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Community Mental Health Practitioner

Job Description

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 160 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.

This is an exciting opportunity for a registered clinical practitioner e.g. nurse, occupational therapist, to join our Community Mental Health Team working with older people in the North East of York. Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will need to have a genuine interest in working with older people and be committed to collaborative working with service users, their carers and families. This is an ideal opportunity for someone who wants to gain community experience or someone already working in a community setting who wants to extend their experience working with older people.

The team is embracing a number of changes to improve the quality and effectiveness of the service provided and you would be expected to support and contribute to these. You will be a core member of the community mental health team responsible for your own caseload, working as a care co-ordinator providing assessments and delivering intervention in the community with people who have either organic or functional mental health problems. You will need to have a recovery based approach to your work promoting social inclusion, independence and well-being.

You will work within both the functional and dementia care pathways. The ideal candidate will be well motivated and able to demonstrate experience and knowledge of care co-ordination and mental health legislation. As an integral member of the team you will be expected to offer support to other staff and students.

You will receive regular support and supervision available in the team through band 6 staff as well as CPD opportunities across the Trust and locally in York.

INFORMAL ENQUIRES TO: Lynne Maskill, Team Manager on  ( Phone number removed )  or  ( Phone number removed ) .

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.

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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

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