Community Mental Health Practitioner

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

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic Registered Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists and Social workers to work in the Working Age Community Mental Health Service, support service users recovery within the community. You will be recovery focussed, have good risk assessment skills and have a good range of therapeutic interventions supported by evidence-based practice.

Our Community Mental Health Teams is a Monday to Friday service with the core hours being 9am to 5pm, however offering flexibility as we offer a hybrid model of working and flexible working arrangements. We require motivated individuals, with good initiative and organisational skills. You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing interventions for working age adults. You will ensure that the service users' recovery goals are identified and central to their formulation and care planning needs.

This is an exciting time to be a part of the service due to the upcoming community transformation programme, a national programme of change to improve community mental health care & support for those with severe and enduring mental illness (SMI). The unique opportunity to work alongside experts by experience, third sector partners, primary care and adult social care to truly develop and improve services to tackling health inequalities and meet the needs of the communities with serve is truly refreshing and will be extremely rewarding.

Main duties of the job

With access to appropriate clinical and management supervision the post holder will have or will develop and will be able to demonstrate in practice a range of appropriate skills to include assessment (including risk assessment), formulation, safety planning and clinical interventions.

The role provides opportunity to coordinate the care of service users, throughout their engagement with the service and wider services if these are required. To achieve this the post holder, through a range of defined competencies, will acquire all of the skills necessary to carry out role. This will include a requirement to practice care co-ordination skills through shadowing opportunities and supervision. Workload will be continually negotiated through supervision and case load management with the appropriate clinical team managers.

As a Band 6 you will work as a Care Coordinator and be an integral part of the Community Mental Health Team. You will undertake shared roles and responsibilities such as initial assessments, care co-ordination and team duty. In addition you will be required to carry out specific assessments and interventions. You will be expected to develop and deliver complex service user focussed Care Plans and provide excellent packages of care, further supported by a Multi-Disciplinary Team and Formulation process. .

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

  • The post holder will through a range of defined competencies acquire all of the skills necessary to progress into the role of care coordinator. This will include a requirement to practice care co-ordination skills in the clinical setting.
  • To seek out and engage in management and clinical supervision with senior clinicians and clinical team managers.
  • To establish priorities in workload in partnership with senior team members and ensure effective use of time and resources.
  • To maintain a commitment to person centred care and to promote the use of the recovery model where appropriate.
  • To support and carry out comprehensive holistic mental health assessments, formulation, safety plans, the planning and implementation of appropriate care and outcome measures.
  • To act as a positive role model, providing support to other team members
  • You will also be expected to employ leadership within your role and will provide Clinical Supervision, Preceptorship and support to junior colleagues. Student education and support is inherent to this role

Person Specification
  • Relevant Core Professional Qualification - i.e. Diploma OT/BHSc OT, Dip SW, RN (Mental Health), or other relevant qualification

  • Experience of working with people with ongoing and mental health needs.
  • Experience of working with people at risk
  • Can demonstrate experience of formulating care plans for people.

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