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Rough Sleepers Mental Health Project Mental Health Practitioner

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum Inc HCAs
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Creative, Innovative and Breaking the Stigma

We have a one year fixed term contract opportunity for a Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner (Mental Health Nurse/Social Worker/Occupational Therapist) to work in the ELFT Rough Sleepers Mental Health Project (RAMHP). The team works across the City of London, Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Newham.

RAMHP is an assessment and liaison service that works with street outreach services to support people who sleep rough and help them get the right mental health care. This role requires an understanding of the health needs of rough sleepers and the challenges homeless people face in health settings.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be an active member of the multidisciplinary team and will support rough sleepers and people experiencing multiple exclusion homelessness with complex needs by providing bio-psychosocial assessment.

We are looking for people who are creative in how they engage and support people with complex needs.

Trained AMHPs will contribute to the Tower Hamlets AMHP rota.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, or to arrange a visit please call Hilary Neal, Operational Lead, on 07970 650805

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations

Job description

Job responsibilities

Kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualification/ Training


  • oRelevant clinical qualification (RMN, SW, OT)
  • oActive registration with relevant clinical body
  • oEvidence of post qualification clinical training
  • oEvidence of continual professional development
  • oHigher Education qualification in Community Mental Health



  • oTwo years experience in relevant field in Mental Health
  • oExperience in hospital or community caseload management
  • oExperience in working with diverse agencies in a complex environment
  • oExperience of working as part of a multi-Professional team
  • oExperience of making full psycho-social assessments and writing reports
  • oExperience of partnership working with other agencies

Knowledge and skills


  • oAbility to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • oAbility to prioritise workload
  • oExcellent time management skills
  • oAbility to work autonomously and independently
  • oAbility to be innovative in daily practice
  • oAbility to work effectively as part of a team
  • oAbility to work effectively with other agencies including the voluntary sector
  • oWord processing and computer skills or willingness to attend training
  • oAbility to engage with people with serious mental health problems in a holistic manner
  • oUnderstanding of the Mental Health Act 1983, Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Care Act 2014
  • oKnowledge and understanding of the presentation of mental health problems
  • oAble to demonstrate high level of care expertise
  • oAbility to manage severely challenging behaviour/ crisis intervention
  • oAbility to manage unpredictable workloads and frequent demands on concentration and attention
  • oUnderstanding of the key themes of clinical governance and evidence based practice
  • oKnowledge and understanding of equal opportunities, confidentiality and consent issues
  • oHealth and safety issues



  • oCommitment to Equal Opportunities

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


Mile End Hospital

Bancroft Road


E1 4DG

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