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Senior Community Mental Health Practitioner

Employer
Tees, Esk and Wear Val
Location
Ellis Centre, Scarborough
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
8 Dec 2021

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We are 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. We 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.

We deliver our 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.

We 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, helping TEWV to do things better.

The Scarborough Integrated community Team are looking to appoint 4 skilled and highly motivated Band 6 Senior Community Practitioners.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced practitioner to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in the wonderful seaside town of Scarborough. 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 complex needs ranging from mild to moderate level of need to sever and enduring level of need and complexity. You will ensure that the service users' recovery goals are identified and central to their Safety 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.

Applicants must be capable of independent travel in order to complete home visits in a rural community.

Scarborough is a fabulous seaside town with lots to offer locally. We have a number of good schools both primary and secondary and Scarborough Collège providing independent education to boys and girls. The famous open air theater offering numerous concerts including top artists in the music industry coming to Scarborough. The Stephen Joseph theater offering world renowned play write by Sir Alan Ayckbourn. Lots of water sport activities.

Relocation packages are available.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Laura McCarthy, Team Manager - 01723 355095 - laura.mccarthy2@nhs.net

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Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust is committed to the protection of staff, service users and visitors to the Trust from second hand smoke and currently operates a no smoking policy which ensures all buildings and grounds are smoke free.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from individuals who have experience of mental ill health or learning disabilities. Our service users and carers tell us our staff should be consistently concerned with maintaining and improving care with pride, empathy and compassion.

This job advert may close as soon as sufficient suitable applications have been received. If interested please apply for this post as soon as possible

Your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from apps.trac.jobs. You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages via the NHS Jobs website and therefore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information within this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the NHS Electronic Staff Records system

Please note that if the post you are applying for requires a DBS check, you will be required to also subscribe to the DBS Update Service, if successful, and thereafter renew your subscription each year. The Trust will reimburse the subscription fee.

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Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas .

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