Mental Health Practitioners

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
12 Jun 2023

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 6 Mental Health practitioner Posts in Barrow HTT.

Barrow Home Treatment Team is looking to welcome 4 Mental Health Practitioners.

The Home Treatment team work in the community with people in acute mental health distress, they support people in their own home to avoid hospital admission and support early discharge from hospital.

The team are looking for mental health practitioners that are highly motivated and enthusiastic. The successful applicant will need to be able to demonstrate excellent clinical skills. It is expected they would have a good working knowledge of mental health and community services.

Excellent communication skills are essential with an ability to manage change and support colleagues around learning and development.

You will need to be proactive, innovative and able to provide quality care, the service users and carers at the heart of everything you do. In return we will offer excellent supervision, training, support and an environment for you to develop and enhance your current skills.

The Barrow HTT are a 24 hr service working shift pattern of long days including nights, although happy to discuss flexible working patterns.

Anyone wishing to discuss this opportunity please contact us.

Main duties of the job

You will provide a comprehensive assessment and triage service and, where necessary signposting or clear onward facilitation to a mental health pathway. Your referrers will include GPs, Police and Acute Hospital colleagues, self-referrals and referrals from carers. Service users will be triaged collaboratively and a decision will be made in consultation with the referrer and with the use of a clinical tool, the response time required.

This comprehensive, collaborative triage system will lead to comprehensive assessment clear onward facilitation of service users to the most appropriate care following assessment.

The post holder will provide evidence based mental health assessments and/or signposting to alternative service provision for people who present requiring a specialist urgent mental health assessment. The post holder may offer follow-up appointments within the agreed timescale for intervention as part of the on-going assessment process.

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.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse/ Social worker / Occupational therapist



  • Able to understand the difference between crisis planning and contingency planning and able to formulate explicit planning in these areas
  • Knowledge, understanding and experience of the care pathways for psychosis and non psychosis and relevant interventions
  • Effective communication with service users, carers and members of the multidisciplinary teams. Strong customer service and negotiation skills



  • Motivational skills
  • Assertiveness skills in relation to bed management
  • Demonstrate the ability to work sensitively in a non judgemental way with service users who are in crisis

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


Dane Garth


LA14 4LF

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