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Community Mental Health Nurse/Social Worker/Occupational Therapist

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum inclusive of HCA
Closing date
30 Nov 2023
The Newham Home Treatment Team and Crisis Assessment Service work in partnership within the Newham Crisis Pathway. The aim of the service is to provide an urgent response and comprehensive crisis assessment to the service users living in the London Borough of Newham and where suitable, provide crisis home treatment team interventions. The Home Treatment Team and Crisis Assessment Service operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week which includes the Newham 24 hour Crisis Line.

We are looking to recruit an innovative and independent practitioner who will be provided with an opportunity to work in a developing and nurturing team. The role will involve flexible working in both Newham Home Treatment Team and the Crisis Assessment Service on a shift pattern basis. Applicants will be triaging crisis calls, conducting in-depth crisis assessments, and formulating treatment plans with the support of an MDT. Additionally, applicants will be providing daily intensive care to the service users under the care of HTT. We are seeking applications from a nursing and social work background and welcome confident clinicians who are able to work well under pressure, supporting those who are in great distress and unwell.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking clinicians who have excellent communication skills, and time management skills and can demonstrate empathy when conducting crisis care. We are looking for a clinician who is enthusiastic about working in a dynamic service where weekly training and development are provided.

The service runs across a 24-hour period, 7 days a week therefore flexibility is essential and shift patterns are standard(day/nights and weekends). In return, successful applications will be supported by the way of supervision, reflective practice, training sessions, and professional and developmental support through the management structure. If you are interested in working at the forefront of the Crisis Pathway with an opportunity to support those in crisis, please apply below.

Those applicants who work in the East London Foundation Trust and are interested in working in the crisis pathway can request to do shadow shifts for the Crisis Assessment Service and Home Treatment in order to be registered on the team's bank staff list.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference in people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, and We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualification/ Training


  • Registered Nurse Part 3 and 13 (NMC) / Registered Social Worker (HCPC)
  • Evidence of continual professional development.
  • ENB 998 or equivalent (Nurses)


  • Evidence of portfolio.
  • AMHP qualification



  • At least 18 months experience of working as a qualified RMN or Social Worker including relevant community experience.
  • Experience of making full psycho-social assessment and writing reports.
  • Experience of working as part of a multi-professional team
  • Experience of working in a multi-racial inner city area.

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Ability to manage self and others.
  • Ability to prioritise workload.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a Team.


  • To teach and support junior staff and students.

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


Home Treatment Team/ Crisis Assessment Service

Glen Road, Cherry Tree Way,


E13 8SP

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