This is an exciting opportunity to join and help develop an innovative new service to deliver mental health support within GP surgeries. BHT Sussex works within Pathfinder West Sussex (www.pathfinderwestsussex.org.uk), a well-established alliance of organisations, including NHS Mental Health Services, working together to enable local people with mental health support needs and their carers to improve their mental health and wellbeing. BHT Sussex leads Pathfinder services in the Mid Sussex & Crawley areas. We have a person-centred ethos which aims to build on people’s strengths and increase their knowledge, skills, and confidence to manage their own mental wellbeing with the support of experienced staff. The new Pathfinder Emotional Wellbeing Service will make this support available in GP surgeries for the first time.
The role of the Mental Health Social Prescriber is to support the GP practices in Mid Sussex & Crawley to effectively meet the needs of their patients who have mental health problems through the provision of direct phone, video-call, and face to face support and by supporting these patients to access and engage with community support, particularly Pathfinder services.
The salary is paid monthly in arrears and will commence at £24,698 per annum. 5.5% employer’s pension contribution is also paid. The level of this contribution is reviewed annually.
Hours of Work
The hours of work for this post will be 37 hours per week. Working Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm. Flexibility will be required.
BHT Sussex does not pay overtime but will grant time off in lieu if agreed by the service manager.
The annual leave entitlement will be 185 hours (25 working days), rising 1 day for each year of service to a maximum of 222 hours (30 days) pro rata. All public bank holidays are granted.
Closing Date: 12 noon; Sunday 30 January 2022
Interview Date: Friday 4 February 2022
To apply for this job please visit www.bht.org.uk.