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Mental Health Practitioner/Care Co-ordinator

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, skilled and enthusiastic Mental Health Practitioner (Band 6) to join the Newark & Sherwood Local Mental Health Team (LMHT). We are looking for applicants from a Mental Health nursing background who are looking at taking the next step in their career to join our team.

If you are a confident, experienced clinician looking for a new challenge and would like an opportunity to use your skills working in a busy, rewarding and supportive environment we would like to hear from you.

LMHT is a community-based service which operates Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.

Main duties of the job

The LMHTs provide mental health services for adults across Newark & Sherwood

We help patients and their families cope with periods of severe mental illness and assess, plan and implement a personalised path of recovery. Some of our patients may require short term intervention, and sometimes longer-term care plans will be put in place.

We are seeking an enthusiastic team player, working within a dynamic multi-disciplinary team, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability and experience to manage complex cases in partnership with other agencies. In return the successful applicant will receive training and support to develop specific therapeutic skills to enable them to provide a high-quality service to our patients and their families.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

This is a rewarding and vital role within the team, delivering treatment to our patients within a supportive environment. In return, we offer a vast range of benefits and opportunities.

Benefits of working at Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust include:
  • Up to 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity and Sick pay
  • Comprehensive induction and ongoing training
  • Commitment to career development
  • Wide range of training and development opportunities
  • Working in a supportive environment
  • Retail Discounts
  • Option to purchase additional Annual Leave
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Preceptorship Programme
  • Staff Health and Wellbeing Services

Day to Day Duties:
  • Caseload management under the Care Programme Approach
  • Initial assessments and one-to-one interventions with service users.
  • To undertake and record comprehensive need/risk assessments, devise and implement treatment plans for service users.
  • To demonstrate the application of specialist skills and knowledge in order to maintain professional competence and fitness to practice as a nurse practitioner.
  • To establish and maintain robust communication networks with clients, carers, team members, other health care and social care workers within urgent care and the community
  • To use interpersonal skills in diffusing potentially emotive situations while undertaking assessments and pathway planning within acute settings.
  • To demonstrate high level communication skills.

A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.

This post is eligible for a Golden Hello payment of �2,750 for new starters who are external to the Trust. This is payable in 3 instalments over a 2 year period. This payment is only eligible to new starters who do not already hold a contract of employment with the Trust. This post also includes paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during night, weekends and bank holidays.

Person Specification



  • Professional Qualification (Mental Health) to degree level or equivalent
  • Maintains current registration with the NMC or HCPC
  • Practice based educator qualification or equivalent (or prepared to undertake training)


  • Demonstrate continued professional development to maintain professional registration
  • Evidence of post registration/specialist qualification in specific service area or other formal training



  • Ability to work as part of an MDT
  • Good skills in assessment, intervention and evaluation of service users care
  • IT skills
  • Ability to prioritise work
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Clinical supervision skills



  • Working within a mental health clinical setting


  • The ability to deal with and resolve conflict
  • Experience of working within adult community setting



  • Knowledge and understanding of current legislation and understanding of clinical risk assessments
  • Knowledge of Code of Practice


  • Awareness of national and local issues impacting care



  • Willingness to undertake new clinical practices, education and training that will enhance service delivery.

Contractual Requirements


  • A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post

Values & Behaviours


  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare Foundation Trust Values - Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) and how it applies to their role

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Newark & Sherwood Local Mental Health Team

65 Northgate


NG24 3LU

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