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Community Mental Health Practitioner

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
29 Jan 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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South Lakes Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) are looking to recruit a qualified Band 5 Keyworker. We would welcome applications from registered social workers, occupational therapists, or nurses. This is a permanent 37.5 hour contract. The successful candidate would and undertake CMHT tasks as required.

The post requires that you are a good communicator, and are able to adopt a flexible, adaptable and proactive approach to your work.

The service is based at Kirkstone House, Murley Moss, and Kendal. The service is operational between the hours of 9.00am and 5pm however some out of hours working may be necessary to meet service demands.

In return you will benefit from encouragement to continue to develop your own specialist knowledge and competence. Your development will be guided using clinical supervision, operational supervision, team/peer support, training

Main duties of the job

The main job role is to perform duties as a Keyworker. You will need to be clinically confident in working with individuals in a community setting and be able to work effectively in a multi professional context. You should have a collaborative and enthusiastic approach as well as passion and commitment in developing and promoting recovery based approaches for adults with mental health related needs.

As a keyworker you will manage a caseload of service users with a range of complex needs. You will develop care plans and deliver evidence based interventions and treatments to patients alongside managing risks in the community.

Part of your role will require you to undertake the role of team duty worker. This role involves managing unplanned patient work within the team and responding to escalation of risk/crisis situations.

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 Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Mental Health nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker with on-going Professional Registration
  • Evidence of commitment to continuing professional development
Knowledge Essential
  • Understanding of health and safety policies and procedures
  • Knowledge and practice of Mental Health Act 1983
  • Can provide evidence of recent professional development
Experience Essential
  • Willingness to participate in mentor and preceptorship process in respect of own practice.

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