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Staying Well Practitioner

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

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We're looking for Staying Well Practitioners to join our Staying Well team in Crawley which is provided by Richmond Fellowship.

We are looking for experienced and registered mental health professionals from all disciplines, including Social Workers, Nurses and OT's. For these roles it is essential you are registered with NMC/HCPC/Social Work England & that you have experience of crisis assessment in any setting that provides a safety care plan

The service operates every day, the shifts are Monday to Friday 4pm until 11pm and weekends 2pm until 11pm with generous enhancements for evening and weekend working.

Based on a 'crisis caf' model, the service provides an opportunity for anyone over 18 years experiencing a mental health crisis, including a self- defined crisis, to attend as an alternative to A& E. They will find a welcoming environment with a supportive and responsive team of mental health workers available.

Main duties of the job

As a registered mental health professional, we ask you to support Recovery Workers in delivering person centred care in a safe, supportive and therapeutic environment, that is conducive to reducing emotional and psychological distress, promoting independence, and assist in the recovery for all adult mental health users of services in the community.

Sussex Partnership mental health professionals on site are Trusted Assessors and are able to ensure a smooth transition into crisis services should this be required without the need for further assessment, meaning signposting to A& E can be avoided.

About us

Living and working in West Sussex: has some of the most beautiful and varied countryside in southern England and including many Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, but with great access to London. Working in West Sussex gives you easy access to airports, ferries and Eurostar providing easy travel options. Sussex benefits from excellent rail links served by South Eastern Trains, South West Trains and Southern Railway.

Key Benefits: Excellent NHS Pension, Generous holiday entitlement (starting at 27 days + 8 bank holidays), Access to NHS discount schemes, support from our organisational wellbeing team, with supervision reflective practice, and opportunities for training and development

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is committed to becoming a diverse employer and inclusive workplace. If you have specific needs or a disability and require support throughout the application or recruitment process, we can help.

Mission and Values: Our mission is to champion the rights of people with mental health difficulties and learning disabilities, working with system partners to improve the care they receive.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The skills we are looking for from Practitioners in our Staying Well services would be:-Experience of working in mental health services-Knowledgeable of psycho-social factors which can precipitate crisis and impact on the safety and wellbeing of service users.-Be experienced in offering psycho-social interventions to those with mental health difficulties.-Knowledgeable of factors which can impact on safety for all staff working collaboratively to deliver person centred care in crisis.-Have experience of crisis assessment in any setting that provides a safety care plan.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse, Social Work England or HCPC registered professional with current registration appropriate to the job role.
  • Degree/diploma level supplemented by specialist qualification, training, experience, courses to masters level equivalent relevant to the care group
  • Evidence of post registration training in relevant service area



  • Extensive post qualifying experience in relevant service area
  • Able to manage a caseload of patients with complex mental health needs
  • Comprehensive knowledge of interventions specific to service area
  • Awareness of Trust policies and service specification

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Crawley Staying Well Cafe

Amberley Court, Arundel House Unit 1, County Oak Way


RH11 7XL

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