Senior Community Mental Health Practitioner
Devon Partnership NHS Trust
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Opportunity to work in the Exeter Community Older Adults Team (OPMH) as a senior mental health practitioner.This is anexciting opportunity for someone who has an interest in older peoples mental health and wants to expand their knowledge and skills.
Based at Knightshayes in Exeter, you will become part of the multi-disciplinary team providing recovery-focused assessment and treatment to people with dementia and/or functional diagnosis.
You will be supported to develop and gain experience and we welcome those with a nursing, occupational therapy or social work background.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will deliver high quality comprehensive mental health services. The role involves managing a defined caseload with a focus on providing expert assessment and treatment for people with complex mental health difficulties and their carers. This will include recovery coordination (design and co-ordination of treatment packages that are personalised and evaluated in line with payment by results). The liaison with a wide range of statutory and non-statutory agencies is central to this role. 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.
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.
We are committed to developing a culture of coproduction, involving patients, families & carers in everything we do
We not only recruit based on qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess & demonstrate the behaviours which underpin our Trusts core values. These 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 conditions, neurodiversity or learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Leader Employer.
Please refer to the full Job Description and Person specification attached to this advert which will provide further information on this role.
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