Mental Health Practitioner

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
The Burnley Community Mental Health Team are a friendly, dedicated, supportive and flexible team, who strive to provide the best care possible with the resources we have in our area.

We are seeking to appoint a Band 6 Community Mental Health Practitioner with a passion for community mental health, who will help us deliver this to our Service Users.

We are looking for a registered mental health practitioner to be part of our team. You need to be able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team and have experience in assessing, planning, implementing and reviewing care needs.

You will also need to have experience of risk assessment and management, and the ability to explore issues relating to the impact of health and social needs on mental health and well-being.

You must have significant post qualification experience in clinical work with service users experiencing a range of mental health problems

Main duties of the job

  • To undertake mental health assessments including risk assessments within a multi-disciplinary assessment team. Working closely with the Consultant Psychiatrist, thus ensuring that there is a multidisciplinary team approach
  • To be proficient in referring to other clinicians within the service or referring to other services/agencies where necessary.
  • To provide a fast, responsive service to assess individuals needs for access into mental health services
  • Providing a communication structure between GPs , IAPT and secondary MH services in LCFT, non-statutory service to ensure the highest possible standards of patient car
  • To provide mentoring and support for others

  • About us

    Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

    The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

    Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Please see the attached job description and person specification for more information about this role.

    Person Specification

    Education/ Qualifications


    • Recognised Core Mental Health Professional Qualification (e.g. RMN, SW, OT)



    • In-depth knowledge of mental health problems
    • In-depth knowledge of issues that impact upon people with mental health problems
    • Detailed knowledge of the impact of risk and protective factors that affect people with mental health problems



    • Post qualification experience of clinical work with service users experiencing a range of mental health problems
    • Experience of delivering evidence based interventions in a time-limited framework
    • Evidence of assessment across a broad range of mental health problems

    Skills and Abilities


    • Ability to assess service users presenting problems and needs, quickly and accurately, under pressure.
    • Ability to determine the most appropriate course of action from a range of available options.
    • Ability to communicate clearly the outcomes of assessment, verbally and in writing.

    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.

    UK Registration

    Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


    CMHT Burnley (25-65)


    BB9 9TG

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