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Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner

Job Reference: 313-A-20-78007-EE

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
The Agnes Unit - CAMHS Crisis Team

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

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 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

The Agnes Unit - CAMHS Crisis Team

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, Family Young Person and Children's, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services CAMHS Crisis Team are looking to recruit dynamic individuals. Are you that person?

We are seeking to recruit dynamic Nurses to work full time within Crisis Team to join our team in a strong multi-disciplinary setting delivering a service for young people and their families / carers in Leicestershire.

The individuals appointed will work with children, young people and their families (up to 18 years) with the principal objectives of providing crisis assessment and short term intensive, therapeutic interventions to the client group. The successful candidate will have responsibility for the effective management of a community caseload of children and young people referred to the service.

The candidates will need to be confident in understanding the needs of clients with mental health needs and provide appropriate assessments / interventions / therapy and risk management strategies to support them.

The Candidates will also need excellent communication skills, be self-motivated, organised and have a reflective and flexible approach to working with clients with complex needs.

The post holders will be joining a large supportive service with good levels of supervision and personal development. We are passionate about continued development and offer a substantive induction into the service / teams.

Applicants should hold a professionally registered qualification and have experience of working with children, young people and families or within crisis team / mental health settings.

The Crisis service operates from 08.00hr – 22.00hr seven days per week for crisis assessments while 08.00hr – 20.00hr for home treatment. The post holder will be required to work full time (37.5 hours) on an internal rotation.

In addition to the Crisis team we have specialist teams for Outpatients, Adolescent inpatient, Learning Disabilities, Primary Mental health, Looked after and Adopted children, Young Offenders, Homeless children and a Paediatric psychology Services.

Enquiries should be made to Astyn Tinkler Crisis Team Lead 0116 295 0485 or Melissa Parry Crisis Team Lead 01162950485.

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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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

UK Registration

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

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