Community Mental Health Nurse/Social Worker

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 pa
Closing date
30 Jun 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to be part of a newly formed community mental health team?

We are currently looking for highly motivated and innovative Band 6 senior nurses, social workers or OTs to join our newly created CMHT. The CMHT is a lively, dynamic and busy multi-disciplinary team which provides care coordination and recovery focused care for individuals with complex and challenging mental health needs. You will be responsible for leading a small team of unregistered workers managing a complex caseload to deliver planned and recovery focused mental health care. You will have the opportunity to develop your leadership skills and be involved in training and mentoring new and unregistered staff as well as providing excellent front line clinical care.

This is a unique opportunity to be part of a new team being established to develop a modern CMHT to provide compassionate, kind and recovery focused care to our patients, carers and families. As a senior clinician, you will need to be able to work autonomously in the community and use your own initiative. The successful candidates will have sound clinical skills, be able to coordinate complex care packages, have good administration and IT skills, as well as a good working knowledge of CPA processes, report writing, organizational skills, safeguarding knowledge and the ability to identify issues and demonstrate ownership of change processes. You will need excellent assessment and communication skills. In addition, you will carry a caseload and participate in the teams “shared care” rota. As a senior clinician, you will need to work alongside other agencies to promote holistic recovery focused care as well as producing reports, completing audits, supervising staff and running clinics as necessary.

Our Trust vision is to deliver world class treatment and care, together with our service uses, their families and our partners in health and care. We have established an ambitious programme of transformation to support the improvements we need to make and create a needs based, holistic approach to physical and mental wellbeing, treatment and recovery for our patients and resilience support for carers and families.

Our values remain the strong drivers of our culture:
  • Providing compassionate, safe care
    • Listening to each other
    • Doing the right thing
    • Appreciating each other
    • Delivering quality
      • Communicating clearly
      • Supporting each other
  • Working as a team
  • Building relationships
  • Making things happen
  • Acting with honesty and integrity
  • Respecting each other
  • Taking responsibility
  • Getting the best from our resources
  • Doing what we say we will do

We believe our staff are our most valuable asset; and excellent, well trained and motivated staff will help us deliver this transformation, creating a culture of compassion, collaboration and continuous improvement. We have our own unique, internal Academy of Excellence supporting registered staff to gain support throughout their careers to realise their aspirations as well as links to local universities to support further education and development. We support staff in clinical practice in many ways, and this includes having a team of Practice Educators to support and guide staff as they work alongside them. We are also increasingly looking to enable staff to move seamlessly into roles that best meet their needs at that time, both within the service and across the division as well as within the local healthcare system. We are one of only a few NHS Trusts in the country to offer fully funded leadership and management qualifications to staff.

** Car driver and use of car within work hours is essential.

Further details are set out in the Job Description. For additional information, please contact Caroline Fonseca on

As a registered professional you will automatically become a member of our Academy of Clinical Excellence (ACE) which has a specific focus on the professional development and career progression of our nurses and Allied Health Professionals. As part of ACE’s commitment to you, our development pathway for band 6’s focuses on enhancing your competence and confidence as a senior clinician and leader. As such, you will have access to masters level academic study with our partner universities as well as access to a variety of internal and external leadership programmes, workshops and support tools. The Academy encourages all our registrants to engage with service improvement, research and facilitating learning and a range of opportunities to support these core professional activities is available from ACE. To help you progress your journey with us, you will have access to a ‘Career Navigation’ conversation which will help you explore your career aspirations and make decisions about your career trajectory.

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