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Senior Community Mental Health Practitioner - EIP

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
27 Sep 2023
The EIP Team in Middlesbrough have an exciting opportunity for a Mental Health Practitioner to join their established multi-disciplinary team. The successful candidate will work with adults and older children (from 14 years old) with first episode psychosis. The team provides an assessment and a range of evidenced based interventions to improve the lives and outcomes of service users and their families. Successful applicants should therefore have experience in mental health and be able to hold a caseload independently.

Main duties of the job

As a senior practitioner, you will form part of the leadership structures of the team offering supervision and guidance to newly qualified and junior staff.

You will provide evidenced based interventions as required.

You will provide assessments of need and develop collaborative care plans with patients and families.

This rewarding post will offer opportunities for continued professional development and training with links to local university courses, where post-grad qualifications can be supported. The successful applicants will receive regular appraisal, clinical and management supervision and will benefit from the support of an experienced and committed multi-disciplinary leadership team.

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. A lease car scheme is in operation as well as other NHS staff benefits.

About us

We want you to be part of Our Journey to Change. This is our vision for where we want to be in five years' time - it explains why we do what we do, the kind of organisation we want to be and the three big goals we're committing to over the next five years.

It's the result of our biggest ever listening exercise and really importantly it's been co-created with staff, patients, carers and partners.

What do we want to achieve?

We want people to lead their best possible lives.
The most important way we will get there is by living our values all of the time. These are:
  • Respect - listening, inclusive, working in partnership
  • Compassion - kind, supporting, recognising and celebrating
  • Responsibility - honest, learning, ambitious
Our big goals
We are committed to three big goals:
  • To co-create a great experience for our patients, carers and families.
  • To co-create a great experience for our colleagues
  • To be a great partner

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for further detailed information regarding the role and main responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Current professional registration with an approved 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.
  • Recognised sign-off mentor, clinical educator or equivalent. Must be achieved within agreed timescale.
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)


  • Leadership or management qualification
  • Post graduate qualification



  • Significant experience working with people with mental ill health in a care environment.
  • Working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers.
  • Providing clinical supervision to individuals or groups as professionally appropriate.
  • Quality improvement activities



  • Understanding of relevant legislation (e.g. Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act).
  • Detailed understanding of Safeguarding and its application in practice

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Parkside Community Mental Health Resource Centre

Park Road North



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