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Senior Community Practitioner

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
10 Feb 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, skilled and enthusiastic Social Worker, Occupational Therapist or Registered Mental Health Nurse to work in our Adult Mental Health Integrated Community Team; to provide assessments and all aspects of interventions based on the presenting needs of the individual. The successful candidate must be committed to the principles and practice of recovery.

Main duties of the job

The team aims to provide an excellent service based on recovery to the local population it serves. This is an integrated community service with a variety of professionals working in close partnership.

The team delivers evidence based interventions as part of a multi-disciplinary approach to people with mental health problems, in particular those that who have a severe and enduring mental illness and other complex needs.

About us

We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

Job description Job responsibilities

The successful candidate will need to have significant experience of working with people with mental ill health along with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. They will be required to have the ability to manage complex cases in partnership with other agencies and providers of services. They will be expected to provide Care Co-ordination under the CPA process and have the ability to undertake comprehensive health, social and risk assessments; and to plan, implement and evaluate packages of care

We require the post holder to be an effective team player and to be committed to equal opportunities and non discriminatory practices.

We will support you by offering regular supervision, training opportunities and encourage your development and role within the team.

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 purpose

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Current professional registration with an approved professional body.
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
  • 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
Experience Essential
  • 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.
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Leadership or management experience
  • Significant experience working with people with mental ill health in a community environment.
Knowledge Essential
  • 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.
  • Detailed understanding of Safeguarding and its application in practice
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice.
  • Clinical Governance and its application in practice
Skills Essential
  • Provide leadership and monitor, co-ordinate and prioritise the activities of a team
  • Communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to patients, carers/families and all members of the multidisciplinary team
  • Work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and undertake lead professional / care co-ordinator responsibilities
  • Provide effective clinical supervision, teaching, training and assessing in clinical practice.
  • Write reports and use multimedia materials for presentations in professional settings
  • Use approved breakaway techniques.
  • Competency in venepuncture
Personal Attributes Essential
  • Able to work in accordance with the Staff Compact and Trust Values and Behaviours.
  • Compassionate in meeting the needs of vulnerable people and their families and carers.
  • Able to engage with vulnerable people and work effectively in distressing and challenging circumstances
  • Able to work flexibly and co-operatively as part of a team
  • Able to use own initiative and make decisions independently
  • Self-aware and committed to professional and personal development. Able to accept and respond positively to feedback from supervision
Other requirements Essential
  • Ability to travel independently in accordance with Trust policies and service need
  • This post is subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check

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