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Mental Health Practitioner

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 a year Incl 5% Fringe HCAS
Closing date
26 May 2024

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for a new challenge where you can make a difference in the lives of vulnerable young people aged 8-16 not attending school? To assist them to engage in education or training, access support from appropriate services and ultimately achieve and maintain their independence in the community.

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 a clinician who is creative, highly motivated, shows initiative and is passionate and committed for ensuring high quality services for people with mental health needs.

There is 1 full-time post covering the county of Surrey with SABP bases across the county.

Main duties of the job

To manage a caseload of young people aged 8-16 referred to the service and provide mental health assessments. This role will involve outreach into the community to meet young people in their own environment.

To build a trusting relationship to develop a deeper understanding of the needs of young people and understand the barriers in accessing education/training.

To assist young people to engage in education/training, access support from appropriate services, and be able to signpost or refer to more appropriate services.

To work in partnership with young people, families/ carers, Surrey County Council Area Case Review and Area Action Group and other relevant agencies 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.

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, risk assessments and implementation of risk management plans
  • Use of outcome measures to evidence good practice
  • Demonstrable expertise working with young people aged between 8 and 16
  • You must have a UK driving license and access to a car 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


Gatton Place/Unither House

St Matthews Road/Curfew Bell Road


KT16 9FG

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