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Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

Mental Health Nurse or Mental Health Social Worker

Job Type



South East



£33,706 to £40,588

Posted Date

10 March 2023


Closing Date

31 March 2023

We are currently looking for highly motivated, experienced and innovative Band 6 Psychiatric Nurses or Mental Health Social Workers to join our CMHT.

We are a lively, dynamic, nurturing, supportive and busy multi-disciplinary team who provides care coordination and recovery focused care for individuals with complex and challenging mental health needs. You will be responsible for managing a caseload of service users, covering shared care and carrying out assessments. You will be involved in training, mentoring and supervising new and unregistered staff as well as providing excellent front line clinical care.

Our CMHT to provides compassionate, kind and recovery focused care to our patients, carers and their families. You will need to be able to work autonomously in the community and use your own initiative. The successful candidates will have sound clinical skills, administration and IT skills. You will also need excellent assessment and communication skills. There will lots of shadowing/training opportunities to introduce you the care co-ordination role and you will need to work alongside other agencies to promote holistic recovery focused care.

***We offer a relocation package to staff from outside of Southern Health Foundation NHS Trust**

**We offer a Golden Hello of 2500 to successful external applicants**

Main duties of the job

To act as care coordinator to an agreed caseload of service users with severe and enduring mental illness.

To supervise the work of a small team of practitioners within the wider Community Treatment Team.

To undertake ongoing assessment, treatment and evaluation for service users known to the Service.

To deputize for the Team Leader as required.

To work in a flexible hour's service (this includes being on a staff rota providing services outside of office hours and at weekends and bank holidays.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?

Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?

We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:

- Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
- We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
- We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

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Job responsibilities

To co-ordinate the care of an agreed caseload of service users with severe and enduring mental illness.

To provide clinical supervision and caseload management to a small team of practitioners.

To formulate care plans in line with identified need.

To develop a professional relationship with service users based on principles of recovery, such as hope, opportunity and choice.

To accurately record all contacts with service users in the RiO electronic record in line with the organisational record keeping policy.

To identify, implement and evaluate, with others, areas for potential service improvement and agree further action. This may include participation in audit and service improvement.

To develop, with others, measures for service standards, including benchmarking, and to identify areas for potential service improvement.

To understand the range of risks potentially faced by the service user group.

To work in partnership with others to identify and assess the nature, location and seriousness of the particular risks.

Person Specification

- Registered with Professional Body, (RMN, Social Worker)
- Computer skills
- Must be able to type
- Mentorship course/ evidence of CPD
- Full driving license and the ability to fulfil travel requirements of the post

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.
UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

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