Senior Mental Health Practitioner - First Response Service

Senior Mental Health Practitioner – First Response Service
  • Are you someone looking to start a career in one of the UK’s most respected mental health trusts?

  • Are you an experienced senior mental health clinician looking for a new challenge and opportunity to join an exciting newly commissioned service?

  • Can you work with people experiencing a mental health crisis, their families and carers, providing evidence-based interventions?

  • Would you like to experience life in one of the UK’s most beautiful areas, with exciting cities, charming countryside and magnificent coastlines?

We are looking for Senior Mental Health Practitioner to join the First Response Service team based in Exeter. We are seeking to recruit a number of experienced, visionary and motivated individuals to join our mental health First Response Team, an exciting newly commissioned service based in Exeter. The team promotes a dynamic and innovative way of working, triaging and responding to crisis referrals. The role encompasses the NHS principle; right care, right time and right place.

The First Response Service triages mental health crisis calls and referrals, providing tele-coaching interventions, support, guidance and signposting. The service further delivers timely and responsive face to face assessments where indicated. This post is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to further develop a solid and rewarding career within an accolade winning mental health trust. The First Response Service will be growing and evolving, delivering a high quality mental health service to many people. Working on the front line with people experiencing a mental health crisis will make a difference to people’s lives from the moment you join us.

Devon Partnership NHS Trust is growing as we establish ourselves 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.

£30,401 - £37,267 per annum pro rata (Band 6)

About you

This is an ideal post for either an experienced Senior Mental Health Practitioner seeking a change of direction or an experienced practitioner looking to professionally develop. You will be a qualified mental health nurse, occupational therapist or social worker.You will need to have experience of working in acute mental health care. Community experience would be advantageous but not essential. This is a demanding role and the ability to perform under pressure, work as a member of a large multi-disciplinary team as well as to work autonomously is essential. Excellent communication skills together with risk assessment/management skills and experience of evidence-based interventions are essential for this post. Successful applicants will be part of a rota and be flexible and work across the 24-hr period to meet the needs of the service.

Supervision of more junior staff and trainees is expected to be part of your role as you share your skills and knowledge with those around you. We will support you to develop the skills required to thrive in this role and provide training with developmental support to pursue a fulfilling career.

We welcome applicants from an OT or Social Work background.

The location

Exeter

About us

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.

You will be part of a team that is compassionate, supportive and genuinely committed to working together with the people who use our services, their families and carers in everything that we say and do.

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. If you are looking to relocate to the fabulous county of Devon we have a relocation package that may be suitable for you.

Benefits of working at Devon Partnership NHS Trust include:

  • Commitment to flexible working

  • 27 days of annual leave per year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years’ service with the NHS so you can really enjoy what Devon has to offer

  • Individual personal development plans and a commitment to ongoing training - including opportunities to work in different services to build your experience and skills

  • 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

The First Response Service team is located in Exeter

Great place to work. Great place to live

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