Senior Mental Health Practitioner

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

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Do you want to be part of a highly supportive dynamic team where you will feel supported by your colleagues and line managers? If so West Cumbria Community Treatment Team is your new place of work!

We are currently undertaking a staff led transformation of service delivery and would be delighted to have you join us in this journey.

We are looking for 2 excellent Community Practitioners who have patient care at the heart of their practice. As a team we have a strong teaching/ development focus and are delivering ongoing training in the delivery of psychological interventions so our staff feel fully equipped to meet the needs of the role. We also strive to provide individual training opportunities in specific therapies where available. If you are a committed practitioner with the desire to deliver the highest standard of care and treatment we would be delighted to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

Be responsible for the Assessment and Management of casework of service users who have substantial and 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 and 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 and family are involved in Care Planning where appropriate.

To 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 and dignity.

To incorporate a client centred philosophy into nursing practice and client centred collaborative care.

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 : 24th May 2023

Closing date : 7th June 2023

We welcome your application.

Person Specification

Education and qualification


  • First level registered nurse RMN, RNLD or equivalant first level qualification e.g social worker, OT, clinical psychologist, other
  • Mentor Training
  • Evidence of post-reistration training in clinical psychological interventions/skills relevant to the post.
  • Minimum two years' experience post registration.


  • Experience of working in a community team.
  • Qualified Non-medical prescriber
  • Post registration qualifications in psychological interventions

Skills and Competencies


  • Proven ability to carry out and provide comprehensive written assessment of individuals with complex mental health needs.
  • Risk Assessment and risk management/safety/planning skills
  • Demonstrate an understanding of effective and appropriate treatments options including a range of experience based clinical approaches.


  • Clinical leadership

Role/Team specific requirements


  • Able to maintain professional development
  • Experience in working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Good communication skills

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