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Senior Mental Health Practitioner

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

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a Senior Mental Health Practitioner to join the South Hams and West Devon OPMH team based at Tavistock. This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly experienced and dynamic team as we move in to a more locally delivered service, linking in with our primary care networks.

The role is dynamic and challenging. You will manage a complex caseload of organic and functional presentation. Working in a multi-disciplinary way to support the mental health needs of our clients.

Main duties of the job

You will be working in a community team supporting the needs of people experiencing organic or functional mental health issues.

You will manage a complex caseload. You will complete assessments in the community and formulate diagnosis in a MDT. You will be linking in with your local Primary Care Networks. You can supervise junior staff and support their development. You will support student nurses in their learning

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



  • professional mental health qualification and registration e.g. RMN, Social Work Degree or equivalent, BSc/Diploma in
  • OT, SROT


  • Chartered Clinical Psychologist, ENB 811/812 or Community Nursing Degree
  • Non-Medical Prescriber and/or another recognised therapy qualification
  • Post graduate qualification relevant to specialism
  • Clinical Supervision qualification
  • Training to level 3 in Safeguarding Adults and children and young people: roles and competencies for Health Care staff



  • Substantial experience of managing an extensive and complex caseload of clients with a range of complex mental health
  • presentations.
  • Working within a community mental health setting in either the statutory or voluntary sector.
  • Mentoring students in line with professional requirements


  • Providing clinical supervision.
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency environment.
  • Participation in user involvement in services.
  • Experience of delivering model based psychological therapy

Employer details

Employer name

Devon Partnership NHS Trust


The Quay

Plymouth Rd



PL19 8AB

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