Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
5 Feb 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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It is an exciting time for Mental Health Services in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Our community mental health offer is undergoing a major transformation and we are searching for people with a range of skills and a passion to deliver great mental health services.

Due to career progressions, we have an exciting opportunity for a Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner to join our fantastic community team at North-West Leicestershire Planned Treatment Team based in Coalville.

If you are a registered professional from a nursing or allied health background, then please contact us for an informal chat about the role.

Our team is very welcoming, supportive, fun and friendly. We provide assessment and treatment interventions for patients 18-65 years old with severe and enduring mental illness in a recovery focused way. Come and join us and be a part of something great, add your skills and further develop your knowledge. We welcome applications from Band 5 staff working in adult mental health.

We currently have a hybrid model of base and home working and are continuing the use of a combination of platforms for patient contact which include video software, face-to-face visits and telephone contacts.

In return we offer a robust induction, supervision and ongoing training. We are a very supportive team who always help each other out and will help you to develop your career. There are excellent opportunities within adult mental health community for promotions and career progression.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for people who have:

  • Enthusiastic, can-do attitude.
  • Enjoy being a team player as well as being able to work using your own initiative.
  • Excellent record keeping skills.
  • Previous experience of working with mental illness, either in an inpatient or community setting.
  • Are positive and enthusiastic in relation to quality improvement initiatives.
  • Working knowledge of recovery principles and interventions.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good IT skills or a willingness to learn.
  • An ability to work to tight deadlines under pressure when required.
  • Ability to manage the demands of a case load and plan their diary effectively.
  • Ability to support and supervise junior staff and students.

Please contact Team Leads: Marie Clarke/Zodwa Ruwodo, or Team Manager Louise Bown, for more information or to arrange an informal visit on 01530 453800.

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 and Person Specification.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Current professional registration: Registered Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist or Psychologist
  • Evidence of relevant post graduate registration training and development in particular motivational interviewing, brief solution focussed interventions, cognitive and behavioural approaches and psychosocial interventions to enable the management of a caseload of service users with complex needs
Experience Essential
  • Significant post registration/qualification experience of working with service users with complex mental health needs
Mobility Essential
  • Own transport or suitable alternative. Dependence on public transport is not suitable for this role

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