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Acute Day Service Mental Health Practitioner

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa / pro rata for part time
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for a new challenge and want to offer the best care in times of Crisis?

We have a brand-new opportunity for a Band 5Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapistwith mental health experience to join theAcute Day Service, here at Langley Green Hospital.

The Acute Day Service offer service users in a mental health crisis, four weeks of psycho-educational groups to help learn coping strategies and self-manage their mental health.

Main duties of the job

As a Community Mental Health Practitioner in our team you will meet with service users provide a care plan, review their mental state, run the therapeutic groups. You will be responsible for monitoring and developing treatment plans in order to make progress with service users and ensure effectiveness of interventions.

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 work very closely with the CRHTT (Crisis Resolution & Home Treatment Team) and our inpatient wards.

About us

  • 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

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:

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse with current registration appropriate to the job role OR registered Occupational Therapist, Social worker or alternative with current registration appropriate to role



  • Experience of facilitating groups for mental health service users
  • Knowledge of MHA (1983/2007).
  • Knowledge and experience in group treatment evidence based practice
  • Child and Adult safe guarding procedures
  • Change management, organising and prioritising workloads
  • Demonstrate ability to enhance care through evidence based knowledge
  • Demonstrate professional development relevant to the care group
  • Demonstrates ability to assess and manage clinical risk

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Acute Day Service, Langley Green Hospital

Martyrs Avenue,


RH11 7EJ

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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