Senior Community Mental Health Professional

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Crawley, UK
12 Jun 2019
19 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
We are a large NHS Mental Health Trust in South East England and are looking for people to help us provide high quality services for the patients, carers and local communities that we serve.

We want patients and staff to recommend our organisation as a place where they would be happy for their friends and family to be treated. You can help us to do this by bringing your skills, experience and commitment to Sussex Partnership.

Sussex Partnership is an equal opportunities employer, with a sincere commitment to our people's health and emotional wellbeing and as such, we have signed the Time to Change pledge and provide a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme.

In addition, our workforce is currently under-represented by people from Black and Minority Ethnic and Disabled communities. We welcome applications from people of these communities as we want our workforce to reflect the communities we serve.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated our services good, following their most recent inspection, and outstanding in the caring domain.

Band 6 Community Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker.

Crisis Resolution & Home Treatment Team (CRHT) North West Sussex; based at Langley Green Hospital Crawley

(Part Time) - 30 hours per week

CRHT is part of acute care and works closely with the acute hospital and community teams to support clients in mental health crisis. It offers clients care and support in their own homes together with a day service group programme based at Langley Green Hospital as an alternative to hospital admission. CRHT are able to offer all the benefit of a hospital admission while remaining at home including home visits from our experience team, with support from doctors and psychology. We also facilitate supportive discharge from hospital managing the transition back to community based services.

We are looking for experienced mental health professionals who are flexible, motivated, dynamic and forward thinking. The teams have an inclusive approach to managing the service and all staff are encouraged to put forward ideas to constantly evaluate and improve person- centered care of the highest quality. The CQC have rated us as good. Working in a multi-disciplinary team, the successful candidates will demonstrates skills in risk assessment skills and holistic care planning together with excellent communication skills and leadership qualities. The successful candidate will be expected to take charge of a shift which includes triaging referrals. Part of this role also includes mentoring learners as well as supervising junior staff.

As a team we are committed to career development and future aspirations and career goals are discussed openly and supported.

The service operates 7 days a week and there will be an expectation to work weekends and shifts, which would involve early and late shifts.

For further details / informal visits contact:

To arrange an informal visit Langley Green Hospital or to talk to someone about this exciting role please contact Rachael Smith or Sumesh Drepaul on 01293 590440

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust takes its responsibilities for the safeguarding and protection of children and young people and vulnerable adults very seriously and expects this of all its employees and bank workers. The Trust works with adult and children's social care to ensure that the integrated service has systems in place to equip staff and bank workers with the knowledge and skills to recognise abuse, and take action to safeguard and protect vulnerable adults and children and young people.

Successful candidates are normally offered salaries at the bottom of the relevant salary range. However, where previous or equivalent NHS experience in a similar role can be demonstrated and evidenced, this may be taken into consideration when setting the starting salary.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third-party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

We welcome and appreciate every application that we receive but regret that we are unable to advise every candidate if they have not been shortlisted. If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the closing date then it is likely that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion, however please do not be discouraged from applying again.

In the event of an excessive number of applicants the Trust does reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than indicated.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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