Band 4 Community Assistant Practitioner in Healthy lifestyles for Forensic Community Service – F.I.R.S.T
Forensic Intensive Recovery Support Team
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated qualified Assistant Practitioner to join our continuing developing team FIRST. We are looking for an individual who has a range of experiences in Mental Health settings and is committed to supporting service users with complex needs through the secure care pathway. You will have obtained the qualification of Foundation Degree in Science and mental health and be able to evidence significant training and skills development around physical health care and healthy life styles.
The team is recovery focused and you will be supported via a bespoke training package to work alongside service users as they maintain meaningful and purposeful lives in their local communities. We are a busy multidisciplinary team with a mixed caseload of males and female service users with complex mental health needs and at times unmet physical health care needs. Your focus will be working alongside the lead for physical health within our team in ensuring that individuals within the secure carepathway are supported to manage and look after their physical health care needs and well being. The successful applicant will work within the team supporting and delivering focused interventions and monitoring to meet the over all goal of healthy life styles and well being.
Please note that this post may close earlier than the indicated closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received. The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of our safe recruitment practice pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. If you have not heard from us within a month of the closing date you should presume that you have not been shortlisted. As part of the selection process you may be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, however all cases of criminal record history are dealt with on a case by case basis. Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust is committed to equality of opportunity, and welcomes applications from all areas of the community, who meet the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, gender, disability, religion/ belief or sexual orientation. All successful applicants will be required to complete the Trust’s induction programme. The Fundamental (Statutory and Mandatory) training will be in an e-learning format. You will be required to complete training modules online (approx. 9-14 hours depending on post) in your own time prior to any unconditional offer being made.
Interview dates 12th June 2018
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
0121 301 3077
Zoe Cockbill Nurse consultant Secure Care
Jan Morris Clinical Service Manager for FIRST