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Older Adults Community Mental Health Practitioner

Full-Time (37.50 hours) and Part-Time (34 hours) available

An opportunity has arisen experienced, enthusiastic and skilled Community Mental Health Practitioners to join our busy Community Mental Health Team for Older Adults. Full time and part time hours available.

We are looking for someone who: enjoys and works well in a team setting and is also able to work independently is committed to working with older people with mental health needs and is able to work effectively in this demanding role.

Main duties of the job

As a Lead Professional, you will provide evidence based interventions, risk assessment and management to a broad range of people with functional and organic mental health needs. You will be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care needs and be responsible for the clinical management of a defined caseload. You will also assist with the triaging and response to incoming queries and concerns.

This integrated team provides a Memory Assessment Service, care for patients with more complex needs associated with both functional and organic illness, and Care Home and Hospital Liaison. The unique set-up of these integrated teams allows a seamless delivery of care for patients throughout all stages of their illness, and a collaborative approach within the team.

The team serves the population of the Furness Peninsula at the edge of the Lake District and has its base in Barrow-in-Furness. It is an established team with a friendly and supportive culture. There is a visible and supportive leadership team who are committed to clinical supervision and professional development.

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



  • RMN / OT / Social Work qualification
  • Current professional registration with the NMC / HCPC
  • Willingness to undertake further training and evidence of continuing professional development



  • Comprehensive knowledge of mental health needs for older people
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the assessment and treatment of dementia
  • Knowledge of a range of evidence based therapeutic interventions



  • Post qualifying experience of working with older adults with mental health needs
  • Experience of managing a caseload and care coordination
  • Experience of triage, clinical assessments and formulation

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


Dane Garth Furness General Hospital


LA14 4LF

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