Mental Health Practitioner

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

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Profession
Practitioner
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Exciting Nursing or Social Worker Opportunity within the Health and Justice Sector.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a high performing team achieving positive outcomes for service users of all ages who come into contact with the criminal justice system. The service is highly regarded by partner organisations and received national recognition when recently awarded the Howard League Liaison and Diversion Team of the Year award.

Funded by NHS England, we have 3 teams, based at the Wakefield, Leeds and Bradford Police Stations and teams covering Leeds and Bradford Magistrates and Crown Courts. The All Age Liaison and Diversion Teams are multi agency teams working within the criminal justice system with the aim of:
  • Improving access to healthcare and support services
  • Reducing inequalities in health care provision
  • Improving decision making in the justice system

o Reduce re offending

Main duties of the job

The role of Mental Health Practitioner is integral to the team and involves identifying vulnerable adults and young people in contact with the criminal justice system, providing comprehensive assessments, preparing and presenting reports for Courts, linking with mental health treatment providers to establish referral and care pathways and directly supporting individuals to access and engage in a wide range of support and treatment services and third sector.

As a Mental Health Practitioner within the Liaison and Diversion service you will have the opportunity to develop your clinical practice with people of all ages with a range of mental health, learning disabilities, substance misuse and social vulnerabilities. In return we will ensure you are supported support in role and to progress with a programme of high quality clinical supervision, training and professional development opportunities.

A flexible approach to working is required as the service operates over 7 days and evening and weekend work will be undertaken on a planned basis. The successful candidate will be subject to the police vetting procedure prior to commencement in role.

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

Funded by NHS England, we have 3 teams, based at the Wakefield, Leeds and Bradford Police Stations and teams covering Leeds and Bradford Magistrates and Crown Courts. The All Age Liaison and Diversion Teams are multi agency teams working within the criminal justice system with the aim of:
  • Improving access to healthcare and support services
  • Reducing inequalities in health care provision
  • Improving decision making in the justice system

Reduce re offending

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • 1.Relevant core professional qualification and registration ie Registered Mental Health Nurse, Learning Disability Nurse or other registered health professional who can demonstrate how they able to satisfy the key responsibilities of the post. Educated to degree level (or equivalent) Completion of Mentorship Course/ENB equivalent Meet NMC or other professional body requirement for maintenance of registration
Experience Essential
  • 2.Evidence of actively engaging with service users and carers in service delivery and planning and ensuring this philosophy is embedded within all areas of responsibility Extensive previous experience in mental health or Learning Disabilities working with difficult to engage individuals. Working knowledge of Mental Health Act 2007, Mental capacity Act 2005, Care Programme Approach, Safeguarding adults and children and other relevant legislation / government developments.
Experience Essential
  • 3.Experience of utilising theoretical and practical knowledge to engage and assess people with complex mental health needs Experience of carrying out complex risk assessment and development of comprehensive packages of care to meet individual needs and management of associated risks. Knowledge and understanding of the criminal justice system and the role of court liaison and diversion
Skills Essential
  • 4.Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing situations. Demonstration of personal development Demonstration of collaborative working with Multi-Disciplinary Team / other services


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