Clinical Specialist Practitioner, Rough Sleepers & Homeless Team

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
11 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has come up for an Specialist Clinical Practitioner to work within the Baywide community health team supporting the homeless population within Torbay on a fixed term contract until 31st March 2024.

The post holder will work closely with all existing homeless services in Torbay to provide wrap around, person centred trauma informed responses to this cohort of people in line with recently implemented Community mental heath service framework.

Please note interviews will be taking place on Monday 19th June 2023.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will assess individuals without referral from colleagues offering assessment of complex individuals, outlining management plans, delivering interventions independently where necessary, and coordinating broader psychosocial interventions. They will also support other practitioners where required. The post holder willwork with people in Torbay who have a mental illness, are experiencing homelessness ,rough sleeping, living in hostels and temporary accommodation or sofa-surfing, and are also suffering the effects of one or more of the following domains of deep social exclusion:
  • Prolonged institutional care
  • Prolonged substance misuse
  • Participation in street culture activities including begging, sex work and survival shop lifting etc.

The post holder will provide skilled engagement through relational expertise, assessment/formulation and specialist input to case management.

About us

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health, learning disability and neurodiversity services, as well as a range of specialist & secure services for the wider south west region & nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health & wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise & resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe & focused on people's recovery.

We are committed to developing a culture of coproduction, involving patients, families & carers in everything we do

Our values

We not only recruit based on qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess & demonstrate the behaviours which underpin our Trusts core values. These include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity & compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile making time for people challenging ourselves & others, & being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer & applications are encouraged & welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time & flexible working applications will be considered & supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health conditions, neurodiversity or learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Leader Employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the full Job Description and Person specification attached to this advert which will provide further information on this role.

The post holder will be based within the Core Mental Health Team working collaboratively with all services involved in supporting the homeless population of Torbay.

The expectation is that the post holder will facilitate an increase in the proportion of people able to access support for their needs with a focus on accessing mental health support.

Person Specification



  • Communication and Working Relationship Skills
  • High level communication skills including: Presentation and facilitation skills Consultation and engagement skills.
  • An ability to adjust communication effectively to meet the needs of a diverse group including internal and external stakeholders.
  • Good organisational and interpersonal skills, tact and sensitivity. Ability to gain trust.
  • Ability to influence significant changes in service delivery through motivation and encouragement which may be highly complex and sensitive and include some barriers to understanding.
  • Ability to contribute to the supervision and development of others.
  • Confidence to deliver sometimes contentious and difficult messages to a broad range of stake holders.



  • Clinical based Degree. Qualified as RMN.
  • Minimum of 60 credits at post-graduate level in relevant subject (e.g. Advanced psychosocial assessment and formulation, Enhancing the Care and Support of the Person with Dementia and their Carer) or equivalent experience.
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development
  • Current registration with the NMC with no restrictions.


  • Post basic qualification in speciality Application Non-Medical Prescriber (V300)

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Devon Partnership NHS Trust


Chadwell Centre

Torquay Road




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