Senior Practitioner Ref: 17/379

Richmond Fellowship
Contract Type
Application closing date
North East
Durham & Teesside


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Do you have substantial experience of working with high needs clients with mental health problems? Are you qualified to QCF Level 3 in Health and Social Care, or equivalent? Would you like to be part of an organisation that counts on the professionalism, insight, expertise and passion of its staff to inspire individual recovery for the people they work with? Then join us as a Senior Practitioner.

Recovery Focus is a new group of expert charities with the shared aim to inspire individual recovery nationwide. Between us we have a track record of more than 200 years of developing and running personalised services that work with people with mental health, substance misuse and other complex needs to achieve their ambitions. Each partner organisation has its own rich history of success, and together we can lead the way in evidence‐based recovery pathways.

One of our partners, Richmond Fellowship, is looking for a Senior Practitioner to join the team at their service in Redcar, Teeside. Our crisis houses offer short term crisis intervention to help individuals avoid having to be admitted to hospital. We work with each person to develop a tailored support package based on their needs. Our packages are designed to enable individuals to work through the period of crisis and, with professional support, identify relevant coping strategies with the view of maintaining positive wellbeing. But, it's only possible with the help of people like you.

Your challenge? To manage the service’s resources and monitor, develop and share good practice across staff teams to ensure everyone is better equipped to work with a greater range of challenging support needs. We’ll also rely on you to carry your own caseload of complex cases, provide high quality support to clients, build positive relationships with multi‐disciplinary organisations and make sure that data entry onto our MI & reporting systems is accurate and timely. And, when it comes to supporting the management of the service’s risk load or providing strong clinical leadership when formulating support plans, again, it's you we’ll turn to.

Solution focused and outcome driven, you’re great at leading, supervising and motivating others using tact and diplomacy and a firm but inclusive, open and encouraging management style. You also have a flair for managing conflicting demands and priorities, a flexible attitude to working hours and a willingness to be part of an ‘on call’ rota. A proven track record in a mental health care setting is, of course key, as is a good understanding of recovery and coproduction and experience of carrying out investigations and writing reports and recommendations. It is essential that you are able and willing to drive and have access to a vehicle on a daily basis.

In return, you can expect some great benefits, including 25 days' annual leave plus statutory bank holidays and a contributory pension scheme after a qualifying period.

Subsequent salary progression up to a maximum of £19,695 will apply to this post, subject to the postholder meeting the eligibility and performance criteria.

So, get inspired today and take the first steps towards a more fulfilling career.

Closing date: 27th October 2017

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