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Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
9 Oct 2023

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for senior Mental Health Practitioners to join the Devon Adult Autism and ADHD service (DAANA), to work in the Autism Pathway. This is an innovative area of practice and the work is rewarding and interesting. You do not need to be an autism specialist. We are looking for someone with experience of working with clients with a range of mental health difficulties and autistic people/people with ADHD. If you bring passion and commitment, we will train and support you to gain the specialist skills and experience you need, making this an exciting professional development opportunity.

We are proud of our service and the high quality diagnostic assessments, workshops, consultation and training that we deliver. We are committed to developing new and innovative ways of engaging and helping autistic people. Our guiding principle is to improve the lives of autistic people so we often get involved in innovative ideas to support this client group. We are a friendly, thoughtful and caring team. We value our ability to work collaboratively and we are committed to promoting and maintaining staff wellbeing. Please get in touch if you would like to hear more about the role.
  • 2 x Full time posts available
  • 1 x 12 months fixed term / secondment post available

Main duties of the job

The post holder will contribute to the various different aspects of clinical work carried out by the DAANA service, drawing upon the particular skills that they have developed from their professional training and clinical experience.

Assessment is a core part of the teams work and therefore this role, so the post-holder should have experience carrying out assessments with people who have significant communication needs and a range of different mental health difficulties. The service also carries out group-based work, consultation and training to other professionals.

The post holder will work as a senior member of the team and liaise with a wide range of both statutory and non-statutory agencies.

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

Person Specification



  • Health professional qualification, e.g. RMN/RMNH Occupational Therapy / Speech and Language Therapy.
  • Relevant professional registration


  • Post graduate qualification relevant to specialism
  • Clinical Supervision qualification
  • Training to level 3 in Safeguarding children and young people: roles and competencies for Health Care staff

Knowledge and skills


  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to engage with clients experiencing a wide range of mental health problems, and communication needs
  • Able to gather and assimilated large quantities of information from various sources, in order to reach a conclusion about a persons presentation, diagnosis and onward care pathway.
  • Ability to be mobile across a geographical area to meet the demands of the role



  • Period of post qualification experience working with a caseload of clients with a range of mental health problems including experience with autistic individuals/those with ADHD
  • Working within a community mental health setting in either the statutory or voluntary sector.

Employer details

Employer name

Devon Partnership NHS Trust


Devon Autism & A D H D Service

Harrier Way

Sowton Industrial Estate



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