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Mental Health Practitioner - Structured Clinical Management (SCM)

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Preston Com Mental Health Teams for two Band 6 practitioners. The successful candidates will work with service users who have a diagnosis of Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD) who are currently on CMHT caseloads. You will deliver Structured Clinical Management (SCM) to a caseload of service users within the community setting. One post will sit within Preston East CMHT, the other will be split between Preston East and West CMHTs.

SCM is recognised as the gold standard of care for people with Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD). It is evidenced based and recommended in NICE guidelines. SCM has been selected by the trust as the approach to implement within the personality disorder pathway. This is an exciting opportunity for you to develop specific skills in line with evidence based treatment and be involved in providing support for service user's to recover, develop autonomy and no longer require secondary mental health services..

As well as direct face to face contact with the service user, and group work, it is expected that the post holder will be able to engage with the wider community system (A& E, police, inpatient and community settings) and support them to deliver evidence based practice.

Supervision is an integral part of this job you will be supported with regular access to supervision on a consistent basis.

Main duties of the job

  • Working for the local CMHT, clinically supervised by the Personality Disorder Managed Clinical Network, to provide high quality interventions for service user's who have a diagnosis/present with difficulties associated with the diagnosis of Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD)
  • You will be aligned to work within a Com Mental Health Team (CMHT) providing Structure Clinical Management (SCM) for a caseload of service user's. You will facilitate and lead groups to support the recovery of service users.
  • Promote positive attitudes towards service users with complex needs by providing a responsive and non-stigmatising service, which will enhance inclusion and deliver better outcomes.
  • To undertake mental health assessments including risk assessments and be proficient in referring to other clinicians within the service or referring to other services/agencies where necessary.
  • Providing a communication structure between GP's, IAPT and secondary MH services in LSCFT, non-statutory service to ensure the highest possible standards of patient care.
  • To provide advice and support for the CMHT Multidisciplinary Tm to deliver the highest standards of care for service user's with a diagnosis of EUPD. This may include joint working at times.
  • You will receive regular clinical supervision from the PDMCN Specialist Practitioners and PDMCN Clinical Lead.

  • It is desirable to have some knowledge of SCM and also an interest in working with people with personality disorder.

    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



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

    Knowledge & Skills


    • In-depth knowledge of mental health problems. Knowledge around a variety of personality presentations. 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 Knowledge of medication prescribed for management of mental health issues In-depth knowledge of diversity and anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive practice. Working knowledge of the range of treatments available for people with personality disorder



    • Post qualification experience of clinical work and assessment with service users experiencing a range of mental health problems. Experience of working with people who have a diagnosis of personality disorder Experience of risk assessment and management Evidence of continuing professional development Experience of multi-agency working Experience of working in and/or knowledge of community mental health service provision

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


    CMHT Preston East

    West Strand House


    PR1 8UY

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