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Senior Community Mental Health Practitioner

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year based on full time hours
Closing date
4 May 2024
We are looking for enthusiastic, innovative mental health practitioners either from a background in Mental Health Nursing, Social Work or Occupational Therapy who are committed to the principles of recovery.

The role of the care coordinator is to have an agreed caseload, working collaboratively with service users and carers. These include psychological interventions, medication support, prescribing, access to group work and carers support. To engage service users creatively, develop collaborative care plans including risk management plans.

You will need robust assessment skills to enable the team to deliver high quality care and treatment plans. Excellent communication skills are also essential to enable you to be a role model for others, as well as positively representing the team and the organisation as a whole.

Main duties of the job

You must also be able to liaise effectively with other services, both internal and external to Southern Health Foundation NHS Trust, retaining service user focus at the heart of any clinical decision making to ensure the best outcome.

If you are a highly motivated, enthusiastic, flexible, resourceful and resilient individual who is committed to providing care with compassion to service users in their recovery then Mental Health Community Team is the place to work.

We also actively encourage band 5 applicants who may have less experience, to consider our bespoke development posts. We will individualise a program of support and development to work through with the aim of progressing to a band 6 within an agreed time period.

We would be happy to discuss remote and flexible working options.

About us

Southern Health is one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health and learning disabilities, as well as offering physical health community-based services.

With a workforce of more than 7000 and a footprint that spans more than 200 sites across Hampshire, we're wholeheartedly committed to providing the best possible healthcare, reaching a range of diverse communities, whilst placing patients and staff at the forefront of all our endeavours.

We are currently working closely with other NHS Trusts to integrate all our collective community, mental health, and learning disability services. Our new organisation, to be known as Hampshire and Isle of Wight NHS Foundation Trust, is set to launch in July 2024.

The transformation will happen in staggered stages Hampshire CAMHS, part of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust joined Southern Health in February 2024, with Isle of Wight NHS Trust mental health and community services transitioning in early May 2024. The final combination of Southern Health and Solent Trusts is anticipated to occur in July 2024, when the new organisation will be formed.

Our new Trust will continue to cater to the unique needs of different communities, making healthcare across the county more accessible, as well as offering staff more opportunities for career development, training and partnership working.

Join us as we embark on this exciting journey to shape the future of healthcare in Hampshire.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

We are happy to talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse, Social Worker, Mental Health Practitioner or O.T.
  • Computer skills
  • Significant post qualifying experience
  • Mentorship course
  • Clinical supervision training

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Moorgreen Hospital

Botley Road, West End



SO30 3JB

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