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Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 a year incl 5% fringe
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an experienced band 6 mental health practitioner to join our exciting HTT. Post holders will work within one of the home treatment team based at Farnham road hospital. As a Band 6 you will be working alongside both junior and senior practitioners. You will take a lead in coordinating shifts, delegating to other team members as well as liaising with other key stakeholders. You will be required to urgently respond to request for assessment and treatment of people experiencing a mental health crisis. You will work autonomously as well as an effective team member.

The post holder will be responsible for creating an environment which is safe, supportive and an easily accessible with a no wrong door approach.

Main duties of the job

Embody the visions and values of Surrey & Borders Partnership Foundation NHS Trust

Adhere to the code of practice/conduct of your registering body at all times

Participate in the multi-disciplinary assessment of individuals with mental health problems or vulnerabilities living in the community, by providing a community mental health perspective and expertise.

Participate in the provision of community mental health advice and consultation to colleagues, community groups and organisations.

Be responsible for the full assessment of the psychiatric/psychosocial needs of those patients who have been referred to the service including the comprehensive assessment of risks to self and others

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

Ensure provision of therapeutic activities, emotional support and stability to clients to ensure effective engagement whilst maintaining professional boundaries.

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 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.

Home Working Contract Only - 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

Ensure detailed and appropriate records are maintained to demonstrate that contact with people who use services, and their carers, is meaningful and effective.

Utilise a range of specialist skills appropriate to the needs of individual patients and the clinical setting in which they are required to be seen and work autonomously.

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.

Person Specification



  • A professional mental health qualification e.g. RMN,OT, Social Work Degree or equivalent Clinical Supervision qualification



  • 2 years post qualification experience



  • Access to a vehicle which can be used for work purposes or ability to travel as required to meet the needs of the service

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Farnham Road Hospital

Farnham Road



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