Community Mental Health Practitioners

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum
Closing date
14 Aug 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Do you want to be part of an exciting transformation of community service in the Darlington Locality then please read on and consider applying for this post We welcome Nurses, Occupational Therapists and Social Workers to apply. The Darlington Adult Community Mental Health services are embarking on a transformation which will see the community team work along side our primary care colleagues, GP, voluntary agencies and an of the other services in Darlington to provide the right care, with the right practitioner in a timely manner. We are changing the way we work so that our service users, families, carers get the best service that we can offer, and ensure that we have skilled trained practitioners to provide the right interventions.

Main duties of the job

As part of the new ways of working your role could be in the HUB or Intervention team which we are in the process of developing now. In the HUB team - this will be working as part of the primary care services to triage, assess and signpost to the most appropriate service within the community. The HUB will have a dedicated Psychical Health Team, for patients on specific medications, as well as completing the general required observations. In addition this team will deliver low level one to one work along with ungoverned group interventions.

The Intervention Team will be staff trained to work with the complex patients that require more specific interventions to meet their mental health needs. As we move away from Care Coordination, and with this new model we envisaged a team that will be therapy focused and highly trained.

Within both of the new teams you will be required to provide support to individual service users, their carers and wider family, if required. This role will involve direct work with Adults with variety of mental health difficulties, some of them are: depression, anxiety, eating disorders, self-harm behavior, suicidal ideations/attempts to end life, personality disorders to just name few.

About us

We are geographically one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the country with an annual income of £423m and a workforce of over 7,500 staff operating from around 160 sites. Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and learning disability services for the people of County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby, serving a population of around 2 million people. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.

We deliver our services by working in partnership with 8 local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.
Our alues
The most important way we will get there is by living our values all of the time. These are:
  • Respect - listening, inclusive, working in partnership
  • Compassion - kind, supporting, recognising and celebrating
  • Responsibility - honest, learning, ambitious

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to a job description/person specification for full details or contact Fiona Brennan, Laura Connolly, Adele Easton or Chris Newton for more details 01325 552322

Person Specification Qualification Essential
  • RNMH/LD or Social Worker or Occupational Therapist
Experience Essential
  • Working with adults with mental ill health
  • Working in a person centred therapeutic manner
  • Working in a community setting
Knowledge Essential
  • Evidenced based knowledge of best practice in caring for patients in the designated field.

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