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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/10/2021.

Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Job Reference: 348-SOU-435A

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
CMHT - Central Southampton - MH
£32,306 to £39,027 pa (based on full time hours)

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities.

Job Title: Senior Community Mental Health Nurse - Adult Mental Health

Salary band: Band 6

Hours: Full Time

Location: Southampton Central CMHT

We have an exciting opportunity for a qualified Mental Health Nurse to join our team in Southampton Central Community Mental Health Team.

As a team, we are passionate about providing a service of the highest quality that is safe, effective, compassionate and responsive. You will be joining an experienced, inclusive and supportive team, working with adults with severe or enduring mental health needs. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic and recovery focussed in their approach. You will create collaborative care plans with service users, provide therapeutic interventions and offer support to families and carers. Within your role you will also be undertaking assessments of individuals referred to our service and participate in a rota for our “Shared Care” clients as well as managing safeguarding concerns for adults with complex mental health needs.

We welcome practitioners who are looking to develop in their career and have interests in developing their therapeutic skills.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work in central Southampton, a diverse, multi-cultural area which also has two large universities on its patch. There are also high levels of social deprivation and homelessness so an interest in these issues would be advantageous.

We are happy to discuss flexible working. All requests for flexible or part time working will be considered.

We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community and we are committed to equal opportunities. We strongly encourage candidates to read all available information to support their application, please use the application form to demonstrate that you meet the requirements laid out in the job description and person specification.

Previous applicants need not apply within a six month period for the same role.

A DBS check is required by the Employer for this post. The Employer will undertake an initial check at the appropriate level on appointment. As a condition of employment you are required to register with the online DBS update service and maintain this registration throughout employment; costs associated with this will be reimbursed, subject to taxation in line with guidance from HMRC.

Any personal information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.


Southern Health Foundation Trust (SHFT) is committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect. As an employee, you are accountable to ensure that you know to how to respond when you are concerned for the safety of a child, young person or adult at risk, applying the principles of the Family Approach to ensure evidence based analysis, risk management and appropriate action and escalation. SHFT require staff to work effectively together using the Family Approach to achieve better outcomes for adults, children and families. The Trust will support you in this duty by providing ongoing training, support and advice and have a Corporate Safeguarding Team who can be contacted for guidance and the provision of safeguarding supervision.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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