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Band 6 Primary Care Liaison Nurse/Social Worker/OT - Sandalwood Court, Swindon

Band 6

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Mental Health Nursing
Band 6
1 year Fixed Term Contract or Secondment
Part Time 30 hours per week
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Sandalwood Court
£30,401 per annum pro rata
21/06/2019 23:59

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. We also provide specialist services extending throughout the south west.

We employ over 4,000 dedicated members of staff who deliver services from more than 90 locations, working in approximately 150 teams across a geographical region of 2,200 miles, for a population of approximately 1.8million people.

We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery. Our staff are pivotal in everything we do and we are committed to involving them fully in the development of the Trust and our services.



This is a fixed-term/secondment for 12 months. If you are an internal candidate on a substantive contract you may only apply for a secondment. Please ensure you have the support of your current line manager before applying.   At the end of your secondment you will return to your current post at your current grade.

Come and join our supportive professional and dedicated multi disciplinary team.

This is a new post to work alongside our Swindon Borough Council colleagues with homeless people who have recently been homed. It is our aspiration to provide assessment of their mental health needs, and support them in access mental health services and support as needed.

The Swindon Primary Care Liaison Service are incredibly proud of the high quality service we offer our service users and carers.

We are a fast paced service who works flexibly and collaboratively to meet the needs of people with mental health problems in Swindon. We are the single point of access to mental health services and offer support to a range of primary health and social care providers to ensure that all service users that are referred to us are aligned to the most appropriate care pathway.

We are looking for an experienced mental health nurse, social worker or OT with an interest in mental health assessment and liaison. You will demonstrate post-registration experience at Band 5 or above and be able to provide evidence of continued professional development. Successful applicants will join a highly skilled team of professionals, offering robust and timely triage, face to face assessments and liaison with primary and secondary services. You will work with an ageless client group presenting with a wide range of mental health problems.

If you would like experience of being a part of our dynamic team and have a track record of enthusiasm and commitment to the development of mental health practice then we are very keen to hear from you.

The service operates Monday – Friday 8am -6pm (excluding bank holidays).

We look forward to your application.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Lucy Durham, Team Manager or Jess Mullan, Senior Practitioner on 01793 835787