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Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner

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

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Therapy Service for People with Personality Disorder (TSPPD/FDL).
  • We have roles for Band 6 staff with a core profession in both pathways for Mentalization Based Treatment (MBT) Hub and the Structured clinical management team.
  • The MBT Hub delivers therapy within both traditional standalone group therapy settings and within our Nationally recognised and accredited Therapeutic Community setting: Francis Dixon Lodge.
  • For the SCM posts you will be working with Locality treatment and recovery teams (CMHT's) to deliver groups-based interventions as part of the newly developing pathway for adults who present with difficulties associated with Personality Disorder. Whilst this is a training post, experience of working with this group of individuals in a psychotherapeutic manner is a requirement for this role but this will be assessed through interview and experience gained in a non-therapy setting will be valued.
  • There are different treatment options within our service which include longer term and shorter-term programmes.
  • You will receive training , support and regular supervision .
  • You will be working within sub-teams which include senior clinical staff, assistant psychology staff and peer support workers to work collaboratively with service users.
  • We are advertising for full-time positions but would consider part-time and flexible working if the service can accommodate this.

Main duties of the job

The posts are likely to suit someone who enjoys challenges and working in a team, is flexible, and has an ongoing commitment to working with Personality Disorder within group settings. We would welcome applications from registered individuals who are reflective and can consider the therapeutic relationship and the impact the work has on them. Candidates will require high levels of energy, enthusiasm, commitment and resilience to succeed in this role, which is important in further improving mental health services for the diverse population we serve.

The MBT Hub is a small, experienced team, therefore being able to work alongside other professionals is an essential asset. You would be supported to progress within MBT training.

The SCM role involves delivering treatments within groups and the individual sessions which form part of the Structured Clinical Management treatment pathway.

You will also be working within the TSPPD team based at Gwendolen house and with staff working into the MBT treatment pathway such as the Therapeutic Community and Mentalisation Based intervention programme. There is support in place to manage treatment group dynamics, this involves detailed planning and supervision to ensure that groups are being run in line with the SCM stance.

Assessment, safeguarding and risk management would be an intrinsic part of the role .

You must have a core profession and significant experience of working with the client group .

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
  • 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
  • Significant experience of undertaking comprehensive mental health assessments
  • Demonstrates motivation and commitment to providing high quality service user centred care
  • and patient education
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

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