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Assertive Outreach Mental Health Practitioner

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to appoint a dynamic and suitably experienced Mental Health Nurse, who is flexible and able to work on own initiative, as well as part of a Multi-Disciplinary Team.

Main duties of the job

The assertive outreach mental health practitioner will be embedded in the core community mental health teams. Their role will be to deliver mental health support and treatment to the cohort of service-users who experience complex psychosis and are identified as requiring assertive outreach in North East Essex.

The assertive outreach mental health practitioner will undertake co-produced, personalised care planning with service users where goals and interventions are based on each individual's strengths, assets and a sense of what will offer them a more meaningful life. This may include supporting service users to be 'gainfully' engaged as per their goals in education, employment, volunteering, training, recovery colleges, or other meaningful occupation, and should include relevant collaborative approach.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To assess, plan, deliver and evaluate care for service users who are referred to the Assertive Outreach Service/Pathway, including the assessment and management of risk.

To be responsible for a caseload of patients as the named key worker/care coordinator/lead clinician (or other equivalent title)

To work alongside the service user in meeting the practical needs of everyday life such as activities of daily living, budgeting skills, social structures, leisure activities, etc. in a collaborative manner

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • Current professional NMC registration


  • Evidence of appropriate CPD post qualifications

Knowledge & Experience


  • Extensive experience in care coordinating people in a community mental health setting


  • Experience working in the community under an AOT model



  • Able to demonstrate Care, Compassion, Competence, Communication, Courage and Commitment

Personal Qualities


  • Ensures that the organisational values of being open, compassionate and empowering are demonstrated in all areas of working life

Employer details

Employer name

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Reunion house/ Herrick house



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