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Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£45,753 to £52,067 a year Incl. 5% Fringe HCAS, pa, pro rata.
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Surrey and Borders NHS Foundation Trust are looking for an additional full time Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist to expand our Early Help Team as a band 7 Senior Mental Health Practitioner. working within the North East Hampshire locality. You will need to be registered with your governing body and have a significant level of experience of working with children and families, including work with child mental health needs.

This is a newly created team oversees the front door to our North East Hampshire Children and Young People's Services, triaging referrals, providing assessments, delivering treatment with both individual and group work being offered to our children, young people and their families. This is an exciting opportunity to help us shape and develop this new team, working closely with our CYPS Community Team (formally CAMHS), as our Getting More Help Team, and part of our i-THRIVE transformation work.

We are looking for a senior Mental Health Practitioner that shares our enthusiasm, passion and commitment to work alongside colleagues to deliver a good quality timely service to young people and families in North East Hampshire, in collaboration with a strong supportive leadership team.

Main duties of the job

To evaluate and make decisions on suitability of new referrals.

Assess clients for suitability for interventions.

To exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the assessment, treatment and evaluation of clients in line with the service.

Use highly developed communication skills in working with people to understand their personal and often very sensitive difficulties and develop carefully tailored interventions.

Attend multi-disciplinary meetings relating to referrals or clients in treatment, where appropriate.

Work closelywith other members of the team ensuring appropriate step-up and step-down arrangements are in place to maintain a stepped care approach.

Provide specialist advice and consultation to other professionals / individuals / groups / committees across Mental Health Trusts,Hospital Trusts and community medical teams, voluntary agencies regarding service matters related to the practice and delivery of specific agreed therapeutic modalities and service provision.

Contribute to the teaching and training of mental health professionals and other staff working in the service.

Provide supervision to other staff involved in the provision of psychological care to clients.

Where necessary, contribute to the delivery and development of an annual training programme to meet the training needs of those working with children and young people around emotional wellbeing and mental health.

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.

Surrey and Hampshire are beautiful counties 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.

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



  • Degree or diploma level qualification in Nursing, Social Work or Occupational Therapy
  • Professional and current Registration associated with core qualification
  • Clinically relevant knowledge acquired through post of qualifying training



  • Significant level of experience of working with children and families, including work with child mental health needs.
  • Experience of strategic development, and, in particular, development of interagency projects
  • Ability to identify opportunities for service development, improvement and expansion

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Aldershot Centre for Health

Hospital Hill


GU11 1AY

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