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Community Mental Health Practitioner

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Newton Abbot
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
21 May 2024
We are currently looking for highly motivated and innovative Band 5 Mental Health Practitioner to join our CMHT.

Teign Core Mental Health Team are a dynamic, nurturing and supportive team where there is excellent peer support and opportunity for development. You will have a reasonably sized caseload and will also support our assessment function as well.

Main duties of the job

Teign Core Mental Health Team provides compassionate, kind and recovery-focused care to our patients, carers and their families.

You will need to be able to work autonomously in the community and use your own initiative. The successful candidates will have sound clinical skills, with a desire to continue their development as the team grows.

You will also need good assessment and communication skills.

There will be lots of shadowing/training opportunities to help you develop in the role and you will need to work alongside other agencies to promote holistic recovery-focused care.

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



  • Postgraduate experience in at least two inpatient settings or substantial experience working within a mental health and/or learning disabilities setting

Knowledge & Skills


  • An understanding of the NSF and Mental Health Act/ Mental Health Capacity Act requirements.
  • An understanding of CPA Process
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to engage with clients experiencing a wide range of mental health problems.
  • Ability to be mobile across a geographical area.



  • An appropriate up to date professional mental health qualification eg RMN, OT or social worker on the appropriate professional body register and hold current registration with no restrictions. It will be an essential requirement for newly qualified social workers to demonstrate that they have completed The Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) before commencing in post or there will be a requirement to complete this within the first 12 months of employment with the Trust.
  • Evidence of relevant continuing professional development

Employer details

Employer name

Devon Partnership NHS Trust


Teign Core Adult Mental Health Team

Estuary House

Newton Abbot

TQ12 4PH

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