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Youth Justice Mental Health Practitioner

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 Incl 5% Fringe HCAS, per annum
Closing date
22 May 2024

Job Details

Are you looking for a new challenge where you can make a difference in the lives of vulnerable young people aged 10-18 with offending behaviour? To assist young people who are also at risk of exploitation, County Lines, substance misuse and have complex needs, to overcome the obstacles they face and to achieve their potential.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker to join Surrey & Borders NHS Foundation Trust (SABP) in the newly transformed Reaching Out service as part of the Assertive Engagement Pathway. Reaching Out service focuses on engaging and supporting the most isolated and vulnerable children and young people through a multi-agency network.

We are looking for clinicians who are creative, highly motivated, show initiative and are passionate and committed for ensuring high quality services for people with mental health needs.

There are 2 full-time posts covering the county of Surrey with SABP bases across the county. This role requires travel between multiple sites during the working day.

Main duties of the job

To manage a caseload of young people referred to the service, working collaboratively with the Youth Offending Team to provide consultations and mental health assessments for young people.

To build a trusting relationship to develop a deeper understanding of the needs of young people and be able to signpost or refer to more appropriate services. This role will involve outreach into the community to meet young people in their own or choice of environment.

To work in partnership with young people, families/ carers and the Youth Offending Team regarding decision making and planning to help them to make informed decisions, to enable them to clarify and express their needs and to co-produce solutions.


We are pleased to announce that we are in a position to offer a Golden Hello payment of �3,000 (pro rata) for this vacancy eligible to the external candidates only. Payment would be made in two instalments. Further details can be found in the supporting documents.

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county, just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country withing easy reach. For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Excellent opportunities will be available for training and professional development both locally, within SABP network and across the entire alliance including the Tavistock and Portman.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please check the job description and personal specification document for more information on the requirement for this job.

Person Specification



  • 2-year post qualification experience of working in the community with young people with mental health difficulties and their families.
  • Experience of and ability to undertake mental health assessments
  • Experience of and ability to undertake risk Assessment and implementation of risk management plans
  • Experience of and ability to undertake the use of outcome measures to evidence good practice
  • UK driving license and car to use for work purposes



  • Degree or diploma level qualification in Nursing, Social Work or Occupational Therapy

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


SABP Trust Bases: Gatton Place and Unither House

St Matthews Road/Curfew Bell Road


KT22 7AD

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