Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum plus 5% HCA
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The successful candidate will be a member of the multidisciplinary team, working in a fast pace community urgent care pathway offering a community response to those experiencing a mental health crisis.

As an senior mental health practitioner, you will work within a fast paced urgent community care pathway offering an urgent and crisis response to those experiencing mental distress within the Community.

Main duties of the job

You will conduct initial CPA assessments, agree and develop collaborative care plans underpinned by NICE guidance delivering a range of interventions based upon individual needs. You will be working within West Essex area over a 24 hour period and the assessments and interventions will take place in patients' homes, team bases, hospital and other community settings or via tele-coaching.

As required by your line manager, you will have responsibility for the day to day supervision and management of lower band staff within your team.

You will be expected to work collaboratively with key partner organisations, patients, carers, clinicians and other practitioners within the multi-disciplinary team in delivering services; providing a 7- day a week service over a twenty four hour period.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description Job responsibilities

This role will be working on a 12 hour shift pattern and is eligible for unsocial hour payments of time plus 30%on Saturday (midnight to midnight) and any week day after 8 pm and before 6 amand time plus 60%on Sundays and Public Holidays (midnight to midnight)enhancement on Sundays and bank holidays as well as your normal rate.

This post also attracts a 5% fringe supplement of the basic salary and receives a generous pension and holiday package.

EPUT has in place excelling training and development opportunities allowing our staff access to strong career pathways, including a Trust bank that all new staff can automatically join to earn additional income or expand on their experience and knowledge in different patient areas.

In return of your commitment, the Trust offers a wide range of training opportunities and career development.

Please see the attached job description for a detailed list of duties.

Person Specification Education/Qualifications Essential
  • Registration (Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker) Mentorship preparation
  • Evidence of continual professional development
Knowledge Essential
  • Proven experience of working in a health, social care or community setting as part of a multi-disciplinary team

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