Community Mental Health Practitioner

Sevenoaks, Kent, England
TN15 0AB
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
15 Feb 2020
15 Mar 2020

Job Description

Due to new investment some exciting opportunities have arisen for Community Mental Health Professionals to contribute to the development of Community Older Adult Services in South West Kent Tunbridge Wells & Sevenoaks. We are keen to attract registered Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists and Social Workers who have a passion for working with Older Adults.

Our service focuses on both functional and organic mental health disorders. We provide comprehensive multi-disciplinary services and work closely with local specialist mental health teams, tertiary service providers, primary care, local statutory and non-statutory agencies, service users & carers.

This post offers an excellent opportunity to work in an interesting and developing service environment. You will provide specialist assessment and treatment within the team and will be committed to developing and promoting service provision for older adults.

We pride ourselves on excellence fed back from students and other professionals. We also provide excellent patient experience this is evidenced in a monthly report.

Role Summary:
• You will act as care co-ordinator for a mixed caseload of functional and organic cases.
• You will embrace our clinical CAPA model and carry out assessment and reviews within agreed time frames delivering the right care, at the right time and in the right place.
• Be an active member and contribute to multi-disciplinary team working.
• Participate in a duty roster and deliver urgent and emergency interventions to those in crisis.
• To communicate effectively to both internal and external stakeholders.
• To actively contribute to the development of others.
• You will need to be able to travel in a timely manner..

What you can expect once you join the team:

- Experience of working in a specialist patient group
- Supportive environment with monthly supervision (clinical and managerial)
- Reflective Group to discuss complex cases and share learning
- MDT Risk Forum to discuss complex cases with high risks
- Essential and developmental training
- Caseloadsupport management
-Administration support to allow you to dedicate your time

We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic Mental Health Professionals. You will have a strong sense of initiative and an excellent team working ability.

You will require excellent interpersonal skills and will need to be able to adopt a flexible, collaborative and proactive approach to your work.

Effective communication skills and self-governance are required. You will be able to demonstrate knowledge of high level interventions & community assessment skills. Existing qualifications or a willingness to undertake training relevant to the post is expected.

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 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 varietyof 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.

KMPT is committed to supporting all

Ref: 226731517

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