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Community Mental Health Practitioner

Band 6

Main area
Mental Health
Band 6
Fixed term: Secondment
Part time: 24 per week
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Blandford Hosptial
£20,073 to £24,249 p.a.
12/07/2020 23:59

Want to be part of the new NHS? Health and Care organisations in Dorset are at the forefront of transforming services to provide excellent, patient-centred care.

Dorset HealthCare recently achieved an Outstanding CQC status and is a dynamic forward-thinking Trust operating throughout Dorset. 

Dorset HealthCare plays a pivotal role in the strong partnership of public sector organisations across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole. Our community and mental health trust has a caring and committed workforce of around 5,500 staff, serving a population of over 700,000 people.

We are looking for proactive, positive, respectful, supportive, reliable and trustworthy people to join us at Dorset HealthCare – we’re the biggest provider of healthcare in Dorset and offer exciting opportunities for people with a range of skills. We want to be better every day – do you?

‘This is an exciting time for us as we continue improving and adapting. I have seen some great innovation, fantastic teamwork and a real willingness to look at how we can do things differently’ – Eugine Yafele, Chief Executive (May 2019)





If you are looking for a new challenge and a change in your career there is an excellent opportunity for an  Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist to become a Community Mental Health Practitioner with Blandford CMHT.

The team is seeking a motivated and dynamic individual to join the service, who can grasp complex clinical issues and is able to work in a recovery focused manner. We welcome applicants currently working at a Band 5 or 6 level, those wanting to move from a ward into community practice or from other community settings are encouraged to apply.

The team is supportive and proactive both to service users and colleagues alike.

The CMHT covers a geographical area of urban and rural settings. 

This is a secondment / fixed term opportunity until February 2022.

Employment in this post requires a Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The DBS levies a charge of £40 and the Trust will recover this cost in instalments from your first 3 salary payments.  Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service and are able to present a valid DBS certificate will not incur a charge.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Alex Molland, Team Leader, Blandford CMHT on  01258 450610.