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Senior Community Mental Health Nurse/Occupational Therapist/Social Worker

Band 6

Main area
Mental Health Practitioner; A psychologically minded Occupational Therapist, Mental Health Nurse, or Social Worker
Band 6
22.5 hours per week
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Norwich or Ipswich
Norwich or Ipswich
£30,401 - £37,267 pro rata
26/05/2019 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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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a psychologically minded, qualified allied health practitioner or mental health nurse to join our community forensic service on the offender personality disorder pathway.

You will join a psychology led small team consisting of psychologists, a forensic mental health nurse, and probation staff.   You will work with the new Intensive Intervention and Risk Management Service (IIRMS) which has been commissioned by NHS England and HMPPS to deliver individually tailored and psychologically informed interventions to high risk male offenders, managed by the National Probation Service in Norfolk and Suffolk. This is a community-based service designed to support the outcomes of the Offender Personality Disorder Pathway. The aim is to manage risk of serious harm and reoffending and work with individuals to promote psychological well-being and social engagement.

We are seeking someone who loves to spend their time with people.  This role involves working with service users, supporting probation staff, and working with staff from other agencies.  You will need energy, integrity, the ability to think on your feet and great interpersonal skills. You will enjoy working as part of a team, putting your skills into action and learning from others.

You will have a professional qualification which may be in Occupational Therapy, Mental Health Nursing, or Social Work.  Experience in working with and understanding service users with complex presentations is essential. Specialist interests or skills in working with our client group or in supporting staff teams would be welcomed.

We can offer you ongoing continued professional development, training in personality disorder and formulation work (as appropriate), opportunities to develop specialist skills in line with your interests, close team support and regular clinical supervision. You will have the opportunity to develop and consolidate your case management and treatment skills in complex case work. There may be opportunities to mentor or supervise students on placement. You will be supported to maintain your individual professional registration.


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.

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.

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!

Interviews are to be held on 10th June 2019, 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.

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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

Dr Amanda Barton

Clinical Psychologist

07920 767511