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Trauma and Wellbeing Practitioner

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
16 Mar 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Full Time
Trauma and Wellbeing Practitioners provide structured trauma stabilisation interventions and co-ordinate care plans for adults with severe trauma related mental health needs.

The trauma stabilisation interventions will include psycho-education, self-care, emotional regulation and learning healthy self-soothing strategies to help the client manage their trauma symptoms and to cope in the here and now. This will primarily be face to face on a one to one basis and occasionally through the medium of delivering workshops.

Main duties of the job

For more detail about the main duties of this role, please see the job description section below. As a key member of the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, you will be joining an exceptional team working together to help our patients to stay healthy, when they need it most.

About us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford).

Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within peoples own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Its never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as youll help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role

We are seeking a Trauma and Well-being Practitioner to support people with complex-trauma related mental health needs as a result of sexual violence and abuse. This is a new and exciting role that will be delivering person-centred care and trauma stabilisation interventions that will support people to cope with their trauma symptoms in the here and now. Training will be offered and you will be working as part of the Trauma Resilience Hub that includes a Clinical Psychologist, Psychotherapist and Social Worker.

This is an ambitious and complex programme of work requiring collaboration with multiple partners including Plymouth, Devon, Torbay and Cornwall Councils, NHS Devon ICB, Cornwall CCG, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and Strategic Delivery partner Victim Support, service providers and people with lived experience.

There will be a requirement to travel as the post covers Devon and Cornwall.

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours per week to cover Devon and Cornwall. Working pattern will be Monday - Friday 9:00-17:00 (dependent on hours agreed). Whilst this post is advertised as 1 full time equivalent, 2 part time posts will be considered.

Interview Date: To be confirmed

For further information please contact: Lyndsay Howell SARC General Manageron0300303 4626

This is a fixed term contract for 12 months. For current NHS employees this post could be a secondment opportunity.

As an inclusive employer, the Royal Devon values diversity and is committed to creating a culture of inclusivity where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential. We believe in fostering a sense of belonging and actively encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities. We recognise the advantages of having a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

Preference will be given to staff with Priority and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.


We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we'll help you get there.

Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you're starting out in the NHS, you'll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You'll have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers.

You will also have access to other benefits including:

National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.

Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter

Car lease schemes.

The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).

Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available if the role is something you are interested in, we'd love to hear from you.

Person Specification

General Requirements


  • See job description text above, and (where applicable) you can download a copy of the full job description


  • See job description text above, and (where applicable) you can download a copy of the full job description

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Devon and Cornwall Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)

Pynes Hill




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