Community Mental Health Practitioner
Devon Partnership NHS Trust
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A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Community Mental Health Practitioner (1x 37.5 hours per week) within the South Hams Core Adult Mental Health team based at Leatside Surgery, Totnes. This is a dynamic multi-disciplinary team, who are currently working closely with the GP Primary Care Networks in the South Hams and South Dartmoor and Totnes areas, building greater networks & communications within the local community, in line with the new Community Mental Health Framework.
You'll be joining Devon Partnership Trust, which encompasses urban, rural and coastal demographics that combine to make this a fascinating and beautiful area to work. This post is open to applications from persons who are qualified or about to qualify as a Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist.
The successful candidate will be joining a motivated and skilled service and help the team continue to build upon the successful work they have and continue to achieve. You'll also be part of the exciting work we are undertaking as we implement Care Pathways associated with psychologically informed interventions for all clients referred to the community team.
Main duties of the job
We are looking for someone with enthusiasm and energy who wants to make a difference to peoples' lives; is creative and innovative and highly motivated. You must have assessment and care planning skills and experience in mental health and multi-disciplinary working is desirable.
You will need to have excellent communication skills, be able to exercise clinical judgement in respect of assessing and managing risk. In addition, you need to be committed to the values and principles of recovery, and able to help deliver a safe, timely, caring and responsive service. This is a really great opportunity to join the South Hams Community Team at an interesting and exciting time as we work towards transforming our community service so that we offer the best and most comprehensive care to the people of the South Hams.
It will be an essential requirement for newly qualified social workers to demonstrate that they have completed The Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) before commencing in post or there will be a requirement to complete this within the first 12 months of employment with the Trust.
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.
The post holder will deliver high quality mental health services. The role involves managing a defined caseload. The focus will be providing continuous assessment and treatment to people with mental health presentations and their carers. This will include recovery co-ordination (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 be an effective member of the multi-disciplinary team.
Communication and Working Relationship Skills
Knowledge and Skills
Analytical and Judgemental Skills
Planning and Organisational Skills
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).