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Community Mental Health Practitioner

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum pro rata
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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The role
  • Are you someone looking to start a career in one of the UK’s most respected mental health trusts?
  • Would you like to do a job that makes a difference every day?

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Community Mental Health Practitioner (37.5 hours per week) within the Riviera Community Mental Health Team based at the Chadwell Centre.

You'll be joining Devon Partnership Trust, which encompasses urban, rural and coastal demographics that combine to make this a fascinating and beautiful area to work. This post is open to applications from persons who are qualified or about to qualify as a Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist.

The successful candidate will be joining a dynamic, motivated and skilled service and help the team in the Riviera team to build upon the successful work they have and continue to achieve. You’ll also be part of the exciting work we are undertaking as we implement Care Pathways associated with psychologically informed interventions for all clients referred to the community team in Torquay, Paignton & Brixham. The Riviera team are proactively now engaging with the local Primary Care Network, working alongside the local GP Surgeries.

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.

£25,655 - £31,534 per annum pro rata (Band 5)
About you
We are looking for someone with enthusiasm and energy who wants to make a difference to people’s lives; is creative and innovative and highly motivated. You must have assessment and care planning skills and experience in mental health and multi-disciplinary working is desirable.

You will need to have excellent communication skills, be able to exercise clinical judgement in respect of assessing and managing risk. In addition, you need to be committed to the values and principles of recovery, and able to help deliver a safe, timely, caring and responsive service. This is a really great opportunity to join the Riviera community team at an interesting and exciting time as we work towards transforming our community service so that we offer the best and most comprehensive care to the people of Torbay.

It will be an essential requirement for newly qualified social workers to demonstrate that they have completed The Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) before commencing in post or there will be a requirement to complete this within the first 12 months of employment with the Trust.
The location
Your base will be at the Chadwell centre, Preston, Paignton, 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
The Riviera Community Mental Health Team provides a service to users who present with severe and enduring mental health presentations. Working within a clear recovery and social inclusion strategy, the service will endeavour to facilitate personal growth and provide opportunities for personal fulfilment.

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.
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
  • 27 days of annual leave per year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years’ service with the NHS so you can really enjoy what Devon has to offer
  • Individual personal development plans and a commitment to ongoing training - including opportunities to work in different services to build your experience and skills
  • 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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