Community Mental Health Practitioner

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
1 Dec 2023
Calling Band 6 Community Mental Health Practitioners! Do you have a passion for working with older adults?

If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you!

Based at Parklands House, London Road, Basingstoke, the Older Adults CMHT offers assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and support for people with a deterioration in cognition and/or dementia and over 65's who present with functional mental health illnesses. We work closely with carers and other services, such as Adult Health and Social Care and with the voluntary sector, particularly Andover Mind.

The CMHT is a lively, dynamic, and supportive multi-disciplinary team which provides care coordination and recovery focused care for individuals with complex and challenging mental health needs.

You will need excellent assessment and communication skills. In addition, you will carry a caseload and participate in the team's duty system. As a senior clinician, you will need to work alongside other agencies to promote holistic recovery focused care as well as producing reports, supervising staff and running clinics as necessary.

The successful candidate will have sound clinical skills, be able to coordinate complex care, have good administration and IT skills, as well as good report writing, organisational skills and working knowledge of CPA processes and safeguarding.

Applicants must have a driving licence suitable for use in the United Kingdom and access to a vehicle for work purposes. Our working hours are Monday to Friday 9:00 to 17:00.

Main duties of the job

The Senior Community Mental Health Practitioner will work as a core member of the Community Mental Health team to co-ordinate the care of a complex caseload of service users supervising a Band 5 Community Practitioner/Band 3 Community HCSW where appropriate.

Working under the supervision of the Team Manager the practitioner will formulate care and risk management plans in accordance with identified need and ensure that these are recovery focussed and developed in collaboration with the service user and where appropriate their relative and carer.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

We are happy to talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process.

Person Specification



  • *Registered Nurse, Mental Health Practitioner or Occupational Therapist.
  • *Recognised Mentorship qualification (applies to nurses) or preparedness to undertake this within agreed timeframe
  • *24 months post registration experience

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Parklands House

London Road



RG21 4AP

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