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Community Practitioner

  • Location

    Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Sector:

    Staffing / Employment Agencies

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £31365 - £37890

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  • Published:

    1 day ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Client:

    Northumbria Water

Candidate Description

  • Do you want to work with individuals who are in an acute phase of their illness and require advanced clinical interventions through a multidisciplinary approach? + Are you confident in your ability to offer assertive engagement aligned with a positive risk taking approach? + Do you think you can deliver high quality care, autonomously and part of a team, which addresses complex needs at a challenging time for the service user? + Are you keen for the opportunity to work with and develop collaborative networks between the inpatient and community setting to benefit the service user's journey? + Are you able to work under pressure and meet demanding schedules in a flexible manner to deliver care as and when it is required? + Are you familiar with the workings of the Mental Health Act and the tribunal process? Can you engage with service users quickly to support them through this process? + Do you have a passion to make a difference in this area of mental health provision? If you answer yes to the above and are genuinely interested in working as part of an integrated service and want to truly experience the reality of working with service users experiencing acute difficulties across the inpatient and community setting then we would be extremely interested to hear from you. We are looking for someone who is enthused by the challenge of working in this way. If you are an experienced practitioner with experience in a relevant field then this could be the challenge for you. Working across North East Newcastle Community Treatment Teams, we are a compact team of skilled clinicians who are looking for someone to complement and enhance our existing service. This is an environment where staff are valued highly and where we make every effort to encourage and support you to develop yourself in your specialist areas of interest within the adult Community Treatment Teams. We like to involve our team members in all aspects of the service and that includes being active participants in our recruitment process. If you would like to work in this way and enjoy the benefits of working in a service like ours why not give us a call or come and spend some time with us. Staff across all aspects of the service would be happy to spend time with you and talk about their role and experiences and what our service has to offer.

Employer Description

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. To be a leader in the delivery of high quality care and a champion for those we serve. CNTW values and respects the diversity of its employees, and aims to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities. 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. 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 Newcastle Step-Up Spoke have a current vacancies for Band 6 Registered Mental Health Professionals (Nurse, Social Worker or Allied Health Professional.) This offers an opportunity to work alongside the Community Treatment Teams (CTT) as a key part of the multidisciplinary team supporting Care Co-ordinators through the provision of enhanced and rapid support and interventions to service users at times of increased need. Another key aspect of the role is liaising directly with the inpatient setting as the first point of contact for those inpatients who require further intervention from the CTT. This includes in-reach work and supporting the transition from inpatient to community.