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Community Practitioner

Job Reference: 263-NC21-024-SF

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
Allerdale CMHART
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest healthcare Trusts in the country. Serving a population of 1.7 million, with a budget of circa £380 million and 7,000 staff, we work from over 70 sites across Northumberland, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland and Cumbria.

We have been rated outstanding by the CQC and in November 2017 won the prestigious HSJ Award for Provider of the Year.

We provide a diverse range of specialist and generic health care services to both children and adults, their families and carers and we have a number of regional and national specialist services to England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

As an Organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief (With the exception of Chaplaincy Posts), sexual orientation, disability including mental health conditions or other personal circumstances, and are particularly keen to receive applications from:

  • people from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic background.
  • disabled people whether their impairments are physical, sensory, cognitive or hidden.
  • those who have lost their employment during this pandemic or who have been out of work for a period.

We are committed to the health and wellbeing of our staff and we have a number of initiatives and support for staff including access to psychology and counselling services. We are proud to be recognised as a mindful employer.

We have Maintaining Excellence level in the Better Health at Work award and also achieved the Investors in People Health and Wellbeing Award.

The Trust is committed to achieving high standards of health for its service users, staff and visitors providing a safe environment for staff, we operate a smoke free policy on all sites.

The North Cumbria Early Intervention in Psychosis Service in Allerdale Copeland is looking to recruit an experienced and suitably qualified Senior Community Mental Health Practitioner. We are looking to recruit asuitable candidate for one full time (37.5 hours), permanent, Band 6 position. The posts are suitable for registered Nurses, Social Workers or Occupational Therapists, who must be registered with the NMC or HCPC. The posts will sit within the EIP service, based at Park Lane, Workington. These posts are not suitable for newly qualified staff.

You will be expected to assess and Care Coordinate a caseload of young people and adults with a range of complex mental health needs with associated risk and you need to demonstrate experience of being able to plan and execute interventions both with individuals and their carer’s.

If you are a nurse, you may be expected to contribute to the weekly depot clinic, administering intra-muscular medication to patients who attend the clinic. You may be expected to contribute to the physical health clinic, monitoring the psychical health of patients prescribed anti-psychotic medication.

You will need to be clinically confident, experienced, solution focussed and competent in working with individuals in a community setting and be able to work effectively in a multi professional context. You should have a collaborative and enthusiastic approach as well as passion and commitment in developing and promoting recovery-based approaches for young people and adults with mental health related needs.

The post requires that you are a good communicator, and you are able to adopt a flexible, adaptable and proactive approach to your work.

The service is operational between the hours of 9.00am and 5pm however some out of hours working may be necessary to meet service demands.

The successful candidates will be required to work as part of the EIP team; however you may be required to work flexibly throughout the service if needed.

In return you will benefit from encouragement to continue to develop your own specialist knowledge and competence. Your development will be guided using clinical supervision with the team psychologist or psychotherapist; operational supervision with the Team Leader, team/peer support; training opportunities and using the Trust’s appraisal process.



For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Kath Watts

Job title: Team Manager

Email address:

Telephone number: 07795 425015

Additional contact information

or Simon Roberts, Clinical Lead Tel: 07818455738

All of our clinical posts (and certain others), are subject to DBS clearance prior to commencement.

Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK are welcome, but such candidates will not be appointed to the post if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates as the employing body will in those circumstances be unable to satisfy the Resident Market Labour Test, as required by the Border immigration Authority. Please check with the appointing manager for the post that sponsorship can be offered prior to applying.

In view of recent changes to Home Office Immigration Regulations all applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates.

Please note if you are external to Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust you will be subject to a six month probationary period (this does not apply to those not under Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions of Service).

You will also be encouraged to complete your Mandatory training via E-learning before you commence into post.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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