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Senior Community Mental Health Practitioner

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Bishop Auckland
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
30 Jun 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has risen for x 2 Band 6 Senior Mental Health Practitioners' to join North Durham Dales Community Mental Health Team.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic individual who are able to work with the wider MDT, voluntary sector and third sector organisations.

As a band 6, Senior Community Mental Health Practitioner you will be able to show leadership ability in the team, support colleagues on a daily basis and guide the practice and procedures within the team.

Wellbeing of colleagues and working collaboratively is essential as we see this as an important aspect to keeping our staff happy at work and delivering quality care to people we work with.

The team aim is to work in partnership with patients, carers and others utilising the Trust Combined Pathway to work towards a level of recovery as deemed by the individual.

Main duties of the job

Key skills and responsibilities will include;
  • Managing your own caseload
  • providing assessments
  • Care coordination
  • Delivering intervention in the community

You will ensure that the service users' needs are;
  • Identified and central to their CPA well-being and recovery plans.
  • Promoting social inclusion
  • Independence and well-being

You will demonstrate;
  • Excellent assessment skills
  • Interpersonal and team working skills
  • Be able to work collaboratively with a range of statutory and third sector agencies.

About us

We will support you by providing a positive working experience within our very own team and service, with the commitment of giving you access to opportunities that will be essential in your professional development. Furthermore, you are guaranteed throughout to receive robust supervision and appraisals, talent management and access to training opportunities. There will also be exciting opportunities to help to support service development beyond the team and across the Locality.

We are looking for highly motivated staff who will lead the way as role models within the team, demonstrating compassionate leadership. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, proactive and flexible, having the ability to work on their own initiative and be able to communicate with internal and external agencies relevant to patient care. You must be able to demonstrate best practice in community mental health service delivery.

We are a team that is compassionate, inclusive, and committed working together to provide excellent care to support our community .

Job description Job responsibilities

Senior Practitioners will need a good understanding of collaborative practice and in working with adults of varying ages and complex needs.

You will have a fantastic training and development opportunities with strong links we have developed with local universities.

Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary, adjustments can be consider in accordance with the Equality Act 2020.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Current professional registration with an approved professional body.
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
  • For registered nurses: MIP, FLIP, ENB 998 Teaching & Assessing in Clinical Practice or City & Guilds 730 Teaching in Adult Education. Must be achieved within agreed timescale.
  • Recognised sign-off mentor, clinical educator or equivalent. 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
Experience Essential
  • Significant experience working with people with mental ill health in a care environment.
  • Working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers.
  • Providing clinical supervision to individuals or groups as professionally appropriate.
  • Mentoring or facilitating students on practice placement.
  • Leadership or management experience
  • Significant experience working with people with mental ill health in a community environment.
Knowledge Essential
  • Demonstrable knowledge to post-graduate level of evidence-based practice in caring for patients in the designated field.
  • Understanding of relevant legislation (e.g. Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act).
  • Care Programme Approach and its application in practice.
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice.

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