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Senior Practitioner - Extended Hope Service

Employer: Surrey County Council

  • Reference: 100008046
  • Published on: Fri 19/05/2017 09:25 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 31/05/2017 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 36 hours per week.
  • Salary: 28591
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Guildford, Surrey
Job Details

£28,591 Per annum for 36 hours per week based at Extended Hope, Hope House, Worplesdon Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 9RS.

Flexible working supported where possible, laptop and mobile supplied. 24 days annual leave, local government salary-related pension offered, discounted child care vouchers as well as the option to join the car lease scheme. For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

About the Role

An exciting opportunity to join an innovative and unique multi agency service supporting young people, who are experiencing mental health and emotional crisis.

Extended Hope was launched in October 2015 as an extension to the existing Hope service which has been established for 11 years. The Hope service is commissioned to prevent or shorten psychiatric admissions and out of county placements. This multi-agency service provides support to 11-18 year olds who are suffering from mental and emotional health issues or have social and educational needs, and specialise in working with young people who’s needs cannot be met by one agency alone.

Extended Hope was initially granted innovation funding as an out of hours intervention service for young people experiencing mental health and emotional crises and currently delivers a telephone and face to face assessment. It also provides 2 short term respite beds to respond to young people in crisis requiring respite in order to allow them to stay closer to their families and communities. The respite beds allow young people to be admitted to the home for up to ten days. It is a registered Children’s home run by residential workers and is inspected by Ofsted. The Nurses provide an out-of-hours emergency phone line and face to face assessments this is available from 5pm–11pm, seven days a week. The Nurses are based in the Children’s home and can offer consultation and support to the residential workers.

This a joint partnership between Surrey County Council, Surrey’s NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups and Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion contact Laura Craggs on 01372203404 or by e-mail at

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