Senior Mental Health Practitioner

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
Walthamstow, London
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata (plus HCAS)
Closing date
1 Oct 2023

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 6 - Senior Mental Health Practitioner(AHP)

We encourage and welcome people within our local communities to apply for this position.

The Community Recovery team in Waltham Forest is looking to recruit Community Mental Health Nurses and Social Workers, (Allied Health Professionals) for full and part-time vacancies. The post holder will be working within a dynamic and friendly multi-disciplinary team. Applicants will have substantial experience of working within mental health setting and will possess excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills as well as evidence based knowledge of working in the Recovery Model framework.

Main duties of the job

The Successful candidate will have the opportunity to work alongside colleagues in the newly formed Open Dialogue cluster.All successful candidates will have the opportunity to participate in the projects and apply for training and development initiatives

You will be working as part of our multi-disciplinary team and will care coordinate a caseload of service users that have complex and challenging needs.

We require good IT skills and knowledge of using electronic recording systems. It is essential that you are willing to work flexibly within the demand of service.

You will work closely within a multi disciplinary team and other agencies to deliver recovery focused health and social care interventions that includes managing risk and the Safeguarding of vulnerable adults.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide managerial supervision to junior colleagues, mentor MDT students and participate in on-going educational and research programmes.

About us

COVID-19 Vaccination

We continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff and their families.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focusing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

High Cost Area Supplement - London

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (minimum payment of �4,313 and a maximum payment of �5,436 per annum pro rata).

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further details on this vacancy.

Person Specification



  • Successful completion of a graduate training (e.g. NMC Registration without any restrictions with a mentoring/equivalent qualification or BA, masters degree in social work.


  • To be eligible for registration as a full member of the appropriate professional body (e.g. HCPC, NMC) where appropriate
  • Working in Mental Health Setting continuously for at least 2 years



  • Has experience working as a care coordinator


  • Community Mental Health Setting
  • Open Dialogue Experience

Length of Employment


  • Worked in Mental Health Setting continuously for at least 2 years


  • Community Mental Health Setting
  • Has experience working as a care coordinator
  • Open Dialogue Experience



  • Computer Skills
  • Command of verbal and written communication
  • Competent Rio User


  • Car User



  • Mentoring /Equivalent Qualification


  • Other specialist training

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


Jane Atkinson Health and Wellbeing Centre

714 Forest Road

Walthamstow, London

E17 3HP

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