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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/09/2020.

Senior Mental Health Practitioner Prisons

Job Reference: 369-A-20-56293-4

Employer:
Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Department:
HMP / Prison Services
Location:
Exeter
Salary:
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum pro rata

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health and learning disability services, as well as a range of specialist and secure services for the wider south west region and nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery.

Our values

At Devon Partnership NHS Trust we not only recruit employees based on their qualifications and experience - we recruit individuals who possess (and are able to 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 and compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves and others, and being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and applications are encouraged and welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time, job share and flexible working applications will be considered and supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health and learning disabilities.

We are a Disability Confident Employer. Applicants who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria in the job description will be invited to interview.

At Devon Partnership NHS Trust we want to attract and retain talented people and create a great place to work with a shared sense of pride and ambition. Our vision is to have an inclusive society where the importance of mental health and wellbeing is universally understood and valued. Recovery is at the heart of everything we do and we are one of the pioneers in driving forward the recovery agenda.

Shortlisted for Best Employer by Nursing Times 2018


The role

If you are an Amazing Mental Health Practitioner who wants to work with an amazing team then keep reading!

  • Are you looking for something completely new, different, exhilarating and challenging?
  • Do you want great job satisfaction working within a motivated team?
  • If are you an experienced & resilient clinical practitioner within mental health services then look no further.

This is a great opportunity for a Senior Mental Health Practitioner to join HMP Exeter Mental Health Team.

The role will be within the existing prison mental health team working within a high paced environment and will allow any individuals to further develop excellent assessment and clinical skills.

Our patient group represents some of the most excluded members of society with their combination of severe mental disorder, substance abuse and serious offending. These individuals often have no access to services in the community so working with these individuals can allow you to make a real difference.

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

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

£31,365 - £37,890 per annum pro rata (Band 6).

About you

You will be a registered mental health professional such as a Mental Health Nurse or Occupational therapist with appropriate qualifications and experience. Experience working within a prison or secure environment would be beneficial.

For more information please look at our website.

Or for an informal chat please contact Joel Cutter on 01626 888372.

The location

Exeter

About us

In the last Quality Network peer review by the Royal College of Psychiatrist HMP Exeter mental health team scored 78%.

The prison mental health team is part of our Secure Services Directorate - one of the country’s most respected providers of secure mental health services which was rated as Outstanding at its last CQC inspection.

We provide mental health services within the three Devon prisons and as a directorate provide forensic mental health services for the south west region and have an excellent reputation. Our Directorate employs over 350 staff within 3 local delivery units (prison mental healthcare; inpatients and community).

Our mission as a Trust is to become a recognised centre of excellence and expertise in mental health and learning disability within the next five years. As well as delivering consistently high quality care and treatment, our strategic objectives include our desire to challenge discrimination and stigma; to champion recovery and inclusion; to attract talented people and to create a great place to work with a shared sense of pride and ambition.

Join us at Devon Partnership NHS Trust and you’ll be joining an award-winning organisation that is passionate about mental health and learning disability. One that cares about the people it supports – and one that also cares about its staff.

Our offer to you

We recognise our people want to learn and develop, becoming the best that they can be. We offer all our staff a range of training opportunities including a variety of in-house training programmes designed and delivered by experts, and opportunities to access external training where appropriate.

In addition to ongoing training and development opportunities, we are committed to providing an environment in which you can thrive.

Benefits of working at Devon Partnership NHS Trust include:

  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days of annual leave per year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years’ service withtheNHS so you can really enjoy what Devon has to offer
  • Individual personal development plans and a commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBTI+ network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Cycle to Work Scheme and reduced public transport rates
  • Structured learning and development opportunities.

Living here

Great place to work. Great place to live.




Application supporting information

As part of the application process, you may be asked four simple values based recruitment questions. Your responses will determine we are happy to progress with your application.

If you are shortlisted you will be contacted by email with interview details. Therefore, it is important that you check your NHS jobs account regularly. To access emails from us, please log into your account, and go to 'My Applications'.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Devon Partnership NHS Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process should you be appointed. We will not seek references until you have been made a conditional offer.

Please note by applying for posts that require a professional registration, you are also consenting to this being checked prior to interview. Preference will be given to staff at risk in priority order.

Please note

This advert will be withdrawn when a sufficient number of applications have been received. If you have part completed an application, we will contact you to advise you of this.

As a new member of staff to Devon Partnership NHS Trust you will be required to attend a full induction programme at the beginning of your employment. The content and length of this programme will depend on your new job role and where you will be working. This can be between one day for non-clinical staff and up to 10 days for inpatient clinical staff.

Thank you for applying.


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.



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