Band 6 Specialist Recovery Practitioner – Kingswood, South Glos – Kingswood, Bristol

Band 6 Specialist Recovery Practitioner – Kingswood, South Glos

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

Kingswood, Bristol


Band 6 Specialist Recovery Practitioner – Kingswood, South Glos

Band 6

Main area
Mental Health Nursing
Band 6
Permanent: Substantive
Full time – 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
South Glos Recovery Team
Kingswood, Bristol
£33,706 – £40,588 per annum
Salary period
26/03/2023 23:59

Job overview

The South Glos Recovery Team South Stream are looking for two Specialist Recovery Practitioner's to join our supportive and friendly team. The team is based in Kingswood with a geographical area covering South Glos area, including Emerson's Green, Staple Hill, Hanham and other suburban areas around the ring road.  This is a wide geographical area with limited access to public transport.

There is the opportunity to develop your skills with new training in Structured Clinical Management and Standard Care and Discharge packages being rolled out across the South Glos Recovery teams with a very good supervision program in place to support staff. We are increasing our therapeutic offer to service users and welcome applicants who are keen to develop their skills in this area.

The role entails care coordination of a caseload of service users under secondary mental health services and the coordination and deliver of evidenced based interventions. This includes commissioning packages under the care act.


Main duties of the job

We would welcome applications from qualified clinicians with experience of working with people with acute and enduring mental health needs. If you are looking to further your community experience, we would love to hear from you.

We will consider recently qualified staff who have completed their preceptorship. Mental health community experience gained on Student Placement in year 3 will also be of interest to us.

Working for our organisation

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care. 

We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset.

Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care. 

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds; we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To undertake the full range of activities required to deliver ongoing comprehensive mental health assessment for service users with severe and enduring mental health needs living in the community and in a range of settings. This will include: 
a. The use of standardised assessment tools, i.e. the Cluster Allocation Support Tool (CAST), KGV 
b. Recovery Star 
c. History, strengths and aspirations 
d. Mental state 
e. Impact of culture and diversity 
f. Functional needs 
g. The needs of family and carer 
h. Evaluation of risk 
i. Physical health 
j. Complicating factors 
k. The interventions and treatments required to enable positive change. 
l. Social care needs 
m. Safeguarding and public protection 
n. Capacity under the Mental Capacity Act 

To be responsible for developing delivering and reviewing comprehensive and complex treatment programmes using appropriate frameworks in line with evidence–based practice, including strategies to manage risk for service users with complex needs and carers, bringing in other resources as required. 

To act as care coordinator for service users with the most complex needs, also providing defined interventions to individuals on other workers caseloads. 

To plan, deliver and evaluate defined, specialist therapeutic interventions as indicated in the assessment process, in line with personal recovery plans, including to service users who maybe on other caseloads. This might include: 
a. Individual or group therapeutic intervention 
b. Psychological treatments such as CBT, DBT approaches, family interventions 
c. Psychosocial interventions 
d. Motivational and coping enhancement strategies. 
e. Medication management 
f. Interventions under the Mental Health Act, 

To deliver a range of defined activities/interventions to improve the carers 'ability to support the service user and to enable them in their relationship with the service user. 

To develop and maintain good partnership working with other services throughout all treatment episodes, including regular liaison within Primary Health Care Team, inpatient and intensive services, day services, voluntary sector and with nominated carers/advocates. 

In collaboration with service users and carers, to be responsible for facilitating the development of complex comprehensive crisis plans, rapid access plans, advance statements etc, involving other agencies such as primary care etc where appropriate. 

To personally build and lead others to build, hope inspiring relationships with service users, which acknowledge the personal journey of each person, and focus on strengths and aspirations to allow the creation of meaningful personal recovery plans. 

To be responsible for maintaining own workload, as well as planning the workload of others, on a day-to-day basis, ensuring that time is prioritised effectively, utilising of electronic resources such as diaries/scheduling. 

To be responsible for the protection of individuals from abuse and harm in line with local safeguarding policies and procedures, including working with others in the planning development and review of protection plans, ensuring the appropriate sharing of information. 

Coordinating and undertaking protective interventions which may be required in the protection of others, as outlined in the protection plan, taking individual action where indicated. 

Personally, and leading others to collaboratively and sensitively work with individuals, with a range of mental health needs to develop skills to manage their own health, in accordance with their personal recovery plan, by actively promoting and using approaches which are affirming, build on strengths, identify past positive experiences and success, and use small steps to move towards the person's goal. 

Undertake active clinical leadership and supervision within the team, covering for the manager and colleagues as required. 

To maintain the single health and social care record, ensuring both paper and electronic records are kept up to date in accordance with professional and organisational standards. 

Report and record within agreed timeframes, all activity relating to information reporting and performance requirements. 

To participate in management, caseload and clinical supervision in accordance with trust policy. 

To provide mentoring/training for others in relevant practice areas, according to professional requirements, taking a collaborative approach to practice development and evidence-based care. Specifically this means providing a safe and effective learning environment for the mentoring and supervising of students, participating in their learning objectives and assessments.

Demonstrate responsibility for developing own practice in line with professional qualifications and for contributing to the development of others, by making use of and providing, effective feedback, supervision, coaching and appraisal. 

Monitor and maintain health, safety and security of self and others, undertaking assessments and taking appropriate action where required. 

Develop own knowledge and practice, and contribute to the development of others, making use of available feedback, supervision and appraisal to identify appropriate areas of development for this work role, taking responsibility for accessing identified learning and training opportunities. 

Lead, maintain and participate in practices which enable effective team working. 

To participate in on call rotas as required. 

To participate in local arrangements in order to ensure consistent care to service users across the local geography.

Person specification

Evidence of experience

Essential criteria
  • Qualification to a relevant professional body (NMC)
  • Mental health experience in any setting.

Desirable criteria
  • Additional Therapy Qualification such as SCM, CBT, CBTp.
  • Student mentoring experience.
  • Experience in Recovery Team.

We are proud to be fostering a diverse workforce that reflects our communities.  A key commitment to this is improving staff representation from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, those from the LGBTQ+ communities, people with ‘lived-experience’ of mental health conditions and people living with disabilities,– we are a ‘Disability Confident Employer’ offering a guaranteed interview to Disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

We encourage applications from people who wish to work on a flexible basis, recognising that flexibility may mean a range of different working patterns and hours, we do our utmost to work with our staff to meet their needs and the needs of our service users.

Please apply to join us, we would love to hear from you. Any personal details you supply to us are kept safe in line with the General Data Protection Regulations. 

Adverts normally close for application a few minutes before midnight on the closing date and we will let you know if we are offering you an interview by email via our recruitment system ‘TRAC’. We contact all applicants within 4 weeks after the closing date, so please check your emails regularly once you have submitted your application; you are welcome to contact us, via the TRAC system, if you have any queries about your application.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Becky Bishop
Job title
Team Manager
Email address
[email protected]
Telephone number
0117 3784611
Additional information

I welcome any enquiries or requests to visit the team prior to application or interview.  

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