Community Practitioner

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
25 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Community Practitioner to work into the Step up Hub Team based at Palmer Community Hospital, Jarrow. We are a community based mental health rehabilitation team working with service users experiencing Psychosis, delivering evidence based interventions to support rehabilitation within a community setting.

The Step up Hub service covers the population of South Tyneside and Sunderland, working with people who require intensive support to aid recovery in the community. We are a multi disciplinary team who work collaboratively with service users taking a holistic approach to care planning and delivery.

The successful candidate will work as part of the Step up Hub team and will have an interest in the mental health rehabilitation pathway . It would be extremely beneficial to have experience of working with service users with a Psychosis however, there are excellent opportunity's for training in the Pathway.

Working within an experienced and highly motivated clinical team you will be part of a service engaged in ensuring the best possible practice in contemporary mental health care implementing NICE guidelines. Your job role will be to provide assessment and treatment to service users, their families and carers, whilst working collaboratively with other professionals and agencies.

Main duties of the job

To 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 users, develop recovery focused care plans, ensuring completion of regular reviews to monitor progress and adapt care plan as necessary.

To consider carer needs and ensure carers and family are involved in care planning where appropriate consent is in place.

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 the 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.

Work flexibly to meet the needs of the Service Users and the organisation.

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 : 8th September 2023

Closing date : 25th September 2023

Please contact the Pathway Manager who can arrange for you to talk with members of the team around the role.

We welcome your application.

Person Specification



  • Minimum two years' experience post registration.


  • Experience of working within a community team.
  • Non-Medical Prescribing.
  • Post Registration Qualifications in Psychological Interventions
  • Clinical Leadership.



  • First Level Registered Nurse RNMH, RMN, RNLD or equivalent first level qualification e.g. Social Worker, OT or other



  • Proven track record of post registration clinical experience relevant to the post.



  • Mentor Training

Employer details

Employer name

CNTW NHS Foundation Trust


Palmer Community Hospital

Wear Street


NE32 3UX

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