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Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum plus 5% HCA
Closing date
28 Jun 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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The successful candidate will be a member of the multidisciplinary team, working in a fast pace community urgent care pathway offering a community response to those experiencing a mental health crisis.

As an senior mental health practitioner, you will work within a fast paced urgent community care pathway offering an urgent and crisis response to those experiencing mental distress within the Community.

Main duties of the job

You will conduct initial CPA assessments, agree and develop collaborative care plans underpinned by NICE guidance delivering a range of interventions based upon individual needs. You will be working within West Essex area over a 24 hour period and the assessments and interventions will take place in patients' homes, team bases, hospital and other community settings or via tele-coaching.

As required by your line manager, you will have responsibility for the day to day supervision and management of lower band staff within your team.

You will be expected to work collaboratively with key partner organisations, patients, carers, clinicians and other practitioners within the multi-disciplinary team in delivering services; providing a 7- day a week service over a twenty four hour period.

About us

EPUT has in place excelling training and development opportunities allowing our staff access to strong career pathways, including a Trust bank that all new staff can automatically join to earn additional income or expand on their experience and knowledge in different patient areas.

In return of your commitment, the Trust offers a wide range of training opportunities and career development.

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Open, Compassionate and Empowering. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work

Job description Job responsibilities

This role will be working on a 12 hour shift pattern and is eligible for unsocial hour payments of time plus 30%on Saturday (midnight to midnight) and any week day after 8 pm and before 6 amand time plus 60%on Sundays and Public Holidays (midnight to midnight)enhancement on Sundays and bank holidays as well as your normal rate.

This post also attracts a 5% fringe supplement of the basic salary and receives a generous pension and holiday package.

Please see the attached job description for a detailed list of duties.

Person Specification Education/Qualifications Essential
  • Registration (Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker) Mentorship preparation
  • Evidence of continual professional development
Knowledge Essential
  • Proven experience of working in a health, social care or community setting as part of a multi-disciplinary team

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