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Employer
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Worthing
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum / pro rata for part time
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Profession
Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

We are looking for experienced Mental Health Practitionerson our Crisis Line/111 Mental Health Option service. The service is a 24/7 mental health crisis line for anyone who may be in crisis and in urgent need of help with their mental health.

This role is suitable for Registered Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists and Social Workers who are registered with their relevant professional body (NMC/HCPC/Social Work England).

All work is telephone based working out of our office base in Worthing. You will not carry a caseload and will be trained in triage and risk formulation/assessments.

This is a great development role in which you will supervise staff, offer pastoral care and act as a point of escalation for a team of Call Operators.

For this role you will be required to work a mixture of shifts.

Our Current shifts patterns are Early (07:00-15:00), L1 (13:00-21:00), L4 (16:00-00:00), Night (20:45-07:15)

Standard sign-up bonus of �4k(paid over two years) for all Band 5 - 7 registered professionals who join clinical teams across the Trust. Pro-rata.

Relocation bonus of up to �8kfor all registered Band 5 - 7 professionals in line with Trust policy, HMRC tax rules and provision of relocation expense receipts.

Increased rates of pay for unsocial hours (some weekend and evening work) as set out under the Agenda for Change (AfC) guidelines.

Main duties of the job

You will be joining a friendly, supportive and dedicated team responding to Sussex-wide callers. The service is free and is available to anyone of any age who is concerned about their own mental health or that of a relative or friend. This includes carers and healthcare professionals.

The line is staffed by a team of experienced mental health clinicians and operators. Although we are not a counselling service, all our staff will listen and help callers to identify and clarify their immediate problems and to explore ways of coping or suggest alternative avenues of help.

To be successful in this role you will share our passion, desire and empathetic approach to supporting people of all ages with complex mental health needs, who are often experiencing crisis. The ideal candidate would:
  • Be experienced in risk assessment and management
  • Be comfortable working in a fast-paced and varied role
  • Have ability to work autonomously

It would also be desirable if you had a background within urgent care/ crisis/ liaison service(s).

Being a 24/7 service, having a team who are open to flexibility with working patterns is essential as the Mental Health Practitioner role will include some weekend and evening work. As mentioned, this does however bring with it increased rates of pay for unsocial hours. We try really hard to make sure your shifts work for you while also ensuring we can effectively run the 24/7 service.

About us

Career Progression: In this role we will support your leadership development by offering access to our internal Sussex Partnership leadership development course. We strive toward compassionate leadership and flexible support.

Location: The role is situated at Swandean, Worthing (BN13 3EP). More information about the site and travel information can be found: click here

Features of the site include: staff break rooms, free ample parking, Caf in Meadowfield Hospital on site.

Flexible Working: We know that a positive work/life balance brings about huge health-related benefits, which has a positive impact on the care we provide. Please speak to us about flexible working, for example, part time hours, flexible start/finish times or anything else.

Key Benefits: Excellent NHS Pension, Generous holiday entitlement (starting at 27 days + 8 bank holidays), Access to a host of NHS discount schemes (Blue Light Card, Health Service discounts, discounted petrol etc.), Free parking on-site, Access to full psychological support, via our internal wellbeing team, Excellent supervision programmes, with ongoing opportunities for training and development.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To be successful in this role you will share our passion, desire and empathetic approach to supporting people of all ages with complex mental health needs, who are often experiencing crisis.

Requirements:
  • Registered with the NMC or HCPC via a core professional qualification Applications are welcomed from OTs, Mentlal health Nurses, Social Workers, Drama/Art Therapists, Psychologists
  • Experienced in risk assessment and management
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced and varied role
  • Ability to work flexible hours to include evenings, weekends and nights
  • Able to work autonomously
  • Ability to travel and work from an office based in Worthing, Sussex as and when required. We hope to secure further SPFT bases across Sussex in the future

It would also be advantageous if you are:
  • Have a background within urgent care/ crisis/ liaison service(s)

Flexibility with working patterns to include some weekend and evening work is essential. This does bring with it increased rates of pay for unsocial hours as set out under the Agenda for Change (AfC) guidelines.

Person Specification

Knowledge/Experience

Essential

  • Significant post qualifying experience in the relevant care group
  • Experience of working alongside people with complex health problems in the designated care group
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Experience of providing a range of clinical interventions to people in the designated care group with a variety of health problems
  • Experience of working consultatively with professionals
  • Experience of conducting clinical assessments including risk assessments
  • Experience of partnership working within and across various statutory and non statutory teams and agencies
  • Understanding of clinical governance
  • Understanding of Safeguarding


Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Swandean

Arundel Road

Worthing

BN13 3NP

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354-AB-20749-A

Company

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