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Specialist Recovery Practitioner

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Thornbury, Bristol
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rota
Closing date
24 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
Band 5 Registered Mental Health Nurse role available for 30 hours a week in Thornbury.

Applicants must have a Car and Driving Licence in UK for this role

The South Glos Recovery Team are looking to recruit an RMN as a Recovery Practitioner to join our supportive and friendly team. There are two South Glos Recovery Teams with bases in Thornbury and Kingswood. The role is usually based in Thornbury, but the post-holder may be asked to work across both Recovery Teams if required.

The team has a diverse group of experienced practitioners across Mental Health Nursing, Occupational Therapy and Social Work and are supported by a very experienced Consultant and Medics plus an Admin team.

All staff are actively encouraged to access additional training to enhance their role. Staff are currently undertaking Structured Clinical Management Training, DBT Training, Psychosis and Bipolar Training and Leadership training.

Please call me to discuss your individual circumstances in relation to this role.

Jaki Fletcher

01454 271000

Main duties of the job

This role is focussed on providing appropriate, effective interventions and treatments to people with severe and enduring mental health needs, and their carers (including friends and relatives) and their supporters in the community, enabling and assisting them to meet daily health, social care and wellbeing needs, in line with personal recovery goals, and facilitating engagement with mainstream services.

Always under the overarching framework of CPA, the post holder will be responsible for the ongoing assessment, planning delivery and review of activities and interventions against identified health, social care and wellbeing needs, acting as care coordinator for a defined group of service users. The role will also require undertaking and delivering specific health or social care assessments and interventions, according to care clusters, including identified service users on other caseloads. This maybe either on a one-to-one basis, or as part of a group activity.

About us

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust)a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care.

We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B& NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset.

Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To contribute to the full range of activities required to deliver ongoing comprehensive mental health assessment for service users with severe and enduring mental health needs living in the community and in a range of settings.

This may include:a. The use of standardised assessment tools such as Cluster Allocation Support Tool (CAST), KGVb. Recovery Starc. History, strengths and aspirationsd. Mental statee. Impact of culture and diversityf. Functional needsg. The needs of family and carerh. Evaluation of riski. Physical healthj. Complicating factorsk. The interventions and treatments required to enable positive change.l. Social Care needsm. Safeguarding and public protection

To contribute to planning, delivering and reviewing treatment programmes using appropriate frameworks in line with evidencebased practice, including strategies to manage risk for service users with complex needs and carers, bringing in other resources as required.

To act as care coordinator for identified service users, also providing defined interventions to individuals on other workers caseloads.

To contribute to the planning, delivery and evaluation of defined, therapeutic interventions as identified, in line with personal recovery plans, including to service users who maybe on other caseloads.

This might include:a. Individual or group therapeutic interventionb. psychological treatments such as CBT, DBT approaches, family interventionsc. Psychosocial interventionsd. Motivational and coping enhancement strategies.e. Medication managementf. Interventions under the Mental Health Act,

To deliver a range of activities/defined interventions to improve thefriends/relatives/carers (carers) ability to support the service user and to enable them in their relationship with the service user.

To develop and maintain good partnership working with other services is maintained throughout all treatment episodes, including regular liaison within Primary Health Care Team, inpatient services, day services, voluntary sector and with nominated carers/advocates.

In collaboration with service users and carers, to be responsible for facilitating the development of comprehensive crisis plans, rapid access plans, advance statements etc, involving other agencies such as primary care etc where appropriate.

To personally build, hope inspiring relationships with service users, which acknowledge the personal journey of each person, and focus on strengths and aspirations to allow the creation of meaningful personal recovery plans.

To be responsible for maintaining own workload, on a day-to-day basis, ensuring that time is prioritised effectively, making full use of electronic resources such as diaries/scheduling.

To be responsible for the protection of individuals from abuse and harm in line with local safeguarding policies and procedures, by contributing with others to the plans to protect people at risk, ensuring the appropriate sharing of information.

To facilitate access for service users and carers to appropriate community services and interventions outside secondary mental health services and across the complete recovery pathway.

Personally, working collaboratively and sensitively with individuals with a range of mental health needs to develop skills to manage their own health, in accordance with their personal recovery plan, by actively promoting and using approaches which are affirming, build on strengths, identify past positive experience and success, and use small steps to move towards the person's goal.

To maintain the single health and social care record, ensuring both paper and electronic records are kept up to date in accordance with professional and organisational standards.

Report and record within agreed timeframes, all activity relating to information reporting and performance requirements.

To proactively participate in management, workload and clinical supervision in accordance with trust policy, taking personal responsibility for making appropriate arrangements.

Person Specification

NMC Qualification


  • NMC Qualification

Qualifications and experience


  • oMust have a registration in UK
  • oMH experience in any setting


  • oMH experience in a Recovery Team setting
  • oMH experience in a MH inpatient setting
  • oAdditional Therapy Qualification such as SCM, CBT. CBTp
  • oStudent mentoring experience

Employer details

Employer name

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust


South Glos Recovery Team, The Elms

26 Gloucester Road

Thornbury, Bristol

BS35 1DG

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