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Senior Community Practitioner

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata, per annum
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We are excited to offer the opportunity for an experienced mental health nurse, social worker or occupational therapist to join the East Integrated Community Mental Health Team, as a Senior Practitioner. We are based in Northallerton.

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

The successful candidate will work as part of committed and experienced multi-disciplinary team completing assessments and delivering interventions to people with complex mental health problems in the community. You will act as lead professional or care coordinator for a defined caseload, work as the duty responder on a rota basis, supervise and mentor junior members of staff and students. You will have the opportunity to work with people with a variety of mental health problems including psychosis, mood disorders, eating disorders and complex trauma.

About us

The successful applicant will be offered regular caseload, clinical and management supervision as well as annual appraisals and opportunities for continuing professional development.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

Additional contact details:

Team manager - Amy Colling 01609 751850

Person Specification



  • Current professional registration with an approved professional body.
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • Teaching or mentorship qualification or willingness to work towards.
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)
  • 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.


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



  • 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
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Quality improvement activities.


  • 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
  • Detailed understanding of Safeguarding and its application in practice
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice
  • Clinical Governance and its application in practice
  • Research and development methodology
  • Understanding of psychological models of care and treatment


  • The Trust's Quality Improvement System (QIS)



  • Provide leadership and monitor, co-ordinate and prioritise the activities of a team
  • Communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to patients, carers/families and all members of the multidisciplinary team
  • Work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and undertake lead professional/care coordinator responsibilities
  • Provide effective clinical supervision, teaching , training and assessing in clinical practice
  • Write reports
  • Use multimedia materials for presentations in professional settings.
  • Use approved breakaway techniques


  • Competency in venepuncture

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


North Moor House

North Moor Road



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