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Community Mental Health Practitioner (AA&HTT)

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Westcliff on Sea
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Community Mental Health Practitioner Band 6 - �33,922 - �40,872 per annum (pro rata for part time hours) Mid and South Essex, Older Adult Admission Avoidance & Home Treatment Team Harland Centre, Westcliff on Sea Full time and Part Time Hours Available

Main duties of the job

We are pleased to offer the new and exciting opportunity to join the new Mid and South Essex, Older Adult Admission Avoidance & Home Treatment Team. As part of the transformation agenda a new service is being formed to provide support to Older Adults, with Frailty and Functional Mental Health needs.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Open, Compassionate and Empowering. 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 theopportunity for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As part of this developing service you will help support older adults with functional mental health issues to meet increased needs / rising risk to support admission avoidance and provide home treatment with a Home First approach to support. You will work with a new and growing team, the existing community services and the established Dementia Admission avoidance services across Mid and South Essex

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental health Nurse, or Occupational Therapist.
  • Additional Professional Qualifications in Older adult Mental Health /Dementia or Experience
  • Evidence of personal and professional development in contemporary mental health practice and dementia care


  • Educated to Degree Level
  • Non-medical Independent prescriber



  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and guidelines.
  • Good understanding of the Mental Capacity Act and its application in practice
  • Understanding of the Care Act
  • Good understanding of national policy and the implications for good mental health
  • An understanding of Frailty and the complexities of later life
  • Experience in the use of risk assessment tools


  • Use of screening tools in dementia



  • Evidence of ability to prioritise workload and competing demands
  • Evidence of objective setting, time management skills etc
  • Ability to plan ways of improving efficiency and cost effectiveness of clinical services
  • Evidence of personal development
  • Ability to build relationships and negotiate satisfactory outcomes
  • Ability to know when to seek the support and guidance of more senior colleagues when necessary
  • Ability to use own judgement confidently and decisively

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

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Harland Centre

Westcliff on Sea


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