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 specificationQualificationsEssential 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.Employer certification / accreditation badgesApplicant 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.