Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Devon Partnership NHS Trust

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Job summary

We are looking for a Senior Mental Health Practitioner to join the Criminal Justice Liaison & Diversion team based at Exeter police custody.

CJL&D is a different service from other community MH services. We are an all age service and sit at the start of someone’s pathway through the criminal justice (CJ) process when they come to the attention of the police, and are arrested. Practitioners conduct triage assessments, signpost and support the person on their journey through the CJ pathway until an outcome is reached. We support substance misuse, homelessness, social issues, Learning disability and Mental Health. The aim of the service is to improve health and wellbeing and the risk of re-offending

“Liaison and Diversion services aim to provide early intervention for vulnerable people as they come to the attention of the CJ system. L&D services provide a prompt response to concerns raised by police, probation service, youth offending teams or court staff, and provide critical information to decision-makers in the justice system. When it comes to charging and sentencing these vulnerable people. L&D also act as a point of referral and assertive follow up for these services users.”

Main duties of the job

The post holder will contribute to the clinical leadership of the team, providing supervision for other members and participating in team and service development, and evaluation.

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

Devon Partnership NHS Trust is growing as we establish ourselves us as one of the leading providers of mental health services in the country.

This is not a care co-ordination role, practitioners have to use many skills to achieve positive outcomes. We work very closely with our partner agencies, police, courts, probation and prisons.

Working as part of Devon Partnership NHS Trust, you will make a difference to people’s lives from the moment you start.

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.

Date posted

22 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£32,306 to £39,027 a year

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

C9369-22-9688

Job locations

Devon & Cornwall Constabulary

Sidmouth Road

Exeter

EX2 7RY


Job description

Job responsibilities

For information about this role please refer to the attached Job Description which will provide further detail on the role 

Job description

Job responsibilities

For information about this role please refer to the attached Job Description which will provide further detail on the role 

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • A professional mental health qualification eg RMN, Social Work Degree or equivalent, BSc/Diploma in OT, SROT, ENB 811/812 or CPN Degree.

Desirable

  • 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

Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • An understanding of the NSF and Mental Health Act/ Mental Health Capacity Act requirements.
  • CPA Process

Desirable

  • Understanding of the Criminal Justice System and potential challenges offenders presenting with mental health issues have in accessing mental health services and the impact this has on the individual and society.
  • Awareness of community structures and social care management responsibilities.
  • Understanding of recovery principles in Mental Health.

Experience

Essential

  • Substantial experience of managing a busy caseload of clients with a range of mental health problems.
  • Working within a community mental health setting in either the statutory or voluntary sector.
  • Ability to assess and co-ordinate care that includes physical health, Learning Disability, substance misuse presentations (adults and young people).
  • Providing clinical supervision.
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency environment.
  • Participation in user involvement in services.

Desirable

  • Experience of working with young people
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • A professional mental health qualification eg RMN, Social Work Degree or equivalent, BSc/Diploma in OT, SROT, ENB 811/812 or CPN Degree.

Desirable

  • 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

Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • An understanding of the NSF and Mental Health Act/ Mental Health Capacity Act requirements.
  • CPA Process

Desirable

  • Understanding of the Criminal Justice System and potential challenges offenders presenting with mental health issues have in accessing mental health services and the impact this has on the individual and society.
  • Awareness of community structures and social care management responsibilities.
  • Understanding of recovery principles in Mental Health.

Experience

Essential

  • Substantial experience of managing a busy caseload of clients with a range of mental health problems.
  • Working within a community mental health setting in either the statutory or voluntary sector.
  • Ability to assess and co-ordinate care that includes physical health, Learning Disability, substance misuse presentations (adults and young people).
  • Providing clinical supervision.
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency environment.
  • Participation in user involvement in services.

Desirable

  • Experience of working with young people

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

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

Address

Devon & Cornwall Constabulary

Sidmouth Road

Exeter

EX2 7RY


Employer's website

https://www.dpt.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Devon Partnership NHS Trust

Address

Devon & Cornwall Constabulary

Sidmouth Road

Exeter

EX2 7RY


Employer's website

https://www.dpt.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Melissa Gould

melissa.gould@nhs.net

07890569240

Date posted

22 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£32,306 to £39,027 a year

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

C9369-22-9688

Job locations

Devon & Cornwall Constabulary

Sidmouth Road

Exeter

EX2 7RY


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