
2 Jan 2020

Job Description

West Kent Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHTT) based in Priority House, Maidstone are recruiting! We currently have 3 full time (37.5 hour) vacancies. Mental Health Nurses & Occupational Therapists are encouraged to apply.

The West Kent CRHTT provide home treatment for service users experiencing an acute deterioration in their mental health in the community as an alternative to hospital admission or to help support an early discharge from hospital. The team provide intensive home treatment to service users and support for their families using evidence based, profession specific and general mental health knowledge by using person centred, recovery orientated principles and practice for individuals, families and carers referred to the service.

It's a challenging and rewarding service to work in, and we need the best quality of candidates to help us grow our service further.

You will be a confident and experienced mental health clinician, who will work alongside a Multi-Disciplinary Team made up of Mental Health Nurses, Consultant Psychiatrist, Occupational Therapist, Speciality Doctor, Support Time & Recovery Workers, Peer Support Worker and the Interventions Team.

You will have excellent interpersonal skills that you will use to facilitate high quality mental health assessments and home treatment interventions, and to build good working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders. The team work closely with both internal and external professionals, including Psychiatric Liaison teams, acute inpatient wards, Community Mental Health Teams and Emergency Services, as well as service users and their family and carers.

In return for the above, we offer real commitment to your professional development, and regular supervision within a supportive working environment.

CRHTT is a 24 hour service so you will be expected to work a varied shift pattern including night shifts, weekends and public holidays. West Kent CRHTT cover a large geographical area including Maidstone, Tonbridge & Malling, Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks and Edenbridge. Therefore access to a car and a full driving license is desirable KMPT Staff Benefits: NHS pension scheme Your employer pays 14.3% towards your pension and life assurance benefits. Please see http:\/\/ Apply. Apply\/Pensions.aspx for more details. Annual leave for Agenda for Change O n appointment to NHS 27 days for full time or pro rata if part time
After 5 years NHS service 29 days full time or pro rata if part time
After 10 years NHS service 33 days full time or pro rata if part time Plus bank holidays that's up to 41 days - more than 8 weeks paid time off! Medical staff have national Terms and Conditions.
Buying and selling of annual leave is also available as part of our flexible approach to staff benefits. Recommend a friend campaign If you already work for us you could refer a friend from outside of the Trust to any of the roles below and you can receive £1000 if they are successfully recruited; Nursing staff - RMN RGN RNLD - Band 5 and 6, Medical Doctors, Clinical Psychologist and Allied Health Professionals, Flexible working Covers job share, term time working, flexible shifts etc. Just ask and we will try to help. Statutory and occupational maternity, paternity or adoption leave Dependant on length of NHS service Other paid\/unpaid leave This can be for Jury Service, Reserved Armed Forces, etc. This is paid outside of annual leave. Non paid leave for career breaks Staff Support KMPT offer a face to face counselling service for any issues not just work related problems. NHS discounts and shopping vouchers Staff can sign up to Red Guava, PS discounts and Health Service Discounts to receive a variety of discounts in travel, fashion, technology, mobile phone contracts, food and drink, days out etc. Learning and Development opportunities In addition to the mandatory subjects there are a number of leadership, management and staff topic areas, including coaching and mentoring. Induction.
KMPT is committed to supporting all new staff and this includes a comprehensive Induction programme. The duration of the programme is dependent on role and can be from 2 days to 4 weeks (not always consecutive days).
The Induction programme will provide an excellent opportunity for new staff to meet and engage with KMPT's subject specialists and will include the essential training required.
The programme may involve some travel to the various training venues across Kent and Medway, the main ones being Canterbury, Maidstone and Dartford. Lease car scheme Cycle to work scheme The list goes on.........! New starter bonus . At the Trust we really value our nurses and the skills they bring. To recognise this we offer a New Hire Bonus of £1200 pro rata for

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