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Peer Supported Open Dialogue Practitioner

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for Open Dialogue Practitioner to facilitate the on-going development of the Peer Supported Open Dialogue service (POD) within KMPT, the only stand-alone NHS Open Dialogue service in the UK.

Within this position, you will participate in promoting POD and co-facilitate training sessions for others. Your responsibilities will involve working alongside pod-trained staff and trainees, supporting service users and their social networks from crisis to recovery, and integrating this new care model throughout KMPT.

Main duties of the job

You will be a trained and registered mental health worker (nurse, OT, therapist) who is currently trained in, or participating in open dialogue training. This OD training must be recognised by KMPT. You will have a minimum of 2 years post-registration experience or have experience in working within an Open Dialogue team, working alongside service users and their social networks in crisis, as well as understanding the importance of peer-supported work. You will ideally have experience of prioritising casework and allocation /delegation of tasks to others. Experience of liaising with a variety of stakeholders both internal and external to organisations. Awareness of clinical governance and its relationship to clinical effectiveness patient safety and patient experience.

You will be willing to co-facilitate training of POD

The post holder must hold a full, valid, UK driving licence and have access to a car/vehicle to use for business purposes

About us

Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.

We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.

The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.

You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.

The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for full details and the main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification

Professional reg


  • 1.5- 2 years post reg experience
  • RN (MH), OT or therapist MH
  • Worked with Mental Health Services


  • Mentor to students

Facilitating learning


  • Has experience of teaching/ training / mentoring


  • Has professional experience of presenting to others
  • Has experience of developing research into practice
  • Has experience of research

POD awareness


  • Trained in POD that is recognised by KMPT


  • Experience of working in POD
  • Willing to be POD trained
  • Awareness of POD and research in POD such as ODDESSI

Employer details

Employer name

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust


Laurel House, Canterbury



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