Mental Health Practitioner

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year Band 5
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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Band 5
Full Time
We are looking for a Mental Health Practitioner to join the Mid Devon OPMH team based at Tiverton District Hospital.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly experienced and dynamic team as we move in to a more locally delivered service, linking in with our primary care networks.

We will support you to learn the skills you need to thrive in the role. We will offer you the training and development you need to support you in this role. In return, you will need to be motivated, flexible and eager to learn.

Main duties of the job

The role is dynamic and challenging. You will manage a caseload of organic and functional presentation. Working in a multi-disciplinary way to support the mental health needs of our clients.

You will also be part of the Care Homes Education and Support Team where you will be working closely with the local care homes supporting them to manage behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.

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

You will need to have some experience of working with people affected by mental illness in a team environment. The role involves liaising and communicating with various agencies, so we expect that you have excellent verbal and written skills. We expect you to have a good computer skills

Interacting with patients and the public you will be confident in giving clinical information and advice that improves their experience. Dealing with sensitive information daily, you will understand the importance of data security.

You will often work under pressure and without direct supervision, so we are looking for someone confident and capable. You will prioritise tasks, and manage your own workload, providing support for your colleagues where required.

You will become an important part of the team, working to ensure that every patient receives high quality care. You may be required to support the induction of new staff member, demonstrating activities to them and providing supervision to support administrators.

For the full job description please see supporting file.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • An appropriate professional Mental Health qualification and registration e.g. RMN, OT or Social Worker
  • Training to Level 2 in Safeguarding Adults, children and young people: roles and competencies for Health Care
  • staff
Experience Essential
  • Mentoring students in line with professional requirements
  • - Managing a caseload of clients with a range of mental health presentation.
  • - Working within a community setting in either the statutory or voluntary sector.
  • - Providing clinical supervision.
  • - Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency environment.

UK Registration
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
Tiverton & District Hospital

Kennedy Way




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