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Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner (Social Worker/AHP)

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

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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.

We are looking for qualified individuals from MH nursing, allied health profession and social care backgrounds who have experience of supporting individuals with a range of complex mental health needs. Ideal candidates will also have experience of working with a multi-disciplinary team to support individuals and groups of people to recover and gain skills to maintain their mental health and well-being.

We want individuals working in our teams to demonstrate a commitment to a recovery approach and working collaboratively with the people who use our services. We are also looking for people who can develop relationships and work in an integrated way with a range of practitioners from outside of the NHS including primary care, social care and the voluntary-community sector.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for people who:

  • Have previous experience of working with mental illness either in an inpatient or community setting.
  • Have the ability to manage the demands of a caseload and plan a diary effectively.
  • Have 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. We are very supportive teams that always help each other out and help you to develop your career.

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
  • Non-medical Prescriber or willing to work towards (those with NMC Registration only)
Experience Essential
  • Significant post registration/qualification experience of working with service users with complex mental health needs
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Demonstrates effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership and work effectively with others
  • Demonstrates initiative and ability to work independently, able to problem solve and prioritise own and others work
  • Demonstrates planning and organisational skills
  • Demonstrates adaptability and flexibility dependent upon work priorities
  • Able to make judgements based on evidence based practice and translate this for use in the clinical team environment
  • To be able to demonstrate understanding of current developments in the NHS and their implications for leadership and quality care for clients/service users
  • Ability to motivate self and others
  • Ability to operate a computer to use standard Office programmes and Electronic Patient Record Systems

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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