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Older Adults Mental Health Practitioner (RNMH or OT)

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Derby City
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pa (banding subject to AfC Job Evaulation)
Closing date
4 Apr 2023

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This is an exciting time to join Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust as a Nurse or Occupational Therapist!

Derby City Older Adult Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) & the Derby Wellbeing Team are looking for an enthusiastic Band 6 Older Adult Specialist join their friendly and supportive team based in Derby City.

You need to have experience of working with older adults with mental health conditions, in a community setting.

This newly-developed role, hosted by the Older Adults CMHT will involve supporting introductions into the Derby Wellbeing team, identifying the needs of older adults with mental health conditions who live within the local community, designing & implementing person centred support to enable people to live their best life.

This will include working with colleagues across the local community to ensure that we provide the right service at the right time by the right person.

The role is supported by the Derby City Older Adults CMHT, but working into the newly developed Derby Wellbeing Team.

Derby Wellbeing is a locality-based, multi-agency team, offering seamless support from agencies by placing the person at the centre of their support needs.

This role involves supporting the development of the offer for older adults through prototyping.

A core aspect of the framework is supporting those who may not have been eligible to secondary mental health support previously.

You will have the ability to travel across the geographical area.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for supporting delivery of a responsive local service, taking forward an Integrated Primary Care Wellbeing Pathway in the Derby City area.

A key feature is to support developing the Living Well offer for Older Adults to ensure this population can take advantage of this approach.

As outlined in the Community Mental Health Framework the offer is for people experiencing functional mental health conditions.

It is essential to have knowledge of organic conditions, ensuring people receive support from appropriate services.

Learning objectives include how working into the Derby Wellbeing team as an older adult practitioner can be most effective, & how Derby Wellbeing can be an extension of the Older Adult CMHT. This includes developing links with community organisations.

The role involves undertaking person-centred psychosocial assessments (conversations), safety planning & formulation.

You will support individuals to improve their mental health by helping develop self-care skills, build resilience and utilise community resources.

You will use skills from your professional background.

Derbyshire Healthcare is unable to sponsor international applicants in this role. You can find out more about how you can work in the UK by visitingWork in the UK - GOV.UK (

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

Trust values of People First, Honesty, Respect and Do your Best are embedded throughout the organisation.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness & felt positive and proud about working for the Trust.

We have a commitment to promoting staff health & wellbeing, with a programme of wellbeing events both as a profession & in the wider organisation.

Our staff survey in 2020 showed 73% of our staff would recommend working for Derbyshire Healthcare.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal
  • Access to profession specific & other training, both internal & external
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity & adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts & online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBT+ network, BAME Network, Women's Network & Christian Network
  • Active Staff Forum that represents staff views
  • Health & wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning & development opportunities across the profession and the wider organisation
  • Involvement in trust wide, local & national Nursing/AHP activities

Job description Job responsibilities

Please review the Job Description and Person Specification, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Professional registration with relevant body, eg NMC (RMN), HCPC (OT)
  • Mentor/Educator qualification
  • Member of RCOT/RCN/Union with access to developmental materials and guidelines
Transport Essential
  • Ability to drive and access to suitable transport
Experience Essential
  • Older adult mental health experience
  • Community older adult mental health experience
  • Experience of working with people who have both functional and organic conditions
Skills Essential
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Prioritisation
  • Caseload management
  • Experience working on projects/service development
  • Knowledge of policies that inform practice nationally, eg CMHF, Long Term Plan
  • Team working skills with multi-agencies
  • Evidence of supporting others to develop their skills
  • Auditing skills
Values Essential
  • People First
  • Respect
  • Honesty
  • Do your best
  • Making a positive difference

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