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Specialist Clinical Practitioner – Psycho-Social Interventions

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
West Pilton Health & Wellbeing Clinic
£40,057 - £45,839 per annum pro rata
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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The role
  • Are you someone looking for a career in one of the UK's most respected mental health and learning disability trusts?
  • Would you like to be part of a dedicated team committed to making a difference to people’s lives to enjoy a better future?

An exciting opportunity for qualified nurses, OT's, social workers and Clinical/Counselling psychologists to work at the heart of primary care delivering mental health support in conjunction with mental health services.

North Devon Coastal PCN ( and Taw Adult Core Mental Health Team are excited to be recruiting a Band 7 Specialist Clinical Practitioner.

North Devon offers an unprecedented work life – balance, we are part of an Outstanding Area of Natural Beauty, close to world famous beaches (great for surfing and water sports) and within the borders of Exmoor.

The teams are building robust relationship as a commitment to improving the mental wellbeing of its population as part of an ambitious programme of implementation of the Community Mental Health Framework.

Main Duties of the Job:
  • Assess, diagnosis, plan, implement and evaluate interventions/treatments for patients presenting with undifferentiated diagnosis and with complex needs including long term conditions
  • Prioritise mental health problems and intervene appropriately to assist the patient in complex, urgent or emergency situations, including initiation of effective emergency care
  • Support patients to adopt health promotion strategies that promote healthy lifestyles, and apply principles of self-care and well-being

Devon Partnership NHS Trust is growing as we establish ourselves us as one of the leading providers of mental health services in the country.

Working as part of Devon Partnership NHS Trust, you will make a difference to people’s lives from the moment you start.

£40,057 - £45,839 per annum pro rata (Band 7)
About you
You will be working within the primary care network bringing specialist mental health knowledge and skills into this community space, applicants will have significant experience of managing risk, have proven skill in delivering psychologically informed interventions and a working knowledge of primary and secondary mental health care services.

You will be empowered to support patients with complex conditions, adopting a personalised approach to patient care that maximises independence, choice, and control, following a philosophy of enabling people to reach and maintain their optimum level of health and wellbeing.

You will not be working alone but as part of a Multi-Agency / Multi-disciplinary service with a strong connection to the Core Mental Health Service, VCSE provision and primary care colleagues covering this PCN neighbourhood.

An ability to travel to meet the requirements of this role will be essential.
The location
Your base will be West Pilton Health & Wellbeing Clinic, Youings Drive, Barnstaple EX31 1QL,however under the current COVID-19 conditions this may be subject to alternative arrangements/change for example home working. Please be assured that any alternatives will be discussed fully with you and the organisation. Please ask the appointing manager if you have any questions.
About us
Join us at Devon Partnership NHS Trust and you’ll be joining an award-winning organisation that is passionate about mental health and learning disability. One that cares about the people it supports – and one that also cares about its staff.

You’ll be part of a team that is compassionate and supportive, and genuinely committed to working together with the people who use our services, their families and carers in everything that we say and do.
Our offer to you
We recognise our people want to learn and develop, becoming the best that they can be. We offer all our staff a range of training opportunities including a variety of in-house training programmes designed and delivered by experts, and opportunities to access external training where appropriate.

In addition to ongoing training and development opportunities, we are committed to providing an environment in which you can thrive.

Benefits of working at Devon Partnership NHS Trust include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days of annual leave per year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years’ service withtheNHS so you can really enjoy what Devon has to offer
  • Individual personal development plans and a commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our staff networks
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Cycle to Work Scheme and reduced public transport rates
  • Structured learning and development opportunities.
Living here
Devon offers beautiful coastal and countryside locations with a wide range of social & leisure opportunities. This ranges from some of the best beaches in the Country, The Moors, Canals and rivers all of which can be accessed easily via foot, car, bike or boat.

Great place to work. Great place to live

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