Community Mental Health Practitioner

Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
27 Mar 2023

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Old Age
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an experienced mental health nurse looking for the next step in your career? Want flexibility and a Monday to Friday working pattern to accommodate your work / home life balance? If you are a qualified Mental Health Nurse or Occupational Therapist then consider joining our friendly multi-disciplinary Community Mental Health Teams within Older Peoples Services, with vacancies in the North and South of Leeds.

You will have post registration experience and be able to demonstrate an in depth understanding of the needs of Service Users with severe, enduring and complex mental health needs. An understanding of the needs around dementia would be desirable, however are not essential as we shall provide you with specialist training and development to ensure you are fully supported in this role.

Main duties of the job

You will manage a varied and complex caseload which will include completing holistic and specialised assessments and therapeutic interventions. You will possess excellent case management skills as you will be required to provide care co-ordination within the framework of the CPA process. Service User involvement is at the centre of our approach and this should be reflected in your values and practice. You will be able to demonstrate a range of therapeutic interventions and be committed to the concept of recovery. Although working within a multidisciplinary team you will have the opportunity to work autonomously and flexibly.

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

You will have experience in a supervision role and be able to make a positive contribution to the development of the service. You will be encouraged to have access to regular supervision and to maintain your professional development. A good positive attitude towards this specialised client group needs to be demonstrated and also the aptitude to the contribution of continual development of the service incorporating evidence based practice.

This role is community based and there is an expectation that you will provide senior nursing direction to junior staff and students across the localities. It is essential that you have a full UK driving licence and use of a car.

Please contact us to arrange an informal visit.

Person Specification
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse/Occupational Therapist

  • Experience of working with older adults

  • Knowledge of interventions and skills to work within OPS speciality

  • Access to a car

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