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
28/11/2017 23:59





This is an exciting opportunity for an Occupational Therapist, Social Worker or Mental Health Nurse to become a Community Mental Health Practitioner.

The Crisis Home Treatment Team (CHTT) offer 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 work 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 a 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 to clinical work.

Continued training and education is a key aim and objective at Dorset HealthCare that the CHTT service embraces. CHTT offers continuous development for all our practitioners. Specialist training continues to be developed and offered for all disciplines within the team and this post is an opportunity for you to expand your knowledge, skills and continued professional development within acute mental health.

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 dhc.careers@nhs.net

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
• Unique selling point – our Trust beach huts located along the famous Sandbanks coastline.

Interviews will take place on 14th December 2017.

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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, Team Leader on 01202 609821.

If you have problems applying, contact

01202 277158