Mental Health Practitioner

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Canvey Island
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
15 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

This is an exciting opportunity to join our IOT service which covers the South East and part of the South West locality.

The Team uses an intensive approach to ensure those with complex and challenging mental health needs are provided with a robust support to ensure their sustainability in the community. The team comprises of various disciplines and work with various agencies to ensure the cohort of patients under the care of IOT have a seamless access to a variety of services.

The post holder will be responsible for a dedicated caseload, support duty and work as a member of an effective team to provide support to other colleagues and their patients when required. You will have the opportunity to participate in assessment, screening, professional meetings and provide documentary as well as verbal reports about patients under your caseload as required.

Main duties of the job

If you are highly motivated and committed, with a strong desire to succeed and help to continue to develop a recovery focused service then you could be the person we are looking for.

Ideally you will have the relevant experience working with people with severe mental health problems and an interest working with those who are presenting with challenging and complex needs. Skills and experience of working with this client group will be an advantage as well as in depth knowledge and experience of adult and children safeguarding. A compassionate and collaborative approach to supporting staff and working with health and social care partners is essential.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To act as the named care co-ordinator and manage the coordination of care needs, planning and implementation of evidence based care to a defined group of service users and their carers, within a defined catchment area/locality. To provide professional advice and supportto other agencies and members of the multidisciplinary team, and act up for Team Lead in their absence as appropriate. To act as a role model and resource for junior/less experienced staff.

The post holder will work under the overall supervision of the Team Leader but is required to undertake the duties of the post without direct supervision.

The post holder carries responsibility for the assessment, review and support of those patients allocated or using theservices of the Intensive Outreach Team.The post holder:Provide supervision to junior staff.

Will act as an independent practitioner within a defined community setting, while liaising with other professionals as necessary.

Will manage a defined caseload and provide supervision to junior staff as appropriate.

Will be responsible for the assessment planning implementation and evaluation of nursing care within agreed parameters, and have a working knowledge of local, national policies and legislation, which govern current service provision and audit.

Will be responsible for ensuring effective communication pathways exist. Will be responsible for ensuring the promotion of equality diversity and rights in accordance with good practice and legislation.

Will be responsible for contributing to the training needs necessary in providing quality evidence based care as appropriate

EPUT offer a fantastic relocation package of up to �8,000. Covering a number of expenditures for new recruits relocating from 30 miles or more from their new work base at EPUT.

If you would like more information please contact

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Registered Mental Health or Equivalent
  • Evidence of CPD (Continued Professional Development)


  • Mentoring

Skills and Experience


  • Experience and working knowledge of CPA
  • Experience of working with MDT


  • Working with people with complex mental health needs

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