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Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Isle of Wight NHS Trust
Newport, Isle of Wight
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata, per annum
Closing date
30 Sep 2023

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for experienced, dynamic, creative, positive and motivated Mental Health Practitioners to join our Community Mental Health Service on the Isle of Wight.

This is an exciting time to join CMHS as we are beginning to start working in a locality model, working more closely with physical health services to best support our communities in an integrated and multidisciplinary way.

You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team managing a caseload of people with complex mental health needs and offering evidence based interventions.

Main duties of the job

You will need to have excellent communication and engagement skills and a commitment to improving service delivery. As a member of the team you will contribute to the wider aims of the service through joint working, providing specialist consultation, training and supervision to other professionals and participation in service development/research.

In return you will have a fulfilling and varied role within a friendly and supportive team. The team is committed to providing safe, sound and supportive services. You will receive regular supervision, with opportunities to develop clinical and professional practice in line with service users needs and organisational values.

This post would suit a Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker or Allied Professional, who works in a recovery-focused way.

The CMHS has a very active group of service user volunteers who support us to develop the service, co-produce outcome measures and are central to ensuring that the service we provide is recovery focused and responsive to the needs of the people who use it.

We are currently improving the service so if you want to be involved in this and influence the way our service is developed, now is a great time to join the team.

*Previous applicants need not apply*

About us

We're thrilled that you are thinking of joining us.

We serve a population of approximately 150,000 residents, making the services we offer variable and personalised with a flexible approach to our service users. Every day brings a fresh challenge to our staff and being part of our island gives you the opportunity to work as one cohesive team.

The Isle of Wight is a unique and stunning gem located off the South Coast of England, a short ferry journey from Portsmouth and Southampton, with journey times taking from as little as 10 minutes. London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. There is a regional airport at Southampton, with flights to many European destinations as well as UK mainland cities. The island offers an amazing coastline with beautiful countryside, year round events, festivals and award-winning attractions.

At the IOW NHS Trust we are committed to putting the safety and care of our patients first, as well as helping us to protect you and your colleagues and therefore we would recommend that you are vaccinated against COVID-19 and that you understand that we are treating COVID-19 positive patients within our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

We are passionate about providing excellent CARE, which is why our values are Compassion, Accountable, Respect and Everyone counts. Our mission is to make sure that our community is at the heart of everything we do and that we hold our values across all our services.

We are committed to endorsing inclusion, diversity and multiculturalism throughout out services and as such, our procedures and policies ensure that applicants are always treated fairly throughout the recruitment process.

Why not come and see for yourself the CARE we give to our patients and staff. Apply to be part of our team today.

Person Specification



  • RN [MH] with live NMC registration or OT or Social worker with current professional registration
  • Evidence of on-going development and post registration training
  • Post registration training in evidence based psychological treatments
  • Demonstrable Care CoOrdinator Competencies
  • Training in Risk assessment and management skills
  • Ability to build on the knowledge, skills and priorities of people working in a range of disciplines
  • Experience in the assessment and management of people with serious and enduring mental health
  • Evidence of undertaking audit work Innovative, creative and a willingness to try new ideas

Employer details

Employer name

Isle of Wight NHS Trust


Community Mental Health Service

Pyle Street

Newport, Isle of Wight

PO30 1JW

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