Community Mental Health Practitioner - Duty Team

Employer
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Hastings
Salary
£33,706 to £40,588 a year PA / Pro rata for part time
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Profession
Practitioner
Service
Adult
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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CommunityMental Health Practitioner - Duty Team

We are seeking an experienced band 6 Mental Health Practitioner to work full time in our busy duty team. You will not hold a Lead Practitioner caseload.

This post offers a Golden Hello, or a Relocation package up to a maximum of £2000. (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions. Please see attached Protocol document).

To protect the health and safety of our staff/workers, patients, and those attending our sites, we encourage our workforce to get fully vaccinated against COVID

Main duties of the job

You will need to be able to:
  • Prioritise client contact based on risk.
  • Delegate work to colleagues
  • Maintain clear, accurate, contemporaneous records
  • Support clients to manage risk
  • Know when and how to escalate to other services

Good knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1983 (as subsequently amended and an awareness of mental health legislation).

Ability to effectively communicate with Allied Services.

If you are looking for the opportunity to work within a busy but rewarding Assessment and Treatment service in a seaside town like no other, then we would love to hear from you.

(We are happy to arrange informal visits)

About us

Our office is right in the thick of Hastings' vibrant and quirky culture and benefits from amazing sea views, with the promenade right across the road. Hastings still maintains its working fishing beach, as well as the old town, castle, pier and the area has some of the most affordable accommodation in the South East.

Hastings events

February: Fat Tuesdayhttps://hastingsfattuesday.co.uk/

May: Jack in the Greenhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_in_the_Green

July: Hastings Fringe Festivalhttps://www.hastingsfringecomedyfestival.com/

August: Hastings Carnival weekhttps://www.oldtowncarnivalweek.co.uk/events/

Hastings Pridehttps://hastingspride.org.uk/

September:https://www.visit1066country.com/whats-on/hastings-seafood-and-wine-festival-p582171

October: Hastings weekhttps://www.hastingsweek.com/

November:https://www.visit1066country.com/whats-on/hastings-herring-fair-p907581

Hastings & Rother Assessment and Treatment Service is a multi-disciplinary service for adults with complex mental health problems. Our work is challenging, but we receive regular positive feedback from our service users and carers.

Job description Job responsibilities

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

If you are looking for the opportunity to work within a busy but rewarding Assessment and Treatment service in a seaside town like no other, then we would love to hear from you.

Parking costs reimbursed.

Quotes from Hastings & Rother ATS staff:

The team is friendly and there is a lot of support for new starters

There are always people around to give you support

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Nurse/ OT or Social Work qualification relevant to role
  • Completion of Mentorship Course/ENB equivalent
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
Knowledge/Experience Essential
  • Significant post qualifying experience in the relevant care group
  • Experience of working alongside people with complex health problems in the designated care group
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • 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 within and across various statutory and non statutory teams and agencies
  • Experience of working within the CPA process
  • Understanding of clinical governance
  • Previous experience of working in the community


Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

354-AE-20646-A
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