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Living Well Older Adult Practitioner

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
This is an exciting time to join Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust as a Nurse or Occupational Therapist!

Erewash Older Adult Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) and Living Well Team are looking for an enthusiastic Band 6 Older Adult Specialist to join their friendly and supportive team based inIlkeston Resource Centre.

The successful candidate will need to have experience of working with older adults with functional mental health conditions, in a community setting.

Main duties of the job

If you want an amazing and exciting challenge then come and join us and

This newly developed role, hosted by the Older Adults CMHT will involve supporting introductions into the Living Well Team, identifying the needs of older adults with mental health needs who live within the local community, designing and implementing person-centred support to enable people to live their best life.

This will include working with colleagues across the local community to ensure that we provide the right service at the right time by the right person.

The role is supported by the Older Adult CMHT but working into the Living Well Team to deliver on the ageless element of the CMHF offer.

Living Well is a locality-based, multi-agency team, offering seamless support from agencies by placing the person at the centre of their support needs. A core aspect of the framework is supporting those who may not have been eligible to access secondary mental health support previously.

The successful candidate will need to have the ability to travel across the geographical area.

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service - pro rata.
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBT+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account

Person Specification



  • NMC registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Degree/ Diploma in Nursing or equivalent experience
  • Membership of a nursing professional body and / or special interest group


  • ENB998/Mentoring in Practice

Knowledge/ Experience


  • Relevant recent, post graduate experience
  • Experience of working with people who have severe and enduring needs
  • Experience of supervising staff and students
  • Experience of audit, research and clinical governance procedures and their application in practice
  • Experience if working with older adults.
  • High level understanding of Mental Health disorders and treatment models
  • Detailed knowledge of legislation relevant to Mental Health and Specialist practice where appropriate
  • Extensive knowledge of the principles of Safety planning
  • Knowledge and application of Nursing assessments and interventions and outcome measures, relevant to client group (Eg: DBT, CBT, MBCT, Psychologically informed interventions)

Employer details

Employer name

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


1st floor, Ripley Town hall

Market Place



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