Senior Practitioner

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
20 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Winchester Adult CMHT is looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated and talented professional to join the team. In return for your commitment to us we will work with you to realise your professional ambitions and support your development within one of the following areas of recognised clinical excellence:

-Clinical expertise


-Quality Improvement and Research

-Leadership and Management

To help you achieve your full potential we pledge to facilitate successful applicants to engage in the coaching and training currently offered through the Trusts Academy of Clinical Excellence and actively encourage your participation on a self-directed development journey.

To fulfil the requirements of this role you need to hold a professional registration in Social Work, Mental Health Nursing or Occupational Therapy and be competent in completing high quality assessments of individual's needs. The successful applicant will be expected to carry a caseload and participate in the teams shared care rota. As the successful candidate will be working alongside other agencies to promote holistic recovery focused care as well as producing reports, completing audits, and running clinics as necessary, excellent communication skills are a must.

We are a team striving for excellence with a fantastic supportive environment. The team is very proud of the culture within the team, which came out as one of the highest in the trust when we held our culture survey.

Main duties of the job

To be an active member of the multi-disciplinary team supporting the assessment and care planning for our service users.

To act as care co-ordinator to an agreed caseload of service users with severe and enduring mental illness.

To undertake ongoing assessment, treatment and evaluation for service users known to the service

To support the delivery of therapeutic interventions either individually or within a group setting.

Support the transformation of the team to deliver local evidence based care.

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



  • Registered Nurse, Social Worker, Mental Health Practitioner or O.T.
  • Computer skills
  • Significant post qualifying experience
  • Mentorship course
  • Clinical supervision training

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Avalon House

Chesil Street



SO23 0HU

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