Mental Health Practitioner

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata, per annum
Closing date
9 Oct 2023

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
North Staffordshire Community CAMHS Team are looking to recruit a full time Band 6 Community Mental Health Practitioner.

The post holder will hold a caseload and undertake the role of care-co-ordinator for children/young people with moderate to severe mental health difficulties, working as an autonomous and accountable practitioner within a multidisciplinary team. This will involve the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of clinical intervention with effective liaison with all agencies involved with the service user.

The post holder will work collaboratively with young people and their families incorporating the use of outcome measures within their work. The post holder will also offer specialist support, consultation and training to staff within the service and other agencies where appropriate.

The post holder will be expected to provide assessment and therapeutic interventions at Tier 3 level and contribute to the ongoing development and provision of services to children and young people.

Main duties of the job

  • To work with a defined caseload of service users as part of a multi-disciplinary team, providing assessment, care planning and care delivery for service users with complex and multiple conditions. This will include the provision of highly skilled clinical interventions, clinical assessment, risk assessments / risk management and promoting recovery and inclusion and ensuring patient centred practice with service users and their carers.
  • To provide specialist advice to other members of staff.
  • To provide leadership, management and supervision / appraisal for junior multi-disciplinary staff and lead / coordinate / supervise teams of staff in the delivery and evaluation of care.
  • To liaise with all members of the multi-disciplinary team and outside agencies in the implementation of patient care.
  • To ensure that care activities are research based and in keeping with changes in the field of activity.

About us

Our Trust is on an incredible journey of innovation and we'd like you to be part of it.

Our vision is 'To be Outstanding in all we do and how we do it.' Our teams pride themselves on compassion, team work and resilience. The Trust supports you by offering a flexible shift system including twilight shifts and compressed hours to support working families and our staff parking is free on all our main sites.

As an employee and representative of the Trust, you are required to demonstrate and uphold the Trust's Values. These are:

Proud to CARE:


Caring with compassion, it's about how we listen, what we say, what we do.


Friendly, welcoming, sharing ideas and being open


Taking personal and collective responsibility, being accountable for our actions


Striving for the best, for high-quality safe care and continually improving

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Complete evidence based functional assessments of a persons behaviour in partnership with the service user and other members of the multi-disciplinary team
  • Following appropriate assessment, develop person centred care plans to enable the proactive management of presenting behaviour
  • To develop and maintain therapeutic relationships with children, young people, their families and carers who may at times be in situations of emotional distress and presenting in an aggressive manner.

Person Specification



  • Professional registration (Nursing, Social Care, OT, Psychology)



  • Experience of working therapeutically in community settings



  • Knowledge of various approaches to mental health assessment

Employer details

Employer name

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare Trust


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