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Community Mental Health Practitioner - Incentives Apply

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
12 Jul 2024
Community Mental Health Practitioner - Band 6, Full time, permanent position

Hill Rise Assessment and Treatment Service in Newhaven is part of a lively multi-disciplinary service for adults with severe mental illness. Newhaven is a harbour town sitting within the beautiful landscape of the South Downs National Park and only a few miles from the cosmopolitan city of Brighton. Over the next five years our community mental health services are undergoing a huge transformation as we move to a more integrated network of services, with our mental health teams being central in driving the changes.

We are looking for a qualified Social Worker, Occupational Therapist or Nurse for this post. We can offer excellent B5-6 development opportunities for newly qualified professionals in either of these disciplines.

Main duties of the job

As a Community Mental Health Practitioner in our service, you will be focussed on improving outcomes for service users, working creatively with them and their carers to co-create care and safety plans that will help them achieve their goals and to live as independently as possible. The key to success in this role is being a strong multi-disciplinary team player and being effective at building partnerships with GPs, Crisis services, housing and third sector providers.

About us

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

As a social worker, occupational therapist or nurse in our team we can offer you:

- Access to numerous wellbeing and support programmes, run by our internal wellbeing team

- Excellent supervision programmes, with ongoing opportunities for training and development

- Flexible working patterns

- Access to a host of discount schemes (including gyms, shopping, restaurants and cars)

- A position within a trust rated as 'Outstanding' for caring and 'Good' overall by the CQC

Generous holiday entitlement (starting at 27 days + 8 bank holidays)

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

The role of a Community Mental Health Practitioner is to work in partnership with service users who may have severe and complex mental health problems to , develop care plans to enable them to lead fulfilling lives. They will demonstrate an understanding of clinical interventions relevant to this care group and be able to work closely with carers, families and partner agencies to facilitate this. The post holder will work at all times to promote the safety and the well being of service users and their families/carers. The post holder will assess, plan and implement care, provide specialist advice and carry out specialist interventions relevant to their discipline. They will provide clinical supervision to staff and students as appropriate and ideally be able to act as a mentor or practice educator or students.

Please see job descriptions attached for social workers, occupational therapist and nurses.

Person Specification



  • Registered Practitioner with current registration (mental health/ Adult/ Social Work/ OT) appropriate to the role
  • Evidence of continuous professional development

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

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Hill Rise

Church Hill



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