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Community Mental Health Practitioner (AA&HTT)

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
West cliff on Sea
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2024
Community Mental Health Practitioner Band 6 - �35,392 - �42,618 per annum (pro rata for part time hours) Mid and South Essex, Older Adult Admission Avoidance & Home Treatment Team ( South West FIRST) The Harland Centre Full time hours

Main duties of the job

We are pleased to offer the new and exciting opportunity to join the new Mid and South , Older Adult Admission Avoidance & Home Treatment Team. As part of the transformation agenda a new service is being formed to provide support to Older Adults, with Frailty and Functional Mental Health needs.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Open, Compassionate and Empowering. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer, the Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have theopportunity for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment.

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As part of this developing service you will help support older adults with functional mental health issues to meet increased needs / rising risk to support admission avoidance and provide home treatment with a Home First approach to support. You will work with a new and growing team, the existing community services and the established Dementia Admission avoidance services across Mid and South Essex

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental health Nurse, or Occupational Therapist.
  • Additional Professional Qualifications in Older adult Mental Health /Dementia or Experience
  • Evidence of personal and professional development in contemporary mental health practice and dementia care


  • Educated to Degree Level
  • Non-medical Independent prescriber



  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and guidelines.
  • Good understanding of the Mental Capacity Act and its application in practice
  • Understanding of the Care Act
  • Good understanding of national policy and the implications for good mental health
  • An understanding of Frailty and the complexities of later life
  • Experience in the use of risk assessment tools


  • Use of screening tools in dementia



  • Evidence of ability to prioritise workload and competing demands
  • Evidence of objective setting, time management skills etc
  • Ability to plan ways of improving efficiency and cost effectiveness of clinical services
  • Evidence of personal development
  • Ability to build relationships and negotiate satisfactory outcomes
  • Ability to know when to seek the support and guidance of more senior colleagues when necessary
  • Ability to use own judgement confidently and decisively

Employer details

Employer name

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


The Harland Centre

Balmoral Road

West cliff on Sea


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