An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Community Mental Health Practitioner to join North Dales Community Mental Health Team- fixed term contact to cover 12 months maternity leave.
This post is being advertised to address a temporary need for 12 months however the Trust has made the commitment to offer Registered Nurses a permanent contract with the Trust. In the event that the need for this post ends, a suitable alternative post will be offered (this does not apply to other registered professions). Applicants should be aware that alternatives may require some flexibility on role and/or location.
Main duties of the job
Senior Practitioners will need a good understanding of collaborative practice and in 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
- delivering intervention in the community.
You will ensure that the service users' needs are:-
- identified and central to their CPA 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.
Applicants must ensure that prior to applying they have agreement from their current line manager that they can be released on a secondment basis.
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 Durham 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. 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.
Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Current professional registration with an approved professional body.
- Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
- 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.
- Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)
- Leadership or management qualification
- Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area
- 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.
- 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.
- Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice.
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