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Senior Community Mental Health Practitioner

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
11 Jul 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Community Mental Health Practitioner to join our dynamic Older Persons Community Mental Health Team based at Cross Lane Hospital Scarborough, to cover maternity leave As a senior 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. You will help the team to provide wellbeing and recovery focused care for individuals with complex and challenging mental health needs, including dementia, depression, anxiety and psychotic illnesses, within community-based settings.

We welcome applications from dynamic, motivated and innovative Registered Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists and Social Workers.

Main duties of the job

This is an ideal opportunity for someone who wants to develop their leadership and clinical skills in 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 ranging from mild to moderate level of need to severe and enduring level of need and complexity. You will demonstrate excellent assessment and analysis skills, interpersonal, communication and team working skills. You will need to be committed to working collaboratively with a range of statutory and third sector agencies to promote holistic wellbeing and recovery focused care.

Scarborough MHSOP CMHT is a lively, dynamic, and supportive multi-disciplinary team committed to collaboration and joint working. You will support the team's improvement activities for co-creation, aiming to deliver care that is highly personalised to each individual's needs and working closely with families, paid and unpaid carers. You will be encouraged and supported to bring your skills and experience to contribute to our team and locality's service development and continuous improvement and innovation endeavours.

About us

The vacancy is within a community-based service that delivers care across Scarborough primary care networks. The team are committed to providing excellent evidence-based quality care to older adults. It is imperative that the successful candidate has a flexible pro-active approach to their person-centred practice.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

We encourage interested candidates to make contact with us to find out more about our team and the services we provide.

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 Clinical Specialist Nurse/Advanced Nurse Practitioner.

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 considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

We encourage interested professional to get in touch with us to discuss the role and our services. It may also be possible for you to arrange a visit to Cross lane hospital to meet the team prior to interview.

Neil Norris - Team Manager

Tyra Sutton - Community Modern Matron

Person Specification



  • Current professional registration with an approved professional body.
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
  • Recognised sign-off mentor, clinical educator or equivalent. Must be achieved within agreed timescale.
  • For registered nurses: MIP, FLIP, ENB 998 Teaching & Assessing in Clinical Practice or City & Guilds 730 Teaching in Adult Education.
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)


  • Leadership or management qualification
  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area



  • 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.



  • 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.

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Cross Lane Hospital

Cross Lane


YO12 6DN

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