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Community Mental Health Practitioner

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
28 May 2024
Exeter Core Adult Mental Health Team are looking for a Band 5 Mental Health Practitioner, based in Exeter.

As a Band 5 Community Mental Health Practitioner in Exeter, you will have the opportunity to work with individuals experiencing mental health challenges in the community, helping them to lead fulfilling and independent lives. We offer a supportive and collaborative work environment, ongoing professional development opportunities, and competitive benefits.

We welcome applications from a range of registered professionals, including Registered Mental Health, General Nurses, Learning Disability Nurses, Occupational Therapists and Social Workers. The Trust now offers a developmental pathway to support these professionals in developing competencies to work as registered practitioners in Devon Partnership NHS Trust (DPT).

If you are a dedicated and compassionate mental health practitioner who is passionate about making a difference, we encourage you to apply. Join our dynamic team and be a part of our mission to promote mental wellness and recovery for all. Make a difference in the lives of those in need apply now!

Main duties of the job

The role will include:
  • Providing complex assessment and care planning for individuals and their families/carers.
  • Working as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Engage service users and carers assertively in the community.
  • To develop and maintain therapeutic relationships with service users and their families and carers and other services to prevent hospital admission.
  • Offer a range of NICE evidence based interventions
  • To offer proactive risk management approaches to help the service user and their family.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships and networks with colleagues within mental health services, primary care and other partner agencies including physical health checks and interventions
  • Provide interventions and work with other disciplines/agencies/teams in the care of service users experiencing co-morbid problems with substance use/misuse.
  • Engage the service user and their family in relapse prevention.
  • To support medication concordance.
  • You will become an advocate for the people in your care, supporting and signposting them, so they can get back into employment or access housing, focusing on their recovery and helping them live the life they want to live.

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

Person Specification



  • Demonstrates sound theoretical knowledge of mental health practice

Knowledge & Skills


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



  • An appropriate up to date professionally registered qualification eg RMN, OT, RGN, LD Nurse or Social Worker on the appropriate professional body register and hold current registration with no restrictions. Where appropriate the person will be willing to undertake any Trust Preceptorship / transition programme.
  • Evidence of relevant continuing professional development


  • Post registration training in relevant field

Employer details

Employer name

Devon Partnership NHS Trust


Wonford House

Dryden Road




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