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Senior Practitioner

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
**Are you looking for a band 6 community job with without a caseload? **

**Do you enjoy crisis style work but not the shift work?**

We are looking for an experienced individual to support service users requiring increased support from the Community Mental Health Team (CMHT). The team has a strong group of care co-ordinators, however there are times when service users require more input than a care co-ordinator can provide. At these times we utilise 'shared care'. We are looking for an individual to lead on the 'shared care' work. This is pre-planned work supporting service users who may have increased risk, emotional distress or relapse in their mental illness. As these are the service users we are most concerned about, there is an expectation of joint working with the Crisis Resolution Home Treatment and Mental Health Liaison Teams.

The Winchester Adult CMHT is looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated, and talented professional to join the team. In return for your commitment to us we will work with you to realise your professional ambitions and support your development within one of the following areas of recognised clinical excellence:

-Clinical expertise


-Quality Improvement and Research

-Leadership and Management

Applicants will need to hold a full UK driving licence (or equivalent) and have access to a suitable vehicle for work.

Clinical supervision training

Main duties of the job

To be an active member of the multi-disciplinary team supporting the assessment and care planning for our service users.

To act as care co-ordinator to an agreed caseload of service users with severe and enduring mental illness.

To undertake ongoing assessment, treatment and evaluation for service users known to the service

To support the delivery of therapeutic interventions either individually or within a group setting.

Support the transformation of the team to deliver local evidence based care.

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, Social Worker, Mental Health Practitioner or O.T.
  • Computer skills
  • Significant post qualifying experience
  • Mentorship course
  • Clinical supervision training

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Avalon House

Chesil Street



SO23 0HU

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