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Senior Community Mental Health Practitioner

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

Job Details

We are seeking a passionate, skilled and highly motivated Senior Mental Health Practitioner to join the Exeter City Core Community Mental Health Team. The successful applicant will be an innovative, dynamic and compassionate clinician, who is motivated to deliver individualised, person-centred care and make a positive contribution to service development. This is an opportunity to join us as we modernise and improve our services to meet the needs of Exeter and related families and carers. You will have opportunity to facilitate psychoeducation groups, case manage complex clients and complete assessments and brief interventions.

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 of varying ages and complex needs, including service users, their carers and families.

You will join a rich multi-disciplinary team which includes Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Pharmacists and Support Workers.

We are forming closer working relationships with colleagues in Primary Care and the Voluntary Sector.

We welcome you getting in touch to ask questions about the role and the service. It is also possible to visit the team, if you would find this helpful.

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. This is an excellent opportunity to learn and embed leadership and management skills.You canprovide supervision as part of this role, as well as supporting the Team Manager with other operational management tasks.

As a core member of the team, 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.

Our values

We not only recruit employees based on their qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess and demonstrate the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation. These values 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 & learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Leader Employer.

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



  • An understanding of the NSF and Mental Health Act/ Mental Health Capacity Act requirements.
  • CPA Process
  • Substantial experience of managing a extensive and complex caseload of clients with a range of complex mental health problems.
  • Working within a community mental health setting in either the statutory or voluntary sector.
  • Providing clinical supervision.
  • Mentoring students in line with professional requirements.


  • Awareness of community structures and social care management responsibilities.
  • Understanding of recovery principles in Mental Health.
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency environment.
  • Participation in user involvement in services.
  • Experience of delivering model based psychological therapy

Skills and Abilities


  • 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.
  • Able to own problems and get involved in the solutions.
  • Ability to assess and develop plans to manage risk.
  • Planning & Organising Skills
  • Able to plan creatively to maximise effectiveness of care plans, including complex multi-agency care plans.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to manage own time and that of the teams.
  • Ability to work flexibly.
  • Ability to be mobile across a geographical area.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Excellent clinical assessment skills.
  • Ability to manage change in a positive manner.

Employer details

Employer name

Devon Partnership NHS Trust


Wonford House

Dryden Road




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