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Senior Practitioner

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year salary based on full time hours
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking a Senior Mental Health Practitioner - Nurse/ Social Worker or OT to join the Southampton Assertive Outreach Team. We are one of the last A.O.T. teams in the country and have a proven track record of working successfully with this challenging client group. The successful applicant will provide care coordination for a caseload of up 15 clients with complex needs and interventions to service users with severe or enduring mental health needs across the city. AOT is an interesting and exciting place to work. We are a multicultural community with many areas of high deprivation and we also have two universities on our patch. The post involves a lot of multi-agency working and the successful candidate will work closely with members of the team.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative person who is committed to working with a diverse community and to maximising life opportunities for our clients and their families. The work is varied and challenging, and there is a strong team approach ensuring good support for the successful applicant. You will need to have a flexible, multi disciplinary approach and have a solid understanding of risk assessment, care planning and the recovery model. You will also need to be able to offer support and advice to less experienced colleagues. Some knowledge of either psycho-pharmacology or Psycho-Social Interventions would be advantageous.

Use of a car is an essential requirement of the post.

Main duties of the job

The role is to provide good quality assessments and interventions to service users who have severe or enduring mental health problems. Support should also be offered to their families and carers.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?

Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?

We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

Person Specification



  • Qualified as a registered mental health nurse, occupational therapist or social worker.

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


College Keep

4-12 Terminus Terrace



SO14 3DT

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