Mental Health Practitioner

Maidstone, Kent, England
ME17 4BU
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
10 Jan 2020
9 Feb 2020

Job Description

Specialist Community Forensic Team (SCFT)

New Pilot Community Team

Mental Health Practitioner



Forensic and Specialist Care Group

Trevor Gibbens Unit

1 x post

We are looking for a mental health practitioner to be part of a ground-breaking new team, improving the lives of forensic mental health service users.

Part of a pioneering programme funded by NHS England, the team will support forensic service users in the community instead of in secure hospitals. This can improve quality of life and reduce inequality, and allows hospital care costs to be reinvested into community services. Other teams in the programme have spoken of having a "genuine impact on service users' lives", and the ability to "instil hope" and "witness real life changes".

This is a rare chance to be part of shaping a new service, providing opportunities to develop your skills and your career. You will play a key role in the multi-disciplinary team as a care coordinator, managing a caseload of up to ten individuals. You will need to be a nurse, social worker, or occupational therapist with experience in mental health settings, but experience in forensic services or community settings is not necessary - training will be provided.

This is a permanent role at agenda for change band 6; with flexible and part time working opportunities available. The team will cover Kent and out of area Kent patients.

For more details, see the job description.

For an informal discussion please call - Louisa Powell, Service Manager, Apply

If your application is successful you will be notified by e-mail and advised to check your Trac/ NHS Jobs account. Therefore, please ensure that you regularly check both your email and your Trac/NHS Jobs account.

This post is subject to a six month probationary period for candidates external to the Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust.

Completed applications by: Sunday 26th January 2020

Employment in this post is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service.

To deliver an effective service it is essential that you are able to travel between bases in a timely manner.

If you are seeking a new challenge and interested in becoming part of this forward thinking and innovative Trust then we want to talk to you.

What we can offer you
* Career development with our comprehensive range of training & development opportunities to enhance your skills
* Strong Supportive Management committed to provide 1-2-1 support to advance personal development.
* Car Lease Scheme opens to all staff
* Staff discounts for employees and their families
* Relocation Support if you are moving to the area dependent on your circumstances
* 35 days paid holiday, increasing to 41 days after 10 years' service
* Pension scheme

We take pride in our services - which are underpinned by our values:
  • Respect
  • Openness
  • Accountability
  • Working together
  • Innovation
  • Excellence

We love the work, and we want you to join us.

KMPT Staff Benefits:
NHS pension scheme
Your employer pays 14.3% towards your pension and life assurance benefits.

Please see Apply. Apply/Pensions.aspx for more details.
Annual leave for Agenda for Change
On appointment to NHS27 days for full time or pro rata if part time
After 5 years NHS service29 days full time or pro rata if part time
After 10 years NHS service33 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

Ref: 380SCFT013

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