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Band 5 Intensive Practitioner - Wiltshire

Band 5

Main area
Mental Health
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Fountain Way
£23,023 - £29,608 per annum
24/02/2019 23:59

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. We also provide specialist services extending throughout the south west.

We employ over 4,000 dedicated members of staff who deliver services from more than 90 locations, working in approximately 150 teams across a geographical region of 2,200 miles, for a population of approximately 1.8million people.

We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery. Our staff are pivotal in everything we do and we are committed to involving them fully in the development of the Trust and our services.


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 clinician to join the South Wiltshire Intensive Service, based at Fountain Way Hospital in Salisbury, Wiltshire. The role would cover 7 days a week which does not include night work. We would welcome and support flexible working requests if appropriate and would welcome applications from newly qualified staff and would offer a preceptorship.

We work in a multi-disciplinary manner with the team consisting of nurses, doctors, occupational therapists, social workers and health care support workers.  We work closely as a team supporting families and carers with a variety of challenging and complex issues.

This role is focused on providing appropriate, effective interventions and treatments to people with a range of mental health needs, and their carers (including friends and relatives) and supporters in the community, enabling and assisting them to meet daily health, social care and well being needs, in line with personal recovery goals, and facilitating engagement with mainstream services.

Always under the overarching framework of CPA, the post holder will contribute to the planning and delivering defined, intensive, interventions in line with the CPA framework to people with severe and enduring mental health needs, who may be distressed and in crisis. Where appropriate the post holder will contribute to planning, delivering and reviewing effective intensive interventions as a “wrap around” to other services to manage risk and prevent hospital admission. The post holder will act as a Care coordinator or associate Care coordinator as required. This role requires working rotational shift patterns, the team work with a long day pattern with a band 5 role working 09:00-22:00 three days per week with an additional 13 hour shift once every 8 weeks in line with a 37.5 hour working week contract.

AWP Recovery Statement

We in AWP place recovery and reablement at the heart of our service. Therefore we all demonstrate the recovery principles of hope and partnership.

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Applicant requirements

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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Stephen Rule

Team Manager

01722 820173

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