Senior Community Mental Health Practitioner
Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
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Sedgefield North Community Mental Health team are looking to expand our current workforce.It is an exciting time to join the team as we work together to embed a newly created pathway with a strong focus on patient centred trauma informed care.
We are looking to appoint a Band 6, Senior Community Mental Health Practitioner to join our MDT and support the team as we embrace community transformation.
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
- partnership working
- delivering intervention in the community.
You will ensure that the service users' needs are:-
- identified and central to their safety summaries/safety plans which will facilitate care planning with a recovery focused approach.
- 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 change to improve the quality and effectiveness of the service provided and as a senior practitioner you would be expected to demonstrate leadership skills to assist in change management. 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.
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.
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.
Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.
Additional contact details: Phil Doonan, Advanced Practitioner Philip.email@example.com
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