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Mental Health Practitioner

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Newton Abbot
Depending on experience
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Are you someone looking for a career in one of the UK's most respected mental health and learning disability trusts?

Would you like to be part of a dedicated team committed to making a difference to peoples lives to enjoy a better future?

Are you looking for a better work/life balance with no weekend working?

The South and West Rehabilitation and Recovery Team are looking for a skilled and highly motivated Senior Mental Health Practitioners. The right candidate will have a passion for working with people with complex psychosis, supporting them to reach their recovery goals.

You will be an experienced mental health professional (Registered Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist) who has a genuine interest in collaborative working with people with complex psychosis, including service users, their carers and families. The role will involve working as part of a wider multi-disciplinary team (MDT) supporting people through the Rehab pathway in both inpatient and community settings. Using your expert skills and knowledge in assessment and support planning. The successful applicant will be innovative and compassionate clinicians, who is motivated to deliver individualised, person-centred care and make a positive contribution to service development

The job covers a wide geographical area covering the whole of South and West Devon so the ability to travel to meet the demands of the role will be essential.

Main duties of the job

With training and support, you will feel confident in delivering therapeutic interventions and liaising with other professionals regarding progress and outcomes.

As a Rehab coordinator you will be responsible for your own caseload and provide assessment, case management and deliver interventions for people with a wide range of needs. You will ensure that the service users recovery goals are central to their Care Plan and promote social inclusion, independence and wellbeing. You will demonstrate excellent communication and team working skills and be able to work collaboratively with a range of statutory and third sector agencies.

You will have an enthusiastic approach towards your professional development. In return, you will receive an annual appraisal, monthly clinical and management supervision, reflective practice sessions and the support of an experienced and committed multi-disciplinary leadership team. We will provide a comprehensive induction and support you to learn the skills you need to thrive in the role. We will also offer you the training and development opportunities that you need in order to feel fulfilled in your career.

About us

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health, learning disability and neurodiversity services, as well as a range of specialist & secure services for the wider south west region & nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health & wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise & resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe & focused on people's recovery.

We are committed to developing a culture of coproduction, involving patients, families & carers in everything we do

Our values

We not only recruit based on qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess & demonstrate the behaviours which underpin our Trusts core values. These include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity & compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile making time for people challenging ourselves & others, & being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer & applications are encouraged & welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time & flexible working applications will be considered & supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health conditions, neurodiversity or learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Leader.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification which will provide further information on this role.

Person Specification



  • A professional mental health qualification eg RMN, Social Work Degree or equivalent, BSc/Diploma in OT, SROT, Chartered Clinical Psychologist, ENB 811/812 or CPN Degree.


  • Post graduate qualification relevant to specialism Clinical Supervision qualification Training to level 3 in Safeguarding children and young people: roles and competencies for Health Care staff



  • Extensive post registration experience working at band 5 or above in mental health. Substantial experience of managing/leading a busy caseload of clients within a community setting and without supervision. Working within a community mental health setting in either the statutory or voluntary sector. Experience of working with people with serious mental illness such as Schizophrenia. Experience of clinically supervising junior and unqualified staff and mentoring students Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency environment. Participation in user involvement in services. Experience in deputising for more senior staff


  • Evidence of following through specific pieces of work or projects as delegated by team managers or others, Experience of working within a rehabilitation model

Skills and abilities


  • An understanding of the Mental Health Act/ Mental Health Capacity Act requirements. Awareness of community structures and social care management responsibilities. Understanding of recovery principles in Mental Health. Excellent clinical assessment skills. Excellent communication skills including the ability to engage with clients experiencing a wide range of mental health problems. Able to produce well written reports. Ability to communicate with a wide range of professionals from various settings. Ability to think and work independently/autonomously and with complex case load

Employer details

Employer name

Devon Partnership NHS Trust


Estuary House

Collett Way

Newton Abbot


TQ12 4PH

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