Senior Community Mental Health Practitioner
Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Community Mental Health Practitioner to join our Community Mental Health Team based at Monks Cross, York to work with older people with mental health problems in a community setting and to contribute to service development.
Main duties of the job
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced practitioner to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in the historic location of York. As a senior practitioner you will have a genuine interest in collaborative working with older adults experiencing functional and/or organic mental health problems including 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 severe and enduring level of need and complexity. 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.
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.
The vacancy is based at Huntington House, Monks Cross in York. . The team are committed to providing excellent evidence based quality care to older adults. There is an identified need to offer flexible support to our other community teams within our locality. It is imperative that the successful candidate has a flexible pro-active approach to their person centred practice.
Nursing applicants should already hold NMC registration and have successfully completed their preceptorship programme. Please note: Newly qualified Nurses or those due to qualify will be recruited via a separate process.
Applicants must be capable of independent travel, in order to complete home visits.
Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).