Band 6 CPN for Forensic Community Service – F.I.R.S.T

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated qualified CPN to join our continuing developing team FIRST, working with Men and Women leaving Secure Inpatient Services.

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. The successful applicant will have experience of working with a wide range of individuals and be able to demonstrate an understanding and awareness of the criminal justice system and its impact on individuals that use our services. You will be able to work with other members of the team in managing an individual caseload, working within the confines of a robust care plan that meets the individual needs whilst managing any risk factors for the individual or others.


Main duties of the job
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.

The successful applicant will be supported to develop their professional interests in line with the Team objectives .The team benefits from both regular reflective practice sessions, and shared formulations sessions alongside the mandatory clinical supervision.

Working for our organisation
Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.  Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year.  We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community.  If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people’s lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
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