Dorset 2017-08-11T14:57:48+00:00

Community Mental Health Practitioner

Band 6

Main area
Crisis Home Treatment
Band 6
Full/Part-time hours available
Job ref
St. Anns Hospital
£26,565 to £35,577 p.a., pro rata for part-time
24/07/2018 23:59





This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Mental Health Nurse or Social Worker to become a Community Mental Health Practitioner in a service which is currently undergoing remodelling.

  • If you are interested in moving to Dorset we also offer a generous relocation package of up to £5,000. For further details on relocation expenses please email

The Crisis Home Treatment Team (CHTT) offers an alternative to hospital admission for service users with a variety of mental health problems in crisis. The service offers 24/7 support and treatment in the community across the East of Dorset. The team works with a number of support services including the Acute Day Service and the Recovery House to provide community based care.

As a Community Mental Health Practitioner you will join a dynamic, multidisciplinary team of mental health nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, medical staff and peer specialists. This mix of professionals enables holistic and effective care to be offered to the service users under CHTT care.

Practitioners work shifts within a twenty four hour rota system. The role includes assessing service users in a variety of settings for treatment and working with them using a range of therapeutic interventions. The team is community based and requires the practitioner to have a full UK driving licence, pool cars are provided for travel for clinical work purposes.

If you are an experienced Band 5 looking to develop your career into a Band 6 position, and would like to be part of the exciting changes within our team, we would also welcome an application from you.

Continued training and education is a key aim and objective at Dorset HealthCare and the CHTT service embraces this. CHTT offers continuous development for all our practitioners, both from existing clinical staff and from the medical staff within the team. Specialist training continues to be developed and offered for all disciplines within the team. This post is an opportunity for you to expand upon your knowledge, skills and continued professional development within acute mental health and play an active part in the remodelling of the service.

Dorset Healthcare also offer:

  • Monthly pay plus enhancements for night, weekend and bank holiday working
  • NHS pension scheme
  • Holiday pay up to 33 days, plus public holidays pro rata, dependent on NHS service
  • NHS discount and salary sacrifice scheme
  • Dedicated career pathways and great opportunities for continuing professional development
  • You will receive a comprehensive and structured induction programme and training
  • Our unique selling point – Trust beach huts located along the famous Sandbanks coastline.

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The DBS levies a charge of £44 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. 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

Adam Collings or Cheryl Power (Team Leaders) or Tracey Marshall (Service Manager) on 01202 609821 (option 3).

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