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Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
10 Aug 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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This is an exciting opportunity for a mental health practitioner with a keen interest in working with young people whose difficulties are sometimes described by the term 'personality disorder'. To apply you will need to be a qualified Nurse, Social Work or Occupational Therapist, with post qualification experience.

The service has a proven track record in providing effective services to individuals with a history of trauma, self-harm and interpersonal difficulties. Over the last year we have been engaged in a project to adapt the service to better meet the needs of young people aged 18-25. EMERGE Leeds provides a range of interventions for people with complex emotional and relational difficulties including care coordination, Youth Work, Housing, Peer Support, Occupational Therapy, Psychotherapy and Creative Therapies. Senior Mental Health Practitioners sit at the heart of our established service providing case management and care coordination in the context of the multi-disciplinary team.

Main duties of the job

Senior Mental Health Practitioners in the service manage a caseload and provide care coordination as part of a psychologically informed service, alongside colleagues from range of disciplines and partner organisations. The successful applicant will be expected to develop positive and meaningful therapeutic relationships with individuals who experience emotional distress and interpersonal difficulties, and to provide effective interventions and case management.

About us

We are a high quality, high performing NHS foundation trust. We are the main provider of specialist mental health and learning disability services in Leeds. We also provide specialist inpatient services in York as well as some highly specialised services across the country.We employ around 3,000 staff and every year we have contact with over 25,000 service users. Our vision is to provide outstanding mental health and learning disability services as an employer of choice. Our ambition is to support our service users and carers, our staff and the communities we serve to live healthy and fulfilling lives. We need people like you to help us achieve our goals; to live our lives free from stigma and discrimination; and to improve the lives of people with a learning disability and mental ill health. We perform well againstlocal and national targetsand inour most recent CQC inspection, 85% of our services were rated good or outstanding.As a teaching trust with strong links to local universities, we are a centre of excellence for teaching,research and development.

Job description Job responsibilities

Provide effective case management to caseload in the community.

Develop a therapeutic working relationship with service users whose difficulties have historically been described by the term personality disorder, and facilitate focussed treatment interventions as appropriate.

Collaborate with service users, carers and other service providers to develop effective care plans taking responsibility for implementation and regular reviews.

Ensure effective care co-ordination and communication within care teams, the wider Network and others involved.

Ensure that crisis plans are in place, up to date and circulated.

Undertake risk assessment and risk management for individual service users and to provide advice to other professions on risk assessment and risk management.

Undertake regular office duty

Attend monthly clinical supervision

Attend monthly management supervision

Attend weekly clinical meeting

Attend monthly Team Development sessions

Contribute to the collection of outcomes measures and take part in service evaluation

The service actively maintains a reflective, supportive and learning culture to support the work it does. Opportunities are provided to develop experience and skills and staff are supported to develop within their professional roles. Team members are provided with training and access to both regular clinical and managerial supervision.

You will be required to travel by car within Leeds on a regular basis.

Please contact Ellen Scroop if you would like to know more about the service or the role on 0113 8557950.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • 1.Relevant core professional qualification and associated registration.
Experience Essential
  • 2.Experience of working with service users with personality disorder/s and/or complex emotional and interpersonal difficulties
Knowledge Essential
  • 3.Understanding of effective case management in mental health context and knowledge of Care Programme Approach

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