Senior Community Mental Health Practitioner
- Have you ever wanted to experience what its like to live and work in one of the UKs most beautiful areas?
- Can you work confidently with colleagues from other agencies and providers in a community setting
- Are you looking for a challenging role that will see you provide mental health care and treatment to people within North Devon?
We are looking for an experienced Band 6 Senior Mental Health Practitioner, based in Barnstaple. This is a substantive post of 37.5 hours per week over 5 days, you will be joining Devon Partnership NHS Trust, which encompasses urban, rural and coastal demographics which combine to make this a fascinating and beautiful area to work.
This post is open to applications from persons who are qualified as a Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist.
The successful candidate will be working alongside a dynamic, motivated and skilled Community Mental Health Team.
This post covers Barnstaple Alliance and North Devon Coastal PCN catchment.
Working within a clear recovery and social inclusion strategy, the service will endeavour to facilitate personal growth and provide opportunities for personal fulfilment.
We are looking for someone to help build the team further, upon the successful work it has already done following its re-design and with the exciting on -going work linked to the New Community Service Framework & the Primary Care Networks
Main duties of the job
You will be passionate about making a difference to peoples lives. You will directly support people in their ongoing recovery, managing a defined and complex caseload and providing expert assessment and treatment which fully involves families and carers where appropriate.
The role will include:
Providing complex assessment and care planning for individuals and their families/carers.
Working as part of a multidisciplinary team.
Engage service users and carers assertively in the community.
To develop and maintain therapeutic relationships with service users and their families and carers and other services to prevent hospital admission.
Offer a range of NICE evidence based interventions
To offer proactive risk management approaches to help the service user and their family.
Develop and maintain effective working relationships and networks with colleagues within mental health services, primary care and other partner agencies including physical health checks and interventions
Provide interventions and work with other disciplines/agencies/teams in the care of service users experiencing co-morbid problems with substance use/misuse.
Engage the service user and their family in relapse prevention.
To support medication concordance.
You will become an advocate for the people in your care, supporting and signposting them, so they can get back into employment or access housing, focusing on their recovery and helping them live the life they want to live.
About us About Devon Partnership Trust
We provide mental health & learning disability services, as well as a range of specialist & secure services for the wider south west region & nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health & wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise & resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe & focused on people's recovery. Our values
We not only recruit employees based on their qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess and demonstrate the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation. These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity & compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves & others, & being open to new ideas.
We are committed to being an inclusive employer & applications are encouraged & welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time & flexible working applications will be considered & supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health & learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Employer.
Job description Job responsibilities
Please refer to the full Job Description and Person specification attached to this advert which will provide further information on this role.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- A professional mental health qualification e.g. RMN, Social Work Degree or equivalent, BSc/Diploma in OT, SROT, Chartered Clinical Psychologist, ENB 811/812 or CPN Degree.
- Post graduate qualification relevant to specialism
- Clinical Supervision qualification
- Training to level 3 in Safeguarding children and young people: roles and competencies for Health Care staff
- Substantial experience of managing a extensive and complex caseload of clients with a range of complex mental health problems.
- Working within a community mental health setting in either the statutory or voluntary sector.
- Providing clinical supervision.
- Mentoring students in line with professional requirements
- Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency environment.
- Participation in user involvement in services.
- Experience of delivering model based psychological therapy
Knowledge and skills Essential
- An understanding of the NSF and Mental Health Act/ Mental Health Capacity Act requirements.
- CPA Process
- Excellent communication skills including the ability to engage with clients experiencing a wide range of mental health problems.
- Able to produce well written reports.
- Ability to communicate with a wide range of professionals from various settings.
- Able to own problems and get involved in the solutions.
- Ability to assess and develop plans to manage risk.
- Able to plan creatively to maximise effectiveness of care plans, including complex multi-agency care plans
- Able to work independently and as part of a team.
- Ability to be mobile across a geographical area.
- Awareness of community structures and social care management responsibilities
- Understanding of recovery principles in Mental Health
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
Employer details Employer name
Devon Partnership NHS Trust
West Pilton Health & Wellbeing Clinic, Pilton
https://www.dpt.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)
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