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Mental Health Practitioner Full Time

at Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation Trust Norwich in Norwich (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.

TWITTER - The Trust now has it's own Twitter account for recruitment. Follow us on @NSFTjobs

PLEASE NOTE: If you use a hotmail, msn or yahoo e-mail account, you will need to check your "junk" mail regularly as these email providers will divert any communication from this Trust/NHS JOBS straight into your " junk" inbox.

Job overview

Our Central Norfolk under 14?s team has two 9 month fixed term band 6 vacancies for enthusiastic and committed mental health practitioners to join our experienced multi-disciplinary team working in partnership with young people, their families, carers and other agencies.

With the National conversation increasingly focussed on the mental health of young people this is a hugely exciting time to be at the forefront of the development of these services. With community awareness about the challenges young people face and the importance of supporting them to develop the knowledge, skills and resilience they need to find meaning and purpose in their lives.

We are at the heart of the transformation of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in Norfolk and Waveney. An innovative response to how to meet this growing demand in a spirit of positive and forward-thinking collaboration.

Main duties of the job

The NSFT CAMHS service is:

at the forefront of national developments in providing support for children & young people across the 0-14 age range

working in partnership with Norfolk Children's Services to ensure that families access the right support at the right time from the right professional rather than feeling passed around between services

actively exploring the development of specific treatment pathways across the Norfolk children?s workforce

one of the national leaders in developing the Mental Health in Schools Teams described in the Green Paper

committed to the use of reflective practice groups to improve staff wellbeing & team development

recognises the central role that continuing professional development plays in supporting staff satisfaction, resilience & wellbeing

Your role will inevitably be challenging & demanding at times, but it will also be immensely rewarding & provide you with great opportunities to make a genuine difference to the lives of others

Working for our organisation


Benefits included with this role are:-

  • NHS pension

  • a comprehensive in house & external training programmes

  • 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.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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.

Please visit our Facebook and Twitter page @NSFTjobs

Person specification

Essential Criteria

Essential criteria

  • Has an upto date Nurse or Social Worker registration


Essential criteria

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Competent assessment skills

  • Care planning skills

  • Risk assessment knowledge and skills

  • Competent and effective treatment skills

  • Able to effectively prioritise own work load

  • Basic computer skills including use of email/internet

  • Satisfactory verbal and written language skills

Desirable criteria

  • Able to time manage and reflect on clinical practice

  • PMA Training

  • Prevention and Management of Suicide training

  • Medicine Management

  • Safeguarding training


Essential criteria

  • Ability to travel independently

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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