Community Practitioner

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

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The North East OpCourage Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service are seeking a full time Band 6 Community Practitioner. Applications are welcome from registered Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers and Occupational Therapists with at least two years post qualifying experience.

OpCourage The Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service is a collaboration between NHS England commissioned services including the bespoke veterans' health services and the non-statutory sector. OpCourage builds on the existing statutory provision within local areas to ensure that a veteran can access a wider holistic service that brings together mental health, physical health and wellbeing care provision to meet the veteran's individual need.

OpCourage in the North of England are a wider provider collaborative of 7 partner organisations to deliver the new model including:
  • Cumbria, Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS FT
  • Tees, Esk & Wear Valley NHS FT
  • Leeds and York Partnership NHS FT
  • Pennine NHS FT
  • Humber NHS FT
  • Walking with the Wounded - 3rd Sector Veteran Organisation
  • Combat stress - 3rd Sector Veteran Organisation

This role specifically will be based within Cumbria, Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS FT alongside the North East clinical team to cover the North East and North Cumbrian ICB geographical area.

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 User and Carer where appropriate, develop Recovery and Wellbeing focused Care Plans, ensuring regular reviews to monitor progress and adapt Care Plan as necessary.

To consider Carer needs and ensure Carer and family are involved in Care Planning where appropriate

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.

To provide compassionate care that is based on empathy, kindness, respect and dignity.

You will need effective communication skills, established skills in clinical assessment and risk management and have previously delivered therapeutic intervention as an autonomous practitioner. A commitment to multiagency working is essential including working closely with charities and 3rd sector organisations.

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 : 14th September 2023

Closing date : 28th September 2023

We welcome your application.

Person Specification



  • First Level Registered Nurse RNMH, RMN, RNLD or equivalent first level qualification e.g. Social Worker, OT, Clinical Psychologist, other.
  • Mentor Training.
  • Evidence of post-registration training in clinical/ psychological interventions / skills relevant to the post.


  • Non medical prescriber



  • Evidence of delivering NICE interventions
  • Proven ability to carry out and provide comprehensive written assessments of individuals with complex mental health needs.
  • Risk Assessment and Risk Management / Safety Planning skills.


  • Experience of working with individuals experiencing psychosis
  • Experience of caseload management



  • 12 - 24 months minimum experience post registration.
  • Awareness and understanding of professional accountability, NMC standards and other local and national initiatives.
  • Experience of working with client groups


  • Knowledge and understanding of EIP and the service aims.

Employer details

Employer name

CNTW NHS Foundation Trust


Vermont House


NE37 2SQ

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