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Community Mental Health Practitioner - Incentives Apply

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa / pro rata for part time
Closing date
9 Jul 2024
Community Mental Health Practitioner

Hastings & Rother Assessment & Treatment Service

Job overview

Are you an experienced Mental Health Nurse/Occupational Therapist/Social Worker with a clear understanding of how coordination of care can contribute to an individual's recovery?

As a Community Mental Health Practitioner in our service you will be supporting service users with severe and enduring mental health problems and their carers. You will hold a caseload and input to the duty function of the team with other responsibilities dependent on your professional qualification. To be successful you will need to be able to work cohesively with other services both within our Trust and with partner agencies. Caring, compassionate and a good communicator, you will have a commitment to improving the lives of our service users through creative, evidence-based practice

We have a monthly academic afternoon as well as a comprehensive package of supervision, appraisal and reflective practice.

Hastings & Rother Assessment and Treatment Service is a multi-disciplinary service for adults with complex mental health problems. Our work is challenging, but we receive regular positive feedback from our service users and carers.

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job

To be a successful in this post you will be:
  • A Registered Mental Health Nurse/OT/Social Worker
  • Able to manage a case load
  • A skilled communicator
  • Compassionate and recovery focused
  • Excellent at documentation and highly organised
  • Keen to embrace new ways of working and enthusiastic about improving clinical practice

It would also be advantageous if you have:
  • Experience working with adults with severe mental illness
  • Experience working in a community team

Our office is right in the thick of Hastings' vibrant and quirky culture and benefits from amazing sea views, with the promenade right across the road. Hastings still maintains its working fishing beach, as well as the old town, castle, pier and the area has some of the most affordable accommodation in the South East.

Working here

Quotes from Hastings & Rother ATS staff:

The team is friendly and there is a lot of support for new starters

There are always people around to give you support

Parking costs are paid.

About us

Hastings events

May: Jack in the Green

July: Hastings Fringe Festival

August: Hastings Carnival week

Hastings Pride


October: Hastings week


What you can expect in return

As a mental health trust Sussex Partnership places a huge focus on the wellbeing of their staff, their reward packages reflect the immensely important work their staff do.

If you are looking for the opportunity to work within a busy but rewarding Assessment and Treatment service in a seaside town like no other, then we would love to hear from you.

We encourage flexible working. We know that a positive work/ life balance brings about huge health-related benefits, which has a positive impact on the care we provide. Please speak to us about flexible working, for example, home-working, part time hours, flexible start/ finish times or anything else. If it works for you and works for the role, we'll do our best to make it happen.

This post offers the Trust's �4,000 Incentive for band 5-7 Nurses & Practitioners, as well as a relocation package up to a maximum of �8,000 (subject to terms and conditions).

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details / informal visits contact:


Joy Mashawa, Service Manager

Telephone number

0300 304 0244

Person Specification



  • Evidence of continuous professional development


  • Completion of Mentorship Course/ ENB equivalent

Knowledge/ Experience


  • Significant post qualifying experience (minimum two years) in relevant care group
  • Experience of working alongside people with psychosis and complex health and social care problems in the designated care group
  • Experience of providing a range of clinical interventions to people in the designated care group with a variety of health problems
  • Experience of working consultatively with professionals
  • Experience of conducting clinical assessments including risk assessments
  • Experience of partnership working with in CPA process
  • Understanding of clinical governance


  • Experience of supervision staff



  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to communicate in a clear and unambiguous way
  • Excellent negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to develop professional relationship with others
  • Ability to develop therapeutic relationships

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Cavendish House

Breeds Place


TN34 3AA

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