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Mental Health Practitioner

Band 6

Main area
Adult and Specialist
Band 6
Secondment or Fixed Term- 18 months
Full Time 37.5 Hours Per Week
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Sand Martin House
£30,401- £37,267 pa pro rata
25/09/2019 23:59

An exciting opportunity for a 18 month secondment/or fixed term post  has arisen for an experienced and enthusiastic Band 6 Mental health practitioner to play a dynamic role in the new Family Safeguarding project in conjunction with Peterborough City Council. We are looking for an experienced mental health practitioner to operate within the multidisciplinary team and a multi-agency framework to provide assessment, intervention consultation, guidance and advice on evidence based approaches within the framework of the role with the support from core mental health team..

You will work alongside existing services such as the Drug and Alcohol Services (Aspire) and the Probation services (BENCH). The team will provide support to partners aligned to the project to establish and maintain effective partnership working to manage risk and improve outcomes for children who have a range of needs, including the need to be protected and to be looked after by the local authority.

The focus for intervention will be the adults (parents or carers)
The team will communicate with partners, maintaining focus on the protection of the children in the family at all times by assessing and supporting the parents (or family caregivers) who have mental health needs. Assessment outcomes will determine the necessary resources and intervention to meet their needs. You will be clinically working within a small   team of mental health professionals delivering primary mental health interventions or signposting and liaising with other statutory/voluntary services.

You will work on the frontline where your professional skills and expertise will provide dynamic advice and decision making to enable person-centred responses to those in crisis. This includes formulating plans for psychological treatment and/or intervention with parents (and children) taking into account their learning needs, mental health and other presenting problems.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Sara Hart or Zoe Rix  01733 317560


If you have problems applying, contact

People Services
0800 9537016

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501