Mental Health Practitioner

Westerham, Kent, England
TN16 1LJ
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
20 May 2020
18 Jun 2020

Job Description

It's a great time to be a part of the Community Mental Health Teams in West Kent as we have been awarded additional Mental Health Funding to expand the teams which will enable us to develop the Clinical Care Pathways leading to an improved and innovative service for our Service Users, Carers and Staff.

West Kent Maidstone Community Mental Health Team which is based in both Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells are a diverse multi-cultural team that is looking to recruit a band 5 Mental Health Practitioners to work within the team, providing specialist mental health care for people with multiple and complex needs that require intensive support. You can be based at either Tunbridge Wells or Maidstone depending on your location however the posts will provide services to both locations so travel between both sites will be required.

Are you newly qualified or about to qualify and would like to begin your nursing or Occupational Therapy career in a Secondary Care Mental Health Team? If you are then we would like to hear from you. We will be able to offer you a supportive learning environment that will prepare you for next move within Mental Health.

Our service focuses on promoting recovery for those people diagnosed with severe and enduring mental ill health. 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 and carers.

The Care Group is currently implementing new Clinical Care Pathways these are Initial Interventions, Personality Disorder and Enduring Condition so there will be opportunity for you to choose a specialism should you be the right person.

What we can offer you in West Kent:

- Participation in groups with Psychology and Occupational Therapy
- Opportunities to run groups
- Preceptorship for new qualified staff
- Leadership Modules to develop in senior roles
- Mentorship and Supervision

What you can expect once you join the team:

- Monthly supervision (clinical and managerial)
- Reflective Group to discuss complex cases and share learning
- MDT Risk Forum to discuss complex cases with high risks
- Mandatory training
- Clinical Review of caseload with Consultant Psychiatrist and Team Leader
- Structured Clinical Management Group support
- Admin support
- Peer support
- Free parking

We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic newly qualified Nurses and Occupational Therapist. You will have a strong sense of initiative and an excellent team working ability.

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.

This post offers an excellent opportunity to work in an interesting and developing service environment and if you have no experience of working in the community but would like to expand your professional development then we can offer you a development programme to support you with this transition. You will be offered considerable opportunities for training and professional development.

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 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


Ref: 1268450737

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