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SCMHP - Assessment & Brief Intervention

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

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are looking for a Band 6 Senior Mental Health Assessment & Brief Intervention Practitioner to join the Exmouth Core Adult Community Team.

This is a really great opportunity to join the team at an interesting and exciting time as we work towards transforming our community service so that we offer the best and most comprehensive care to the people of East Devon.

There will also be oportunity to work within the PCN to develop closer links with our Primary Care collegues

Devon Partnership Trust will support you to learn the skills you need to thrive in the role. We will offer you the training and development support you need to begin a fulfilling career. In return, you will need to be motivated, flexible and eager to learn.

The team promotes a dynamic and innovative way of working that includes triage, signposting and conducting mental health assessments.

Main duties of the job

Working as dedicated practitioner to primary care network (PCN) as part of PCN multiagency team alongside mental health treatment practitioners, psychology, psychiatry and social care.
  • Provide a combined consultation, advice, triage and liaison function.
  • Work with patients to:
  • support shared decision-making about self-management
  • facilitate onward access to treatment services
  • provide brief psychological interventions, where appropriate.
    • Work closely with other PCN-based roles to help address the potential range of biopsychosocial needs of patients with mental health problems. This will include the PCNs MAT, including, for example, PCN clinical pharmacists for medication reviews, and social prescribing link workers for access to community-based support.
    • Operate without the need for formal referral from GPs, including accepting some direct bookings where appropriate, subject to agreement on volumes and the mechanism of access between the PCN and mental health team.

    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 refer to the full Job Description and Person specification attached to this advert which will provide further information on this role.

    Person Specification



    • Experience of working in a mental health setting
    • Assessment of people presenting with mental health issues
    • Assessment and management of clinical risk
    • Working within a multi-disciplinary team


    • Experience in working in Primary Care
    • Experience of working in a GP Practice
    • Working in collaboration with the voluntary sector
    • Experience of delivering evidence based psycho social interventions

    Knowledge and skills


    • Able to present sensitive information clearly and concisely, verbally and in a variety of other formats.
    • Ability to build and sustain effective working relationships in stressful and demanding situations
    • A positive attitude and able to act on feedback
    • Ability to communicate effectively in English in both verbal and written formats
    • Mental health assessment skills
    • Care planning
    • Delivery of evidenced based interventions
    • Skills for assessing, decision making and problem solving on a range of service planning and clinical issues in the face of considerable adversity and complexity
    • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own and others performance
    • Ability to work from home/at alternative work base as required
    • Ability to travel/be mobile across the area covered by the Trust



    • Hold a Registered Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social worker Professional qualification
    • Educated to Degree level or equivalent experience
    • Diploma level specialist training or equivalent experience
    • Evidence of continuing professional development


    • Teaching/training qualification
    • Psychological therapy qualification

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Devon Partnership NHS Trust


    Devon Partnership Nhs Trust

    St. Johns Road



    EX8 4DD

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