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Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner

Job Reference: 313-A-19-74874-UZ1

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
OSL House - Assertive Outreach Service
£30,401 / £32,525 / £33,587 / £34,782 / £37,267

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? If so read on and take a look at the opportunity below...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust provides a range of community health services for both physical and mental health conditions, as well as a range of specialist services supporting people of all ages including family and young people services, mental health, learning disabilities and physical health community and inpatient services.

We deliver services to the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Our 5500 staff serve a population of one million from over 100 sites across the region.

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, motivated, hard-working individual to join the Assertive Outreach (AO) Service. An RMN or Registered Nurse (Part 13) qualification or relevant Allied Mental Health professional qualifications (Occupational Therapist or Social Worker) and post registration experience at Band 5 (or equivalent) are essential. Relevant post basic education and training is important and previous community experience is desirable.

The AO Service is a community based service that utilises a team approach in order to provide comprehensive care packages for people with severe and enduring mental health problems residing in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland with the aim of reducing admission to hospital. AO is a tertiary service who take referrals from CMHT’s, Forensic Service, PIER and in-patient areas.

Candidates will need to demonstrate a commitment to providing comprehensive care packages for people with enduring mental health problems within their own homes. Excellent assessment, risk management, organisational and communication skills are essential along with experience and a good working knowledge of the Care Programme Approach, Community mental health legislation and Hospital admission / discharge processes.

The ability to use your initiative and manage your time effectively is required along with the ability to work as part of a team and wider multi-agency services.

The working pattern for the post will be Monday to Sunday 9.00am to 5.00pm.

Applicants must be car drivers/owners (or have a suitable alternative). A salary sacrifice car scheme is currently in operation (if desired).

Join us, and we will make sure that you have every opportunity to grow personally and professionally, with excellent learning and development initiatives at every stage of your career

For further information please contact Dawn Holding (Team Manager) or Lynn Wroe, Dee Chidenga or Dave Hunt (Senior Practitioners) at OSL House on 0116 295 0700

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end 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, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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