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Mental Health Practitioner

Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year pa
Closing date
22 Mar 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced nurse, AHP/social worker to join our new Reconnect service within the Court Liaison and Diversion service based at HMP Leeds and HMP Wealstun

Main duties of the job

If you are an experienced band registered nurse, AHP or social worker with an interest in working within the criminal justice system, we would love to hear from you.

Successful applicants will be given a trust and service induction, clinical and managerial supervision as well as learning opportunities relevant to the role.

For informal visits or any further information, please contact:-

Sarah Russo- Head of Operations for Forensic Services at LYPFT

Nicola Tutty- Innovation and Pathways Manager Wakefield Council

About us

The Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT) is the main provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services in Leeds. We also provide specialist inpatient services in York and some highly specialised services across the country. As a teaching trust with strong links to local universities, we are a centre of excellence for teaching,research and development.

There are many benefits of working for LYPFT including fantastic employee wellbeing support, 27 - 33 days annual leave, flexible working and remote working arrangements, the NHS Pension Scheme (LYPFT pays 20.6% into your scheme each year), coaching, support and opportunities for career development and training and education support alongside a range of exclusive discounts and payment schemes including for cars, extra leave days and more organisations such as Blue Light Card, Health Service Discounts and NHS Discount Offers.

We also have an incredible bank department, offering variety of roles in nursing, allied health professions, healthcare support worker and administration clerical. Permanent employees are automatically added to bank. Bank-only workers can choose the hours they want to work and will have the opportunity to gain additional experience, keep skills up to date, develop new ones and earn extra money without having to commit to a permanent role. For an informal discussion or more information please contact the team

Job description
Job responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities:

Liaise closely with Criminal Justice Partners to work with individuals who have been referred to the service prior to release, to undertake medical and social care assessments to identify their health and social care needs and tailor a package of support which will assist them in accessing identified local services.

Facilitate links to Reconnect Navigators and Peer Support Workers to ensure timely and appropriate referrals, to ensure the effective transfer from prison to community-based healthcare.

To contribute to the quality assurance of assessments, plans and interventions to ensure they meet the required standard and to take swift remedial action when they are inadequate or of poor quality.

To ensure that up to date, accurate case records are maintained, ensuring that information is recorded and managed within the Data Protection Act guidelines and to ensure the safety and adherence to policy guidelines of any information transferred to other agencies.

Reduce the number of vulnerable adults and children who are at risk of harm by identifying safeguarding concerns and making appropriate referrals.

Identify risk and share information about vulnerable people with other agencies, to ensure risk is managed and vulnerable people are safeguarded.

Ensure the continued promotion of the safeguarding agenda and to prioritise the well-being and safety of service users and members of staff.

Contribute to the development of policies and procedures and to work collaboratively with the Service Management Team in achieving organisational objectives and priorities

Contribute to the induction and training of members of staff working within the Reconnect teams.

To meet responsibilities under health and safety at work guidance and legislation.

To provide out of hours telephone guidance and direction to practitioners on a rota basis.

To promote the Reconnect programme within local partnerships and the national network of professionals and organisations.

Person Specification
  • Registered Health Care professional with current registration

Experience / Skills
  • Evidence of actively engaging with service users and carers in the delivery of care
  • Experience in mental health or Learning Disabilities services working with difficult to engage individuals

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