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Community Senior Practitioner

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
9 Aug 2022

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Old Age
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Stockton Mental Health Services for Older People are looking to expand their current workforce and recruit a Senior Community Practitioner who will join the team at an exciting time of change for mental health services in Teesside. We are looking for a band 6 registered professional to help us diversify the way on which we work and help shape the service we offer through community transformation. We welcome applications from Allied Health Professionals and also from registered Mental Health and Learning Disability Nurses.

Senior Practitioners will need a good understanding of collaborative practice and in working with Older Adults and complex needs, including service users, their carers' and families.

Main duties of the job

As a core member of the team, you will also be responsible for:-
  • your own caseload
  • providing assessments
  • risk assessment and management of risk.
  • delivering intervention in the community.

You will ensure that the service users' needs are:-
  • identified and central to their safety and Recovery plans
  • promoting social inclusion
  • independence and well-being

You will demonstrate:-
  • excellent assessment skills
  • interpersonal and team working skills
  • ability to work collaboratively with a range of statutory and third sector agencies.

About us

The team embraces changes to improve the quality and effectiveness of the service provided and as a senior practitioner you would be expected to demonstrate leadership skills to bring these about. As a Band 6 you will be expected to take on day to day support of the team and offer supervision to other staff and students.

In return you will have access to fantastic training & development opportunities with the strong links we have developed at our local universities'. Post-grad qualifications can be supported throughout your career pathway in mental health practice, as well as clinical skills or leadership & management skills, that can lead onto more senior roles within the organisation, helping you to identify and build upon a career pathway. Future planning is supported by the Trust's Talent Management and Workforce Development Team, so we can continue to build upon our commitment of being well led and to deliver excellent care to our communities in either leadership & management or clinical practice modules.

We are passionate about teamwork here at Stockton and in creating a great place to work. We encourage flexible working and promote a positive work life balance.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for further detailed information regarding the role and main responsibilities.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Current professional registration
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Clinical educator/mentor
  • Key skills - Literacy, Numeracy, IT
  • Leadership or Management qualification
  • Post Grad qualification in relevant area
  • NMP
Experience Essential
  • Working with people with mental ill health in the community
  • Working collaboratively with patients and families
  • Providing clinical supervision
  • Facilitating students
  • Working in an MDT
  • Quality improvement acitivities
  • Leadership or management experience
Knowledge and skills Essential
  • Knowledge of evidence based practice
  • Understanding of relevant legislation
  • Detailed understanding of safeguarding
  • Clinical risk assessment and management
  • Work effectively as part of an MDT and care coordinate
  • Understanding of psychological models of care and treatment
  • Knowledge of QIS
Personal attributes Essential
  • Compassionate in meeting the needs of vulnerable people
  • Able to engage with vulnerable people in a distressing circumstance

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