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Community Mental Health Lead Practitioner

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Kettering and Northampton
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
23 Sep 2023
An exciting opportunity has arisen for 1.0 WTE self-motivating and resourceful Community mental health practitioners to join our early intervention for psychosis teams. We are looking for a registered nurses, Occupational therapists , or social workers.

1.0 WTE north based at St Mary's hospital Kettering

You will be working with individuals and their families from aged 14 years upwards CAMHS experience will be welcomed.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be working in the county localities as a Specialist Community mental health practitioner, you will be at the forefront of shaping the team's service model, working alongside your MDT colleagues to ensure that services provided meet the National access and waiting standards for Early intervention services. This will include cognitive behavioral therapy and Brief family interventions. Also ensuring the services are responsive, flexible, and innovative. You will be involved in evidence-based assessments when requested, and in developing and delivering recovery focused interventions and community groups.

You will maintain Care-Coordinator responsibilities for a small case-load of service users with first episode Psychosis, and participate in day to day team duties.

The successful candidate must have excellent communication and assessment skills, be confident in their ability to support service users and their families with Psychosis, and most importantly be a whole team player.

If you feel you have the drive, interest and professionalism that we require to deliver a quality service, we will welcome your application.

Closing Date: This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received.

About us

As a health and wellbeing organisation here at team NHFT we are dedicated to continually innovate and strive to make a difference to our community and those working for our Trust, we aim to serve the people of Northamptonshire and surrounding areas with safe, quality care. We deliver this from an understanding of our local healthcare needs, economy and the changing demands of our community.

Our mission, making a difference for you, with you was chosen by our staff and stakeholders. It means in everything we do and through every service we provide, we want to make a positive difference in people's lives - for those we care for, those we work with and those who work with us. Everyone is part of our team.

Our core strategy is to be an employer of choice, a great place to work and be known for a diverse and inclusive culture whose staff feel valued. We provide a range of NHS services including physical, mental health and specialty services provided in hospital settings and out in the community within schools, GP clinics and patients own homes.

Here at NHFT we pride ourselves on our 54321 roadmap, pictured here which encompasses our PRIDE values, leadership behaviours, teams, enablers and our mission all of which are driven by our vision of 'being a leading provider of outstanding, compassionate care'. We are extremely proud to say this has also been recognised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and our CQC rating of Outstanding for team NHFT.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the About You Section of the document.

Person Specification



  • o1st level registered nurse , occupational therapist ,or social worker (RMN or equivalent)
  • with 2 years community experience, or relevant experience of working with this specialist client group. o
  • Experience of case co-ordination. oWorking in an acute or community mental health care setting. o
  • Experience of working with a range of statutory and non-statutory agencies
  • Application of clinical and multidisciplinary approaches.


  • A sound working knowledge and expertise of psychosocial interventions
  • Experience Knowledge of Family interventions oExperience Knowledge of CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy)
  • CAMH s Knowledge and experience o
  • oRecovery focused interventions o



  • up-to-date knowledge and competence relating to current practices and advances in mental health,


  • A sound working knowledge and expertise of psychosocial interventions

Employer details

Employer name

Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


NSTEP Carey block St Marys hospital Kettering , Newland house Northampton

St Marys hospital , london road Kettering Northants NN15 7 PW and Newland House NN1 2NE

Kettering and Northampton

NN15 7PW

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