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Community Mental Health Professional, Band 5

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
28 Mar 2023

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CBT therapist, Community mental health nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently transforming Mental Health Services in Somerset and have an exciting opportunity for you to be part of an expanding Community Mental Health Service.

We have a vacancy for a Mental Health Practitioner (either as a Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker) to join our Community Mental Health Service in Taunton.

This is an exciting opportunity for anyone wanting to be part of a growing and dynamic Community Mental Health Service who is seeking to specialise their career within this client group.

Main duties of the job

The role offers opportunities for you to develop your clinical skills and knowledge. We will ensure you have all the core skills you need to confidently build relationships with our service users in order to best create and deliver an effective and personalised treatment plan with them.

Our values are simple: Outstanding Care, Working Together, Listening and Leading.

We recognise that our staff are our most valuable resource, we are proud of the excellent levels of service our Trust provides to our service users and the dedication and conscientious of our staff. With this in mind, we offer a range of staff benefits including:

Excellent annual leave entitlement

Relocation package - up to £8,000 (Subject to eligibility)

Enhanced rates of pay

NHS Pension Scheme

Free parking

NHS discounts

Training and development

Flexible working

Paid registration fees for the 1st year for newly qualified staff

For more information please contact the recruitment team via

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description Job responsibilities

The postholder will deliver a high quality, comprehensive mental health service for adults/older persons or other patient groups with serious and enduring mental health difficulties. The role involves managing a defined caseload with a focus on working with individuals and their significant others who experience a complex range of needs and difficulties. Acting as a key member of the multi disciplinary team, the post holder will provide assessment, psychosocial, evidence based interventions using a collaborative, recovery approach and will be skilled at positive risk management. Liaison with a wide range of agencies is central to the role.

Person Specification Professional qualification (social woker RMN or OT) Essential
  • Achieved
  • A degree in nursing or commitment to work towards.
Knowledge and experience Essential
  • Knowledge of working in a community mental health setting.
  • Experiencing of working in a community mental health setting
Knowledge and Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with families, carers and significant others
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Good team working and communication skills
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Able to manage a caseload, set priorities and work members of a multi-disciplinary team

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