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Access to Mental Health Practitioner

Solent NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Would you like to join the Portsmouth Mental Health Hub?

We are looking to recruit an additional Mental Health Practitioner to join the Team. You will be a registered Nurse (RNMH), Social Worker or Occupational Therapist with experience working in mental health services. We are looking for someone who would like to work in a new service and help us shape the future of mental health support in Portsmouth.

The Portsmouth Mental Health Hub was requested and designed by our community to support early, easy access to support and advice to anyone over the age of 16 who has a concern about their mental health. It is a progressive service which reaches into community to ensure that anyone can access the right support at the right time. We are able to make direct referrals into secondary mental health services as well as connect residents to community support.

Was well as offering clinical support to the Team you will actively support the promotion and engagement of the Hub with the community, regularly attending events, conferences and community groups to spread the word and increase access.

You will have confidence in communicating with a range of stakeholders and service users across our community.

In return we can offer a supportive, enthusiastic and refreshing environment with opportunities to progress clinically and personally. We offer flexible working hours and would consider part time for the right applicant.

Main duties of the job

We require a Nurse/Social Worker/Occupational Therapist with experience in Mental Health to provide day to day clinical and line management to our new community mental health access point.

Provide expert advice and clinical supervision for a team of Band 4 Access Facilitators

Work as part of the Access to Mental Health Team to complete mental health assessments to connect individuals with relevant pathways to aid recovery.

To work in creative and personalised ways supporting the Access Facilitators to complete the work directly of value to the caller, ensuring their wishes and outcomes are always sought.

To support the Access Facilitators to work in collaboration with service users as experts in their own care, promoting the principles of recovery, choice and personalisation, which value and empower the service user.

Liaise between primary, secondary and community organisations. To jointly work with stake holders to enable access to relevant interventions/support that are available in the Portsmouth area.

Share information with other organisations.

The post holder will supervise junior staff in accordance with the supervision policy.

The post holder will be expected to possess strong leadership skills.

To be available to work flexibly across a 5 day a week service.

About us

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you're looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access

To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work

To deliver the best value for money

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation -- guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker, or Occupational Therapist



  • Previous experience of working with users and carers using a recovery approach
  • Ability to use information technology
  • Experience of working in a multi-agency environment
  • Proven experience working in mental health services


  • Previous experience of working in mental health services. Multi-disciplinary team working
  • Show an understanding of case management

Employer details

Employer name

Solent NHS Trust


St Mary's Community Health Campus

Milton Road




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