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Assistant Practitioner

Band 4

Main area
Mental Health
Band 4
Fixed Term
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Bury South IDT
Bury St Edmunds
£20,150 - £23,363 gross per annum
20/01/2019 23:59
Interview date

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, alcohol treatment, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. We are proud of our staff who have been commended for the care they provide. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we’d love you to join us!

Please follow this link to find out more in our Employee Handbook

Employee Handbook

Please read the job description/person specification carefully and ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience needed.

It is important that you complete a formal application form as CV’s alone will not be accepted.

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Are you keen to develop your career in a motivated, dynamic and supportive team? Have you completed the Foundation Degree?

We have a vacancy for an Assistant Practitioner in our busy Adult Team in Bury South IDT. We are looking for a caring, enthusiastic and committed individual who has experience of working with people with varying diagnosis of mental illness. This is a fixed term contract for 18 months with possibility of extending.

We work with individuals, families and carers in their own homes and other settings in order to promote independence, prevent hospital admissions, stabilise situations and improve the wellbeing of service users and their carers. You will be case responsible for service users under the Ncpa process and expected to co-produce Care Plans and Risk Assessments collaboratively.

You will be joining a busy, highly supportive and friendly multi-disciplinary team with access to a full range of training to support your development in the role and towards your future career aspirations.

The team is based in Bury St Edmunds and covers two other satellite bases, must have a full and valid driving licence and have access to a vehicle.

We look forward to your application.

Please see attached supplementary sheet for more information about what the service offers.


Benefits included with this role are:-

  • NHS pension
  • a comprehensive in house & external training programmes
  • career progression
  • starting annual leave of 27 days per annum increasing to 33 days pa based on length of service (plus paid bank holidays)
  • staff physio service
  • gym membership
  • NHS discounts and many more.

To find out more about the job role click the job description, then click APPLY to start your candidate experience today!

Interviews are due to be held on 31st January 2019 (subject to change). 

Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in your local communities, click APPLY!

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Jo Little - Team Manager 01284 733188

If you have problems applying, contact

01603 421137