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Community Mental Health Practitioner

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year p.a.
Closing date
20 Jul 2024
The Home Treatment Team based at St Ann's hospital is looking for an experienced Community Mental Health Practitioner on a full time basis 37.5 hours per week, to join our fun, friendly and fabulous team, who have patient care at the heart of all that we do!

The Home Treatment Team East (HTTE) offers an alternative to hospital admission for service users aged over 18 with mental illness through intensive home treatment. We pride ourselves in working flexibly with patients and supporting their carers when in a mental health crisis.

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, which the Trust will cover the cost of. Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service are able to present a valid DBS certificate instead of requiring a new check.

Applications from candidates that require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are unfortunately ineligible to apply for this position.

Main duties of the job

To be personally responsible and professionally accountable

for working with people in the community with severe mental illness who have multiple and complex needs.

To provide high quality care and treatment in conjunction with other professionals through the Trust's agreed multi- disciplinary assessment and treatment/ care programmes.

To participate as an active member of the Home Treatment Team and take a lead role in providing high quality and innovative services to people with severe mental illness.

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

As part of our vision to have a skilled, diverse and caring workforce, Dorset HealthCare is working in partnership with The Princes Trust to support people getting into work, as part of this partnership, we are offering an employability service to support individuals between 16-30 years old with application writing, interview skills and other employment support. If you would like or know of anyone who would value this support please do contact

Person Specification

Knowledge, skills and training


  • Registered Mental Health Nurse / Social Worker / Occupational Therapist

Job Specific Experience


  • Experience at Band 5 or 6 working within a Community Mental Health Team
  • Experience of receiving clinical supervision
  • Ability to work and communicate across multi agencies
  • Responsibility for delivery of care
  • Ability to delegate appropriately

Managerial/Supervisory experiance


  • Positive attitude to team and multi agency working


  • Practice supervisor/assessor

Personal qualities/attributes


  • Basic IT skills, normally obtained through practice or practical training

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust


St Ann's Hospital

69 Haven Road


BH13 7LN

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