Community Mental Health Practitioner

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Redcar & Cleveland
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Come & join the Redcar & Cleveland Community Team (Treatment & Intervention & Community Hub) who are in the middle of an exciting community transformation of services. We are looking for two Mental Health Practitioner's to join our journey to change and improve the local community's initial contact with our services with a \no wrong door approach.

We encourage and welcome discussions and the opportunity to visit our new working multi agency bases. Within this role we will support you to expand on your knowledge and expertise with opportunity to develop special interests such as substance misuse and psychological interventions.

We are currently in a period of transition from traditional Psychosis and Affective Disorders teams moving towards a blended approach of Hub and Intervention teams.

The interventions team will provide complex interventions supporting people with severe and enduring mental health conditions whilst our identified multi agency community hubs will support with short term interventions and sign posting to other partner agencies and voluntary partners.

You will be enthusiastic and highly motivated with experience in the delivery of high-quality planned care. You will be a valued member of the team and will develop excellent working relationships with our partners and stakeholders.

You can expect regular supervision and support from the collective leadership.

Main duties of the job

Nursing applicants should already hold NMC registration and have successfully completed their preceptorship programme. Please note: Newly qualified Nurses or those due to qualify will be recruited via a separate process.

As a member of the team you will provide a service to those individuals who present with mental health issues, with an emphasis on psychologically informed brief interventions.

You must be willing to work collaboratively with service users of varying ages and differing needs as well as their carers and families .

You will need to have significant experience of working with people with mental ill health in a care setting, delivering clinical interventions specific to care pathways.

You will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills. You are required to have the ability and experience to manage complex cases in partnership with other agencies providing care coordination in line with CPA. In addition you will further develop skills in psychological therapies, psychosocial interventions and care management.

You will encourage ongoing engagement from all staff utilising effective leadership skills. You are required to use your own initiative and make decisions independently for this post.

There is an expectation of commitment to the development of high quality care, and to engage in quality improvement activities. You will be supported with regular management and clinical supervision.

About us

We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Additional contact details

Michael Bernard - Team Manager (Community Hub)

01642 838333

Person Specification



  • Current professional registration with an approved body
  • Evidence of continuing professional development relevant to post
  • For registered nurses: MIP, FLIP, ENB 998 Teaching & Assessing in Clinical Practice or City & Guilds 730 Teaching in Adult Education or willingness to work towards. Qualification must be achieved within agreed timescale.
  • Trained Clinical Supervisor (within agreed timescale).
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)


  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area



  • Working with people with mental ill-health


  • Working in a person centred therapeutic role
  • Working collaboratively with service users and their family/carers
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Working in partnership with other agencies



  • Evidence based knowledge of best practice of caring for service users in designated field
  • Understanding of relevant legislation e.g. MHA/MCA
  • Understanding of safeguarding and it's application in practice
  • Awareness of risk assessment and it's application in practice


  • Awareness of psychological models of care and treatment
  • Awareness of research and evidence-based practice in designated field
  • Clinical governance and supervision of other team members



  • Communicate sensitive and complex information to service users, carers/family members and all members of the MDT
  • Works effectively as part of an MDT
  • Manage their own time and effective prioritisation of own workload


  • Experience of undertaking lead professional and care coordination responsibilities
  • To work towards providing effective teaching, training and supervision of MDT colleagues
  • Competency in ECG and venepuncture or willingness to work towards

Personal Attributes


  • Demonstrates an approach which aligns with trust values
  • Ability to engage with a range of people
  • Ability to work flexibly and cooperatively as part of a team
  • Ability to use own initiative and make decisions independently
  • Self-aware of personal professional development needs

Other Requirements


  • Ability to travel independently in accordance with Trust policies and service need.

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