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Mental Health Practitioner

Employer
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Crawley
Salary
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum / pro rata for part time
Closing date
27 Jan 2023

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Profession
Practitioner
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Are you looking for a new challenge and want to offer the best care in times of Crisis?

We have a brand-new opportunity for a Band 5 Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist with mental health experience to join the Acute Day Service, here at Langley Green Hospital.

The Acute Day Service offer service users in a mental health crisis, four weeks of psycho-educational groups to help learn coping strategies and self-manage their mental health.

Main duties of the job

As a Community Mental Health Practitioner in our team you will meet with service users; provide a care plan, review their mental state, run the therapeutic groups. You will be responsible for monitoring and developing treatment plans in order to make progress with service users and ensure effectiveness of interventions.

You will be directly involved in developing discharge plans in collaboration with service users and their families, as well as occasionally representing the clinical team at multi-disciplinary meeting and clinical reviews of patient care.

You will work very closely with the CRHTT (Crisis Resolution & Home Treatment Team) and our inpatient wards.

About us

We are committed to career development and future aspirations and career goals are discussed openly and supported.

Working in Sussex:
  • Travel easily between coast and countryside and enjoy the natural beauty the county has to offer. With a blend of picturesque villages and seaside towns, there's always somewhere new to visit
  • Embrace the city life and visit Brighton, or even travel to London in under 90 minutes

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

Your benefits:
  • Access to full psychological support, via our internal wellbeing team
  • Excellent supervision programmes, with ongoing opportunities for training and development
  • Free parking on-site
  • Access to a host of discount schemes
  • A position within a trust rated as 'Outstanding' for caring and 'Good' overall by the CQC
  • Excellent NHS Pension
  • Generous holiday entitlement (starting at 27 days + 8 bank holidays)
  • A 'Golden Hello' or relocation package up to £2000 (see attached documentation for T&C's)

We encourage flexible working. We know that a positive work/life balance brings about huge health-related benefits, which has a positive impact on the care we provide. Please speak to us about flexible working, for example, home-working, part time hours, flexible start/finish times or anything else. If it works for you and works for the role, we'll do our best to make it happen.

Job description Job responsibilities

See attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

Please apply using the link in this advert, or for more information explore the attachments or contact:

Kimann Jones, Crisis & Urgent Care Service Manager - Kimann.Jones@spft.nhs.uk/01293 590 440

(We are happy to arrange informal visits - currently COVID dependent)

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse with current registration appropriate to the job role OR registered Occupational Therapist, Social worker or alternative with current registration appropriate to role
Knowledge/Experience Essential
  • Experience of facilitating groups for mental health service users
  • Knowledge of MHA (1983/2007).
  • Knowledge and experience in group treatment evidence based practice
  • Child and Adult safe guarding procedures.
  • Change management, organising and prioritising workloads
  • Demonstrate ability to enhance care through evidence based knowledge
  • Demonstrate professional development relevant to the care group
  • Demonstrates ability to assess and manage clinical risk
Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse with current registration appropriate to the job role OR registered Occupational Therapist, Social worker or alternative with current registration appropriate to role
Knowledge and Experience Essential
  • Experience of facilitating groups for mental health service users
  • Knowledge of MHA (1983/2007).
  • Knowledge and experience in group treatment evidence based practice
  • Child and Adult safe guarding procedures
  • Change management, organising and prioritising workloads
  • Demonstrate ability to enhance care through evidence based knowledge
  • Demonstrate professional development relevant to the care group
  • Demonstrates ability to assess and manage clinical risk
Skills Essential
  • Effective written and verbal skills. Effective team worker. Excellent interpersonal skills.
Approach/Values Essential
  • Demonstrate support for the values and beliefs of the Care Group and those of the Trust


Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

354-AN-20432
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