B6 Community Mental Health Practitioner

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£37,161 to £44,629 a year Incl 5% Fringe HCAS
Closing date
15 Jun 2023
Job summary

We have an exciting opportunity to recruit a new Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner in Home Treatment Team South West. We are looking for a Mental Health Practitioner who has experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team. You will need significant post qualification experience in mental health and desirably within crisis services. The post requires practitioners to be confident assessors who can make clear decisions about risk management, care planning and the appropriateness of home treatment team interventions. Effective gatekeeping assessment and the identification and delivery of the best treatment packages for people presenting to services in crisis.

Qualified nurses are currently benefiting from Retention Allowance. It is a 10% pay uplift on the top of HCAS Fringe payment.

This allowance is subject to a minimum total payment of �3,553 and a maximum total payment of �4,528 p.a. This will be paid on a monthly basis and pro-rata to hours worked.

The candidate must have a full and valid driving license and access to a vehicle for work purposes due to the community element of this role.

Main duties of the job

Able to provide quality care that is responsive to service users needs without direct supervision. Skills in clinical assessment/baseline mental health assessment. Skills in risk assessment and risk management and crisis management within a community setting. Ability to communicate and work effectively within Multi - disciplinary team setting. Ability to manage and prioritise workload. Ability to deal with distressing situation and challenging behaviour. Excellent interpersonal skills, including verbal and written communication. Good IT skills.

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received.

Working from home contracts do not attract high cost area payments.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Job description

Job responsibilities

Participate in the multi-disciplinary assessment of individuals with mental health problems or vulnerabilities living in the community, by providing a community mental health perspective and expertise. Ensure that a risk assessment is completed for service users, especially if there is a history of, or a potential for risk. Utilise the full range of mental health skills to participate in the assessment, care and support of people who use this service. Participate in the provision of community mental health advice and consultation to colleagues, community groups and organisations.

Please refer the attached Job description for more details.

Person Specification



  • A professional mental health qualification e.g. RMN, OT, Social Work Degree or equivalent


  • Mentorship training
  • Evidence of continuing professional development



  • Relevant clinical experience working in mental health


  • Experience of working in the community

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

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


HTT South West

Farnham Road Hospital




Employer's website

https://www.sabp.nhs.uk/working-for-us (Opens in a new tab)

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