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Mental health Nurse or Occupational Therapist Group Treatment
NHS AfC: Band 5
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week
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Sussex Partnership NHS FoundationTrust
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Adur, Arun and Worthing
Adur Arun and Worthing
£25,655 - £31,534 pa
Salary period
09/12/2021 08:00

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COVID-19 Vacancy RMN or Occupational Therapist AAW Group Treatment Service

NHS AfC: Band 5

Welcome from our Chief Executive - Samantha Allen

Our organisation is expanding and we're looking for people with the right values, skills and/or potential to join us. We need people with energy, expertise, enthusiasm to help us provide the very best possible specialist NHS mental health and learning disability care. This involves helping us achieve our strategy to improve the quality of life for the communities we serve through People, Prevention and Partnerships.

So what can we offer you in return?

We're an organisation which puts people first. We'll do everything possible to help you feel respected, valued and included. We'll help you learn, acquire new skills and gain further experience to support your career development. And we'll provide the opportunity for you to bring your fresh ideas to work about how we can do things differently and continue improving.

You will also be joining a health and care system committed to working together to do the best we can for the communities we serve. Above all, at Sussex Partnership you'll have the chance to make a difference to the lives of the patients, carers and families across our communities.

If you like the sound of that, then come and join our team.

Samantha Allen

Chief Executive

Job overview

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Mental Health Nurse or Occupational Therapist to join the Adur, Arun and Worthing (AAW) Group Treatment Programme service.

We are a multi-disciplinary team within the Assessment and Treatment Service providing specialist assessment and psychologically-informed group interventions, delivering part of the care pathway for clients with complex emotional difficulties. We run generic psychoeducational groups using evidence-base approaches as well as specialist interventions such as the STEPPS Programme.




Main duties of the job

As lead practitioners holding a caseload, we promote a trauma informed approach to client care, focused on building therapeutic relationships to support people to develop safe, effective mood and emotion management coping skills.

These are exciting times to join the team. We are involved in contributing to introduction of additional therapy modalities (Structured Clinical Management (SCM); DBT) as part of the current development of the personality disorder / complex emotional difficulties pathway implementation, and community transformation.

We are a well-established and respected service, and take great pride in our work. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, self-motivated, flexible and able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team.  Effective communication and listening skills, an interest in group work and a commitment to providing the best possible care for clients in the community is key. You will also be passionate about involving people, family and friends in care and you will share our dedication to improving services and delivering high quality care.


Working for our organisation

We are keen to support staff wellbeing and clinical effectiveness, and can offer you a comprehensive induction package in a supportive working environment, with excellent post basic educational opportunities and preceptorship system if you are more recently qualified. You will be offered relevant training to support your professional development and provision of interventions for working in this clinical area.  We have a robust supervision (individual and group) and appraisal system, including access to complex case formulation. 

The AAW Group Treatment Programme service is based over three sites: Littlehampton, Shoreham and Worthing. The post holder will be required to travel across sites.

We encourage flexible working. We know that a positive work/ life balance brings about huge health-related benefits, which has a positive impact on the care we provide. Please speak to us about flexible working, for example, home-working, part time hours, flexible start/ finish times or anything else. If it works for you and works for the role, we'll do our best to make it happen

This post offers a Golden Hello, or a Relocation package up to a maximum of £2000. (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions. Please see attached Protocol document).

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will manage a caseload and provide group interventions and individual support as required. You will be offered regular individual and group supervision including access to complex case formulation and relevant training to support your professional development.

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, an interest in group work and a commitment to caring for patients in the community must be demonstrated

Person specification

Essential criteria

Essential criteria
  • Must be qualified

Essestial criteria

Essential criteria
  • Must have post qualified experience working in mental health


Essential criteria
  • Must have experience of working in therapeutic groups
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Anna Solieri
Job title
Team Leader AAW Group Treatment Service
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Anna Solieri

Team Leader for Group Treatment

Tel 03003040055

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