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Community Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker, OT - Incentives Apply

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
23 May 2024

Job Details

We are looking to recruit Band 6 nurses .

You must be enthusiastic, self-motivated, flexible and able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team and demonstrate a commitment to the recovery model.

Our vision is to provide outstanding care and treatment. If you've got the passion, the belief, the drive and the talent to help us achieve our vision then we would like to hear from you.

This post offers an incentive or relocation package up to the maximum of �8000 (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions).

Main duties of the job

The Chichester Assessment and Treatment Service is a dynamic and innovative community mental health team supporting people living with severe and enduring mental health problems. You will hold a caseload of people who are cared for within a recovery focused model of care designed to enable and encourage service users to develop positive coping strategies to maximise their independence and potential. You will work in partnership with a diverse team of clinicians and support staff including psychologists, psychiatrists, support workers and our third sector partners.

We are passionate about involving patients, family and friends in care and we welcome candidates with experience of co-production. We are dedicated to improving services and delivering high quality care.

About us

Over the next five years, community mental health services are going to be undergoing a real transformation and you could be part of these exciting developments. Our community mental health teams will become part of amuch more integrated network of services and our mental health clinicians will be central in driving the changes, in close partnership with our primary and third sector colleagues.

We recognise that working in mental health can be stressful so we prioritise staff welfare, providing regular supervision, reflective practice, mentoring, and any other support that our clinicians need to ensure their wellbeing.

If you are an experienced band 6 nurse, then please contact us as we would be delighted to talk with you.

We encourage 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, home-working, part time hours, flexible start/ finish times or anything else. If it works for you and works for the role, we'll do our best to make it happen.

To protect the health and safety of our staff/workers, patients, and those attending our sites, we encourage our workforce to get fully vaccinated against COVID.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The role is all about improving outcomes for this patient group, working creatively with patients and their carers to co-create care and risk plans that will help them achieve their goals and to live as independently as possible. This key to success is often about building effective partnerships with GPs, Crisis services, housing, third sector providers and accessing support from our specialist services, such as our Early intervention in Psychosis or Eating disorders services

Working in our team includes:
  • Working autonomously as a Lead Practitioner to a defined caseload of clients. This will include offering specific interventions to people diagnosed with mood/anxiety disorders, psychosis or complex emotional difficulties.
  • You will complete initial assessments and work closely with our referrals co-ordinators.

What you will receive from us:

Successful candidates will be supported throughout their Preceptorship in the following ways:
  • Access to training and relevant shadowing opportunities.
  • Be line-managed by the Team leader in each placement
  • Receive regular managerial supervision from their Team Leader and be given opportunities to participate in individual and group supervision.
  • Be part of Reflective Practice Group
  • Access to numerous wellbeing and support programmes, run by our internal wellbeing team
  • Access to a host of discount schemes (including gyms, shopping, restaurants and cars)
  • A position within a trust rated as Outstanding for caring and Good overall by the CQC
  • Generous holiday entitlement (starting at 27 days + 8 bank holidays)

Effective communication and leadership skills, a sound clinical knowledge base, and a commitment to caring for patients in the community must be demonstrated. The post holder will work at all times to promote the safety and the wellbeing of clients and their families/carers. The post holder will assess, plan and implement care.

For further details / informal visits contact:


Marylinda Gororo

Job title

Service Manager

Email address

Telephone number

0300 304 0400

Additional contact information

We welcome a phone conversation about the service and this post. Please contact Marylinda Gororo on 0300 304 0400

Person Specification



  • Bachelors degree at 2:2 or above supplemented by specialist mental health training with a significant supervised practice component and a curriculum including risk assessment, evidence based psychosocial interventions, recovery and treatment planning, and team working
  • A specialist mental health focused postgraduate degree which delivers competences in recognised evidence-based psychological interventions
  • Evidence of a commitment to lifelong learning



  • Experience of working with people with mental health needs in a paid or voluntary capacity
  • Experience running groups/activities
  • Experience working as part of a team
  • Experience of being supervised
  • Experience of analysing and communicating complex information verbally and in writing

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Chapel Street Clinic

Chapel Street


PO19 1BX

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