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Mental Health Nurse/Social Worker/Occupational Therapist Full Time

at Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation Trust London in London (Published at 29-03-2021)

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.
At any one time, around 23,000 people in Norfolk and Suffolk are receiving care and attention from the Trust. We believe in whole life care - seeing people in the context of their whole lives, understanding the importance of good physical health, friends, family, spirituality, culture, home, work, education and a sense of purpose and achievement to experience good mental health.
Nearly 3,200 full and part-time practitioners care for our service users in hospitals, in the community and in their own homes, whilst an additional 900+ staff provide non-clinical support, including cleaning, delivering supplies, ward administration, information technology, human resources and financial services.

We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and want to reflect the diversity of our local communities within our teams. We welcome applications from all talented individuals with the relevant qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience.

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!

We will consider flexible working arrangements for our roles, please indicate in your application if this is something you require


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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Job overview

Our vision is to ensure that all service users, carers and professionals have access to a service 24/7 that can provide support, advice and assessment in a compassionate, patient and recovery focused way. We believe that crisis is self-determined by the person or people experiencing the situation and that this requires an empathetic and non-judgmental approach, which holds those experiencing the crisis at the very centre.

We are looking for enthusiastic and dynamic Nurses, Social Workers or Occupational Therapists
with experience of working within a mental health setting who are passionate about crisis work and ensuring safe and effective interventions are delivered to service users, their families and other professionals. We would welcome a passionate and skilful clinician who empower others and be able to support a culture of change within crisis

Main duties of the job

If you have that burning compassion for people and would like to joint us
, you would be working in a dynamic MDT team, providing telephone triage assessments and supporting and guiding service users through crisis in our contact centre as well as co-coordinating shifts, providing clinical oversight and support to practitioners, supporting with teaching and training opportunities, leading on staff development and being a visible role model that echoes the values of the trust and the vision of the service.

We are looking for compassionate colleagues with experience
of working across CAMHS, LD & Autism, Adult and Later life and who have the enthusiasm to undertake additional training as part of our staff training programme for crisis.

Please note this job is based on a 24/7 shift pattern

Working for our organisation

Benefits included with this role are:

  • Welcome Enhancement of £3K

  • Relocation support

  • 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.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please note this job is based on a 24/7 shift pattern.

In your supporting statement please ensure you demonstrate where you meet the essential and desirable criteria within the Job Description and how your skills and strengths support the trusts values as set out within the Job Description.

Interview dates are yet to be set; 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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Person specification


Essential criteria

  • Nursing degree or equivalent

Desirable criteria

  • leadership and management course or equivalent


Essential criteria

  • Experience in the delivery of clinical interventions

Desirable criteria

  • Experience in supporting service development


Essential criteria

  • Experience of supporting Crisis patients

Desirable criteria

  • Experience within a Crisis pathway

Apart from its legal duties in relation to equality and diversity, the Trust recognises and actively promotes the benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to treating all employees with dignity and respect regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

Additionally, people with disabilities that fall under the Two Ticks - Guaranteed Interview Scheme will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification).


FOR POSTS WITH DIRECT SERVICE USER CONTACT - Please be advised that due to recent changes in the DBS Service, organisations no longer receive copies of DBS Disclosures ? these are sent directly to candidates only. Therefore, it will be your responsibility, if successful, to ensure that this is taken to the appointing officer as soon as you receive it.

Alternatively, if you have subscribed to the update service, we will be able to check your status once we have your authority to do so.

The Trust has now introduced a DBS Update Service which is a contractual requirement. You need to subscribe when you have applied for your DBS clearance and there is a time limit to subscribe of 19 days after receipt of your DBS disclosure. Please ensure that this is completed within the set time scale.

This update service is an annual subscription at a cost of £13 to you. This will enable the Trust to have instant online access to your DBS record, with your consent, and so will remove the need for you to have to apply for this repeat check again.

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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