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Developmental Occupational Therapist or Community Mental Health Nurse

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Adur Arun and Worthing
£27,055 to £40,588 a year pa
Closing date
27 Jan 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Developmental (Band 5/ 6) Mental Health Nurse or Occupational Therapist to join the Adur, Arun and Worthing (AAW) Group Treatment Programme service.

We are a multi-disciplinary team within the Assessment and Treatment Service providing specialist assessment and psychologically-informed group interventions, delivering part of the care pathway for clients with complex emotional difficulties. We run generic psychoeducational groups using evidence-base approaches as well as specialist interventions such as the STEPPS Programme.

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.

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).

Main duties of the job

Our Group Treatment Service is looking for a highly motivated mental health practitioner (RMN) or Occupational Therapist to join our team. You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and provide specialist assessment, treatment and care supporting our care pathways for patients with affective and personality disorders.

As lead practitioners holding a caseload, we promote a trauma informed approach to client care, focused on building therapeutic relationships to support people to develop safe, effective mood and emotion management coping skills.

These are exciting times to join the team. We are involved in contributing to introduction of additional therapy modalities (Structured Clinical Management (SCM); DBT) as part of the current development of the personality disorder / complex emotional difficulties pathway implementation, and community transformation.

We are a well-established and respected service, and take great pride in our work. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, self-motivated, flexible and able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team. Effective communication and listening skills, an interest in group work and a commitment to providing the best possible care for clients in the community is key. You will also be passionate about involving people, family and friends in care and you will share our dedication to improving services and delivering high quality care.

About us

We are keen to support staff wellbeing and clinical effectiveness, and can offer you a comprehensive induction package in a supportive working environment. You will be offered relevant training to support your professional development and provision of interventions for working in this clinical area. We have a robust supervision (individual and group) and appraisal system, including access to complex case formulation.

The AAW Group Treatment Programme service is based over three sites: Littlehampton, Shoreham and Worthing. The post holder will be required to travel across sites.

Job description Job responsibilities

You will manage a caseload and provide group interventions and individual support as required. You will be offered regular individual and group supervision including access to complex case formulation and relevant training to support your professional development.

You must be enthusiastic, self-motivated, flexible and able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team. Effective communication and leadership skills, a sound clinical knowledge base, an interest in group work and a commitment to caring for patients in the community must be demonstrated.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse with current registration [mental health/LD/Adult], appropriate to the job 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

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