Community Mental Health Practitioner

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 pa
Closing date
31 Oct 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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If you are looking to take the next step in your career then look no further. Southampton West CMHT have an exciting new role for a passionate, enthusiastic and aspirational mental health practitioner. This role is open to registered Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and Mental Health Nurses. We are looking for someone with experience in working with people with complex mental health difficulties but can provide training within the role.

We are a fully integrated health and social care team so you would be working alongside a broad range of people from different professional disciplines including Mental health Social Workers, Peer Workers, Mental Health Nurses, Support Workers, Psychologists and Consultant Psychiatrists. As a team we support people aged 18 – 65 with a broad range of serve and enduring mental health difficulties.

We have fantastic links with community partners and part of your role would be to engage with these services to link the people you are supporting in with additional support and guidance. This may include advice on housing, benefits or courses run by the Recovery college to support understanding and management of their mental health.

We are a very friendly and supportive team and would welcome you to apply. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Car driver and use of car within work hours is essential as we cover the whole of Southampton city.

As a registered professional you will automatically become a member of our Academy of Clinical Excellence (ACE) which has a specific focus on the professional development and career progression of our nurses and Allied Health Professionals. As part of ACE’s commitment to you, our development pathway for band 6’s focuses on enhancing your competence and confidence as a senior clinician and leader. As such, you will have access to masters level academic study with our partner universities as well as access to a variety of internal and external leadership programmes, workshops and support tools. The Academy encourages all our registrants to engage with service improvement, research and facilitating learning and a range of opportunities to support these core professional activities is available from ACE. To help you progress your journey with us, you will have access to a ‘Career Navigation’ conversation which will help you explore your career aspirations and make decisions about your career trajectory.

Happy to talk flexible working–all requests for flexible and part time working will be considered.

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