Community Mental Health Nurses/Practitioners/Social Workers

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£26,937 - £40,872 inc fringe HCA
Closing date
1 Aug 2022

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Old Age
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
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Calling all qualified Mental Health Nurses, Practitioners, Social Workers, Physician Associates or anyone with transferable skills.

Are you interested in a career working within an older adult community setting?

If so, we have a role to suit you!

We’re recruiting for a wide range of roles across our Older Adult Community Services. Whether you are just starting out in your career and are looking for a patient-facing role or want to progress to a more senior role, we want to hear from you! We are especially keen to hear from mental health nurses looking for band 5 (development), 6 and 7 community roles as well as registered Physician Associates (band 7).

Our organisation

Surrey and Border’s 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 deliver high-quality care across our 140 services and employ over 2500 staff serving a population of 1.3 million.

Our mission and values “For a better life”

Our values
  • Treat people well
  • Create respectful places
  • Be Open, Honest, Accountable
  • Involve not ignore

Our services

We are looking for enthusiastic, caring and compassionate people who would like to work alongside us in supporting older people residing in our communities who are experiencing either functional or organic mental health issues. As a member of our community team you will make a difference to the older people we work with and their carers by contributing to their triage, assessment and treatment using evidence-based clinical interventions. As a member of the multi-disciplinary team you will be responsible for a defined caseload of patients, and dependent on role may have supervisory responsibility for junior staff.

About the team

We are a strong team of mental health practitioners with a range of skills and interests.

The service offers excellent opportunities to develop your skills and is committed to regular training and CPD events. We strive to ensure continued progress and a dynamic approach to development both to you as an individual in your career development as well as for continued service development.

There is regular and structured peer review and supervision, with clinical support available through the team leads in each locality.

About the role

We are looking for innovative and enthusiastic mental health practitioners to join and complement our existing experienced mental health team.

You will be a core member of the multi-disciplinary team, participating in the provision of on-going assessments, care planning, treatment and support of people with serious and enduring mental health problems and people in crisis to promote health, independence and recovery.

About you

You will have:
  • Current full UK registration/membership
  • Band 5 one years’ experience working with people with mental health (can be pre-qualification)
  • Band 6 two years’ post qualification working in the community with people with severe and enduring mental health illness
  • Mentor preparation or teaching and assessing in clinical practice
  • Knowledge and understanding of Multi-Disciplinary, inter-professional practice to include primary care and social services
  • Excellent clinical skills in relevant areas

Our package:
  • Salary: NHS agenda for change band 5 -7 £26,937 - £47,684 inclu 5% high-cost area supplement
  • Relocation allowance: up to £8000 *subject to policy requirements
  • NHS Pension: employer’s contribution 14.38% from day one
  • Subsidised nursery places
  • Car Scheme: tax saving up to £6000
  • Discounted Nuffield Gym Membership
  • Generous annual leave
  • Flexible working practices
  • Staff Health checks

We also offer robusttraining, development and progressionopportunities at each level to include:

●Clinical and management supervision, alongside appraisal to enhance personal and professional development.

●Personal development plan developed in collaboration with your supervisor/appraiser

●Training opportunities specific to your personal goals and objectives, as well as a comprehensive statutory and mandatory training programme.

For further details please contact Louise Doyle, Associate Director, Older People’s Community Mental Health Services, via email at or by telephone on 07990 611569 to discuss further the roles we have to offer across the service and how to progress an application.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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