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Mental Health Practitioner

Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Sheffield Liaison Psychiatry Service are looking for outstanding clinicians to join our team.

The Liaison Psychiatry Service is currently a member of the Psychiatric Liaison Accreditation Network (PLAN) and serves the people of Sheffield. We received over 5000 referrals (365day/24hrs a day) into our service through in the last financial NHS year. Person centered care is at the heart of our practice and we work hard to support each other through the day-to-day challenges of working in this demanding role.

We are firm believers in evidence-based practice and are currently involved in a national research project 'Fresh Start', offering adapted therapies delivered by Mental Health Practitioners to people who otherwise may struggle to access services. Currently there are training opportunities within the team to deliver the adapted therapy.

Main duties of the job

We deliver a high standard of early triage, assessment and follow up intervention to individuals aged 16 or above admitted to the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, working with a range of mental health presentations. Variety is certainly guaranteed in the role and will serve to enhance your clinical skills.

Considerationwill be given to bothfull-time and part-time working, the salary will be pro rata for part-time hours.

Please ensure you read the post's job description and person specification and that your supporting information reflects this as your application will be judged against these criteria.

About us

If you take the decision to apply and are successful, you will receive a robust induction package where you will be given the opportunity to spend time with all relevant services across Sheffield Health and Social Care. There is opportunity for development and further training.

We are passionate about providing the very best care to the people we support, and we're looking for amazing people who share this passion to join us.

What is it that makes our Trust such a special place to work? Well, it's all about the people. Our staff, service users, carers and families all come from such diverse backgrounds and all have expertise and stories to share.

It's important that you feel supported in your role, that the people who you work with are as passionate as you are and that your health and wellbeing is taken care of

If you're interested in developing your career, you'll have access to a range of training and education opportunities, including apprenticeships, work experience and placements, as well as the chance to get involved in research.

We are all very proud of the difference we make to people's lives each and every day and if that's something that you'd like to be part of we'd love to have you with us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will need to demonstrate relevant experience of working in a multi-disciplinary setting across secondary mental health services and with other partner agencies particularly working alongside Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, CAMHS, Social Care and the Police. Knowledge of working within crisis mental health services is desirable but not essential as we can support you to develop in this field and you will most likely have transferable skills.

You will possess excellent clinical triaging and assessment skills using a Biopsychosocial model and be able to work effectively with service users and their relevant others to formulate collaborative plans prior to their discharge from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.

Knowledge and understanding of PDR and supervision processes are also essential requirements for the post together with a commitment to the appraiser and supervisor role. We promote regular supervision and team discussion / debrief as part of our working culture.

Additionally, you will need to possess excellent communication skills, be motivated, able to work independently, and as part of a multidisciplinary team and with other partnership agencies. You should have a positive approach to meeting the needs of our service users and be able to demonstrate continued professional development.

So, if you are a Registered Mental Health Nurse or Level 2 Social Worker who is passionate about crisis mental health care, then please consider applying for this role.

Person Specification

Qualifications / Experience


  • Registered Nurse or Social Worker


  • 2 years experience of working within mental health services.



  • Experience of working with self harm / suicide


  • Experience of working in crisis mental health services

Knowledge and Skills


  • To possess excellent assessment and risk assessment skills


  • Understanding of Liaison Psychiatry work.

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust


The Longley Centre

Norwood Grange Drive


S5 7JT

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