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Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner

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

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within our South Leicestershire Community Mental Health Teams for a Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner.

We provide a caring and supportive service to people over the age of 65 years who have complex organic and functional mental health needs, and people under the age of 65 with early onset dementia.

The clinician will maintain a clinical case load, fulfilling all the roles and responsibilities of a Care Coordinator. They will work effectively in the multidisciplinary team to provide high quality mental health assessments, treatment programs and management of risks. This work will involve patients and their carers in the delivery of evidence based interventions/treatments, recovery focused work.

You will need to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to high quality care as well as possessing good therapeutic and interpersonal skills. The post holder will be required to work with a range of statutory and voluntary agencies.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential and the ability to work alone and as part of a wider team.

We will provide a regular clinical/managerial supervision and annual appraisal and you will lead and participate in the development of staff through their appraisal and clinical supervision.

The Team has close partnerships with Social Services, the voluntary sector and the Primary Care Trusts.

Main duties of the job

If you are an enthusiastic, motivated and experienced RMN, RGN, Social Worker or an OT with relevant post-registration experience, we would like you to join our friendly CMHT. You would also have
  • Previous experience of working with mental illness either in an inpatient or community setting.
  • The ability to manage the demands of a caseload and plan a diary effectively.
  • A commitment to and a working knowledge of recovery principles and interventions.
  • Enjoy working in a multi-disciplinary team as well as being able to work on your own initiative.
  • Are enthusiastic, positive and ready to work in a transformative environment.

In return we offer a robust induction, supportive supervision and ongoing training opportunities.

Our well-being at work is important and we continuously look at ways to improve our own well-being at work and team development opportunities

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 Experience Essential
  • Significant post registration/qualification experience of working with service users with complex mental health needs.
Qualifications Essential
  • Current professional registration: Registered Mental Health Nurse, Registered General Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist
  • 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

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