£31.365k - £37.89k Per Year

Job Type

Full Time


2 days ago


Southampton, Southern


Job Reference: 348-SOU-375A

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
EIP - Southampton - MH
£31,365 to £37,890 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.

Do you wish to be part of our exciting new developments in our Early Intervention in Psychosis Service, including the delivery of our Psychosis Pathway?

We are seeking a Senior Specialist Practitioner, Band 6, to join our Early Intervention in Psychosis Team (EIP).

The team provides timely support to service users in Southampton in line with national and local guidelines and for people experiencing first episode psychosis between the ages of 14 to 35.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and reflective person who is committed to working with a diverse, multi-cultural community and to provide individualised care to promote the recovery of people experiencing First Episode Psychosis.

Within our well established team, the work is varied and challenging, and there is a strong team approach ensuring good support for the successful applicant. You will need to have a flexible, multi-disciplinary approach, have a solid understanding of risk assessment, crisis planning and delivering care within the early intervention model and psychosis pathway. The team provides recovery orientated NICE concordant interventions for up to three years duration. There is opportunity for a formal induction and further training.

We work closely with colleagues within the wider Community Treatment Team, Local Authority and voluntary sector organisations to maximise our service user experience.

To be considered for this role you will need to be either a Registered Mental Health Nurse, an Occupational Therapist or a Social Worker. The use of a car is also essential to complete this position, as well as the ability to travel.

Previous experience and training in CBT would be highly desirable. Knowledge and experience in running groups, delivering psychosocial interventions and working with dual diagnosis would also be valued.

We are currently looking for a practitioner to work full time hours. The EIP Team provides a flexible service covering hours between 08:00 to 18:00 Monday to Friday and includes working weekends and Bank Holidays.

We cannot wait to welcome you as part of our wonderful team!

If you are interested in this vacancy however you have any questions or would like to discuss further then we would be happy to hear from you, please feel free to get in touch with the EIP Team Leader Paul Jones on 02380 878040 or email at

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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.

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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.