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Mental Health Practitioner - HO16

Colchester, Essex
£16.07 to £16.08
Job Type
Full Time
29 May 2021

Salary: £17,565 actual salary (FTE for 35 hours £29,265)

Part-time: 21 hours per week (14 hours per week would also be considered - salary on a pro-rata basis)

Job ref: HO16

This is a fantastic opportunity to work within an innovative and forward-thinking PBS and Therapy Team of a well-established charity. Autism Anglia provides ongoing training and supervision, continuing professional development and support, as well as an extensive induction on commencement of employment.

Adult Services are looking to appoint a Mental Health Practitioner who will be integral in developing and implementing a broad range of mental health and wellbeing services for adults with autism, many of whom also have learning disabilities and /or mental health conditions.

Your main duties will include:

  • Applying a biopsychosocial approach, you will assess the mental health and wellbeing needs of the people we support across Adult Services, identifying any related risks and/or safeguarding concerns.
  • You will have the required skills and knowledge to signpost and refer individuals to pertinent external statutory/and or private services as needed.
  • Working collaboratively with our specialist PBS and Therapy Team you will design, deliver and evaluate interventions for the adults we support which aim to improve mental health and well-being, build on existing strengths and increase levels of resilience to ensure that the best quality of life outcomes are achieved for the people we support.
  • You will be responsible for designing and delivering specialist, bespoke staff training across the organisation. A key focus of this training is to upskill and empower staff to deliver person centred care which meets the mental health needs of the people we support.


  • You will have experience of supporting autistic individuals who may also have additional complex needs, learning disabilities and/or mental health difficulties.
  • We are ideally looking for someone who holds a Mental Health Nurse (RMN), Occupational Therapist or Social Worker (or equivalent) qualification, is registered with the HCPC and has experience and/or knowledge of relevant mental health community services.
  • You will have working knowledge of medication used in anxiety, depression, and other common mental health problems; and experience of supporting individuals to access statutory health services for required medication and/or any other associated reviews related to their mental health needs.
  • You will have experience of monitoring outcomes related to mental health and wellbeing across the lifespan of individuals.
  • You will be able to evidence previous innovative practice and/or demonstrate your vision on how this role can be established effectively within Adult Services.

It is essential that the successful applicant holds a full driving license - this role involes travelling around our services in Essex and Norfolk

Working with Autism Anglia comes with a number of Benefits:

  • Extensive Induction and Learning & Development programmes;
  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • 25 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time)
  • Additional holiday based on length of service
  • Flexible working hours (where possible) for study and time off given for job-related exams
  • Access to Spectrum Life Employee Assistance Programme, Wellbeing Tools, including counselling services & the Benefits Hub, which will give you access to lots of shopping and entertainment discounts, instant discounted gift cards and cashback
  • Occupational Sick Pay (after 12 mths)
  • Support & encouragement to progress and reach full potential within your chosen career
  • Pension scheme

Autism Anglia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. These posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Autism Anglia is positive about inclusion and welcomes applications from individuals who are able to meet the requirements of the job position and may wish to request flexible working or reasonable adjustments to support them.

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  • Job Reference: 294843652-2
  • Date Posted: 29 May 2021
  • Employer: AUTISM ANGLIA
  • Location: Colchester, Essex
  • Salary: £16.07 to £16.08
  • Sector: Mental Health, Other
  • Job Type: Full Time