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Community Practitioner

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust
Newcastle Upon Tyne
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

If you are looking to work in a friendly, supportive and stimulating environment, that challenges your skills and allows you to progress and professionally develop. Then this is the opportunity for you. We are based in an vibrant area of the North East and are about to move to a new purpose built environment

'What I enjoy about this team is that staff are friendly and so is the environment . Our managers are very approachable and they are always available if support is needed . Come and join this lovely team of ours' - Band 6 community practitioner

'Although there are varied professions and skills within the whole of the CTT, I have always found everyone to be friendly and supportive, from the domestic staff, admin and support staff to clinical and medical staff. There has never been a question too stupid, and no-one has every said no if we have needed help' - Nurse specialist

'An Amazing Friendly Caring Team To Work For' - Band 3 support worker

Newcastle North East CTT are looking to employ a suitably qualified Community Mental Health Practitioners. We are currently based in the Molineux Centre but are about to move to a newly designed centre in Jesmond. We have full time posts (37.5 hours) available (however happy to discuss part time hours) that are suitable for registered Nurses, Social Workers or Occupational Therapists who must be registered with the NMC, HCPC or Social Work England.

Main duties of the job

If you would welcome the opportunity to become part of a warm, friendly and welcoming team with a great range of skills and experience then this is the post for you. Here within the Newcastle North East Community Treatment Team there is a real sense of team spirit, and we are looking to add clinicians with this same positive outlook to our already excellent skill set. As part of this team, you will be encouraged to grow and develop in your role, and to contribute to the development of the service.

To be responsible for the Assessment and Management of casework of service users who have substantial and complex needs.

To deliver evidenced based Clinical and Psychologically based Interventions.

Coordinate Treatment Planning & Interventions, Reviews and Discharge Planning.

We are able to support staff to take up accredited training in evidence based therapies You will be able to develop your skills by working with service users who have a range of complex mental health needs with associated risk, and you will need to demonstrate experience of being able to plan and deliver in collaboration with service users, families and their carers.

About us

We aim to attract and retain a diverse, talented and committed workforce, who are caring and compassionate, and therefore able to meet the demands of the modern NHS now and in the future. In return we can offer a dynamic working environment in which to build a career.

We want you to be committed to ensuring that only the highest standards of care are delivered to our service users, their families and carers. In return one of our top priorities is looking after our staff so that we have a happy and healthy workforce.

You will need to be clinically experienced, solution focussed and competent in working with individuals, their families, and carers, in a community setting. You should have a collaborative and enthusiastic approach as well as the passion and commitment to develop and promote recovery-based interventions for adults with mental health related needs.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please find attached job description for full details.

Advertising date : 18th May 2023

Closing date : 1st June 2023

We welcome your application.

Person Specification



  • oCurrent registration on a professional register, e.g. RMN, OT, SW


  • Knowledge of evidence based treatments for psychosis and non psychosis



  • Proven track record of post registration clinical experience relevant to the post.
  • 12-24 months minimum post registration experience


  • Experience of working within a community mental health setting



  • oKnowledge of evidence based interventions such as Structured Clinical Management, CBT, Family Interventions
  • Awareness and understanding of professional accountability, professional standards and of local and national initiatives


  • Clinical leadership



  • Adaptability, flexibility, excellent communication skills and commitment to multi-agency team work
  • Ability to provide evidence based therapeutic interventions
  • comprehensive skills for continuous assessment of risks/safety planning skills
  • proven ability to carry out and provide comprehensive written assessments of individuals with complex mental health needs.
  • Ability to work autonomously and within a team.
  • Evidence of a high level of professional, organisational and leadership skills (self & others).


  • Experience of working within a community mental health setting
  • Knowledge of other services which link to community services including voluntary and statutory agencies.
  • Training & Induction of staff.
  • Teaching/Presentation skills.

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