Band 6 Specialist Recovery Practitioner - Brookland Hall

Band 6

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Registered healthcare professional
Band 6
Fixed Term / Secondment - 6 months
Full Time 30 hors per week.
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Brookland Hall
£26,565 - £35,577 per annum
24/10/2017 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 6 months fixed term contract/secondment opportunity for a Band 6 Specialist Practitioner has arisen within Central Bristol Assessment and Recovery Services. We are looking to appoint a highly motivated, enthusiastic, flexible and resourceful individual with experience and/or an interest in working with service users in community setting.

The Central and East Assessment and Recovery Team is a supportive an d motivated team working within a vibrant inner city area. The post holder will work primarily from Brookland Hall.

The Specialist Practitioner provides a key Care Coordination function in ensuring high quality, safe and sustainable services. The post holder will be either a qualified Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker with the ability to lead band 5’s and 4’s.

The post holder will work closely with the Senior Practitioners, Team Manager and the other Care Coordinators to ensure the service meets its key performance indicators and key stakeholder requirements.

The post holder is required to demonstrate high level leadership qualities, high quality clinical knowledge and self awareness. The post holder will be required to be a key player in providing clinical leadership and demonstrate the ability to maintain the drive for continuing service improvement and financial break even. The role is challenging as well as rewarding.

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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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