Community Mental Health Practitioner

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum / pro rata for part time
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 5
Contract Type
Job summary

Are you looking for a new challenge and want to offer the best care in times of Crisis?

Do you want to help shape the future of the CRHT?

We have a brand-new opportunity for a Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist with mental health experience to join the Crisis Resolution & Home Treatment Team (CRHT) at Langley Green Hospital, Crawley.

The CRHT team is a part of acute care and works closely with the acute hospital and community teams to support clients in a mental health crisis. It offers clients care and support in their own homes together with a day service group programme based at Langley Green Hospital as an alternative to hospital admission.

CRHT are able to offer all the benefits of a hospital admission while remaining at home including home visits from our experienced team, with support from doctors and psychology. We also facilitate supportive discharge from hospital, managing the transition back to community-based service.

A 'Golden Hello' or relocation package up to �2000 (see attached documentation for T&C's)

Main duties of the job

As a Community Mental Health Practitioner in our team you will need to actively work together with service users, carers and a wider multi-disciplinary team to help formulate care plans and utilise appropriate assessments.

You will be working in a variety of community settings to provide and improve person-centred care of the highest quality. You will be directly involved in developing discharge plans in collaboration with service users and their families, as well as occasionally representing the clinical team at multi-disciplinary meeting and clinical reviews of patient care.

You will also be responsible for monitoring and developing treatment plans in order to make progress with service users and ensure effectiveness of interventions.

To protect the health and safety of our staff/workers, patients, and those attending our sites, we encourage our workforce to get fully vaccinated against COVID

About us

We are committed to career development and future aspirations and career goals are discussed openly and supported.

Working in Sussex:
  • Travel easily between coast and countryside and enjoy the natural beauty the county has to offer. With a blend of picturesque villages and seaside towns, there's always somewhere new to visit
  • Embrace the city life and visit Brighton, or even travel to London in under 90 minutes

As a mental health trust Sussex Partnership places a huge focus on the wellbeing of our staff, as well as ensuring our reward packages reflect the immensely important work they do.

Your benefits:
  • Access to full psychological support, via our internal wellbeing team
  • Excellent supervision programmes, with ongoing opportunities for training and development
  • Free parking on-site
  • Access to a host of discount schemes
  • A position within a trust rated as 'Outstanding' for caring and 'Good' overall by the CQC
  • Excellent NHS Pension
  • Generous holiday entitlement (starting at 27 days + 8 bank holidays)
  • A 'Golden Hello' or relocation package up to �2000 (see attached documentation for T&C's)

We encourage flexible working. We know that a positive work/life balance brings about huge health-related benefits, which has a positive impact on the care we provide. Please speak to us about flexible working, for example, home-working, part time hours, flexible start/finish times or anything else. If it works for you and works for the role, we'll do our best to make it happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities


In order to be a successful Community Mental Health Practitioner in our team you will have:
  • Professional Qualification
  • Experience of working within an acute setting
  • Experience of working with people with complex needs
  • Sound evidence-based knowledge of treatment pathways

It would also be advantageous if you have:
  • Experience of working within a Community setting

The service operates 7 days a week and there will be an expectation to work weekends and shifts, which would involve early and late shifts.

Please note you will need to have a current driver's license and access to a car as the role requires regular home visits to service users and occasional visits to other trust sites.

See attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

Please apply using the link in this advert, or for more information explore the attachments or contact:

Kimann Jones, Crisis & Urgent Care Service Manager - 590 440

(We are happy to arrange informal visits - currently COVID dependent)

Person Specification



  • Professional Qualification
  • Other post Professional Qualifications/training

Knowledge and Experience


  • Experience of working within an acute setting.
  • Experience of working with people with complex needs.
  • Sound evidence based knowledge of treatment pathways.
  • Up to date knowledge of Safeguarding procedures
  • Knowledge and awareness of the MHA and its applications.
  • Evidence of professional development.
  • Ability to assess and manage clinical risks.


  • Experience of working within a Community setting.



  • Effective verbal and written communication.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team.
  • Ability to formulate clear and rationale plans.
  • Experience with supervision and mentoring
  • IT skills
  • Ability to travel between sites



  • Ability to work in a fast paced and stressful environment.
  • Ability to adhere to Trust Core Values.
  • To be able to be flexible and motivated
  • To have a non-judgmental attitude
  • To be respectful of Human Rights, Dignity and Privacy

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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