Senior Practitioner Children's Mental Health

  • Location

    Ipswich, Suffolk

  • Sector:

    Public Sector

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  • Salary:

    Up to £32.00 per hour + Umbrella

  • Contact:

    Sarah Abney

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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OneTrue are recruiting for a committed Senior Practitioner to work full time within the Integrated Delivery Team based in Ipswich. The ideal applicant will have previous experience working in the same or a similar service, be very dedicated, personable and willing to contribute positively to the team and service to ensure the best and most appropriate outcomes are delivered. Applicants must have previous experience working with UK statutory services and hold valid HCPC registration.


The pay rate for this Senior Practitioner role is £32.00 (Umbrella Company) per hour and is an ongoing contract.


Choose OneTrue for the market leading locum package

* Free DBS and compliance service

* Access to roles first increasing chances of selection for interview

* Discounted FCSA Umbrella company rates (£10 per timesheet) available

* Access to a wide selection of social work positions across the UK

* "Placement Continuity Bonus" of £250 per 500 hours worked

* "Referral Bonus" £250 for each referral you make that achieves 100 hours in placement through OneTrue


Requirements of the Senior Practitioner

* Degree or equivalent in social work

* Current HCPC registration

* Relevant experience

* Experience of community mental health is essential.


Specific Role Information

Job Title: Senior Practitioner

Location: Mariner House, Ipswich

Length of assignment: ASAP for an initial 6 months

Hours per week: 37

Hourly rate: £28 PAYE OR £32 Umbrella or Limited


Suffolk County Council and Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) work jointly to provide mental health services under a S75 Partnership Agreement. The Integrated Delivery Team (IDT) model of service delivery is innovative and still developing. The team require a senior practitioner to join their team for an initial 6 months. The team provide a service to 0 - 25 year olds. You will be supporting the multi-disciplinary team by taking a lead in day-to-day clinical priorities and complex practice issues. You will also be supporting the team manager by taking on other leadership roles including the provision of professional and management supervision, chairing MDT meetings and multi-agency liaison.


You will ideally have experience in working with children and young people or have skills, knowledge and experience that are directly transferable to this area of work. You will also have the opportunity to build links with local services for young people. Working alongside other agencies you will be expected to comprehensively assess mental health needs as well as formulate risk and implement safe risk management within the Care Programme Approach.

You will be required to travel frequently in rural areas, so you must hold a full and valid driving licence and have access to personal transport.

Due to the specialist nature of the role and service, experience of community mental health work is essential.


The Senior Practitioner vacancy is managed by Sarah Abney; if you are interested in applying for this position, please click below to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.