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Mental Health Practitioner

Band 6

Main area
Mental Health
Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Beckenham Beacon
£38,762 - £45,765 p.a. inc.
Salary period
06/06/2023 23:59

Job overview

Community Mental Health have opportunities for Mental Health Practitioners in various teams across the directorate. 

The post holder will be a highly skilled and motivated Occupational Therapist, Social Worker or Mental Health Nurse and be part of the newly developed wellbeing mental health hub in Bromley. You will provide assessments and a range of brief interventions, to help address a range of biopsychosocial needs of people accessing the hub. You will make best use of third sector and other community opportunities to promote service users’ well-being and maintenance of mental health.

You will have access to a range of professional support and clinical supervision structures already embedded within Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust.

Main duties of the job

As a registered professional you will be expected to work effectively as a member of the multi disciplinary team (MDT) while also operating with some autonomy. You will have access to a range of professional support and clinical supervision structures already embedded within Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust. You will also be expected to participate in the development, delivery and evaluation of both the primary care mental health and MDT interventions.

Working for our organisation

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children’s centres, schools and people’s homes.

We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families.  This is strengthened by our new values:

  • We’re Kind
  • We’re
  • We Listen
  • We Care

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • To provide specialist assessments of service users with mental health problems with the primary care setting, ensuring proactive management of service users’ needs.
  • To support and deliver a range of biopsychosocial therapeutic interventions to service users in primary care, who do not meet the criteria for secondary mental health services.
  • To provide specialist clinical advice to other team members on the suitability of assessments and interventions, where appropriate.
  • To provide effective signposting to appropriate third sector and community-based services for ongoing support.
  • To provide high quality clinical expertise and clinical reasoning in relation to referrals that may require onward referrals for secondary mental health care
  • Contribute to and carry out risk assessment and risk management plans
  • To contribute to the continued development, review and transformation of the primary care mental health hub.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy, Social Work or Nursing


Essential criteria
  • • Extensive clinical experience including individual and group work reflecting social inclusion
  • • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team


Essential criteria
  • Demonstrate effective Clinical Risk Assessment and Management
  • Detailed understanding of Safeguarding and its application in practice

Employer certification / accreditation badges

No smoking policyInvestors in People: GoldDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - BronzeStonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.Mindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Improving working livesAge positiveDisability confident employerStep into healthVeteran AwareArmed Forces Covenant Gold Award

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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Antony Hawkins
Job title
Service Manager, Bromley
Email address
Telephone number
0208 308 3029