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Mental Health Practitioner

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Registered Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist to work within the community mental health team in Spalding.

The team provides comprehensive bio-psychosocial support to those of working age, living within South Holland, who are experiencing severe and mental illness. The team forms part of the Spalding & South Lincolnshire Locality mental health provision and is actively engaged in the community mental health transformation agenda. We are also actively working closely with other services in order to develop the range of effective and evidence based psychosocial interventions available within the locality. The successful candidates values and enthusiasm will be in keeping with this transformation.

The post holder will be responsible for the co-ordination, assessment, planning, and implementation of evidence based interventions to a defined group of service users and their wider social networks under the guidance of senior staff. The post holder will provide professional advice and support to other agencies and members of the multi-disciplinary team

Main duties of the job

To provide a high standard of trauma informed, strengths based assessment and intervention, focussing on the goals and aspirations of the individual and their social network.

To identify clear recovery focussed goals utilising Iroc, the HOPE toolkit and other appropriate measures to guide the teams interventions.

To empower individuals and their social networks, utilising their strengths in order to achieve their recovery.

To work collaboratively with partner agencies across the wider health and social care locality provision in order to meet the needs of social networks.

To act as a designated Lead Healthcare Professional ensuring up to date collaborative care plans, risk assessments and reviews are in place.

To provide high quality learning and development opportunities for both colleagues and students.

To contribute to the maintenance of a psychologically safe environment in which the diverse views and experience of all valued and utilised.

About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,900 staff, and serving a population of over 768,400, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!

We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Whether you're taking the first exciting steps in your career, itching for a new challenge or searching for a better place to raise a family, Lincolnshire has arange of rewarding health and social care careers in a county that's friendly, fascinating, affordable and brimming with everything you need to live a happy life to find out more .

Job description

Job responsibilities

To engage in comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment of the needs, strengths and goals of the individual and their social networks.

To identify clear recovery focussed goals utilising Iroc, the HOPE toolkit and other appropriate measures to guide the teams interventions.

To facilitate collaborative interventions with individuals and social networks in order to promote their empowerment, recovery and wellbeing.

Comply with and carry out safe practice in accordance with Trust policies and procedures, appropriate Codes of Conduct, the Mental Health Act (1983) and other relevant national and local guidance commenting on policies, procedures and developments as necessary.

To ensure that medicines are managed in a safe manner and that their effects and side effects are monitored and appropriately managed.

To ensure that all necessary interventions to ensure the individuals physical health and wellbeing.

To provide both formal and informal training, health promotion and advice to patients and carer/relatives regarding their mental health needs.

To actively participate in the delivery of training opportunities for staff and students, including those from other teams and disciplines.

To provide high quality practice placement education for nursing students acting as mentor as required.

To contribute to the maintenance of a psychologically safe environment in which the voice, skills and experience of all are valued and nurtured.

Person Specification

Special Requirements


  • Ability to travel independently throughout the county



  • Evidence of specialised continued professional training (degree level) in clinical practice. Registered with a professional body e.g. NMC, UKCP, HCPC, BACP
  • Recognised Professional Qualification in Registered Nursing (RMN,RLDN), Social Worker (CQSW, DipSW), Occupational Therapy RVN or RNLD or RN: 1 st Level Registration (NMC) or degree or equivalent.
  • ENB998 / FliPS or equivalent
  • Mentorship Module (degree level)
  • Evidence of specialised continued professional training (degree level) in clinical practice.


  • Evidence of specialised continued professional training (degree level) in clinical practice.



  • Relevant experience of working with adults with mental health needs. Or clear evidence of substantial experience of working with individuals in crisis and skills that are transferable to both community/in-patient.
  • Experience of working with people with severe and enduring mental illnesses
  • Evidence of continuing professional development



  • Sound knowledge of national agenda for mental health.
  • Highly developed clinical reasoning skills.
  • Sound knowledge of clinical/risk assessment and understanding of Information Governance principles.
  • Highly developed communication skills.
  • Delegation whilst maintaining overall responsibility for Application Form Interview patients care, where appropriate
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead a clinical team.
  • Highly motivated & able to engage with service users & carers to improve outcomes.
  • Ability to work independently and collectively.

Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


The Johnsons Community Hospital

Spalding Road


PE11 3DT

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