Integrated Response Hub Lead Practitioner

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for experienced Mental Health Professionals.

NHFT are building on their work within the crisis cafes and alongside 3rd sector partners in order to provide the counties first integrated mental health hub that will provide an open access front door to all mental health service in the county.

Main duties of the job

This will include the development of a phone based central service for the initial screening, triage and support of those in crisis alongside the further development of extended Crisis Cafes options within the county and Hubs within Northampton and Kettering. The development of these services will seek to ensure that we are better meeting the needs of our service users and carers by providing a greater range of responsive and flexible services both in an out of hours.

These pathway developments will continue to build on our excellent links with the 3rd sector and will attempt to provide a seamless pathway to all services within the county using a striated approach that ensures user can the most appropriate response for their need.

About us

We have an exciting opportunity for a Band 6 mental health professional. Predominantly based in the Integrated Response Hub and an integrated part of the crisis care pathway the role will be providing biopsychosocial assessment, safety planning and support to service users and carers.

The role requires flexibility as the role is based on service user need with an emphasis on early intervention. The role requires a practitioner that can 'think outside the box' where taking initiative is essential. The role incorporates leadership skills. Taking the lead in decision making forums and supporting colleagues is essential. It will require advanced skills in prioritisation so to best support the service user and colleagues. This role incorporates the wider functions of the Crisis Pathway that include countywide Crisis cafes in partnerships with local 3rd sector providers, Police Street triage options, the Crisis House's, Hospital at Home and Police Custody Healthcare. Successful applicants would be willing to work across a range of these services during the working week, providing specialist mental health assessment and liaison to those in crisis. There will also be a key role in developing relationships and supporting third sector and charity organisations.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Services that the successful candidate will be involved with will aim to reduce mental health attendance at ED across the county, offer genuine opportunities for service users to self-refer at the point of crisis and provide partner organisations with proactive support and alternate pathways for service users who they come into contact with. The pathway has a strong emphasis in service user collaboration.

Person Specification



  • Relevant Core Profession within Health and Social Care.
  • Professional registration with the appropriate body.
  • Post graduate diploma or specialist qualification/training to Masters level.


  • Specific leadership or management training

Skills & Experience


  • Able to work independently within role
  • 3 Years Post Qualification Experience of working in mental health setting


  • Keen to lead and participate in team development



  • Flexible working - may need to work outside regular office hours.
  • Able to travel between locations as required for training and meetings.

Employer details

Employer name

Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


Rushden Resource Centre


NN10 0PT

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