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Community Mental Health Nurse Assertive Outreach Team

Sussex / United Kingdom / Code: EPJ02222

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Community Nurse, Mental Health Social Worker or Occupational Therapist to join our Clients Assertive Outreach Team. 
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Assertive Outreach Team Community Mental Health Worker

Main area                    Mental Health

Grade                          NHS AfC: Band 6

Contract                      Permanent

Hours                          Full time - 37.5 hours per week

Location                      Bognor Regis

Salary                          £31,365 - £37,890 Per annum



Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Community Nurse, Mental Health Social Worker or Occupational Therapist to join the Assertive Outreach Team. 

We welcome applications from enthusiastic, self-motivated, and recovery-focused practitioners who value multi-disciplinary team work. Experience in psychosocial interventions, family work and/or substance misuse would be advantageous.  

You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team offering recovery-focused, intensive support to a caseload of people with complex mental health difficulties, primarily psychosis, who struggle to maintain engagement with community services. We are a supportive team that strive to build trusting and collaborative relationships with service users and their families, using a whole team approach.

This post offers a Golden Hello, or a Relocation package up to a maximum of £2000. - subject to terms and conditions.

Main duties of the job

We will require the highest of professional standards and knowledge of relevant legislation, policy and biopsychosocial interventions for the treatment of psychosis. Practical knowledge of the Mental Health Act would be desirable. We will focus on developing and utilising your mental health skills and embracing your core professional competences. Whilst, working within our team, you will participate in the planning of new services and developing links with rehabilitation services to initiate and develop new models of working.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

We are passionate about involving people, family and friends in care and we welcome candidates with experience of co-production. We are dedicated to improving services and delivering high quality care.

Working in our team includes:

  • Working autonomously as a Lead Practitioner to a defined caseload of clients. This will include offering specific interventions to people diagnosed with a psychotic disorder.
  • You will complete assessments for the Assertive Outreach Team and work closely with other practitioners from the wider service.
  • You must be enthusiastic, self-motivated, flexible and able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team. Effective communication and leadership skills, a sound clinical knowledge base and a commitment to caring for patients in the community must be demonstrated.

Person specification


Essential criteria

  • Registered Mental health Nurse Occupational Therapist or Social worker with current registration
  • Completion of Mentorship Course/ENB equivalent
  • Evidence of continuous professional development


Essential criteria

  • Significant post qualifying experience in the relevant care group
  • Experience of working alongside people with complex health problems in the designated care group
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Experience of providing a range of clinical interventions to people in the designated care group with a variety of health problems
  • Experience of working consultatively with professionals
  • Experience of conducting clinical assessments including risk assessments
  • Experience of partnership working within and across various statutory and non statutory teams and agencies
  • Experience of working within the CPA process
  • Understanding of clinical governance
  • Previous experience of working in the community
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