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Band 7 Team Leader/Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year
Closing date
13 Feb 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Mental Health Services Urgent Care and Access Pathway has an exciting opportunity for a skilled Band 7 Team Leader/Senior Mental Health Practitioner with an interest and/or experience in the criminal justice system, to join the Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion Service.

The service operates from police custody and court, which directly engages and supports vulnerable people going through criminal justice system.

You will be working with both adults and young people, within what is a very interesting and rewarding area of care that is continuing to develop further. As a front-line service, each day can be different in what can be a busy and unpredictable environment.

As a Team leader and Senior Mental Health Practitioner, the post holder will have both clinical and operational responsibilities.

The post is open to experienced practitioners from a variety of disciplines including nursing, social work, and occupational therapy who are passionate and motivated.

The successful applicant will be required to apply for Leicestershire Police vetting clearance and have it approved before a contract can be agreed. Please be aware of the common failures in relation to police vetting.

Main duties of the job

  • As a Clinical Team Lead, you will be working within the leadership structure of the Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion services.
  • The post holder will be expected to ensure the team adopts the policies and philosophy of LPT.
  • The Clinical Team Lead will promote independence, foster a learning culture, and enhance the autonomy of the service user, and ensuring high quality, compassionate, person-centred care.
  • The post holder will clinically and professionally provide supervision to the team members.
  • Through strong leadership they will ensure evidence-based practice is delivered to improve the quality of and shape responsive services.
  • The post holder will be responsible for ensuring that established clinical mechanisms support safe, high-quality care throughout the 12-hour period.
  • The post holder will be required to clinically co-ordinate and lead a multi-agency staff team and ensure the provision and development of an effective service in line with legislative, procedural, and contractual requirements.
  • The post holder will provide strong and effective clinical leadership
  • Above all the post holder will ensure provision of a safe, culturally competent, effective, timely and accessible service that is in accordance with national and local priorities and responsive to the needs of individuals in contact with the service

About us

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Here at LPT, our values are Compassion, Respect, Integrity and Trust, which we keep at the heart of everything we do.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information are contained in the attached document titled Information for Applicants.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or varied working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

For all substantive roles, new staff (excluding medical staff) are appointed subject to a 6-month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants at risk within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview.

Job description Job responsibilities

If you like what you've read and would like more information on the duties and responsibilities of this role, please click onto the attached Job Description, Person Specification and Addendum to Job Description

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Full current UK Professional Registration (Registered Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker)
  • A relevant degree or diploma
Experience Essential
  • Significant post registration experience in relevant area of practice
  • Demonstrates motivation and commitment to providing high quality patient centre care and patient education
  • Experience of resource management including staff and budget management
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Demonstrates effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates adaptability and flexibility dependent upon work priorities
  • To be able to demonstrate understanding of current developments in the NHS and their implications for leadership and quality care for clients/service users

UK Registration
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details Employer name
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
Leicestershire Police

Keyham Lane




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