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EIPS Lead Practitioner Band 5-6 Development Post

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 a year per annum,
Closing date
15 Jun 2023

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Early Intervention in Psychosis Service (EIPS) based in Hailsham is looking for a full-time nurse, social worker or occupational therapist to join the team in a new band 5 to band 6 development post. This post is ideal for a newly qualified professional or a professional already working at a band 5 level looking to develop to a band 6 lead practitioner within EIPS.

We will offer you a bespoke programme and a supportive and creative approach to guide you from a band 5 to band 6 lead practitioner.

We will provide regular supervision, mentoring, team support, preceptorship, protected caseload and clear objectives (linked to the EIPS development pathway Competencies Framework) in order for you to meet your goals.

With the support of Professional Leads, Team Leaders, Senior Mental Health Practitioners and the wider EIPS MDT, we can take you on a developmental journey from band 5 to band 6 EIPS lead practitioner.

This post offers a Golden Hello, or a Relocation package up to a maximum of �2000. (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions. Please see attached Protocol document).

Main duties of the job

The service has a strong ethos of hope and is dedicated to and passionate about supporting people aged 14 - 65 who are experiencing a First Episode of Psychosis (FEP) or people aged 14 - 35 with an At-Risk Mental State (ARMS) to meet their mental health needs, achieve personal recovery and enable people to get back on track with their lives and achieve their goals. We support their recovery and the development of skills and strategies to help them maintain or rediscover their wellbeing. The service works to a whole team approach and you will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team that includes nurses, occupational therapists, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, pharmacists, peer workers, support time and recovery workers, individual placement and support workers and administration staff.

The post holder will provide specialist interventions and act in the role of Lead Practitioner for a defined caseload of clients. The work is varied and interesting and all team members are involved with the full range of best practice assessments and interventions.

About us

The Hailsham EIP team is one of 6 Early Intervention in Psychosis teams provided by the Trust. The teams have a single service-wide governance group which oversees and leads on the delivery of care. Organizationally, the teams sit within the Trust's Children and Young People's Services division.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be an autonomous practitioner who will carry continuing responsibility for a defined caseload of service users by undertaking the following duties:
  • To undertake assessments of individuals and their families in the designated care group with complex health and social care presentations.
  • To develop alongside the service user their care plan.
  • To offer specialist assessment and advice where required.
  • To assess and manage on going risks as identified during the assessment, ensuring that this is done in collaboration with the service user, carers and wider MDT. To regularly review risk factors and make changes to the management of them as necessary.
  • To contribute to the maintenance and development of Trust strategies where appropriate.
  • To ensure that practice is evidence based and consistent with relevant NICE guidelines and Trust policies and procedures.
  • To act within your Professional Code of Conduct and Practice at all times

See Job descriptions and person specifications for full details

Person Specification

- Qualifications


  • Registered Practitioner with current registration [mental health/LD/Adult/Social Work/OT], appropriate to the job role
  • Evidence of continuous professional development



  • Post qualifying experience in the relevant care group
  • Experience of working alongside people with psychosis and complex health and social care problems in the designated care group
  • Experience of managing a caseload
  • Experience of providing a range of clinical interventions to people in the designated care group with a variety of health problems
  • Experience of working consultatively with professionals
  • Experience of conducting clinical assessments including risk assessments
  • Experience of partnership working within and across various statutory and non statutory teams and agencies

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust



Western Road


BN27 3DY

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