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Mental Health Practitioner

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£38,762 to £45,765 a year p.a. inc.
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Community Mental Health have opportunities for Mental Health Practitioners in various teams across the directorate.The post holder will be a highly skilled and motivated Occupational Therapist, Social Worker or Mental Health Nurse and be part of the newly developed wellbeing mental health hub in Bromley. You will provide assessments and a range of brief interventions, to help address a range of biopsychosocial needs of people accessing the hub. You will make best use of third sector and other community opportunities to promote service users' well-being and maintenance of mental health.You will have access to a range of professional support and clinical supervision structures already embedded within Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust.

Main duties of the job

As a registered professional you will be expected to work effectively as a member of the multi disciplinary team (MDT) while also operating with some autonomy. You will have access to a range of professional support and clinical supervision structures already embedded within Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust. You will also be expected to participate in the development, delivery and evaluation of both the primary care mental health and MDT interventions.

About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes.

We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're
  • We Listen
  • We Care

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide specialist assessments of service users with mental health problems with the primary care setting, ensuring proactive management of service users needs.
  • To support and deliver a range of biopsychosocial therapeutic interventions to service users in primary care, who do not meet the criteria for secondary mental health services.
  • To provide specialist clinical advice to other team members on the suitability of assessments and interventions, where appropriate.
  • To provide effective signposting to appropriate third sector and community-based services for ongoing support.
  • To provide high quality clinical expertise and clinical reasoning in relation to referrals that may require onward referrals for secondary mental health care
  • Contribute to and carry out risk assessment and risk management plans
  • To contribute to the continued development, review and transformation of the primary care mental health hub.

Person Specification



  • Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy, Social Work or Nursing



  • oExtensive clinical experience including individual and group work reflecting social inclusion
  • oExperience of working in a multi-disciplinary team



  • Demonstrate effective Clinical Risk Assessment and Management
  • Detailed understanding of Safeguarding and its application in practice

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

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust


Beckenham Beacon

379 Croydon Road



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