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Community Early Intervention Practitioner

NHS AfC: Band 6

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Community Early Intervention Practitioner
NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Springwell Centre, Barnet Hospital
£37,152 - £43,994 inclusive of Outer London HCAS rate
Salary period
03/12/2021 23:59
Interview date
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) provides healthcare services locally, regionally and nationally. We serve a population of 1.2 million, employ more than 3,300 staff, and operate from over 20 main sites in the community. As a multiple award winning Trust we provide mental health services for young people, adults and older people, and have a full range of child and adult community health services in Enfield. Our North London Forensic Service treats and cares for people in the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions. We also provide one of the largest eating disorders services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services, and mental health liaison services at Barnet Hospital and the North Middlesex University Hospital.

Job overview

The Barnet EIP service is currently seeking to recruit experienced and enthusiastic community mental health practitioner to join the team based in Barnet, North London. Working within this area of mental health care for individuals experiencing a first episode of psychosis can be very exciting and rewarding. As a qualified Mental Health Nurse or Occupational Therapist, you will have a two year clinical experience, ideally in a community setting or able to demonstrate your developing clinical skills in other clinically based initiatives which will have made a contribution to delivering innovative and high-quality services for people with psychosis. You will be expected to meet the skills set in the person specification for Band 6. The post holder responsibilities are outlined in the job description.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for providing care/treatment to support recovery of this client group and individuals, working seamlessly within a Multi Disciplinary Team to offer high quality, evidence-based practice. You will have extensive knowledge/experience of working with people experiencing psychosis and be fully up to-date with current philosophies of practice, inclusive of National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and EIP guidelines.

The Barnet EIP service aims to support service users to a full recovery

following an episode of psychosis by adopting a bio/psycho/social approach and assertive outreach style via the principles of the Care Programme Approach (CPA) where a named care coordinator takes the lead role in the person’s life. The service is proud of its high level of service user and carer satisfaction, excellent performance record and innovative approach to recovery.

We offer excellent developmental opportunities via internal and external, high levels of staff support, individual clinical supervision, and annual appraisals. We encourage staff to contribute to the ongoing development of the service based on up-to-date research and evidence.

Consideration will be given to those with extensive pre-registration experience of caring for individuals with psychosis if they have not completed two years post-registration practice. All applicants for this post will need to demonstrate commitment, enthusiasm, and professionalism in their approach.

Working for our organisation

BEHMHT is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health (MH) and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million. In Enfield, we provide a full range of child and adult community health services, which over the last few years has been integrating with its mental health services to provide better and more holistic care.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Car driver/owner
  • Full driving license
  • Ability to work flexibly
Desirable criteria
  • Ability to work flexibly and in a self-directed manner


Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse (Mental)
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Evidence of further post-registration education and training
Desirable criteria
  • Relevant qualification in Psychosocial Interventions for people with mental health problems


Essential criteria
  • Minimum of 2 years post registration experience, one of which working with clients with mental health problems
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working with young people and/or people with psychosis


Essential criteria
  • Ability to work under pressure in acute situations with minimal supervision
  • Communicate effectively within a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to undertake evidence-based interventions with clients suffering from a range of mental health problems
Desirable criteria
  • To demonstrate an awareness of a wide range of skills including interventions specific to this service users group e.g. Family intervention. Relapse prevention


Essential criteria
  • Understanding of working within a multi-disciplinary team, Ability to demonstrate interpersonal skills, including written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
Desirable criteria
  • To demonstrate the ability of these skills.
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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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Joe Stephens
Job title
EIP Team Manager
Email address
Telephone number
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