EIP Mental Health Professional

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
25 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a Registered Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker with an interest in Early Intervention?

We are seeking a EIP Mental Health Professional to join our passionate and supportive multi disciplinary team.

You'll provide the triage of initial referrals, assessment, outreach, education, and liaison for people with first episode psychosis, to reduce the duration of untreated psychosis. Provide individual therapy/support and family interventions as a member of the Family Support Service to individuals and significant others.

Our team is made up with nurses, psychologists, peer support workers where every perspective is heard and validated.

Working to a biopsychosocial model, we regularly seek out creative ways of supporting people who are presenting with a First Episode of Psychosis. This includes a range of group based activities such as art projects, online gaming groups and outdoor adventure activities such as paddle boarding.

Main duties of the job

You'll contribute to the clinical leadership of the team, providing supervision for other team members as agreed with the Team Manager. The post holder will participate in team and service development and evaluation. Liaison with a wide range of partners is central to the role.

You'll liaise and work in partnership with voluntary agencies, GPs, acute inpatient services, home treatment teams, other community mental health services, primary care, out of hours GP service, Emergency Duty Team, Community Directorate, housing providers, substance misuse services, NHS Direct and the Safeguarding Children Team.

You must have a full driving licence and have permanent access to own transport with appropriate business insurance.

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, continuing professional development and regular informal conversations around career progression, annual recognition awards to celebrate and recognise our colleagues achievements throughout the year and not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

We work hard to make sure that inclusion is part of everything we do. We know that true inclusion means we're able to provide the best care for our patients and provide a fulfilling career for all our colleagues.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London - there is truly something for everyone!

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable.

We have six active and impactful colleague networks. These networks provide a safe space for colleagues to share their experiences and learn from one another, but also influence change across our trust:
  • Multicultural Network
  • Women's Network
  • Armed Forces' Network
  • LGBTQ+ Network
  • Lived Experience Network, for colleagues living with disabilities
  • Autistic Colleague Network

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide a specialist community outreach service for people with suspected psychosis who may have difficulties engaging with primary or secondary care and their families. This will require highly developed persuasive, motivational, empathic and reassurance skills due to the lack of understanding/insight commonly associated with psychotic symptomatology in the client group.

Key Working Relationships
  • Service Users
  • Families and Carers
  • Supervisor/Line Manager
  • Ward/Team Nurse Manager
  • Recovery Partners
  • Service Manager
  • Head of Profession
  • Consultants
  • Voluntary Sector and Community Enterprise Partners
  • Doctors in training (Trust Grades and Trainees)
  • Other members of the Unit/Te

Please see Job Description for full details

Person Specification

Qualifications, Training and Expereince


  • RMN, Social Work or Occupational Therapy - Current registration with relevant professional body
  • Evidence of post qualifying professional development in an acute setting.
  • Familiarity with Early Interventions principles and research.
  • Significant post registration experience in multi-disciplinary community mental health services


  • Degree/Diploma level qualification in family interventions in psychosis (eg. FIRST Course)/CBT for Psychosis/Psychosocial Interventions or other relevant specialist CPD qualification (eg. Clinical assessment)

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


The Bridge

Priory Health Park



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