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Senior Community Mental Health Practitioner

Job Type

Permanent, Part time - 30 hours per week

Region

North East

Salary

Location

£35,392 - £42,618 pro rata per annum

Posted Date

6 November 2023

Lancaster House, Stockton on Tees

Closing Date

19 November 2023

Main duties of the job
You will have experience of assessing and managing service users within the community and be experienced in delivering psychological wellbeing interventions. The post holder must have excellent communication skills, be able to act on their own initiative and have a knowledge of safeguarding procedures. You must be able to work flexibly within a challenging environment.

Working for our organisation
We will provide excellent opportunities for peer support/supervision, CPD, teaching/training, and research and audit in line with strategic developments.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
You will have experience of assessing and managing service users within the community and be experienced in delivering psychological wellbeing interventions. The post holder must have excellent communication skills, be able to act on their own initiative and have a knowledge of safeguarding procedures. You must be able to work flexibly within a challenging environment.

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.

Additional Informal enquiries: Doreen Morris, Team Manager on 07385383918.

Person specification
Qualifications
Essential criteria

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)
Desirable criteria

Leadership or management qualification
Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area
Experience
Essential criteria

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.
Desirable criteria

Leadership or management experience
Significant experience working with people with mental ill health in a community environment.
Knowledge
Essential criteria

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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