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Community Senior Practitioner

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a new and unique opportunity to work with people who are sleeping rough or homeless to access health services of equal quality to others. We are looking to appoint a band 6 Mental Health Practitioner any person with a current professional registration with an approved professional body may apply. This is a substantive post, flexible working and part time would be considered.

Main duties of the job

The role is supported by an Advanced Nurse Practitioner and members of the multi-agency support services to focus on opportunities available for people who experience homelessness, rough sleeping and the challenges associated with this. We are looking for someone who is passionate about delivering evidence based mental health assessments and interventions. and can support people to achieve their full potential. Experience working with vulnerable individuals, who may have experienced trauma and live with substance misuse is essential.

The successful practitioner will have strong interpersonal skills to engage the person to recognise their strengths and advocate for themselves wherever possible. They will liaise across multi-agencies and the York community to support the person to engage in their own wellbeing, with a strong emphasis also on physical assessment and active engagement. The agencies include mental health services, substance misuse, voluntary and statuary organisations and all other community opportunities.

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

We are seeking a person with an understanding of the needs of this Mental Health population, the successful candidate will be able to be an autonomous practitioner, with specialist knowledge and assessment skills.

Good communication, organisation and interpersonal skills and an established advanced clinical background is essential.

Secondments would be considered applicants must ensure that prior to applying they have agreement from their current line manager that they can be released. Shadowing opportunities are available for interested candidates

Person Specification



  • Current professional registration with an approved professional body.
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
  • For registered nurses: MIP, FLIP, ENB 998 Teaching & Assessing in Clinical Practice or City & Guilds 730 Teaching in Adult Education. Must be achieved within agreed timescale.
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)
  • Recognised sign-off mentor or willingness to work towards. Must be achieved within agreed timescale.


  • Leadership or management qualification
  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area



  • Demonstrable knowledge to post-graduate level of evidence-based practice in caring for patients in the designated field.
  • Understanding of relevant legislation (e.g. Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act).
  • Detailed understanding of Safeguarding and its application in practice.
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice.


  • SThe Trust's Quality Improvement System (QIS)



  • Significant experience working with people with mental ill health in a care environment. field.
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers
  • Providing clinical supervision.
  • Leadership or management experience


  • Leadership or management experience
  • Significant experience working with people with mental ill health in a community environment.



  • Provide leadership and monitor, co-ordinate and prioritise the activities of a team.
  • Communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to patients, carers/families and all members of the multidisciplinary team.
  • Work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and undertake lead professional / care co-ordinator responsibilities

Personal attributes


  • Compassionate in meeting the needs of vulnerable people and their families and carers
  • Self-motivated, resourceful and resilient in challenging situations.
  • Able to use own initiative and make decisions independently
  • Able to engage with vulnerable people and work effectively in distressing and challenging circumstances

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Huntington House


YO32 9XW

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