Senior Mental Health Practitioner

St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
AL1 1JG
Hertfordshire NHS £ 40057.0 - 45839.0 Per year Part time Save This Job
Pay
£ 40057.0 - 45839.0 Per year
Hours
Part time
Type
Bank
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Posted
28 Jul 2022
Closes
25 Aug 2022

Job Description

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
PALMS principally deliver a flexible service according to need and personal
circumstances, in a planned way. For example, for a full-time worker this equates to flexibly working 37.5 across the working week. PALMS are open to flexible working and therefore part time / job share would be considered, working a minimum of 0.6 WTE.
The posts are fixed term for two years covering either the East and North of the county or South and West with principle bases in Welwyn Garden City and Stevenage or Watford and St Albans.
We have continued to support CYP and their families through the COVID19 pandemic embracing virtual working whilst continuing to offer face to face work where clinically appropriate. Virtual working offers flexibility to both team members and families and is now embedded in the PALMS team.
The PALMS team is friendly, cohesive and proactive. We value feedback and empower all team members to contribute to the continuous development of the service and welcome innovation and change.
We can offer you:
  • Regular clinical and professional supervision
  • Regular appraisal, personal development planning and opportunities for continuing professional development. This includes specific support with regards to fulfilling the PALMS' role. Recent examples include the team undertaking training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), sleep assessment and intervention, and systemic and family practice.
  • Regular opportunities to meet as a team including peer reflection and Intervision.
  • Opportunities to work closely with a multi-disciplinary team and learn from other evidence based frameworks and approaches.
  • Opportunities to provide clinical supervision and line management to other members of the PALMS team as appropriate.
  • Opportunities to connect with local and national networks
  • Involvement in providing training.
  • 27 days annual leave, 29 if you have worked for the NHS for 5 years and 33 if you have worked for the NHS for 10 years, in addition to 8 days bank holidays.
  • Entitlement to the NHS pension scheme.
Closing date for applications will be midnight on Sunday 14th August with interviews running Friday 26th August. Interviews will be run using Microsoft Teams and full details and instructions will be provided to successful candidates.

Person specification

Training and Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Degree or equivalent in relevant field Professional Qualification (RMN, DipSW, OT or equivalent) supplemented by post graduate diploma specialist training, experience, short courses plus further specialist training to master's equivalent level or Doctoral level training in clinical psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996), including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology.
  • Experience in relevant mental health/learning disability setting.
  • Specialist knowledge within the field of clinical skills gained through theoretical and practical training and experience.
  • Membership of relevant professional bodies
Desirable criteria
  • Approved mental health professional (AMHP).
  • Further training in relevant areas of Autism, Learning Disability and mental health.
Experience

Essential criteria
  • Significant experience of risk assessment within a mental health or learning disability setting.
  • Comprehensive assessment skills
  • Significant experience of working clinically in a mental health and/or learning disability setting assessing, containing and managing complex cases in a multi-disciplinary setting.
  • Experience of working with people who have a learning disability and/or autistic spectrum disorder.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole course of presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the treat of physical abuse
  • Knowledge of child development, child and adolescent mental health and a range of therapeutic models
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised therapies and assessment methodologies
  • Multi-Disciplinary Team and multi-agency working
  • Experience of dealing with Safeguarding Incidents.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and national policies
  • Knowledge of evidence based practice
  • An understanding of the impact of Learning Disability, Autism and mental health difficulties and challenging behaviour on family life.
Desirable criteria
  • To have good knowledge of local community services.
  • Provision of effective clinical/practice supervision<

Ref: 22PALMSMH

Job Details

Senior Mental Health Practitioner

St Albans, Hertfordshire, Englandd Hertfordshire NHS
Pay
£ 40057.0 - 45839.0 Per year
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Hours
Part time
Posted
28 Jul 2022
Type
Bank
Closes
25 Aug 2022

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