Band 6 Specialist Practitioner - The Greenway Centre

Band 6

Main area
Bristol Services
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
the Greenway Centre, Doncaster Road, Southmead, Bristol, BS10 5PY
£26,565 - £35,577 per annum
22/10/2017 23:59

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) is a significant provider of high quality mental health services across a core catchment area covering Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. The Trust also provides specialist services for a wider catchment extending throughout the south west.

Our aim is to enable and empower people to reach their potential and to live fulfilling lives through providing recovery and reablement focused services that yield positive outcomes for our service users and their carers.

Specifically, The Trust provides services for people with mental health needs, with needs relating to drug or alcohol dependency and mental health services for people with learning disabilities. We also provide secure mental health services and work with the criminal justice system.

Increasingly AWP provides treatment and care in people's own homes and other community settings, reflecting the preferences of our service users. Our community services are supported by high quality inpatient services that provide short term assessment, treatment and care.


An exciting opportunity has come up in the North Bristol Crisis Service, formerly known as the Intensive Team for a Band 6 Specialist Practitioner. This is a substantive/permanent post.

The Crisis Service is now established in working under a HUB and spoke model, with Band 6 Specialist Practitioner’s being identified to work within the North, South or Central area of the city. This job opportunity is for a practitioner within the North Crisis Spoke (based at Greenway Centre), with successful applicant having the opportunity to integrate within our already multi-disciplinary functioning team.

Key skills that might be particularly important to an individual applying for this post might include considered, thoughtful and reflective assessment skills when coming into contact with individuals experiencing acute mental distress, good risk management skills, an ability to lead as well as integrate well within a team. It is worth noting that the Crisis Service is a 24/7 community service and that shift working is part of the job role. The successful applicant will require some form of driving licence.

We do work as a multi-disciplinary team, and whilst all applicants require a relevant professional registration, we openly encourage and embrace applicants to apply regardless of qualification (including nursing, social work or OT background).

The post holder will be part of this exciting change working under the four main pillars for the Bristol Mental Health and these include , Recovery , Co production , Equality /Diversity and Psychologically informed services .We will strive to achieve the best mental health and wellbeing for all the people of Bristol working in partnership with voluntary sectors in achieving a quality service for Bristol.

We believe in being compassionate, accountable, innovative and efficient and in encouraging staff, service users and carers to meet their full potential.

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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

Joe Lovell, Senior Practitioner, North Bristol Crisis Service (0117 354 7305)

If you have problems applying, contact

01225 731794