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Mental Health Practitioner - Community Forensic

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
25 Nov 2023
We are currently looking for dynamic individuals to provide trauma informed care co-ordination to a complex caseload of patients requiring specialist forensic support as part of a multi-disciplinary team. To provide physical, psychological and emotional safety for our patients to empower individuals to re-establish control of their lives.

We are looking for individuals with core transferable skills from nursing, social worker or AHP background, we aim to provide staff with development in advanced risk assessment techniques as well as psychological approaches to patient care to promote recovery and sustainable life skills within the forensic population.

This post is eligible for a Golden Hello payment of �2,750 for new starters who are external to the Trust. This is payable in 3 instalments over a 2 year period. This payment is only eligible to new starters who do not already hold a contract of employment with the Trust. This post also includes paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during night, weekends and bank holidays.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will act as a designated care coordinator to provide specialist assessment and access to interventions for a diverse patient group and their families under the care programme approach, who present with significant mental health problems/disorders as part of a Multi-Disciplinary Team.

The post holder will be required to recognise when an individual requires increased levels of support to promote a sustainable lifestyle in the Community. The post holder will promote recovery and support patients to understand their own risks and how to work towards greater independence, utilising the expertise of partner agencies and 3rd sector organisations.

To demonstrate active clinical and managerial leadership skills within the team, providing education and supervision to junior staff members and other professionals.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

If successful, you will be join the community forensic team which sits within the Low Secure and Community Forensic Directorate alongside our low secure inpatient service provided by the Wells Road Centre.

The service provides care to people from diverse variety of backgrounds and cultures and we would encourage a diverse range of applicants to apply. The Services consist of a Multi-Disciplinary group of staff with a supportive and friendly environment.

To assess, design, implement and evaluate safe, creative and effective treatment plans in collaboration with the patients needs, their carers and other professionals.

Interventions will be evidence based and designed to reduce stress and anxiety, manage risk and aid recovery.

To maintain accurate, timely and relevant clinical records both written and computerised. To maintaining the safe custody of healthcare records.

Responsible for the safe monitoring, management, conveyance and administration of medication as required by Trust policy.

Demonstrate and be responsible for the safe application of relevant, up-to-date legislation including the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and Safeguarding.

To work with case managers, inpatient services, social care and 3rd Sector organisations to identify pathways and necessary living arrangements for sustainable community living.

To be able to provide and deliver physical health care interventions and to develop this role within the team.

On going professional leadership within a multi-disciplinary team.

Compliance with best practice directions (NICE) and participation in quality and safety initiatives.

To access and provide clinical supervision to maintain competency and deliver best quality patient care

To undertake any other duties that would be a reasonable expectation of the role

A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.

Person Specification



  • Professional Qualification in either nursing, social work or Allied health profession
  • Maintains current registration with a Professional body and registered.
  • Further specialist knowledge/post registration experience in specific service area or other formal training


  • Demonstrate continued professional development to maintain professional/clinical knowledge

Physical Requirements


  • Able to undertake training in he management of violence reduction
  • Has the physical ability to perform the full range of duties



  • Willingness to understand new clinical practice, education an training that enhance service delivery.



  • Demonstrates satisfactory clinical expertise for the banding
  • Specialist and area specific experience


  • The ability to deal with and resolve conflict

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust



3 Crow Hill Drive


NG19 7AE

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