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Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 (Incl. 5% Fringe HCAS) per annum, pro rata
Closing date
31 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Our Community Mental Health Recovery Service are secondary Mental Health Teams who provide assessments for evidence based, time limited treatment and psychological interventions for adults with severe and enduring mental health issues. The focus of our whole service is promoting recovery and independence and developing self-management strategies to encourage people to achieve their potential in the community.

We are a multidisciplinary team who provide advice and support for GPs and work with individuals and their carers and can refer or signpost to a number of statutory, independent and voluntary sector agencies. We seek to work closely with individuals, supporting them in their recovery journey, and their families as well as other organisations where consent has been given.

Candidates must have a full and valid driving licence and access to a vehicle for work purposes due to the community element of this role.

Main duties of the job

To co-ordinate and monitor the delivery of person centred healthcare to a designated group of people who use our services, using complex clinical decision making where appropriate.

To work as a member of the MDT in assessing and planning care and responding to changes in people who use our services health.

To act in a manner to respect the customs, individuality, values, sexuality and spiritual beliefs, actively supporting the individual to fulfil these.

To create, develop and maintain professional supportive relationships with all members of staff with other professionals and agencies to enhance recovery.

To accurately record all contacts with service users in case notes in line with SABP record keeping policy.

To identify issues of concern at work and alerting appropriate personnel.

To assess and plan care in a manner that is consistent with evidence based practice, policies and procedures and the management of risk.

To understand the range of risks potentially faced by the service user group.

To recognize potential crisis situations and act responsively and responsibly to resolve the situation, seeking assistance if required.

To utilize in clinical supervision, and appraisal in enhancing performance development.

Please refer the job description for full details.

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Our core purpose is to work with people and lead communities in improving their mental and physical health and wellbeing for a better life through delivering excellent and responsive prevention, diagnosis, early intervention, treatment and care.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received.

Eligibility to high cost area supplement is conditional upon candidates residence and will be discussed on offer.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please check the Job Description and Personal Specification document for more information on the requirement for this job.

Person Specification



  • Further training or experience to post graduate diploma level or 5 years equivalent experience
  • 2 year's experience post qualification
  • Aware of personal and professional boundaries
  • Clinical supervision training


  • Experience working with people with dual diagnosis or service



  • RMN/RN (Mental Health)
  • Successful completion of Mentorship course

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Unither House

Curfew Bell Rd


KT16 9FG

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