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Band 6 Recovery Specialist Practitioner - Bristol

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Southmead, Bristol
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Bristol Recovery Outreach Service & Engagement Team (ROSE) have an opportunity for a Band 6 Specialist Recovery Practitioner. We are seeking an experienced and passionate Nurse to join our team at the Greenway Centre. The ideal candidate will be working with a complex group of service users who are hard to engage/reach and their families to deliver personalised and preventative interventions with a proactive approach for our local population. Your role will be the key to improve the quality of service users lives, using creative and flexible interventions which will be reflected in a capped caseload.

Main duties of the job

Bristol ROSE are a dynamic and innovative team committed to excellence in every aspect of our service. We pride ourselves on our values of, doing our best, all of the time, listening, understanding and valuing what service users tell us, being open, honest, straightforward and reliable, relating to everyone as an individual, striving to provide the highest quality support. The teams success is driven by our talented and dedicated team who work together to achieve our goals and objectives.

On a typical week we meet to plan our schedules, and review our progress and achievements. Work for the week is assigned, and where service users needs to be visited in the community in pairs, practitioners are identified for these tasks. We have monthly reflections meetings for sharing what it's like working as a ROSE Team practitioner, problem solving, engagement work and formulating risk plans. We work across three key location in Bristol, and each location has a friendly and caring environment, supported by a Senior Practitioner, Clinical Psychologist and Consultant Psychiatrists. Supervision is central to our success to focus on successes. We use RiO for our clinical record keeping, and supply phones, laptops and home hubs for remote working, and to manage our diaries.

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

To undertake the full range of activities required to deliver ongoing comprehensive mental health assessment for service users with severe and enduring mental health needs living in the community and in a range of settings. This will include:

The use of standardised assessment tools, i.e., the Cluster Allocation Support Tool (CAST), KGV

Recovery Star

History, strengths and aspirations

Mental state

Impact of culture and diversity

Functional needs

The needs of family and carer

Evaluation of risk

Physical health

Complicating factors

The interventions and treatments required to enable positive change.

Social care needs

Safeguarding and public protection

Capacity 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 in other resources as required.

To act as care coordinator for service users with the most complex needs, 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 intervention

Psychological treatments such as CBT, DBT approaches, family interventions

Psychosocial interventions

Motivational and coping enhancement strategies.

Medication management

Interventions under the Mental Health Act,

To deliver 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 complex 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 of 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, ensuring the appropriate sharing of information.

Coordinating and undertaking protective interventions which may be required in the protection of others, as outlined 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 experiences 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.

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, taking responsibility for accessing identified learning and training opportunities.

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

To participate in on call rotas as required.

Person Specification

Knowledge & experience


  • 2 years knowledge & experience


  • Knowledge & experience

Demonstrate experience of and professional practice


  • Professional qualification in mental health Registered RMN
  • Ability to work flexibly throughout key locations and the working week
  • Experience of using assessment skills determining the nature and severity of mental illness/health


  • Demonstrate experience of and professional practice
  • Relevant post-registration qualifications, such as Non-Medical Prescribing, CBT, Brief Interventions etc
  • Experience gained in a wide variety of settings

Employer details

Employer name

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust


Greenway Centre

Doncaster Rd

Southmead, Bristol

BS10 5PY

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