Community Mental Health Practitioner

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
4 Dec 2023
We are looking to recruit a Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner to work in the Fylde Coast Older Adult Community Mental HealthTeam (CMHT) based at Shorelands, 292 Central Drive, Blackpool. We are looking for a highly organised and motivated individual, with an interest in working with older people.

Main duties of the job

You will be working as part of a multi-disciplinary team and would be expected to have a good knowledge of organic / functional mental health illnesses and the impact that these illnesses have on our older adult community.

You will be joining a dynamic and busy service with a range of professionals and support staff.

After a period of induction / preceptorship, involvement in the team's development is integral to this role via supervision of other staff and mentoring students.

We equally promote professional development via internal / external training to meet professional and revalidation requirements.

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

For more details on this vacancy please review the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • RMN/OT qualification



  • 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
  • Knowledge of medication prescribed for management of mental health issues



  • 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

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust





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