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Mental Health Practitioner - Duty Worker

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
16 Jun 2024

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Launch Your Career in Mental Health!

Medway Community Mental Health Team Seeks Duty Worker (Band 6)

Calling all passionate Registered Mental Health Nurses!

Are you looking to make a difference in the lives of others? Do you thrive in a supportive and growing team environment?

The Medway Community Mental Health Team is seeking a dedicated Duty Worker to join our team in Gillingham. This Band 6 role offers an exciting opportunity to provide mental health assessments, advice, and support to individuals in need.

What you'll gain:
  • Launch your rewarding career in the NHS
  • Develop your skills and gain valuable experience
  • Receive extensive training and professional development opportunities
  • Work within a supportive and growing team atmosphere

  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Post-qualification experience in community or urgent care mental health
  • Continuing professional development evidence
  • Experience working in a community setting (desirable)

  • 27 days annual leave + Bank Holidays (full-time)
  • NHS pension scheme
  • Eligibility for the Blue Light Card

Ready to make a positive impact? Apply now!

Main duties of the job

The Duty Worker role offers a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be the first point of contact for individuals experiencing severe and enduring mental health issues.

What You'll Do:
  • Provide initial assessment and support to new and known service users.
  • Offer expert guidance and information to healthcare professionals.
  • Conduct urgent assessments for individuals needing immediate help.
  • Work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team.

What We're Looking For:
  • Strong initiative and self-motivation.
  • Excellent teamwork and communication abilities.
  • Knowledge of advanced nursing interventions and community assessment skills.
  • A willingness to undergo relevant training.

This Role is Perfect For:
  • Experienced mental health professionals with a passion for advocacy and intervention.
  • Individuals who thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.
  • Those seeking to make a real difference in the lives of others.

Ready to take the first step?

About us

Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.

We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.

The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.

You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.

The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.

Job description

Job responsibilities

In this role, you will play a vital part in providing holistic, patient-centered care. You'll conduct comprehensive assessments, considering all aspects of a patient's well-being - mental, physical, social, cultural, and more. By working collaboratively with patients, their families, and other healthcare professionals, you'll develop personalized care plans that address their unique needs.

As a clinical leader, you'll champion best practices and quality improvement initiatives. This is a chance to make a significant impact on the care provided within our setting.

Do you have the skills and passion to thrive in this role?
  • Excellent assessment skills, considering all aspects of patient well-being
  • Strong communication and collaboration abilities
  • Commitment to person-centered care
  • Passion for quality improvement

We offer a rewarding work environment with opportunities for professional development.

If you're ready to take your nursing career to the next level, we want to hear from you!

Person Specification



  • Registered on NMC
  • One year experience at Band 5 or above in hospital or community health care
  • Evidence of continued professional development, appropriate to role
  • Clear understanding of CPA and care coordination role


  • Post-registration certificate ENB 998. Possession of specialist nursing or other relevant highter academic or skills focussed awards
  • Post registration mentorship qualification



  • Good IT skills
  • Good understanding of the principles of the Recovery Approach


  • Excellent IT skills
  • Understanding of interagency skills
  • Previous experience in the field of work

Employer details

Employer name

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust


Britton House, Gillingham

High Street



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