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Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Job Description

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.

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 work with our partners to provide supported accommodation, vocational rehabilitation and employment opportunities, helping people learn skills, get back to work and move towards living independently.

Our Trust Values

At Devon Partnership 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.

Can you show us through your application and at interview how you would treat our patients with the compassion, dignity and respect they have a right to expect? Are you able to evidence behaviours that are supportive of your colleagues?

Devon Partnership NHS Trust is currently implementing a SMART Recovery programme. Over the next few years this will help us to transform many aspects of what we do. As well as providing high quality care, it will enable us to make better use of mobile technology and enable our staff to work more flexibly and efficiently.

The Totnes Community Mental Health Team provides evidence based, recovery-focussed treatment to people with a wide range of mental health difficulties (both psychotic and non-psychotic disorders).The post holder will be working within a multi-disciplinary team carrying an individual caseload and working within a clear recovery and social inclusion strategy the post holder will endeavour to facilitate personal growth and provide opportunities for personal fulfilment.

We are looking for someone with enthusiasm and energy who wants to make a difference to people’s lives; creative and innovative and highly motivated. You must have excellent assessment and care planning skills and experience in mental health and multi-disciplinary working. You will need to have excellent communication skills, be able to exercise good 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, sound and supportive service.

We particularly encourage applicants with lived experiences of mental health issues.

This advert will be withdrawn when a sufficient number of applications have been received.

The Trust is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse workforce and so we welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of age, sex, race, religion, sexual orientation, maternity/pregnancy, marriage/civil partnership or transgender status.All part time, job share and flexible working applications will be considered.

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.

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, interview expenses are not reimbursed.

As a new member of staff to Devon Partnership 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 1 day for non clinical staff and up to 10 days for inpatient clinical staff.

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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