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Specialist Practitioner

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
Bush Hill Park
£49,178 to £55,492 Per annum, Inclusive of Outer London HCAS
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Trust's budget 2011/12 is �188m. We employ over 3,000 staff, providing care to thousands of patients each year and we have about 600 inpatient beds occupied at any one time. People are provided with care and treatment in hospitals, community health centres, clinics, local authority premises, prisons and their own homes - the vast majority of our work is in the community.

The Enfield Community Rehabilitation Team forms part of the Psychosis Service Line within Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust. The Enfield Community Rehabilitation Team is looking to recruit a Band 7 Specialist Practitioner.

The post is based in Park Avenue in Bush Hill Park, and is pivotal in ensuring that this team provides excellence across all domains of care delivery.

This exciting opportunity, working in a well supported and progressive service, brings good opportunities for career progression. Individuals with an interest in developing their clinical and managerial skills would be especially welcome. The post holder will work closely with the Team Manager, developing the team and taking delegated responsibility for staff management and supervision.

The post holder will need to have experience of
  • Management/supervision of staff and deputising for the Team Manager
  • Planning, running and evaluating groups
  • Liaison with referrers/DTOC meeting etc
  • Ensuring compliance with Trust and Local Authority KPIs
  • Assessment of new patients
  • Safeguarding
  • Care Co-ordination

Main duties of the job

Ability to demonstrate in depth knowledge of the Mental Health Act 2005, Mental Capacity Act

2005, the Code of Practice, and Children's Act. National Service Framework

Training and advanced skills in a specialised approach such as psycho-social interventions, dual diagnosis, personality disorder or assertive outreach

Knowledge of the process necessary for effective risk assessment and management

Ability to demonstrate a creative and flexible approach to staff managing and in delivering a high standard of care.

Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care plans to meet needs of clients.

Ability to set, monitor and evaluate standards for quality within the service.

Ability undertake evidence based interventions with people suffering from a range of mental health problems

Knowledge of and ability to work as part of a multi-professional team as a lead clinician and role


Ability to work effectively in crisis situations in order to maintain the safety of both staff and client.

Ability to teach staff and provide advice and support to other agencies / professionals.

Experience of effective communication with other key stakeholders at a variety of levels

About us

Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust provides local, regional and national award-winning healthcare services. We have more than 3.300 staff working out of 20 main sites serving a population of 1.2 million people. We provide community health services and mental health services for young people, adults and older people. Our North London Forensic Service treats and cares for people in the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions. We also provide one of the largest eating disorders services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services.

We are an organisation that is passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion one that prides itself in developing the leadership capabilities of its employees, looking after their health and wellbeing, creating safe spaces for staff to speak up and providing opportunities to mentor and be mentored. Our employees are the reason for delivering Good CQC ratings, excellent outcomes and outstanding patient experiences, so it is our aim to create a happy and healthy working environment where you can thrive and succeed.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Please refer to the attached Job description and Person Specification for main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification

Person Spec


  • RMN or SW or OT equivalent first level registration
  • Significant clinical experience in the community and / or hospital based services.
  • Demonstrable experience at Band 6 or equivalent.
  • Relevant degree or post graduate diploma/equivalent level of experience

Employer details

Employer name

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust


Park Avenue Mental Health Resource Centre

1st Floor 65C Park Avenue

Bush Hill Park


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