Community Mental Health Practitioner

Main area
Mental Health
Band 6
  • Part time
  • Flexible working
  • Compressed hours
22.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday, both part-time and full-time hours will be considered.)
Job ref
Glanville House
£35,392 - £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Salary period
26/09/2023 23:59

Job overview

Are you a Registered Mental Health Nurse, OT or Social Worker?

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Community Mental Health Service to work within our Community Mental Health Team, based in Bridgwater.  We are looking for an enthusiastic practitioner who is keen to be part of the exciting transformation of Mental Health Services in Somerset .

We are a trailblazer Trust for the Community Mental Health Framework for Adults and Older Adults, and have received significant investment to transform all our community mental health services and have recently been awarded Mental Health Trust of the Year!

We have posts available in variations of full time, part time, compressed/flexible hours.

Main duties of the job

-  Deliver a high quality, comprehensive mental health service for patients with severe and enduring mental health difficulties. The role involves managing a defined caseload, with a focus on working with individuals who experience a complex range of needs and difficulties, and supporting their significant others.

As a Registered Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker, you will provide assessment and psychosocial, evidence-based interventions to a caseload of people with mental health difficulties.  A focus on a collaborative and strengths-based approach is essential to this role. 

-  Work within a Community Mental Health Service that has challenged the traditional boundaries between primary and secondary care in partnership with Service Users, the Voluntary Sector and Community Enterprise.

-  Contribute to the clinical leadership of the team, providing supervision for other team members as agreed with the Team Manager.

-  Participate in team and service development and evaluation.  Liaison with a wide range of partners is central to the role.

-  Must have a full driving licence and have permanent access to own transport with appropriate business insurance; this is so that you may carry out patient visits - you are able to claim expenses.

No weekend working required; office hours only!

Working for our organisation

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

As part of our Community Mental Health Team, you can take part (or not) in team days/nights out, sweep stakes and secret Santa, as well as other activities organised by our Minister of Fun!!

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone’s throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan – there is truly something for everyone!

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see full job description attached for more details.

Please submit your application online via Trac.

Informal visits and queries are welcomed prior to application.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Mental Health professional qualification, e.g. RMN, Social Work or Occupational Therapy
  • Current registration with relevant professional body
  • Significant post registration experience in multi-disciplinary, mental health services.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with evidence of a good standard of literacy/English language skills
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in a Community Mental Health setting
  • Excellent organisational skills, ability to manage own time and plan timed activities for staff and patients.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion is a priority for us. As a trust we welcome and encourage applications irrespective of age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or personal circumstances. We do our best to ensure our recruitment process is accessible and inclusive. If you have a disability and require an adjustment at any point during the recruitment process, please let us know.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Further details / informal visits contact

Julie Rainforth
Job title
Team Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01278 720220
Additional information

Helen Surridge, Operational Service Manager

07584 382871,

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