Are you a Nurse, OT or Social Worker with significant experience in mental health?
The Brighton and Hove Wellbeing Service are recruiting to a number of Band 6 roles in our new Primary Care Network Mental Health Team (PCN MHT) and in our established Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner team (PCMHP).
Both teams provide prompt access to mental health expertise at the right level to prevent further deterioration or escalation from primary care. The people we work with are typically unable to access IAPT services and may not meet the thresholds for secondary care services.
In both roles, you’ll communicate closely with GPs, secondary care services (ATS, crisis teams, etc.), carers, and wider voluntary sector networks (including UOK [formerly Community Roots] and Southdown) to make sure people's needs are understood at the earliest point, providing a bridge between primary and secondary care when necessary.
Within the PCMHP team, you will undertake brief interventions, and facilitate a range of evidence-based groupwork, negotiating onward care with IAPT, ATS, and other Trust and voluntary sector colleagues as necessary.
The PCN MHT is a developing service expanding across the city, being delivered as a partnership with GPs and the voluntary sector, and presently focussing on flexible one-to-one work. This exciting team offers opportunity and challenge in equal measure to experienced community practitioners wanting to be at the forefront of the transformation of Brighton and Hove's mental health services.
Your interventions will be vital to preventing deterioration in previously stable patients, supporting people to transition to the right services, and supporting GPs and voluntary sector colleagues to provide safe, evidence-based mental health support. Both teams support remote working options within the needs of the service, and of service users.
We know that a positive work/life balance brings about huge health-related benefits; working in East Sussex gives you the opportunity to enjoy the scenery of the South Downs National Park, take in the miles of scenic coastline and there’s easy access to Brighton and Hove by bus and London by train.
Closing date: Sunday 10 July 2022
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