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Mental Health Practitioner (Social Worker)

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

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Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
It is an exciting time for Mental Health Services in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. We are rated as the most improved area in the Country after making many improvements to our services. This role is significant in moving towards an integrated care system approach and successful candidates will be trailblazing this new approach.

We are committed to a recovery and person-centred approach that focuses on helping individuals to identify their strengths and potential to maintain their own mental health and well-being. Leicester is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the UK and therefore we welcome applications from people from a range of backgrounds who reflect and understand the socio-cultural barriers people face.

We are looking to recruit a number of Mental Health Practitioners (MHPs) to work across our Primary Care Network (PCN) and have vacancies both in the County and City PCNs. You will be assigned to a PCN where you will work across the GP practices within that network.

We are committed to support our Practitioners with learning development and career progression.

There are a number of training opportunities that we can offer including Non-medical prescribing and Decider skills. We provide time weekly for psychologically informed and profession specific supervision as well as a Trust-wide health and well-being offer.

    For further information / informal enquiries, please contact Vicky Sibley


    Mobile: 07881037587

    Main duties of the job

    The role will be based in GP Practices, the Community base and some homeworking.

    You will be assigned to one of the Primary Care Network's (PCNs) across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to work autonomously in GP Practice to provide mental health Triage assessments, signpost, onward referrals and follow up appointments to provide short term interventions.

    Ideal Candidates will also be qualified to prescribe and or support with medication changes although we welcome applications for those who would like to work towards this qualification.

    Practitioners provide specialist clinical knowledge and interventions to service users in primary care setting. This will include working with the practice team to support service users with common mental health problems.

    The Successful Candidate will be an experienced Clinician with proven skills in working with people who have a range of common mental health needs, demonstrating practice that is evidence-based and innovative.

    In return for your hard work and your professional, caring and reliable service we offer:
    • Training and Development opportunities including supervision which are aimed at developing your career in the direction you want to take it.
    • Experience gained by working in a variety of environments.
    • Free uniform.
    • Enhanced pay for anti-social hours worked.
    • A wide range of benefits (attached) to enhance your work/life balance and pocket!

    Please see attached full job description for further information

    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: Social Worker.
    • 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 service users with complex needs.
    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.

    UK Registration
    Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

    Employer details Employer name
    Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
    Narborough Health Centre

    Thornton Drive




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