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Community Practitioner

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust
Newcastle upon Tyne
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you committed to improving access to care and treatment for individuals who are often marginalised and stigmatised within society?

The Personality Disorder Hub Team, are recruiting for an experienced Community Practitioner or those wishing to develop into the role. This is an opportunity for individuals who are interested in developing specialist skills in the care and treatment of Personality Disorder, in managing complex risk and promoting safety, and in expanding knowledge and understanding of Personality Disorder. Successful candidates will be provided with training, supervision and guidance to help develop their specialist skills.

The Team itself is central to a well-developed and cohesive series of wider pathway developments for service users with personality difficulties. It has achieved many successes, including being recognised at the national HSJ awards where it won the category of patient safety for its innovative work and strong multi-agency working.

A strong, positive team culture has been fostered with a particular emphasis on wellbeing and building resilience, for what can undoubtedly be challenging roles. As a team, we welcome diversity, celebrate and cultivate individual differences. We have a strong reflective culture, providing protected time and forums for learning, growth and development.

Main duties of the job

The role will entail:

Specialist care co-ordination and treatment for a small number of service users who present primarily with an emotionally unstable personality disorder diagnosis, co-existing conditions and high risk.

Structured Clinical Management (SCM), adapted trauma stabilisation and to a lesser extent Mentalisation Based Treatment (MBT) during the most unstable phase of a service users care pathway.

Focus will be on providing safety, stabilisation, containment and emotional regulation and control.

Scaffolding to a wide range of community teams, inpatient staff and third sector providers.

The Personality Disorder Hub Team is part of a series of wider pathway developments for service users with Personality Disorder aimed at improving overall care, in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders. On this basis, Community Practitioners can expect to interface with many services both within and outside of CNTW.

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 : 15 November 2023

Closing date : 29 November 2023

We welcome your application.

Person Specification



  • Ability to work effectively with other professionals using a multi-agency approach


  • Experience of care co-ordination/community experience
  • Experience working with service users who experience emotional and relational difficulties



  • Experience working with service users who have complex presentations and pose high levels of risk to themselves or others


  • Experience of delivering Structured Clinical Management



  • First Level Registered Nurse RNMH, RMN, RNLD or equivalent first level qualification e.g. Social Worker, OT, Clinical Psychologist, other.
  • Registration with a professional body
  • 12-24 months experience post registration.



  • Evidence of continued professional development

Employer details

Employer name

CNTW NHS Foundation Trust


Benfield house

Newcastle upon Tyne


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