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Community Practitioner

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

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you interested in pursing a career in a child and young people service?

Are you passionate about helping children, young people and their families?

Are you looking for opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge working with in eating disorder services?

If the answer is yes to the above, then we would be delighted to hear from you.

This role offers the chance to be part of a team who pride themselves on offering mental health services to children and young people within the community. The current vacancy is within the children's eating disorder pathway.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will join the dedicated Community Eating Disorder Service (CEDS) which includes psychiatry, nursing, dietetics, psychologists, and an assistant psychologist. The team is part of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and the wider CYPS service within North Cumbria. We work closely with GP's, acute wards, in-pt services, other regional services, and providers. The Eating disorder team prides itself on delivering high-quality NICE-compliant therapeutic care to young people and families.

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.

North Cumbria Children & Young peoples services (CYPS) has several bases at either West of the County or East of the County.

We work mainly in the community seeing children & young people and their families within clinic's across the North of the County.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The several pathways within the service offer intervention to children and young people aged 0-18., who are struggling with their mental health, learning disabilities, eating disorder's, ADHD. or in a mental health crisis.

The Eating Disorder Service work as part of a Multi disciplinary Team and provide:


Care co ordinate using CPA process.

Prescribe care for young people with complex eating disorders, following treatment pathways.

Deliver evidenced based Clinical and Psychologically based Interventions.

Provide specialist clinical advice to Service Users/Carers, staff, statutory agencies, 3rd sector partner agencies and the public.

Work with the family/carer to support young person.

The post holder will work as a member of the Multi-disciplinary Team.

Provide clinical supervision to staff as delegated by Clinical Lead and Team Manager.

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

The team has a strong development culture and seeks learning and leadership opportunities for its team members at all levels, including actively encouraging the development and promotion of the service through various initiatives. We also have a robust supervision culture, and regularly seeks out creative projects and opportunities for co-production with the communities it serves.

Appropriate supervision will be provided by an appropriate clinical supervisor, as well as from the other practitioners, and systemic group supervision. Those from specialist AHP disciplines can also access additional professional supervision.

Please find attached job description for full details.

Advertising date : 14th November 2023

Closing date : 28th November 2023

We welcome your application.

Person Specification



  • NMC Registered or equivalent first level qualification eg social worker
  • 12 to 24 month band 5 qualified nurse experience dependent upon service need.


  • Assessment & Mentorship qualification or experience



  • knowledge of risk assessment


  • Experience of working with children and young people



  • Evidence of post registration training in clinical or psychological intervention.


  • Experience or knowledge of working with eating disorders

Employer details

Employer name

CNTW NHS Foundation Trust


Fair Field centre

Cumwhintton Drive



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