Wish you Were Here…

Wish you were here

Wish you were here…

We’re looking for passionate people - registered nurses, social workers and occupational therapists - to join our teams in West Sussex to support people with mental health needs, learning disabilities and neurodiversity. 

We have a number of vacancies in our urgent care services, adult and CAMHS community teams and CAMHS inpatient unit. 

To encourage you to join us, we're offering a range of competitive recruitment incentives. This is because we want to attract the very best people, with the right values, skills and experience, to come and work with us.

We also offer: 

  • Extensive professional development and training opportunities
  • Flexible working 
  • A generous pension
  • A generous holiday allowance
  • A range of employee perks including retailer and restaurant discounts. 
     

Join our teams

Mental health practitioners

  • £8k bonus payment*
  • + £8k relocation package**

Registered mental health staff nurses

  • £8k bonus payment*
  • + £8k relocation package**

Community mental health practitioners

  • £8k bonus payment*
  • + £8k relocation package**

Mental health practitioners

  • £8k bonus payment*
  • + £8k relocation package**

We are also offering a £4k bonus payment + £8k relocation package** to staff who join any of our clinical services in Brighton & Hove, East Sussex and West Sussex that are not covered by the £8k enhanced sign up bonus.

Please email NotJustAJob@spft.nhs.uk for more details. 

*Enhanced bonus only applies to Chalkhill Hospital and certain community and urgent care teams in West Sussex 

**Subject to conditions

About the roles

We’re looking for Registered Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists and Social Workers who are registered with their relevant professional body to join our urgent care teams in West Sussex.

You will be part of a supportive multi-disciplinary team made up of Consultant Psychiatrists, Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Psychologists, Support Workers, Employment Specialists, and Administrators.

You will have prior experience of working with people with mental health difficulties and good experience of clinical assessments and risk management. Ideally you will have experience of working as part of a community team but this is not essential.  

As Mental Health Practitioner, you will support clients with complex mental health needs. You will work collaboratively with internal and external partners to co-ordinate and review treatment, manage discharge plans and/or the transfer of patients to primary care or voluntary services for ongoing support.  You might also support clients with other aspects of their health. 

The role is highly rewarding, but can at times be challenging with competing demands.

We welcome applications from practitioners who are highly motivated and enthusiastic about providing high quality patient care. You will also be flexible and creative in your working style with a passion for working with people, their families and carers and partner organisations to support people to recover. 

We’re looking for Registered Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists and Social Workers who are registered with their relevant professional body to join our community teams supporting adults with mental health difficulties in West Sussex. 

You will work in partnership with service users with complex health needs and their families and carers to develop care, recovery and discharge plans to enable our patients to lead fulfilling lives. You will assess, plan and implement care, provide specialist nursing advice to patients and carry our specialist nursing procedures. 

You will also provide clinical supervision to staff and students and act as a mentor for student nurses. 

We’re looking for Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists and Social Workers who are registered with their relevant professional body to join our urgent care and eating disorder community teams in West Sussex to support children and young people.

You will play a key role in providing care and support to children and young people with complex mental health needs. Your work will involve collaborating with families and carers and wider stakeholders, including other healthcare professionals, local authorities and community organisations, to ensure that children and young people receive the best possible care.

Some of the key responsibilities of your role, working alongside multi-professional colleagues, will include developing treatment plans for children and young people, reviewing progress and assessing the effectiveness of the treatment provided.

We are looking for Registered Mental Health Nurses to join our inpatient team at Chalkhill adolescent unit in West Sussex. 

You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team, working with Occupational Therapists, Psychologists and Doctors, to support children and young people in their recovery. You will undertake detailed assessments of patients with complex mental health needs and be expected to administer and monitor medication. You will work closely with other teams, professionals and partner organisations to discharge children and young people from hospital. 

You will also provide clinical and managerial leadership on the ward, supervising junior staff and trainees and regularly taking charge of the clinical environment while you are on duty. 

You will need to work flexibly, including evenings, nights and weekends. 

Living and working in West Sussex

Our staff know how great it is to live and work in West Sussex and we’d love you to experience that too by coming to work with us.

These roles are based in West Sussex in the South East of England, which offers an attractive mix of rolling countryside, including the South Downs National Park, picturesque coastline, vibrant towns as well as the Cathedral city of Chichester. It also has excellent connections to Brighton, London and Gatwick Airport.

Enhanced sign-up bonus of £8k (paid over two years) for Band 5 - 7 registered professionals joining the following West Sussex services: adult urgent care, adult community teams, priority CAMHS community teams* and Chalkhill CAMHS inpatient service.  

*currently West Sussex Family Eating Disorder Service, ​​​​​​West Sussex A&E Liaison and CAMHS Acute Urgent Help Service

Standard sign-up bonus of £4k (paid over two years) for all Band 5 - 7 registered professionals who join clinical teams across the Trust not covered by the enhanced sign-up bonus above. 

Relocation bonus of up to £8k for all registered Band 5 - 7 professionals in line with Trust policy, HMRC tax rules and provision of relocation expense receipts.

  • To be eligible for a relocation / accommodation allowance you must have:
    • have a current address located 30+ miles away from your new work base, and 
    • have moved within a 30 mile radius of your new work base. 
  • These payments will be tax free providing receipts are provided
  • The allowance would be paid pro rata for part time staff
  • No payment can be made until after you have started and claims may be staggered.
  • In the event of an internal move during the 2-year period to a post not attracting the Allowance payments made, or outstanding, will be reviewed on a case by case basis.