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Community Mental Health Practitioner

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

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Sedgefield North Community Mental Health Team are actively looking for a Band 5 Community Mental Health Practitioner to join our team. We are an integrated team and responsible in meeting both the health and social care needs of our service users. We are friendly, welcoming team committed to excellent team work and creating a great place to work. We have numerous processes in place to ensure staff feel supported in what can be a very challenging role. We can consider flexible working patterns with a focus on promoting wellbeing and a positive work life balance.

As a core member of the team, you will also be responsible for:-

your own caseload management

providing assessments

delivering intervention in the community.

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.

Main duties of the job

To improve the lives of people with mental ill health by minimising the impact of their condition through the delivery of excellent services to promote recovery and well being.

To be compassionate in meeting the needs of patients and their carers.

To achieve successful completion of the Preceptorship Program.

To work as part of an integrated community team, workingcollaboratively and in partnership with local authority services.

To be professionally accountable and responsible for patient care undertaking a range of clinical/therapeutic interventions in patients' homes and other community settings.

To act as lead professional or care coordinator as appropriate.

To promote social inclusion, community access and participation through the provision of patient care.

To facilitate others in the team to develop competence by providing leadership, day to day supervision, clinical advice and clinical supervision to associate practitioners, community support workers and students as appropriate.

To be committed to and involved in activities integral to the Trust's Quality Improvement System.

To promote at all times a positive image of people with mental ill health.

To promote at all times a positive image of the Adult Mental Health Service and the wider Trust.

About us

Working for TEWV NHS Trust you can expect 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.

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. To discuss this further, you should contact the team manager prior to interview to consider if the options are suitable for you and the service demands.

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.

Job description Job responsibilities

Working in a person centred therapeutic organisation

Working in a community setting

Working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers

Working in a multi-disciplinary team

Working in partnership with other agencies

Evidenced based knowledge of best 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.

Understanding of Safeguarding and its application in practice.

Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice.

Clinical Governance and Clinical Supervision.

Research and development methodology.

Awareness of psychological models of care and treatment.

Additional contact details

Phil Doonan


For further details / informal visits contact:


Angela Cross

Job title: Team Manager

Email address:

Telephone number: 01914415950

Person Specification Qualification Essential
  • RNMH, Social worker, OT current professional registration
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
  • MIP, FLIP, ENB 998 Teaching & Assessing in Clinical Practice or City & Guilds 730 Teaching in Adult Education or willingness to work towards. Qualification must be achieved within agreed timescale.
  • Trained Clinical Supervisor (within agreed timescale).
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)
  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area
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.
  • Understanding of relevant legislation (e.g. Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act).
  • Care Programme Approach and its application in practice.

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