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Community Mental Health Practitioner - Incentives Apply

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Hove, England
£35,392 - £42,618 pa
Closing date
15 Feb 2024

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Healthcare, Nursing
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 or 6 Community Mental Health Practitioner to join the West Assessment & Treatment Service (ATS), based at Mill View Hospital. We are a friendly and welcoming multi-disciplinary team, which works with a range of different mental health issues. Based in the culturally diverse and creative city of Brighton and Hove, this is the ideal team in which to grow and develop professionally!

This post offers the Trust's £4,000 Incentive for band 5-7 Nurses, and a relocation package up to a maximum of £8,000 (subject to terms and conditions).

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will develop their skills in carrying out assessments, formulating plans and supporting a range of service users with severe and enduring mental health difficulties. The service is looking to appoint somebody who is highly motivated, enthusiastic, creative and resourceful, and who has a passion for working with people and for developing good working relationships with carers. You will have the opportunity to forge close links with the third (voluntary) sector, as well as with other specialist teams within the Trust. This is an exciting and diverse role working with a whole range of different mental health presentations. Consider West ATS as place to embed your learning, broaden your skills and develop your career!

Working for our organisation

The service operates Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm. The role will involve working from the team base, and across Brighton & Hove as required, with some flexibility around home working, dependent on the needs of the service. We know that a positive work/ life balance brings about huge health-related benefits, which has a beneficial impact on the care we provide. Please speak to us about flexible working - If it works for you and works for the role, we'll do our best to make it happen.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
  • You must be a Registered Mental health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker with current registration

  • Experience of providing a range of clinical interventions to people with severe and enduring mental health needs

  • Experience of conducting clinical assessments including risk assessments and formulation

  • Previous experience of working in the community is desirable

  • Ability to develop effective professional relationships with others

  • Participate in Partnership working with individuals, groups, communities and agencies

See JD for full details.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered Mental health Nurse Occupational Therapist or Social worker with current registration

Sussex Partnership NHS FT is committed to supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our communities. Our workforce is currently under-represented from Black and Minority, Ethnic and disabled communities and we would welcome applications from these communities.

We regret that we are unable to advise candidates if they have not been shortlisted. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

In the event of an excessive number of applicants the Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy earlier than indicated.

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust takes its responsibilities for the safeguarding and protection of children and young people and vulnerable adults very seriously and expects this of all its employees and bank workers. The Trust works with adult and children's social care to ensure that the integrated service has systems in place to equip staff and bank workers with the knowledge and skills to recognize abuse, and take action to safeguard and protect vulnerable adults and children and young people. It is expected that all staff and bank workers familiarise themselves with the appropriate structures and policies and with the Sussex child protection and safeguarding procedures and the Sussex multi-agency policy and procedures for safeguarding vulnerable adults and undertake the relevant essential training and further training appropriate to their role.

Successful candidates are normally offered salaries at the bottom of the relevant salary range. However, where previous or equivalent NHS experience in a similar role can be demonstrated and evidenced, this may be taken into consideration when setting the starting salary.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.


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Who we are

We provide specialist NHS mental health and learning disability services in south east England. People receive care, treatment and support from us in hospital, at home and from a range of community services. Our services are rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission and ‘outstanding’ for caring.

Where we are

We provide services for people of all ages across Sussex and services for children and young people in Hampshire. There’s something for everyone in our local area, whether that’s the hustle and bustle of Brighton, the scenic South Downs or our wonderful coastline where you can chill out to the sound of the surf.

What we can offer you

When you join us, you’ll be coming to work in an organisation that puts people first. We’ll do everything we can to make you feel valued, respected and included. You will be given plenty of opportunities here for your career to flourish. We’re an organisation which is strong on innovation, research and learning, and we will support your development and help you learn new skills in whichever team or service you work in.

Check out the links below to view our key areas of recruitment



Allied Health Professions

Phychology & PsychologicalTherapies

Social Work

Healthcare Support Workers 

Support Services

Check out our latest video below where we hear from our inspiring nurses why Sussex Partnership is such a great place to work.

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