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Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Job Reference: 369-A-19-45777-3

Employer:
Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Department:
Community Services
Location:
East and Mid Devon CRHT
Salary:
£30,401 - £37,267 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

We are looking for a Senior Mental Health Practitioner forCRHTT in East and Mid Devon. Working on a shift based (including weekends and unsociable hours) system you will play an essential role in the home treatment and assessment of clients with mental health needs and undertake essential liaison and co-working with all mental health services.

About you

You will be passionate about making a difference to people’s lives. You will be responsible for managing and directing the care of some of the most vulnerable people we are responsible for, many of whom will have complex and ongoing needs.

You will use your skills and experience to develop packages of treatment that focus on recovery. We call it ‘inspiring hope – together’.

An experienced and qualified Mental Health Practitioner, you will be able to demonstrate specific examples of how your involvement has improved patient care, the patient experience and how you have influenced teams to deliver high-quality care.

The role involves deputising for more senior staff and setting an example for other members of staff. You will exemplify the recovery approach, taking a holistic approach to care that involves the entire person.

Personally, you will be a clear and confident communicator, capable of interacting and working effectively with people who use our services, their families and carers, staff and stakeholders from all backgrounds.

You will become part of a multi-disciplinary team creating care plans and strategies that deliver recovery-focused care for people with complex mental health needs.

You will be a strong confident and capable senior mental health practitioner capable of making decisions that change lives. This post is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to gain experience and undertake training and development opportunities to help them establish a strong career within an award winning mental health trust.

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.

You will play a key role in a dynamic multidisciplinary team, working with multiple agencies on a daily basis. You will be confident working without supervision, with the knowledge to devise individual recovery plans for the people you see. It’s important that you can communicate effectively, not only with your colleagues, but the people you care for, their families and carers. You will be at the centre of their care.

You will be an experienced mental health professional with a professional mental health qualification (RMN, CQSW / ASW, BSc/Diploma in OT, SROT, Chartered Clinical Psychologist, ENB 811/812 or CPN Degree). You will be currently registered with a professional body.

We will help you grow in the role, and can provide a range of training opportunities that can help you develop the skills you need to thrive in the job.Shift systems may change in line with operational development.

Our offer to you

Benefits of working at Devon Partnership NHS Trust include:

Wide range of leadership development opportunities

Commitment to flexible working where we can

32 days (minimum) annual leave

Refer a friend scheme and both earn £500

Research opportunities

Generous NHS pension scheme

Access to free recovery and wellbeing courses from our Recovery College based within the Secure Service Directorate.

Salary sacrifice cyclesheme

24/7 Employee assistance programme

Living here

Living in Devon offers you a fantastic lifestyle and a beautiful place to live and work. Throughout the county there are exceptional schools, and you’ll never be short of activities to fill your evenings and weekends – from cycling, walking and water sports to city shopping trips, theatre trips, bustling nightlife and great restaurants.

If you’re looking for an innovative and rewarding place to work, plus a beautiful place to live, then joining Devon Partnership NHS Trust is the right place for you.

Please note a relocation package may be available for this post.

Refer a friend and both earn £500 - available for selected posts. Terms and conditions apply.




Application supporting information

Prior to paper shortlisting, you will 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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