Mental Health Practitioner

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
South of the County
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
16 Apr 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Social Workers - this is not your usual community mental health team!

Do you want to work in a team to provide support in a different way?

We are looking for people full of compassion, enthusiasm and energy to work alongside people in the community to provide high quality care and strong clinical leadership within a countywide community team.

We are an evolving service and our aim to create a co-designed service, where we can work in partnerships with housing, CMHT's & third sector organisations to meet the rehabilitation and recovery needs of individuals accessing our service. We will provide intensive support to people in their own homes with a view to working towards independence.

The service will adopt a psychological approach, to aid understanding of the individual's distress and, have dedicated space for regular case formulation and reflective practice sessions.

The service runs over 7 days 8-8.

Base to be confirmed- South of the County.

To discuss this opportunity in more detail or to arrange an informal visit please contact: Hannah Darrant (Team Co-ordinator) on 07966382940 or

Main duties of the job

To provide a high standard of clinical care ensuring safe and effective assessment, treatment and comprehensive discharge planning using highly developed clinical reasoning skills and appropriate assessment tools.

To work flexibly across a 7-day-a-week service.

To ensure the clinical caseload and clinical practice of nursing members of the Community Rehabilitation Team is of the highest standard of clinical care.

To manage case-load and service delivery in accordance with and in order to contribute towards the attainment of Service/Trust productivity requirements.

To support the Care Co-ordinator, informing care plans, risk assessments and CPA reviews.

To formulate care plans collaboratively based on the recovery goal of the person accessing the service.

Work with individuals to assess their mental health, recognise mental illness and identify their related needs and circumstances; and enable them to understand, manage and where appropriate change their behaviour.

Plan, implement, review and improve interventions to meet people's identified needs and manage their risk.

To assess carers' and family's needs and develop, implement and review programmes of support for cares and families.

Protect people from abuse, neglect and harm.

Enable individuals to develop independent living skills and live well in the community.

About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,800 staff, and serving a population of over 766,000, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England, in an area heralded as a fantastic place to live and work. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!

We are also leading the way in transforming care, with multi-million-pound transformation of patient environments and radical redesign of community services.

This is the time to join and help redesign our services of the future. We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Job description Job responsibilities

Evidences a high level of understanding of the effects of mental illness, alongside an empathetic and empowering approach to meet the individual needs of the patient.

Is keen to demonstrate the distinctive contribution and added value the mental health nurse can offer the multi-disciplinary team.

Is keen to work closely and collaboratively as a dedicated member of the MDT

Evidences a dynamic, creative and positive approach

Exhibits communication skills that shine through, and are essential for this post

Is trustworthy, self-motivated and organised with time

Has experience and understanding of an array of person cantered, holistic, recovery focused interventions

Evidences an understanding of risk assessments and outcome measurement

Evidence of engaging people, building independence and supporting others to learn new skills

Applicants must possess attitudes and values that reflect the excellent standards we are expecting within the CRT

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Recognised Professional Qualification in Registered Nursing (RMN,RLDN), Social Worker (CQSW, DipSW), Occupational Therapy
  • Registered with a professional body e.g. NMC, UKCP, HCPC, BACP
  • Evidence of specialised continued professional training (degree level) in clinical practice
  • Mentorship Module (degree level)
  • ENB998 / FliPS or equivalent
  • Management training
Experience Essential
  • Relevant experience of working with adults with severe mental health needs. Or clear evidence of substantial experience of working with individuals in crisis and skills thay are transferable to community.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
Skills Essential
  • Sound knowledge of national agenda for mental health.
  • Sound knowledge of clinical/risk assessment and understanding of Information Goverance principles
  • Highly developed communication skills.

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