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Senior Community Mental Health Practitioner

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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The York outreach recovery team are looking to recruit a Senior Community Mental Health Practitioner to join our friendly and dedicated team. The team is based at Huntington House, Jockey Lane, York. The role will be challenging and varied and will involve carrying a caseload of people with complex mental health needs. You will be responsible for your own diary and caseload management but you will receive regular supervision and support within the team to ensure your wellbeing.

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced practitioner to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in the city of York within the York outreach recovery team.The York outreach recovery team works with individuals who would previously fit the assertive outreach model of working, those with psychosis and relational difficulties alongside complex social needs.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone who wants to develop their leadership and clinical skills within a community setting. As a core member of the team, you will also be responsible for your own caseload, providing assessments, care co-ordination and delivering intervention in the community with people who have complex needs at a severe and enduring level of need and complexity. You will demonstrate excellent assessment skills, interpersonal, and team working skills and be able to work collaboratively with a range of statutory and third sector agencies.

You will have an enthusiastic approach towards your own personal and professional development. In return, you will receive regular appraisal, clinical, management and caseload supervision and will benefit from the support of an experienced and committed multi-disciplinary leadership team, including the Team manager and the Advanced Practitioner.

The service operates over a 7 day period and weekend shifts are split amongst the team. The team covers York and Selby locality therefore access to a car is required.

About us

The team embraces changes to improve the quality and effectiveness of the service provided and as a senior practitioner you would be expected to demonstrate leadership skills to bring these about. As a Band 6 you will be expected to take on day to day support of the team and offer supervision to other staff and students.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for further detailed information regarding the role and main responsibilities.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Current professional registration
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Clinical educator/mentor
  • Key skills - Literacy, Numeracy, IT
  • Leadership or Management qualification
  • Post Grad qualification in relevant area
  • NMP
Experience Essential
  • Working with people with mental ill health in the community
  • Working collaboratively with patients and families
  • Providing clinical supervision
  • Facilitating students
  • Working in an MDT
  • Quality improvement acitivities
  • Leadership or management experience
Knowledge and skills Essential
  • Knowledge of evidence based practice
  • Understanding of relevant legislation
  • Detailed understanding of safeguarding
  • Clinical risk assessment and management
  • Work effectively as part of an MDT and care coordinate
  • Knowledge of QIS
  • Understanding of psychological models of care and treatment

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