We are pleased to be able to offer an exciting opportunity to join the team at Health in Mind as a Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner (PCMHP) Team Lead. This is a substantive 37.5 hour post with an expectation of some out of office hours working (see below). Health in Mind is an NHS Talking Therapies (NHS TT) primary care mental health service that serves the people of East Sussex, excluding Brighton and Hove. The PCMHP's within Health in Mind provide a critical function in triaging referrals into the service, providing timely and consistent assessments, brief non-IAPT interventions and onward referral as required. Liaison with key stakeholders and third sector organisations also forms part of this role. Although you will be working primarily in the Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford area the ability to travel across sites in the East Sussex area (excluding Brighton and Hove) to meet the overall demands of the service is required.Main duties of the job
It is essential that you are a registered mental health professional or equivalent (see job description). Main duties include providing professional leadership to the Central team of Primary Care Mental Health Practitioners (PCMHP), delivering regular clinical supervision to ensure that safe standards of practice are maintained, and being responsible for the management of the Central PCMHP team - including managing staff, appraisals, recruitment and allocation of resources in accordance with needs on a day-today basis. The successful applicant should have excellent clinical skills in assessment, risk assessment and as well as strong communication skills. You will be working closely with other professional groups within the team, in particular your PCMHP Team Lead colleagues and the Talking Therapies staff team. Providing advice and support to your colleagues is therefore an integral part of this role. The ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders, such as GPs, secondary mental health services and non-statutory organisations is vital. The post holder will also contribute to broader Service and Trust developments in relation to our triage team, local triage hubs and PCMHP role developments in Sussex.Working for our organisation
As part of Sussex Partnership NHS Trust, Health in Mind offers a supportive working environment and the opportunity for staff to flourish and professionally develop. Staff wellbeing is integral in our philosophy and in practice for us in order to be a place people want to work. We actively encourage staff input when developing the service and some of our most effective innovations have come as a result of this staff involvement approach. We have a strong philosophy of a collaborative and client centred approach.
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- People first: people are at the heart of everything we do.
- Future focused: we're optimistic, we learn and always try to improve.
- Embracing change: we're bold, innovative and disciplined about using our resources to improve.
- Working together: we provide services in partnership with patients.
- Registered Mental Health qualification or equivalent
- Up to date Registration
- Post Basic Courses / relevant Study Days
- Evidence of CPD
- Proven experience of providing Mental Health interventions within Primary care settings
- Proven post-qualifying experience of clinical work with people with a range of mental health problems
- Experience of partnership working within and across various different statutory and non- statutory teams and agencies.
- Experience of providing low intensity psychological interventions including, provision of self help, behavioural activation, guided self help, cCBT using a range of delivery models, telephone, face to face individual and workshops
- Experience of providing training and working consultatively with professionals
- Experienced in conducting clinical assessments, including risk assessments at primary care level
Sussex Partnership NHS FT is committed to supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our communities. Our workforce is currently under-represented from Black and Minority, Ethnic and disabled communities and we would welcome applications from these communities.
We regret that we are unable to advise candidates if they have not been shortlisted. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.
In the event of an excessive number of applicants the Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy earlier than indicated.
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust takes its responsibilities for the safeguarding and protection of children and young people and vulnerable adults very seriously and expects this of all its employees and bank workers. The Trust works with adult and children's social care to ensure that the integrated service has systems in place to equip staff and bank workers with the knowledge and skills to recognize abuse, and take action to safeguard and protect vulnerable adults and children and young people. It is expected that all staff and bank workers familiarise themselves with the appropriate structures and policies and with the Sussex child protection and safeguarding procedures and the Sussex multi-agency policy and procedures for safeguarding vulnerable adults and undertake the relevant essential training and further training appropriate to their role.
Successful candidates are normally offered salaries at the bottom of the relevant salary range. However, where previous or equivalent NHS experience in a similar role can be demonstrated and evidenced, this may be taken into consideration when setting the starting salary.Employer certification / accreditation badgesApplicant requirements
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.