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Lead Practitioner, East Assessment Treatment Service Incentives Apply

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you ready for a new opportunity? We have an exciting Lead Practitioner opportunity within our Community Assessment and Treatment Service, based at the East Brighton Community Mental Health Centre, Brighton General Hospital.

We are a large Multi-Disciplinary Team looking for Registered Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists, or Social Workers with experience of working with people with complex mental health conditions in a relevant setting.

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).

Main duties of the job

You will be part of a supportive multi-disciplinary team within the wider Assessment and Treatment Service. Our teams are made up of Consultant Psychiatrists, Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Psychologists, Support Workers, Employment Specialists, and Administrators.

You will have a varied, fast paced and crucial role in supporting patient journey. The role is highly rewarding, but can at times be challenging with competing demands.

You will have access to monthly high-quality supervision from a clinical lead, as well as continuous frequent support on offer through multi-disciplinary meetings and other forums. You will also have access to, and be encouraged to attend internal/external training opportunities to further develop your skills and experience in a community mental health setting.

We welcome applications from practitioners who are highly motivated and enthusiastic about providing high quality patient care in a community setting, as well as being flexible and creative in your working style with a passion for working with people to support individual recovery goals and to work collaboratively with the service user themselves, their carers, colleagues within the third sector, GPs, and the wider mental health service within the Trust.

About us

The Trust provides mental health and learning disability care for all ages across Sussex and for children and young people in Hampshire.

Living & Working in Brighton:
  • Be spoilt for choice with Brighton's iconic seafront, vibrant lanes and array of shops and attractions
  • Travel easily between coast and countryside, with a blend of picturesque villages and seaside towns on your doorstep
  • Embrace the outstanding natural beauty spots including therenowned Devils Dyke and South Downs National Park

We'd love you to join our Trust, rated 'good' overall and 'outstanding' for caring by the CQC. Our staff agree, recent staff survey results told us that 82% recognise that care for patients is our top priority.

Key staff survey results include:

70% highlighting flexible working opportunities as a key point for satisfaction at work
  • 79% reporting feeling able to make suggestions to improve the work in their team
  • 77% identifying the opportunities to show initiative in their roles

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description document for full details of the role and responsibilities. For further information or to arrange informal visits, please contact:

Dominic Ison (Team Leader) - tel 07715 484897 or email


Alison De Souza (Service Manager) - tel 07391 415564 or email

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental health Nurse Occupational Therapist or Social worker with current registration
  • Completion of Mentorship Course
  • Evidence of continuous professional development



  • Significant post qualifying experience in the relevant care group
  • Experience of working alongside people with complex health problems in the designated care group
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • 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 within and across various statutory and non statutory teams and agencies
  • Experience of working within the CPA process
  • Previous experience of working in the community

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Community Mental Health Centre

Brighton General Hospital, Elm Grove



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