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Older Persons Community Mental Health Practitioner

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
29 Nov 2023
It's an exciting time to join our team! You will join a team who, under new management, are a motivated, friendly and supportive multi-disciplinary team who continue to make a positive difference for our local community. We have fresh ideas, new client focus and exciting opportunities.

We now have an exciting opportunity for an energetic, enthusiastic, and skilled, mental health nurse/practitioner to work within our CMHT for Older People in South Somerset, based either in Chard or Yeovil.

The post holder will benefit from high levels of support from their Integrated Service Manager, as well as support from an effective and experienced peer network, at both a local and county wide level.

We provide high quality care for people with severe and enduring mental health needs by working actively in partnership with our service users, their carers, the Local Authority, other statutory services and local voluntary groups.Acting as a key member of the multi-disciplinary team you will use your skills and experience to work collaboratively with a caseload of service users, their family members and carers to develop recovery focused care and support plans that promote and enable independence, reduce social exclusion and isolation and maintain their quality of life.

The successful candidates will be supported through a comprehensive induction and will receive regular supervision to support your progression through learning and development opportunities related to their role.

Main duties of the job

The successful post holder will be responsible and professionally accountable for a caseload within the community, working with individuals and their significant others who have multiple and complex needs. Acting as a key member of the multidisciplinary team, the post holder will provide assessment , evidence based interventions using a collaborative recovery approach and will be skilled at positive risk management.

The post holder will contribute to the clinical leadership of the team, providing supervision for other team members and participate in team and service development.

It is expected that the post holder will provide a high standard of care and treatment for patients and work with other members of the team and other agencies to best meet the patients' health and social needs.

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description

Job responsibilities

As a Registered Mental Health Nurse/Practitioner the post holder will provide assessment and psychosocial, evidence-based interventions to a caseload of people with mental health difficulties. A focus on a collaborative and strengths-based approach is essential to this role

Please see the attached job description for duties and responsibilities.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Current registration with relevant professional body NMC/HCPC
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Significant experience of working with older adults


  • Experience of supervisory/mentorship role



  • Experience as a Band 5 or equivalent Mental Health Professional in a community setting
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Experience of Recovery focused practice

Skills and Abilities


  • Highly developed communication and team working skills
  • Evidence of leadership and ability to delegate
  • Risk assessment and management skills

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


Magnolia House

56 Preston Road


TA20 2BN

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