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Senior Community Mental Health Practitioner

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
  • 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 peoples lives to enjoy a better future?

The Tiverton Core Adult Community Mental Health Team is looking to recruit a permanent Band 6 Senior Mental Health Practitioner. The successful candidate will be joining a dynamic, motivated and skilled team. 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.

This is a permanent position in Tiverton in the heart of Mid Devon combining town and rural settings in your working life and you'll be joining Devon Partnership Trust. There is FREE on-site Parking.

This is a really great opportunity to join the team at an exciting time as we work towards transforming our community service so that we offer the best and most comprehensive care to the people of Mid Devon.

  • Relocation Package of up to £8k Available
  • Eligible for Refer a Friend Scheme

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 on a care-coordination basis, providing expert assessment and treatment which fully involves families and carers where appropriate.

As a care-coordinator 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 and neurodiversity 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 Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of principles of assessment of people presenting with mental health concerns
  • Knowledge of principles of risk assessment and management
  • Knowledge of Mental Health Act 1983 and Mental Capacity Act 2006 and other relevant legislation
  • Awareness of community structures and social care management responsibilities
  • Understanding of recovery principles in Mental Health
Qualifications Essential
  • Hold a Registered Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social worker Professional qualification
  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent experience
  • Diploma level specialist training or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Teaching/training qualification
  • Psychological therapy qualification
  • Clinical Supervision qualification
  • Safeguarding training
Physical Skills Essential
  • Ability to mobilise across a geographical area to meet the requirements of the role
  • Basic IT skills
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working in a mental health setting
  • Assessment of people presenting with mental health issues
  • Assessment and management of clinical risk
  • Working within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Working in a primary care setting
  • Working in collaboration with VCSE services
  • Training/developing staff and or patients
  • Experience of delivering evidenced based psycho/social interventions
Communication and Working Relationship Skills Essential
  • Able to present sensitive information clearly and concisely, verbally and in a variety of other formats.
  • Ability to build and sustain effective working relationships in stressful and demanding situations
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships both within the team and the organisation
  • Role modelling professional behaviour
  • A positive attitude and able to act on feedback
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English in both verbal and written formats
  • Mental health assessment skills
  • Care planning
  • Delivery of evidenced based interventions
  • Ability to use own initiative
Analytical and Judgement Skills Essential
  • Skills for assessing, decision making and problem solving on a range of service planning and clinical issues in the face of considerable adversity and complexity
  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own and others performance
  • Creative and innovative thinker
Other Essential
  • An enhanced DBS check will be required for this role
  • Ability to work from home/at alternative work base as required
  • Ability to travel/be mobile across the area covered by the Team

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