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Community Mental Health Practitioner

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa, pro rata (Dependant on experience)
Closing date
26 Nov 2023
This is an exciting time to join one of our Community Mental Health Teams in Northampton as we continue to transform our services to ensure we have the right resources to look after our local population. You will be joining an MDT consisting of a range of healthcare, social care and third sector staff.

We are looking for dedicated and compassionate registered practitioners (RNMH, Social Worker, OT) who can demonstrate our leadership behaviours of working together, being authentic, taking responsibility and embracing change.

As part of our transformation we are moving away from individual practitioners holding caseloads to a key-working model where there isrich MDT involvement and shared decision making leading to better service user outcomes.

We can offer a multitude of training opportunities which include Non-Medical Prescribing and training to deliver therapeutic interventions.

The role is an integral part of the MDT where the practitioner can make a significant positive contribution to a service users recovery journey. As a keyworker, the post holder will assess, plan, implement and evaluate evidence-based care to service users and their carers within a defined geographical area. The postholder will provide professional advice and support to other agencies and members of the MDT. The postholder will provide supervision for junior members of staff and deputise for the Operations Manager when required.

Main duties of the job

CMHTs aim to provide planned and effective mental health support and interventions alongside the service user, their loved ones in line with the goals and needs of the service user. CMHTs work with other agencies and organisations to look after the health of its local population. Responsibility for this is shared between the CMHT, other organisations, the service user and their loved ones. Team members work in collaborative multi-disciplinary teams where they help one another. CMHTs aim to be recovery focussed and work in accordance with trauma informed care principles. The teams include Consultant Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists, Registered Mental Health Practitioners such as, Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Community Support workers, Peer Support Workers as well as having representation from social care, housing, drug and alcohol services and the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector. The MDT holds overall responsibility for the care provided with each service user having an identified keyworker in the team who is the point of contact for them and their carer.

There will an expectation that the successful candidate will be competent in managing their own diary and caseload whilst being responsive the needs of the team.

About us

NHFT is an integrated primary care and mental health Trust, providing physical, mental health and specialty services in both hospital settings and out in the community. Because we put the person at the centre of all we do, we focus on delivering care that is as easy to access as possible. This means many of our services can be provided at home, work or in schools.

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



  • Mental health experience
  • Registered practitioner


  • community experience



  • Demonstrates appropriate skills


  • Experience delivering therapeutic interventions
  • Evidence of further training
  • Managing complex cases/presentations

Employer details

Employer name

Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


Campbell House

Campbell Square



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