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Job summary

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mental health
Band 6
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Ashcroft CMHT Hub
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum, pro rata
Salary period
11/02/2021 23:59

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Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust logo

Band 6 Perinatal Mental Health Practitioner - Sandwell & West

Band 6

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. 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.

Please note, if applicable for your role you will be required to cover the cost of your DBS certificate. This will be deducted from your salary over 3 months. You will also be required to sign up to the DBS Update Service before commencement with the Trust.

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.

Our Trust is committed to treating individuals fairly and ensuring they have the same opportunities to fulfil their potential, even if this means doing things differently for different people sometimes. We are working hard to ensure our workforce reflects the diversity within Birmingham and Solihull and that our services meet the needs of all diverse service users and carers.

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner to join our Specialist Perinatal Community Mental Health Team within the Sandwell and  West Birmingham locality.

The Perinatal team offers support to women experiencing moderate to severe mental illness during the perinatal period (through pregnancy to 12 months post natal). In addition to this service there is an existing inpatient Mother & Baby Unit located in the Barberry, National Centre for Mental Health. We also work alongside our local maternity services within antenatal mental health liaison clinics.

The successful applicant will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team delivering care to women in a range of community settings as well as the local maternity unit. The ability to work flexibly in multidisciplinary teams and in a range of settings is therefore essential.

Main duties of the job

Applicants must be highly motivated professionals, with significant experience in mental health care. Experience of working within perinatal mental health is not a requirement as specialist training will be provided. If you are looking for a new challenge with a new and developing service, have the requirements for the role and are interested in this post, then we would welcome your application.

The Trust 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. As part of our commitment to support our local community, we warmly welcome applications from candidates who can speak an Asian language.

The post holder must have access to a vehicle for work purposes. They should hold a valid registration with a relevant professional body.


Working for our organisation

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust provides a comprehensive mental healthcare service for residents of Birmingham and Solihull, and a range of specialist mental health services to communities across the West Midlands and beyond. The Trust operates out of more than 40 sites, serves a culturally and socially diverse population of 1.3 million spread over 172 square miles, has an income of more than £240 million and a dedicated workforce of around 4,000 staff. A wide range of local and regional services and partnerships covering inpatient, community and specialist mental healthcare make it one of the most innovative and complex mental health foundation trusts in the country.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please follow the link below to see the full advert, including the Job Description and Person Specification for this vacancy:

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Mental Health Practitioner professional registration,
Desirable criteria
  • Post registration experience in perinatal mental health.
  • additional training in mental health interventions, DBT approach, CFT, CBT

mental health assessment skill

Essential criteria
  • evidences ability to work in an autonomous way
Desirable criteria
  • Experience working in women’s mental health service

Community MH experience

Essential criteria
  • experience of community MH setting
Desirable criteria
  • previous experience of care coordination
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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

Dianna Dass-Farrell
Job title
Perinatal Community Team Manager
Email address
Telephone number
0121 301 6184
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