Senior Community Mental Health Practitioner

Employer
Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Darlington
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 a year pro rata, per annum
Closing date
14 Aug 2022

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Profession
Practitioner
Service
Community
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Due to Promotion of the current Band 6 to the post of Advanced Practitioner within the Community Mental Health Teams based at West Park Hospital we have 1 x full time vacancy, however will consider part time hours of a minimum of 22.5 hours which can be work flexibly. It is an exciting time in Darlington as we embark on the Transformation of services in line with the 10 year plan. The two current community teams will be moving to a Hub and Intervention Model, this post is advertised as part of the transformation and could sit within either of the teams.

Main duties of the job

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

As a core member of the team, you will also be responsible for:-
  • your own caseload
  • providing assessments
  • care co-ordination may only be for a limited time if in the HUB as this will be short term work with patients, in the intervention team this will be longer structured work

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

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

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.

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. A lease car scheme is in operation as well as other NHS staff benefits.

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

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 Trusts 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 Darlington and in creating a great place to work. We can consider flexible working patterns and part time roles with a focus on promoting wellbeing and a positive work life balance.

Given we have learnt many things during the pandemic, technology and remote working have offered insight into new approaches on how we work and further discussion can be had about this upon appointment.

Additional contact details

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Current professional registration with an approved professional body.
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
Experience Essential
  • Significant experience working with people with mental ill health in a care environment.
Knowledge Essential
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice.


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