Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner

Main area

Community Mental Health - Primary Care Mental Health

Sites across Kent and Medway including:
Ashford, Dartford, Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells, Thanet, Medway, South Kent Coast (Deal/Dover)

Job overview:
These new positions are exciting and innovative and will provide mental health support for children and young people to Primary Care Networks (PCNs) in Kent and Medway. PCNs are groups of GP practices who work together in a local geographical area.
There will be numerous posts available across the PCNs (see above)

We want mental health professionals: social workers/nurses/occupational therapists and psychological therapists to be part of this initiative.

It is an exciting time to join services in Kent and Medway as we are beginning a programme of transformation of community Mental Health services, these roles are the building blocks for those developments. Initially in trailblazer localities you will be responsible for embedding the role and the successful applicants will be part of a task and finish group to review the job description and the effectiveness of the role to support the future roll out of the programme.

You will primarily work in the PCNs as a member of the integrated teams in GP surgeries

Main duties of the role:
The role is part of the Additional Role Reimbursement Scheme to embed Mental Health practitioners in Primary Care Networks. The purpose of the role is to bridge the gap between Primary Care and Secondary Mental Health services by delivering high quality Mental Health care in Primary Care settings.

It will allow the Children and Young people of Kent and Medway to receive Mental Health care in GP settings and support individuals to access a range of interventions outside of secondary care services.

The role requires a highly competent, proficient practitioner, who is able to work autonomously & creatively in this busy demanding role. Excellent assessment skills and knowledge of local services is essential to this role, as it is the gate keeper and guardian for referral to secondary services.

Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main responsibilities of the role. This is an exciting opportunity for a practitioner with significant experience of working with children and young people with mental health needs in a community setting.

Full and part time positions available.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Assessment/Interview info

At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

For More information contact Katherine

COVID-19 Vaccination

We continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff and their families.

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Company : Nelft Nhs Foundation Trust
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