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Mental Health Practitioner (Occupational Health)

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa/ pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Sheffield Occupational Health Service provides a high quality occupational health service to NHS Trusts, Universities and a number of private sector clients mostly within the Sheffield area.

We are looking to recruit a OH Mental Health Practitioner, with experience of working within the Occupational Health team in an NHS care. The post holder will need to have extensive experience working within the NHS in various Mental health settings.

The post holder will promote positive Mental Health in the workplace and advise Managers on Mental Ill-Health issues in the workplace, e.g. recognising anxiety, stress depression. Other duties will be to provide support to departments/groups of staff in crisis e.g. coping with change.

This post will work as part of the OH Service delivering services to all clients and will provide excellent opportunities to gain experience in a large Occupational Health Service working alongside experienced OH Nurses, Specialist Nurses, Occupational Physicians, Occupational Health AHP's and Administrators.

As well as dealing with the broad range of occupational health work you will work as part of a multidisciplinary team but also autonomously within a framework of clinical governance and peer supervision, prioritising the delivery of care based on assessment of need.

Main duties of the job

To raise awareness of Mental Health issues in the workplace.

To update bank of current self-help literature or online information.

To refer to multidisciplinary team within Occupational Health and other outside agencies / GP where necessary

Provide short-term intervention only.

To provide training on Mental Health issues in the workplace complementing current and future planned provision.

To advise managers on Mental Health issues in the workplace and on the management of individual cases where employees are on long-term sickness or have persistent short-term absence.

To work pro-actively undertaking group work with those departments who have high sickness absence levels due to Mental Health issues.

About us

Sheffield Occupational Health Service provides a high quality occupational health service to NHS Trusts, Universities and a number of private sector clients mostly within the Sheffield area.

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification



  • NMC or HCPC qualified practitioner working in acute Mental health services
  • Counselling


  • CBT qualification
  • EMDR qualification



  • Significant post registration experience within varied different settings
  • Ability to identify and assess needs of service users in relation to Mental Health and work
  • Be able to demonstrate effective workload management skills
  • Knowledge of Mental Health Act 1983
  • Report writing


  • Evidence based practice
  • Community experience
  • Short term therapeutic interventions
  • Drug alcohol knowledge
  • First line management experience

Knowledge and Awareness


  • Knowledge of occupational health
  • Knowledge of how to manage stress, anxiety, depression


  • Knowledge of occupational health in the NHS

Special Skills/Aptitudes


  • Excellent communication skills- written and verbal
  • Experience in multi-disciplinary shared care
  • Experience in screening clients to refer to therapeutic support.
  • Experience of gathering data and producing reports.
  • Good interpersonal skills necessary to build rapport and positive relationships.
  • Awareness of Health and Safety requirements.
  • Computer skills
  • Ability to demonstrate innovative thinking in problem resolution.
  • Ability to work proactively in dealing with service delivery.
  • Strives for continuous improvement in areas of personal and service development.

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Northern General Hospital

Herries Road


S5 7AU

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