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Community Mental Health Practitioner

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
28 May 2024
Would you like to work in the beautiful Harrogate District?

Are you a registered Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist looking for a rewarding role where you are truly valued?

Are you passionate about providing excellent care to older adults?

If so we have a post available for permanent full time Band 5 Mental Health Practitioner at Alexander House, working in our Community Mental Health Team.

You will be an active member of our multidisciplinary team (MDT), working as a Key Worker, with a caseload which will be challenging at times, as well as rewarding. We will offer you the opportunity to work with a highly skilled and experienced MDT providing support, development opportunities and supervision for you, as well as excellent standards of care for our service users and carers.

We are an established team covering Harrogate, Knaresborough, Ripon, Wetherby, working in peoples own homes and other care environments.

Please note that the standard working hours for this role are Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm or 9am to 5pm, however flexible working can be considered.

Nursing applicants should already hold NMC registration and have successfully completed their preceptorship programme. Please note: Newly qualified Nurses or those due to qualify will be recruited via a separate process.

Main duties of the job

We are committed to delivering high quality patient centred care and pride ourselves on good team working skills. It is therefore important that the successful candidate is a flexible team player and holds excellent interpersonal and communication skills to meet the needs of the patients, carers, families and the partners with whom we work.

As a Community Practitioner you will have a genuine interest in collaborative working with older adults experiencing functional and/or organic mental health problems including their carers and families.

As a registered professional this is an ideal opportunity for someone who wants to develop their community clinical skills. As a core member of the team, you will also be responsible for your own caseload, providing ongoing assessment, care co-ordination as a Key Worker and delivering evidence based intervention in the community. You will demonstrate excellent assessment skills, interpersonal, and team working skills and be able to work flexibly and collaboratively with patients, families/ carers and a range of statutory organisations.

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 three Advanced Practitioners.

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

Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

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

Interested candidates are encouraged to get in touch with us, as part of the application process.

Rebecca Lobb, Tracey Scaife and Paul Hughes (Advanced Nurse Practitioners) 01423 795150

Person Specification



  • Current professional registration with an approved body
  • Evidence of continuing professional development relevant to post
  • For registered nurses: MIP, FLIP, ENB 998 Teaching & Assessing in Clinical Practice or City & Guilds 730 Teaching in Adult Education or willingness to work towards. Qualification must be achieved within agreed timescale.
  • Trained Clinical Supervisor (within agreed timescale).
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)


  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area



  • Working with people with mental ill-health


  • Working in a person centred therapeutic role
  • Working in a community setting
  • Experience of working with older adult population
  • Working collaboratively with service users and their family/carers
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Working in partnership with other agencies



  • Evidence based knowledge of best practice of caring for service users in designated field
  • Understanding of relevant legislation e.g. MHA/MCA
  • Understanding of safeguarding and it's application in practice
  • Awareness of risk assessment and it's application in practice


  • Awareness of psychological models of care and treatment
  • Awareness of research and evidence-based practice in designated field
  • Clinical governance and supervision of other team members



  • Communicate sensitive and complex information to service users, carers/family members and all members of the MDT
  • Works effectively as part of an MDT
  • Manage their own time and effective prioritisation of own workload


  • Experience of undertaking lead professional and care coordination responsibilities
  • To work towards providing effective teaching, training and supervision of MDT colleagues
  • Competency in ECG and venepuncture or willingness to work towards

Personal Attributes


  • Demonstrates an approach which aligns with trust values
  • Ability to engage with a range of people
  • Ability to work flexibly and cooperatively as part of a team
  • Ability to use own initiative and make decisions independently
  • Self-aware of personal professional development needs


  • Committed to continual quality and service improvement

Other Requirements


  • Ability to travel independently in accordance with Trust policies and service need.

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Alexander House

Ash Tree Road



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