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

Community Mental Health Practitioner

Band 6

Main area
Adult Mental Health
Band 6
30 per week
Job ref
Weymouth Community Mental Health Team
£22,440 to £29,315 p.a.
25/07/2018 23:59





A Community Mental Health Practitioner Band 6 Post has arisen within Weymouth and Portland Community Mental Health Team. This is an exciting opportunity for a Registered Mental Health Nurse to join a dynamic recovery-focused Community Mental Health Team.

The post holder will be delivering care and support to people who experience serious mental health distress and problems. You will manage a defined caseload of clients with complex needs, using evidence based / client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions, in order to restore or improve their quality of life and to maintain independence, embedding Recovery Principles into practice.

You will also contribute to planning, development and evaluation of clinical services within the CMHT while support both the mission statement and the identified vision of the Weymouth & Portland Community Mental Health Team.

Essential mental health experience is required for this post.
Applicants who are currently employed in NHS Band 5 or equivalent, with related mental health experience, will be considered for this post.

  • 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. Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service or are able to present a valid portable DBS certificate will not incur a charge.
  • You will be required to undertake a Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression course and it is a condition of your employment that you successfully complete all aspects of this course; if this is not achieved you will not be able to commence working in the post.

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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

Marc Flute (Service Manager) or Helen Green / Paul McDermott (Team Leaders) on 01305 362060

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