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Bank Band 6 Registered Practitioner - Trustwide

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Part Time

Are you looking to expand your working environment, while maintaining control of where and when you work? With personal and professional development support whilst being flexible around you and your personal commitments? with the added bonus of weekly pay? Then AWP bank is just the opportunity for you!

AWP covers a large geographical area , from bustling Bristol to the heritage city of Bath, to the rural rolling hills of Wiltshire to the seaside in Weston-Super-Mare. You will be able to access shifts in up to 80 community teams .

We offer ample opportunities to work in our wide range of services ranging from Community Mental Health Teams, Primary Care Liaison, Intensive Teams, Early Intervention Teams, Recovery Services, Street Triage, Mentally Disordered Offenders Teams, Complex Intervention Team for Older Adults, and Drug and Alcohol Services. With such a wide variety of Services to choose from the work is both challenging and varied but also interesting and rewarding.

The Trust is required to carry out mandatory employment checks. Please bring the original ID documents requested below to your interview if selected.

Main duties of the job

This role is focussed on providing appropriate, effective interventions and treatments to people with a range of mental health needs, and their carers (including friends and relatives) and their supporters in the community, enabling and assisting them to meet daily health, social care and well being needs, in line with personal recovery goals, and facilitating engagement with mainstream services.

The post holder will work autonomously to undertake emergency assessment in a wide range of locations, planning and delivering defined, intensive, specialist interventions in line with the CPA framework to people with severe and enduring mental health needs, who maybe distressed and in crisis. Where appropriate the post holder will work alongside other services to plan, deliver and review effective wrap around intensive interventions to manage risk and prevent hospital admission for those with the most complex needs. The post holder will act as Care/Recovery coordinator or associate Care/Recovery coordinator as required.

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

In a wide range of situations and locations to undertake the full range of activities required to deliver comprehensive mental health assessment, in an emergency for service users, who may be distressed and in crisis. This will include:

The use of standardised assessment tools i.e. Cluster Allocation Support Tool (CAST)KGVRecovery StarHistory, strengths and aspirationsMental stateImpact of culture and diversityFunctional needsThe needs of family and carerEvaluation of riskPhysical healthComplicating factorsIdentifying and ensuring specialist involvement where required.The interventions and treatments required to enable positive change.Social CareSafeguarding and public protectionCapacity under the Mental Capacity Act

To be responsible for developing delivering and reviewing comprehensive and complex treatment programmes using appropriate frameworks in line with evidencebased practice, including strategies to manage risk for service users with complex needs and carers, bringing inother resources as required.

To act as care coordinator for service users as appropriate, also providing defined interventions to individuals on other workers caseloads.

To plan, deliver and evaluate defined, specialist therapeutic interventions as indicated in the assessment process ,in line with personal recovery plans, including to service users who maybe on other caseloads. This might include:

Individual or group therapeutic interventionPsychological treatments such as CBT, DBT approaches , family interventionsPsychosocial interventionsMotivational and coping enhancement strategies.Medication managementInterventions under the Mental Health Act,

To support a range of defined activities/interventions to improve the carers ability to support the service user and to enable them in their relationship with the service user.

To develop and maintain good partnership working with other services throughout all treatment episodes, including regular liaison within Primary Health Care Team, inpatient and intensive services, day services, voluntary sector and with nominated carers/advocates.

In collaboration with service users and carers, to be responsible for facilitating the development of comprehensive crisis plans, rapid access plans, advance statements etc, involving other agencies such as primary care etc where appropriate.

To personally build and lead others to build, hope inspiring relationships with service users, which acknowledge the personal journey of each person, and focus on strengths and aspirations to allow the creation of meaningful personal recovery plans.

To be responsible for maintaining own workload, as well as planning the workload of others, on a day to day basis, ensuring that time is prioritised effectively, utilising electronic resources such as diaries/scheduling.

To be responsible for the protection of individuals from abuse and harm in line with local safeguarding policies and procedures, including working with others in the planning development and review of protection plans.

Coordinating and undertaking protective interventions which maybe required in the protection of others, as outline in the protection plan, taking individual action where indicated.

Personally and leading others to collaboratively and sensitively work with individuals, with a range of mental health needs to develop skills to manage their own health, in accordance with their personal recovery plan, by actively promoting and using approaches which are affirming,build on strengths, identify past positive experience and success, and use small steps to move towards the persons goal.

Undertake active clinical leadership and supervision within the team, covering for the manager and colleagues as required.

To maintain the single health and social care record, ensuring both paper and electronic records are kept up to date in accordance with professional and organisational standards.

Report and record within agreed timeframes, all activity relating to information reporting and performance requirements.

To participate in management, caseload and clinical supervision in accordance with trust policy.

To provide mentoring/ training for others in relevant practice areas, according to professional requirements, taking a collaborative approach to practice development and evidence-based care. Specifically this means providing a safe and effective learning environment for the mentoring and supervising of students , participating in their learning objectives and assessments

Demonstrate responsibility for developing own practice in line with professional qualifications and for contributing to the development of others, by making use of and providing, effective feedback, supervision, coaching and appraisal.

To adhere to professional codes of conduct ensuring required skills and competencies required are maintained.

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 to identify appropriate areas of development for this work role, takingresponsibility for accessing identified learning and training opportunities.

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

To participate in local arrangements where required to manage unexpected staff absences.

Person Specification



  • Diploma / degree in relevant health / social care.



  • Current relevant registration with NMC or HCPC.



  • Demonstrated commitment to CPD.
  • Demonstrates substantial post-registration experience gained working in a range of front line adult mental health services,
  • Demonstrates a developed understanding of the recovery principles.
  • Demonstrates experience of assessing risk and developing risk management strategies.
  • Developed IT skills including competent use of Microsoft Office, and the use of electronic record keeping systems

Employer details

Employer name

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust





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