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Senior Community Practitioner

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity within our Assessment and Liaison service working in the London Borough of Southwark. We are keen to appoint a motivated and flexible senior practitioner with either a nursing, occupational therapy or social work qualification who are looking for a new challenge and career development opportunity. Working predominantly with services users with mood anxiety and personality difficulties and interfacing directly with primary care services we are developing close working relationships to support a 12 week engagement and stabilization pathway in our front facing assessment and liaison team.

The London Borough of Southwark is a diverse Borough with complex needs. We are engaging in transformational change and are delivering our services through a local network model that is aligned with GP surgeries.

Newly appointed staff will be provided with ongoing structured support to enhance their knowledge and skills through on going individual, informal and group supervision. Academic learning opportunities can also be available to staff one year post employment.

Short listed candidates will be asked to participate in an observed assessment on the day of interview.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Patrick Mercer Community Borough Lead Southwark North Assessment and Liaison
 ( Phone number removed ) 

  • All applications for this post need to be made online
  • Please note that our vacancies may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applicants are received.
  • All shortlisted applicants will be contacted by email via NHS Jobs. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date you should assume that you have not been shortlisted.
  • Please ensure that you read and understand the Job Description and Personal Specification attached to the role. Your Statement in Support should reflect the requirements specified as your application will be judged against these criteria

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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