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Community Mental Health Nurse / Occupational Therapist / Social Worker

Band 5

Main area
Mental health
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
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Ipswich Hospital
£22,128 to £28,746 gross per annum
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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!

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JOB TITLE: Mental Health Nurse/Occupational Therapist/Social Worker

Home Treatment Team East (HTTE)

Hours: Full Time 37.5 hrs per week. Permanent

Salary: Band 5

The Home Treatment Team (East) based at the Woodlands Unit at Ipswich Hospital are keen to hear from registered Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers or Occupational Therapists for a vacant band 5 position within their team. If you have the relevant qualification and the motivation and enthusiasm to take on a new challenge such as this then please get in touch.

The team pride themselves on being able to provide high quality, tailored care and support to those in need. We are an acute community service, so the work can be strenuous, unpredictable and ever-changing. No two days are the same. The team has been in existence since July 2013 and was the product of the merging of two crisis teams, one adult and one later life. The team provides input for individuals aged 18 and above, and focusses on brief, intensive input to prevent admission to psychiatric inpatient care (or providing timely discharge support if admission was not preventable).

The team are available every day, and work creatively to engage with individuals and their loved ones in order to maintain safety and begin the process of recovery. The team work with individuals with acute and severe psychiatric disorders and are familiar with high risk presentations. It is essential, therefore, that the team work cohesively and to shared goals, and all members of the team are encouraged to contribute to the care planning process and management of associated risks.

The successful candidate will possess not only the clinical attributes to assess, plan and implement care and bring about positive changes to peoples lives; but also the interpersonal and communication skills required to be a key part of the team.

Interviews will be week commencing the 26th of February 2018.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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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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