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Band 6 Community Dementia Practitioner - Wiltshire

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
5 Jun 2024
Do you want to be part of the Wiltshire Dementia Service, Complex Care Pathway? Are you a Mental Health Nurse, social worker, or occupational therapist? Would you like to join a supportive, inclusive and welcoming team? If so, we would love to hear from you.

The Wiltshire Dementia Service complex care pathway, provides psychosocial interventions to people living with dementia in the community. The team supports individuals and family/carers within their own homes. Liaising with a variety of professionals, teams and services to facilitate care delivery.

The complex care team sits within the Wiltshire Dementia Service. The service as a whole includes the memory service, Complex Care Pathway and Care Home Liaison Service, allowing seamless transition between the three teams depending on need. The complex care team is a multi-disciplinary team. We offer monthly supervision annual appraisal, professional and personal development and are committed to the health and well-being of our staff.

This post is based in the West. Wiltshire is a wonderful area of the Southwest which can provide a great quality of life for you and your family with access to beautiful countryside, cities such as Bristol, Bath, and Salisbury wonderful coast lines within easy distance and great links to London.

Main duties of the job

To undertake the full range of activities required to deliver ongoing comprehensive mental health assessment for service users living with dementia, living in their own homes in the community and in a range of settings. This will include:

To act as care coordinator.

To plan, deliver and evaluate interventions.

To support carers.

To develop and maintain good partnership working with other services throughout all treatment episodes.

To personally build and lead others to build, hope inspiring relationships with service users.

To be responsible for maintaining own and others workload.

To be responsible for the protection of individuals from abuse and harm in line with local safeguarding policies and procedures.

Undertake active clinical leadership and supervision within the team.

To maintain accurate and timely record keeping.

To participate in management, caseload and clinical supervision.

To provide mentoring/training for others.

Demonstrate responsibility for developing own practice in line with professional qualifications and for contributing to the development of others.

Monitor and maintain health, safety and security of self and others, undertaking assessments and taking appropriate action where required.

Develop own knowledge and practice, and contribute to the development of others, making use of available feedback, supervision and appraisal.

Lead, maintain and participate in practices which enable effective team working.

About us

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust): a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care.

We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B& NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset.

Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Complex Care Pathway is a specialist dementia team aimed at providing safe and supportive mental health care for adults with a diagnosis of dementia who are experiencing some level of distress or difficulty due to their illness.

The Team provides a range of community-based health interventions for service users, working in an inclusive way to resolve the immediate difficulties and improve their situation as a care co-ordinator.

Where appropriate, the post holder will work alongside other services to plan, deliver and review effective interventions to manage risk and prevent hospital admission. Please note the Wiltshire Dementia Service covers a large geographical area so applicants must have a valid driving licence and access to own transport. It is not possible to carry out the requirements of this role by using public transport.

Please refer to the attached job description

Person Specification

application and interview


  • Current Full Registration with NMC (Mental Health)
  • Clean driving licence and access to a vehicle for work purposes


  • Experience of working with CPA process
  • Previous community mental health nursing experience
  • Evidence of extensive experience in relevant client group
  • Knowledge of dementia

Employer details

Employer name

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust


Green Lane Hospital

Marshall Road


SN10 5DS

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