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Occupational Therapist or Community MH Nurse - Incentives Apply

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Worthing, England
£35,392 - £42,618 pa \/ pro rata for part time
Closing date
16 Feb 2024

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Healthcare, Nursing
Contract Type
Full Time, Part Time

Job Details

Job overview

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a 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

Main duties of the job


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.

Working for our organisation

What you can expect in return:

We are keen to support staff wellbeing and clinical effectiveness, and can offer you a comprehensive induction package in a supportive working environment, with excellent post basic educational opportunities and preceptorship system if you are more recently qualified. 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

This post offers an incentive or relocation package up to the maximum of £8000 (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions).

Detailed job description and main 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


Essential criteria
  • Registered Mental health Nurse Occupational Therapist or Social worker with current registration
  • Completion of Mentorship Course
  • Evidence of continuous professional development


Essential criteria
  • 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 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

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.

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