Dorset 2017-08-11T14:57:48+00:00
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Mental Health Practitioner

Band 6

Main area
Crisis, Partnership, Trauma Informed, Suicide Prevention
Band 6
Part time: 30 per week
Job ref
Maiden Castle Road
£24,320 to £29,813 p.a.
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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)





We are looking to recruit forward-thinking Mental Health Professionals from the field of nursing, occupational therapy and social work at The Dorchester Retreat.

The Retreat is an exciting and innovative approach, delivered in partnership to support people experiencing mental health crisis.

Currently based at Maiden Castle Road in Dorchester, The Retreat offers an open access service for people in crisis and distress. The purpose is to provide a space for people to be listened to, to connect with others and access peer support and brief interventions.

The staff team will be a multi-disciplinary team jointly managed and supported by Dorset Mental Health Forum and Dorset Healthcare. The Retreat is heavily reliant on lived experience and collaborative working at every level to deliver a radical, innovative service.

Essential training and induction will involve a World Health Organisation approved Suicide Prevention Skills workshop, Training on trauma informed care and work on partnership and collaboration that utilises a person’s lived experience of mental health.

Employment in this post requires an 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.  This will only apply to candidates who are new to the Trust and not internal staff. 

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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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