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Community Practitioner

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

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The At Risk Mental State (ARMS) Service is seeking a Band 6 Community Practitioner. Applications are welcome from registered Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers , Occupational Therapists with at least two years post qualifying experience.

ARMS is an exciting new service offering psychological interventions to 14 - 25 year olds, to prevent the onset of psychosis, across the Cumbria locality. The service is research active and hopes to expand provision longer term. This is an opportunity to be a part of a small, supportive team, where your contribution to development is highly valued. The service is committed to developing skills of practitioners, with opportunities for therapeutic skills training for this specialist role.

You will be involved in assessing, providing evidence based therapeutic interventions to service users across a hybrid primary and secondary care model. People with an At Risk Mental States have a wide variety of needs. Formulation is core to developing effective interventions. Working collaboratively with other services, promoting the service, being able to work autonomously, and flexibly around the needs of young people are important for this role.

This is a full time post. We will consider part time applicants depending on circumstances. Base is negotiable as travel throughout Cumbria is required.

We welcome all enquiries about this new service. Further details please contact Carina Ewels on 07870 368302 or email

Main duties of the job

To be responsible for the Assessment/ Management of casework of service users who have complex needs.Provide specialist clinical advice to Service Users/Carers, staff, statutory agencies, 3rd sector partner agencies and the public.In collaboration with the Service User/Carer where appropriate, develop Recovery and Wellbeing focused Care Plans, ensuring regular reviews to monitor progress and adapt Care Plan as necessary.To consider Carer needs and ensure Carer/ family are involved in Care Planning where appropriateTo deliver evidenced based Clinical and Psychologically based Interventions.The post holder will work as a member of the Multi-disciplinary Team ensuring that high quality individualised care is delivered which ensures safety and a commitment to promoting recovery and wellbeing and maximising independence.Coordinate Treatment Planning & Interventions, Reviews and Discharge Planning.Provide clinical supervision to staff as delegated by Pathway Clinical Lead and Pathway Manager.To provide compassionate care that is based on empathy, kindness, respect, dignity.To incorporate a client centred philosophy into nursing practice and client centred collaborative care.Work flexibly to meet the needs of Service Users across pathways which may regularly include working extended and flexible hours over 7 days a week to ensure high quality of care is delivered at all times.

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please find attached job description for full details.

Advertising date : 19th May 2023

Closing date : 2nd June 2023

We welcome your application.

Person Specification



  • registered as a RMN in line with the NMC with evidence of professional development or Professional qualification in line with occupational therapy or social work. relevant legislation. Post Registration Qualifications in Psychological Interventions Experience of working within a community team
  • 12-24 months minimum post registration experience


  • Non-Medical Prescribing knowledge



  • Well-developed inter-personal skills with ability to consult, liaise and negotiate with service users, carers, other professionals and wider community


  • Experience of working within Community setting



  • Knowledge of assessing and formulation needs to identify appropriate interventions


  • Knowledge of ARMS and EIP pathway



  • Risk assessment, Risk Management and Safety Planning


  • Training and Induction of staff

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

CNTW NHS Foundation Trust


Brookside Centre

Birdcage Walk Brookside

Wigton Cumbria


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