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Community Mental Health Nurse

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£37,152 to £43,994 a year per annum incl HCA
Closing date
30 Sep 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking to recruit an experienced and highly motivated Community Recovery Worker to work within the Newham Community Recovery Teams (CRT). This post would be suitable for someone with experience and/or a strong interest in psychosis, caseload and crisis management.

Newham Community Recovery Team (CRT South) was setup for adults aged 18-65 years old, from a range of religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, with long history of Psychosis and requires care coordination in the community.

The CRTs provide an integrated service to those individuals and their families/carers suffering from the consequences of mental illness, enabling them to live as fulfilled a life as possible within the community and promote recovery. This means working with service users and carers, their families and the wider community to help them live purposeful lives, breaking down the barriers of stigma that often accompany mental health problems and lead to social isolation.

The post holders will be based within the CRTs and would be employed on a permanent basis.

This is an excellent opportunity to be part of innovative service and to use your skills and experience to work in new and challenging ways.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Contact name

Bukky Akinro

Contact email address

Contact telephone number


Main duties of the job

Be a member of the Assessment and Brief Treatment Team or the Recovery Team responsible for the delivery of services to people who are residents of Newham with a severe mental health issue or referred for an assessment to ascertain this as defined by the service referral criteria.

Establish a network of relationships with statutory and non-statutory organisations including inpatient services, local authority, education, vocational and leisure facilities, and maintain a database/resource of such organisations.

Be involved in service evaluation data that includes service user and carer feedback.

Supervise and co-ordinate the work of trainees/students of your related profession, as appropriate. Interface effectively with primary care services including GPs and the Enhanced Primary Care Services.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description Job responsibilities

Kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.

Person Specification Education/ Qualification/ Training Essential
  • RMN Qualification/Registration NMC (PIN)
  • Evidence of regular CPD
  • Mentorships/Practice Assessor Training
Experience Essential
  • Well-developed and suitable experience of working as a qualified RMN E
  • Suitable experience of working in a community mental health setting.
  • Experience of completing full psycho-social assessments and writing reports.
  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural, inner city area
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • The current legislation relating to Mental Health provision
  • The needs and rights of service users
  • Psychiatric problems and the social, psychological and political dimensions of mental ill-health
  • Current models of working with people with serious mental health
  • Experience with problems including psycho-social and recovery approaches
  • Current research and how this can inform practice
  • The major current issues in relevant health and social care
  • To engage with people with serious mental health problems in a holistic manner
  • To assess their needs, design and deliver appropriate interventions and evaluate the effectiveness of the process
  • To communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing
  • To work effectively as part of a Team and facilitate productive working relationships.
  • To manage time, be self-motivated and to work both independently and as part of a team as required
  • To use supervision positively and effectively.
  • To liaise effectively with other agencies, statutory and non-statutory
  • To teach and supervise junior staff and students
  • Word-processing/Computer skills

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