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Street Triage Practitioner - Durham & Darlington

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata per annum
Closing date
27 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for practitioners to be a part of developing and working up a Street Triage model working with Durham Constabulary. The model is currently under review with the plan to ensure the Street Triage team provides a service to Durham Constabulary which includes the practitioner joint working with the police to support those who are in a mental health crisis.

In this role you will work closely with police colleagues in the force control room, and support offices in the neighbour policing teams.

You will also work with other urgent / emergency care services in coordinating and effectively managing people detained under section 136.

Please note that the shift working hours and pattern are currently under review.

Main duties of the job

As a member of the street triage team, you will network and develop relationships with urgent care, police, social services, voluntary services, to provide direction and the right care / support that is needed for individuals within County Durham and Darlington.

You need to a creative, motivated, passionate person who wants to improve effective working with other partnerships ensuring individuals receive the right care / support at the right time.

As a service we can offer you training and development, access to a number of opportunities and beneficial terms and conditions of employment.

You will be welcomed into a wider urgent care service, you will have opportunities to gain experiences, be supported and have opportunities for development.

About us

We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

From education and prevention to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Person Specification



  • Current professional registration with a recognised professional body
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • MIP, FLIP, ENB 998 Teaching & Assessing in Clinical Practice or City & Guilds 730 Teaching in Adult Education.
  • Recognised sign-off mentor (or equivalent) or must be achieved within agreed timescale.
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)


  • Leadership or management qualification
  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area



  • Significant experience working with people with complex mental ill health, behavioural and social issues, in a community setting



  • Worked within an acute/urgent care setting
  • Assessed individuals in crisis situations

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Lanchester Road Hospital

Lanchester Road



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