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Senior Community Mental Health Nurse/Occupational Therapist/Social Worker

Band 6

Main area
Mental Health Practitioner
Band 6
Fixed Term
15 hours per week
Job ref
Haymills, Station Road East, Stowmarket, Ip14 1RF
£28,050 - £36,644 pro rata
20/01/2019 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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Our Youth Pathway, based at Haymills House, Stowmarket, are excited to be offering a temporary post for a Band 6 Mental Health Nurse/ Occupational Therapist/ Social Worker. 

You must have experience of working in the community with individuals within the age range of 14 – 25, who are experiencing difficulties with their Mental Health.                                     

This post is available for 2 days a week (flexible) for a 4 month period. Starting from 1st February to the 1st June 2019. 

This vacancy holds some management responsibilities with supervising less experienced staff, however due to the nature of the post the majority of the job will be engagement on the duty rota, assessment clinic and short term pieces of work.

It is essential that you have a clear understanding of the Care Programme Approach and is able to work within a multidisciplinary team.  Our interventions are based on the Social Recovery and Stress Vulnerability model of care with Person centred and Anti Discriminatory practice being at the forefront of our ethos.

We work with a wide variety of agencies, from all sectors to enable best outcomes and recovery for our client group. It is essential that you have a knowledge base of key pieces of Legislation such as the Children’s Act, Mental Health Act and the Care Act. The ability to work in collaboration with other services is essential within the Youth Pathway.

Together with service users, families and carers and in some cases education and housing providers you will be responsible for developing care plans that promote recovery, social inclusion, community participation and independence. There is also an expectation that you will promote physical health needs of individuals with psycho education and provide therapeutic interventions.

The youth pathway is a dynamic and supportive team where there is a commitment to regular supervision, training and value based appraisals.

We are based at Haymills which is situated in the upcoming market town of Stowmarket. The town offers a wide variety of shops and eating establishments. We also have Leisure centre with swimming pool, gym and squash courts. The John Peel centre gives Stowmarket a cultural and live music venue.


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!

Interviews are due to take place on the week commencing 28th January 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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