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Senior Community Mental Health Nurse/Occupational Therapist/Social Worker

Band 6

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Senior Practitioner
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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Northgate Hospital
Great Yarmouth & Lowestoft
£30,401 - £37,267 gross per annum
21/08/2019 23:59

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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We are re-modeling our Older Peoples Services across all teams in Great Yarmouth & Waveney Locality. We are looking for motivated and forward thinking individuals who would like to join our team to deliver high quality care for older people. Our services cover both organic and functional mental illness in older people.

We have an inpatient ward for dementia care and assessment and support onward discharge to suitable placements in the community. Our new service encompasses in reach and outreach support working closely with the Dementia Intensive Support Team and Community Teams in both Great Yarmouth and Waveney. We are focusing our new pilot service around supporting Care and Residential homes based on the Newcastle Model of positive behaviour support and also supporting individuals in their own homes.

We have a vacancy for a full time Senior Practitioner (this could be a Mental Health or General Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker) and are looking for caring, enthusiastic and committed individuals who have experience of working with people with dementia to join our CMHT in Northgate hospital Great Yarmouth.

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.

We welcome individuals with dementia experience but importantly those who want to support people to live well with dementia or functional mental health difficulties in older age. We have an experienced and supportive team who will make you feel welcome and help you to develop your leadership and clinical skills in a friendly and cohesive way.

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
  • NHS discounts and many more.

Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing their experiences and learning from each other.

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!

Interview dates are to be confirmed, candidates may only be given a minimum of 3 days’ notice, please note this date is provisional and may be subject to change. You will be contacted via email and invited to book a time. These emails may go to your SPAM, so please keep checking all your emails if applying.

Please visit our Facebook and Twitter page @NSFTjobs

NSFT is committed to lifelong learning and continuous professional development (CPD) for its entire staff. There are a variety of definitions of CPD across the professions but it is usually taken to mean learning activities which update existing skills.

CPD is determined through appraisal with a personal development plan agreed between an individual and their manager, with the commitment of the necessary time and resources.

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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

If you would like to know more information or for an informal visit please contact Amanda Bobby Community Team Manager on 07798925891 or email