SCMHP - Assessment and Brief Intervention
Devon Partnership NHS Trust
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We are looking for a Band 6 Senior Mental Health Assessment & Brief Intervention Practitioner to join the Crediton Core Adult Community Team.
This is a really great opportunity to join the 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 Mid Devon .
There will also be opportunity to work within the PCN to develop closer links with our Primary Care colleagues
Devon Partnership Trust will support you to learn the skills you need to thrive in the role. We will offer you the training and development support you need to begin a fulfilling career. In return, you will need to be motivated, flexible and eager to learn.
The team promotes a dynamic and innovative way of working that includes, signposting, conducting mental health assessments and offering brief interventions .
Main duties of the job
Working as dedicated practitioner to primary care network (PCN) as part of PCN multiagency team alongside mental health treatment practitioners, psychology, psychiatry and social care.
- Provide a combined consultation, advice, triage and liaison function.
- Work with patients to:
- support shared decision-making about self-management;
- facilitate onward access to treatment services;
- provide brief psychological interventions, where appropriate.
- Work closely with other PCN-based roles to help address the potential range of biopsychosocial needs of patients with mental health problems. This will include the PCNs MAT, including, for example, PCN clinical pharmacists for medication reviews, and social prescribing link workers for access to community-based support.
- Operate without the need for formal referral from GPs, including accepting some direct bookings where appropriate, subject to agreement on volumes and the mechanism of access between the PCN and mental health team.
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 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 Leader Employer.
Please refer to the full Job Description and Person specification attached to this advert which will provide further information on this role.
Knowledge and skills
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).