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Assessment and Brief Intervention SMHP

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Band 6
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Job summary

Are you someone looking for a career in one of the UK's most respected mental health and learning disability trusts?

Would you like to be part of a dedicated team committed to making a difference to peoples lives to enjoy a better future?

Are you looking for a better work/life balance with no weekend working?

We are looking for a skilled and highly motivated Assessment and Brief Intervention Worker to join the Exeter City Community Mental Health team.

The service is embarking on a challenging but exciting journey of change with the implementation of the Community Mental Health Framework. The successful applicant will be innovative and compassionate clinician who is motivated to deliver individualised, person-centred care and make a positive contribution to service development. This is an opportunity to join us as we modernise and improve our services to meet the needs of local people and their families and Carers.

You will join a rich multi-disciplinary team which includes Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Peer Support Workers, Clinical Associate Psychologists and Community Support Workers. We are also forming closer working relationships with colleagues in Primary Care and the Voluntary Sector.

Main duties of the job

Working as dedicated practitioner to primary care network (PCN) as part of PCN multiagency team alongside mental health treatment practitioners, psychology, psychiatry and social care.

Provide a combined consultation, advice, triage and liaison function.

Work with patients to:

support shared decision-making about self-management;

facilitate onward access to treatment services;

provide brief psychological interventions, where appropriate.

Work closely with other PCN-based roles to help address the potential range of biopsychosocial needs of patients with mental health problems. This will include the PCNs MAT, including, for example, PCN clinical pharmacists for medication reviews, and social prescribing link workers for access to community-based support.

Operate without the need for formal referral from GPs, including accepting some direct bookings where appropriate, subject to agreement on volumes and the mechanism of access between the PCN and mental health team.


We welcome you getting in touch to ask questions about the role and the service. It is also possible to visit the teams, if you would find this helpful. Please contact the Lesley Murch (Community Team Manager) or Lindsay Rook (Community Services Manager) for further information or to arrange a visit:

Lesley -

Lindsay -

Telephone: 01392 208900

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description in the Supporting Documents section for further information.

Please feel free to contact the team for a discussion prior to applying.

Person Specification



  • Hold a Registered Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social worker Professional qualification
  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent experience
  • Diploma level specialist training or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Teaching/training qualification
  • Psychological therapy qualification



  • Experience of working in a mental health setting
  • Assessment of people presenting with mental health issues
  • Assessment and management of clinical risk
  • Working within a multi-disciplinary team


  • Working in a primary care setting
  • Working in collaboration with VCSE services
  • Training/developing staff and or patients
  • Experience of delivering evidenced based psycho/social interventions

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