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Community Mental Health Practitioner

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Depending on experience
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Exmouth Core Adult Mental Health Team are looking for a Band 5 Mental Health Practitioner, based in Exmouth.

This post is open to applications from persons who are qualified as a Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist.

Working within a clear recovery and social inclusion strategy, the service will endeavour to facilitate personal growth and provide opportunities for personal fulfillment.

Main duties of the job

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 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 Leader 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
Experience Essential
  • 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

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