Job summary

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Neighbourhood Mental Health Teams have an exciting opportunity for two full time ( hours) candidates to work with Project Bright Path, the Mental Health Rough Sleeper Project. We are looking to recruit a candidate for Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary approach to supporting rough sleepers across the County. The project provides the opportunity to tackle the ongoing mental health needs of vulnerable rough sleepers who have fallen out of services, or who will not engage with traditional pathways of support. We are looking for an experienced Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker, with a passion for making sure these people do not carry on living without access to appropriate support. A significant proportion of role will include working in the community directly with rough sleepers and advising front-line rough sleeper professionals on mental health issues.

Main duties of the job

Work closely with the Rough Sleeper Co-ordinators and Link workers to reach rough sleepers and those at risk of rough sleeping.

Provide intensive support to a small proportion of rough sleepers & those at-risk or rough sleeping alongside other professionals involved .

Work within existing MDT structures to agree support for individuals as part of a MDT process.

Provide mental health advice to front-line workers in RS and related organisations regarding risk formulation and strategy to support individuals.

Run reflective practice sessions for front-line workers in RS and related organisations to explore specific cases and facilitate learning

To contribute to the delivery of the Mental Health Rough Sleeper training programme

Build relationships with rough sleepers and those at-risk and identify unmet mental health need

Develop links with wider rough sleeping and homelessness strategic networks and service including Drug and Alcohol provision and Mental Health Response Vehicle Programme .

About us

At Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, we are working together to deliver outstanding care. We run community hospitals and community health services across Worcestershire and provide mental health and learning disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Our people (all 4500+ of them) provide services for people of all ages, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions from over 100 sites.

We will support you to thrive; offer flexible working options for a great work-life balance, help you fulfil your ambitions, and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. Its why we were named Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year award at the 2022 Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities.

What we offer

27 days leave plus bank holidays, increasing up to 33 days with long service

Generous NHS pension and enhanced pay when you work unsocial hours

Flexible and agile working opportunities

Great maternity, paternity, and adoption support

Wide range of staff networks such as LGBT+ and ENRICH (Equality Network for Race Inclusion and Cultural Heritage)

Health service discounts and online benefits including excellent cycle to work and car salary sacrifice schemes

Health and wellbeing opportunities

If you would like to know more, please visit our careers website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification



  • Relevant professional registration in relation to health or social care
  • RMN/OT/Social Worker
  • Masters level qualification or equivalent community mental health experience
  • Recent evidence of continuing professional development
  • I understand that I will be asked to provide original certificates to verify my qualifications at point of offer.
  • Skill & Abilities


  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats
  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the post
  • Experience


  • Knowledge of issues faced by troubled families or the homeless and the vulnerably housed and by individuals with multiple and complex needs.
  • Prior experience of working with individuals presenting with complex mental health needs and other co-occurring conditions, such as substance misuse and offending behaviour.
  • Experience of working in a community setting as a Band 6 clinician
  • Assessment and management of clinical risk
  • Working within a multi- disciplinary team Community Team
  • Managing a complex mixed case load
  • Experience of Care Coordination or equivalent
  • Experience of delivering evidence based psychosocial
  • interventions
  • Desirable

  • Working in a primary care setting
  • Working in collaboration with V CSE service
  • Knowledge


  • In depth knowledge of principles of assessment of people with mental health
  • In depth knowledge of principles of risk assessment and management
  • In depth knowledge of Mental Health Act 1983 and Mental Capacity Act 2006 and other relevant legislation
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