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Mental Health Senior Triage Worker - Band 6

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
9 Jun 2024

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Compassionate, creative & self-motivated mental health professionals are required to help us continue to offer a truly great assessment, signposting and short-term treatment service.

Our health care professional teams, some of whom are Non-Medical Prescribers (NMP), work across the county in local teams.

We require forward thinking individuals who have an interest in working in a Mental Health Primary Care context within local GP Surgeries and other Gloucestershire Health and Care Teams, offering assessment, consultation and support to General Practice staff and colleagues in the voluntary and third sector.

Main duties of the job

Our professional teams provide assessment, treatment and signposting to other community services based on health promotion, recovery and socially inclusive principles. We work in GP surgeries as well as community bases, providing face to face, video and telephone appointments.

The service currently has access to a range of psychological interventions that form part of the NHS Talking Therapies Service (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies ) service. As an autonomous worker you will be using your initiative when decision making around which services will best serve your patient.

You will be an experienced, qualified Mental Health professional (Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist, (registered with the appropriate professional body) and have experience of first line mental health assessments, including risk assessment. You might be, or are interested in becoming a non-medical prescriber (NMP, RMNs only). We are able to support training as an NMP.

Participating in supervision and mentoring students is a key part of this role.

About us

We have in excess of 5000 staff working over 50 sites, providing a diverse range of services. We strive to support an organisational culture that is welcoming, builds and celebrates inclusivity and diversity and provides a sense of belonging and trust.The annual NHS Staff Survey gives our people the opportunity to tell us about their experience working at the Trust. For the 2023 survey just over 2800 colleagues gave us their views (58.5%). It was great to see from the results that colleagues are saying that:o 89.7% believe they are making a positive difference to patients/service users o 73.3% would recommend the organisation as a place to work o 82.4% agree that care of patients and service users is the organisations priority o 76.7% would be happy with the standard of care for a friend or relative Our results put us as 5th nationally as a Community, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities NHS Employer of Choice and 1st equal amongst all NHS Provider Trusts in the South West. However, we know we have more to do and will continue to drive forward our commitment to making GHC a Great Place to Work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Gloucestershire Health and Care is committed to embedding and providing personalised care through all of its services as part of our high-quality care strategy. The purpose of personalised care is to empower people to lead the lives they want to live. Personalised care starts with a conversation with people about what matters to them. It builds on what people can do, as well as addressing their health needs. Including new ways of working and delivering care, emphasising that we need to make effective use of the full range of our peoples skills and experience to deliver the best possible patient care. So we want to know What Matters to You and that you will share our values and join us on this very important journey.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application.

Person Specification



  • Core Health Professional Qualification. Registered Nurse (Mental Health) or Social Worker or Occupational Therapist
  • Current Professional Body Registration [NMC or HCPC or Social Work England]


  • Evidence of post registration learning
  • Registered as a Nurse Independent/Supplementary Prescriber with the NMC
  • Formal Teaching & Assessing Course

Length and/or Nature of Experience


  • Demonstrable post qualification experience in mental health or related area
  • Experience of working within community setting
  • Extensive experience of first line assessments including the assessment of risk
  • Working knowledge of recovering approach and social inclusion
  • Experience of collaboration working with other agencies including the voluntary sector


  • Experience of providing short term evidence based interventions e.g. CBT, Brief solution focussed therapy

Other Requirements


  • Full driving license valid for the UK
  • Own vehicle with ability to insure for business use and to use for travel in connection with work

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


The Stanway Centre

123 Swindon Road


GL50 4BW

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