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Assistant Practitioner

Band 4

Main area
Child Family and Young Persons Services
Band 4
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Thurlow House
Kings Lynn
£20,150 - £23,363 gross per annum
24/02/2019 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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The Child, Family and Young Persons Service are looking to appoint an assistant practitioners to work in the new crisis pathway service within NSFT.

This is an innovative service recently set up to provide support to young people under the age of 18 experiencing mental health crisis. The team support young people who attend A&E departments due to mental health crisis and offer short term intensive support to enable them to return home safely.

You will be based in Kings Lynn, but may cover the Norfolk area including Great Yarmouth and Waveney, Norwich and Kings Lynn. The team work on a shift pattern incorporating hours between 8am and 12am and you will need to be flexible to work within this time frame.

We have a genuine commitment to training and development and you should expect to access all relevant sector specific qualifications for your role whilst in this post.  The Foundation qualification for support staff is the Care Certificate which will form part of your induction into the Trust and must be achieved within the first 12 weeks of employment.


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 the 18th of March 2019, though please be advised this date is subject to change. 

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Applicant requirements

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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Karen Jackson on 01553 736011 or

If you have problems applying, contact

01603 421137