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Community Mental Health Practitioner

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2024
The Moorland Community Mental Health Team are looking to recruit to a full time, Band 5 Mental Health Practitioner.

�28,407 - �34,581 per annum, full time 37.5 hours per week.

You will:
  • work as a member of the CMHT, providing a service to clients and their families.
  • be responsible for the assessment of care needs, the development, implementation and evaluation of recovery based care programmes, specifically evidence based care pathways.
  • act as key worker.
  • work alongside a multi-disciplinary Team
  • work in conjunction with other providers from statuary and none-statuary services.

  • Main duties of the job

    1.1 To ensure that the values and principles of the organisation and of the service area are translated into the philosophy and operational policy of the clinical team and that these are evident in everyday practice.

    1.2 Ensure awareness of professional guidelines for practice in pursuance with everyday activities. To always act in a manner that inspires the confidence of others and promotes the credibility of the profession. Act as a role model for junior staff and provide guidance upon appropriate professional behaviour.

    1.3 Contribute to the development, setting and maintaining of those standards.

    1.4 To ensure that new policy legislation, recommendations and guidelines are effectively communicated, understood and integrated into daily practice. (See appendix for examples of the same).

    About us

    Our Trust is on an incredible journey of innovation and we'd like you to be part of it.

    Our vision is 'To be Outstanding in all we do and how we do it.' Our teams pride themselves on compassion, team work and resilience. The Trust supports you by offering a flexible shift system including twilight shifts and compressed hours to support working families and our staff parking is free on all our main sites.

    As an employee and representative of the Trust, you are required to demonstrate and uphold the Trust's Values. These are:

    Proud to CARE:


    Caring with compassion, it's about how we listen, what we say, what we do.


    Friendly, welcoming, sharing ideas and being open


    Taking personal and collective responsibility, being accountable for our actions


    Striving for the best, for high-quality safe care and continually improving.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Ensure that the working practices conform to agreed protocols in relation to risk assessment and management. Maintain effective systems of communication to promote the safety of lone workers, promote a culture in which individuals all recognise and fulfil their own responsibilities in relation to maintaining safe working practices for themselves and others.

    Contribute to the effective management of trust property.

    Contribute towards the management of clinical activity within the service including issues relating to referrals, assessments, activity levels, caseload numbers and clinical risk. Ensuring a proactive approach to problem solving and engagement with senior managers, modern matrons, nurse practitioners and consultants.

    Person Specification



    • A qualified/registered mental health Nurse - (minimum diploma level or equivalent qualification or qualified/ registered Social Worker or Occupational Therapist



    • Experience of working therapeutically in community settings.



    • Knowledge of evidence based approaches to mental health assessment.

    Employer details

    Employer name

    North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare Trust


    The Ashcombe Centre


    ST13 7ED

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