Safe Haven Mental Health Practitioner- Part time

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 Incl. 5% Fringe HCAS, per annum, pro rata
Closing date
4 Dec 2023

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Safe Havens provide out-of-hours help and support to people who are experiencing a mental health crisis or emotional distress and their carers. The Safe Havens are designed to provide adults with a safe alternative to A& E when in crisis.

Open 365 days a year for people experiencing a mental health crisis: we are open evenings, weekends and bank holidays.

Aldershot Safe Haven is looking for a part-time Mental Health Practitioner.

You will contribute to the triage, assessment and treatment of people experiencing a mental health crisis and their carers by ensuring that the right service, at the right time with the best outcome. You are required to work in partnership with non-statutory organizations aimed to provide more integrated, preventative care.

As this role is based within a community setting we do require that you must be able to travel between multiple sites and trust locations within the set hours of your working day.

Main duties of the job

To provide available for assessment whenever service users or carers require .

To ensure individuals are directed to the primary or secondary care servicewhich is best suited to meet their needs.

To reduce the likelihood of duplicate assessments for individuals.

To work closely with referrers providing expert guidance and support with aview to increasing the threshold of acuity of mental ill health cases managedin primary care (in line with a stepped model of care).To provide care and support in a comfortable and relaxed non clinicalenvironment.

To triage referrals and undertake crisis assessments, and routine interactions (where required).

To harness the concept of alternative provision to A& E attendances in order to relieve pressure in General Hospitals and to advise service users onopportunities for providing care closer to home as a viable alternative tohospital admission.

To liaise with the key services or the out-of-hours Social Services Emergency duty team, in order to arrange Mental Health Act assessments where needed.

Please refer to the attached Job Description for full details.

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received.

Working from home contracts do not attract high cost area payments.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please check the job description and personal specification document for more information on the requirement for this job.

Person Specification



  • Registration with NMC/HCPC/SWE
  • A professional mental health qualification e.g. RMN, OT, Social Work Degree or equivalent Clinical Supervision qualification


  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • ENB 998 Teaching and Assessing Students, Supervising and assessing students



  • 2 years post qualification experience
  • Evidence of post qualification study / Willingness to complete Mentorship course

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Aldershot Safe Haven

2 Pickford Street, Walpole House


GU11 1TY

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