Our clients in Essex are urgently seeking to recruit a Locum Band 6 Registered Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker to join their Perinatal Service.
Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
The Perinatal Mental Health Practitioner will work as a member of the Perinatal Mental Health Service. They will manage a defined caseload of service users experiencing moderate to severe perinatal mental health problems, and those with pre-existing severe mental health diagnoses to reduce perinatal risk and maintain stability in this vulnerable period for women's mental health. They will undertake holistic community assessments with a strong emphasis on the parent-infant relationship and safeguarding.
The post holder will offer a variety of therapeutic interventions including supportive therapy, psychosocial interventions, specialist medication advice and problem solving techniques. In addition the post holder will be expected to offer both support and advice to carers and relatives, and to work in an integrated manner with key partner organisations and professionals. They will be required to provide consultative advice to other agencies, and to participate in delivering training and development for other professionals.
The post holder will contribute to facilitating the transformation of the perinatal service to meet best practice standards including NICE Guidelines Antenatal and Postnatal Mental Health (2014) and Royal College of Psychiatrist Quality Network Standards.