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Mental Health Liaison Practitioner

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist looking for a new and rewarding work environment?

Sussex Partnership have a brand-new opportunity for a Mental Health Liaison Practitioner to join our friendly and established Community Mental Health Assessment and Treatment Service based in the beautiful town of Horsham.

We work with adults living with mental illness, supporting their recovery and the development of skills and strategies to support them to maintain their wellbeing. We are a lively and friendly team where you will be offered plenty of support along with mentorship and supervision from seniornursing colleagues, active management support and the chance to undertake training courses relevant to your professional practice.

This post offers The Trust's Golden Hello for Band 5 or 6 Nurses, or a Relocation package up to a maximum of �2,000. (Pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions. Please see attached Protocol document)

Main duties of the job

As a Mental Health Liaison Practitioner in our service you will be working as part of a multidisciplinary team which includes Psychologists, Nurses, Occupational Therapists and Medics to develop care plans in partnership with our service users.

Your role will be to work as part of the secondary care mental health service, acting as a link clinician to Primary Care Network teams. You will need to undertake routine assessments which have been triaged to the role.You will need to be able to maintain close working relationships with local secondary care teams, keeping them informed of developments within primary care.

As well as be able to build professional relationships within Primary Care Networks to support effective development of care pathways within localities

About us

Sussex Partnership provides mental health and learning disability care for all age groups across Sussex and for children and young people in Hampshire.

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

Our Partnership Perks:
  • Access to a host of discount schemes including reductions on fuel, high street and online purchases, as well as Blue Light Card advantages!
  • �2,000 Golden Hello or Relocation package (T& C's apply)
  • Generous holiday entitlement (starting at 27 days + 8 bank holidays)
  • Excellent NHS Pension
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Free parking on-site
  • A position within a trust rated as 'Outstanding' for caring and 'Good' overall by the CQC, where 82% agree that care for patients is our top priority
  • Access to full psychological support via our internal wellbeing team
  • Excellent supervision programmes, with ongoing opportunities for training and development

Job description

Job responsibilities

REQUIREMENTS:To be a successful Mental Health Liaison Practitioner in our team, you will have:
  • Current registration as a Registered Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist with experience working in mental health
  • 3 years post-qualifying experience of clinical work with exposure to a range of mental health problems
  • A team player who is willing to collaborate and strive for best practice
  • Experience in conducting clinical assessments and risk assessment

It would also be advantageous if you have:
  • Experience within a community assessment and treatment service

See attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

Please apply using the link in this advert, or for more information or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Vicky Harfield (Service Manager) - / 07786190316

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health qualification or equivalent
  • Up to date Registration
  • Post Basic Courses / relevant Study Days
  • Evidence of CPD

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


New Park House

North Street


RH12 1RJ

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