Home Treatment Practitioner

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year p.a.
Closing date
13 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and dynamic professional to join the Home Treatment team

The Home Treatment Team is a community team that works closely with the community mental health teams and the inpatient units to provide a period of intervention to a range of clients experiencing acute mental health difficulties in an attempt to avoid the need for hospital admission or to reduce the length of stay.

We are looking for a registered Mental health Nurse , Occupational Therapist or Social worker to join our well established team in meeting the needs of our service users. If you have one of these qualifications and have experience of working with people suffering with mental ill health whether this be inpatient or community based we would welcome an application.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking a reliable, committed and motivated individual with excellent communication skills and the ability to prioritise.

The role involves working within the multidisciplinary team liaising with other agencies and services to provide comprehensive assessments and interventions for adults presenting with acute mental health crisis

You will receive supervision, support and training to develop skills within this post

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

As part of our vision to have a skilled, diverse and caring workforce, Dorset HealthCare is working in partnership with The Princes Trust to support people getting into work, as part of this partnership, we are offering an employability service to support individuals between 16-30 years old with application writing, interview skills and other employment support. If you would like or know of anyone who would value this support please do contact dhc.wideningparticipation@nhs.net

Person Specification

Knowledge skills and training


  • Registered practitioner to degree/diploma level supplemented by post registration diploma level specialist training and/or short courses or demonstrable extensive experience in the relevant specialty
  • Membership of the relevant Professional Body

Job Specific Experience


  • Experience at Practitioner Band 5 level
  • Experience of specialist working

Imformation Technology


  • Basic IT keyboard skills, normally obtained through practice or practical training

Additional Requirements


  • Subject to the provisions of the Equality Act, able to travel using own vehicle on Trust business.
  • Demonstratable skills in written and spoken English to a standard that enables the post holder to carry out the full range of duties and responsibilities of the role effectively of

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust


Home Treatment West, Forston Clinic

Charlton Down



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