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Senior Community Mental Health Practitioner

Adult Mental Health Services

Grade: Band 6

Contract: Permanent

Hours Full time - 37.5 hours per week

Salary: £31,365 - £37,890 per annum

Our client is one of the largest specialist mental health and learning disabilities trusts in the country, with an annual income of £320m and a workforce of some 6,700 staff operating from around 100 sites in Durham, Teesside, North Yorkshire and York and Selby. They provide a range inpatient and community services to 2m people living in County Durham, the Tees Valley, Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale, Harrogate, Hambleton and Richmondshire. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.

They deliver their services by working in partnership with eight 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.

They are a multi-award winning trust and are included within the Health Service Journal’s Best 100 Places to Work. The trust take a positive and proactive approach to support staff in their personal development and has embedded the Talent Management approach within the Trust, with the vision of helping people to be as good as they can be.

The Disorder Team are looking to appoint a skilled and highly motivated Band 6 Senior Practitioner.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced practitioner to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in the locality. As a senior practitioner you will have a genuine interest in collaborative working with people of varying ages and complex needs, including service users, their carers and families.

As a registered professional this is an ideal opportunity for someone who wants to develop their leadership and clinical skills in a community setting. As a core member of the team, you will also be responsible for your own caseload, providing assessments, care co-ordination and delivering intervention in the community with people who have a predominantly psychosis condition. You will ensure that the service users’ recovery goals 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 and be able to work collaboratively with a range of statutory and third sector agencies.

The team is embracing a number of changes to improve the quality and effectiveness of the service provided and as a senior practitioner you would be expected to demonstrate leadership 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.

You will have an enthusiastic approach towards your own personal and professional development. In return, you will receive regular appraisal, clinical, management and caseload supervision and will benefit from the support of an experienced and committed multi-disciplinary leadership team, including the Team manager and the Advanced Practitioner. There are regular opportunities for CPD both across the Trust and locally.

Qualification Requirements

  • 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.


  • 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
  • Quality improvement activities


  • 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

Apply below or contact us on 020 3489 6070

Senior Community Mental Health Practitioner

Middlesborough and locality
1 - 2 years of experience
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum

Published on 7 Jan 2022

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