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Community Mental Health Nurse

Livewell Southwest CIC
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa, pro-rata
Closing date
28 Nov 2023
37.5 hours per week. Are you a Mental Health Nurse looking for a new role? Livewell Southwest, one of the most exciting organisations in Health & Social Care, is seeking an enthusiastic practitioner to join our multi-disciplinary Specialist Outreach Recovery Team.

Livewell Southwest provides a significant range of high quality health and social care services on behalf of the NHS and city council. We are at the cutting edge of integrated service delivery and design. We will ensure seamless, responsive care and support is provided to the individual at the right time, in the right place, by the right professional, ensuring that adult social care statutory responsibilities defined by the Care Act 2014 and the Mental Health Act are fully implemented.

Our best asset is our workforce and we welcome the involvement of all staff in helping to shape the future of the organisation. We want the right staff and are looking for highly motivated, experienced and qualified professionals to join our supportive and friendly teams.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking a registered mental health nurse who possesses recent clinical experience in a community or relevant mental health inpatient setting.

SORT are working towards an enhanced, recovery and transitional offer within the team. The staff team will be expected to rotate through the 3 levels of the service and dependant on their interests, skill set and needs of the service. This will provide the candidate a variety of experience but remaining part of a larger team with the main focus on mental health community recovery.

SORT are no longer working under the CPA framework, we are one of the first teams to adopt PCF with Livewell, with an emphasis on key working depending on professional registration and the needs of the service users.

About us

Livewell Southwest is an independent, award-winning social enterprise providing integrated health & social care services for people across Plymouth, South Hams & West Devon, as well as some specialist services for people living in parts of Devon & Cornwall. With teams in community hospitals, GP practices, sports centres, health & wellbeing hubs.

As an organisation with a strong social conscience, we always value being kind, respectful, inclusive, ambitious, responsible and collaborative. Transforming services to make them sustainable, ensuring that we value, support & empower each other.

We are committed to involving the people we care for, families & carers in everything that we do, working towards co-production where we can. Helping us to deliver the right care for people, in the right place & at the right time. By putting people at the centre of what we do, we ensure to support people to lead, healthy independent lives & be the very best at helping people to live well.

Valuing our employees making an investment in their development a priority. We offer:

Protected CPD time for registered staff

Various development pathways and ongoing regular training packages for all staff

Leadership & mentoring programmes

Access & funding for training including Care Certificate, Assistant Practitioners Course & Scholarship Into Nurse Training

A Robust Preceptorship

A bespoke induction programme

Existing members of the NHS Pension Scheme can continue their membership when they join the organisation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Responsible to the Manager of the Specialist outreach recovery team for the assessment of needs, development, implementation and evaluation of care for patients from a specified group of patients. The practitioner is responsible for providing key worker intervention to a defined group of people with a complex mental health problems in a community setting. To provide caseload management and support to a defined caseload, and also to provide teaching and supervision to students and others undertaking educational programmes.
  • Provision of case load supervision for Band 5 mental health practitioners and line management.
  • Contribute to professional development, appraisal, performance review and recruitment.
  • Responsible for the management of SORT caseloads. Carry out reviews of caseloads and support the process of recovery.
  • Promote positive risk to allow clients independence and autonomy of choice.
  • Promote recovery
  • Liaise with other community resources and facilitate use of mainstream resources.
  • Maintain a caseload of clients with a significant degree of mental health complexity who are difficult to engage in services.
  • Participate in the shift lead and provide appropriate supervision.
  • Practice within the legal and ethical framework set out by mental health related legislation to ensure that service users interests and well-being are at the fore.
  • Liaise, advise, develop and maintain good relationships with service users, carers, relatives and fellow health, social care professionals who are involved in the delivery of services.
  • Participate in all activities aimed at keeping professional skills updated and contribute to dissemination of that knowledge and experience to all staff and students within your area of responsibility.
  • Act upon referrals from secondary care, by providing assessment, implementation and development of programmes of care to individuals, groups and families.
  • Implement and participate in the formulation of all policy and procedures within the area of responsibility in consultation with relevant others.
  • Plan, with teaching establishments, a realistic learning experience for students and for postgraduate students and be responsible for the quality of the programme.
  • Participate in and support training programmes designed for all staff groups.
  • Monitor standards of practice within the team, ensuring areas of deficit are addressed through audit.
  • Co-ordinate the collation of evidence within the team in support of standards for better health improving quality.
  • Independently assess, implement and develop programmes of care.
  • Prioritise and re-assign team workload and develop caseload management system.
  • Supervision and support.
  • Assist the Team Manager in the Investigation of complaints made regarding the service.
  • Identify staff training needs.
  • Make judgements in regard to the quality of the service.
  • Actively support the team through change in organization and service delivery

Person Specification



  • RMN/Dip HE - NMC Registration
  • Post Graduate Specialist Knowledge and or experience in Community Mental Health setting


  • Recovery
  • CBT
  • Solution Focus Therapy
  • Management/coaching qualification.
  • Experience at a senior level which includes managerial experience, staff supervision and operational issues



  • 2-years post-registration mental health experience
  • Relevant experience of working with adults with a history of severe and enduring mental illness.
  • Minimum 12-months experience in community mental health setting or clear evidence of how candidate is able to fulfil the functions of a community mental health practitioner.


  • Care co-ordination experience
  • Case load management

Employer details

Employer name

Livewell Southwest


200 Mount Gould Road

Mount Gould




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