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Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner (Subject to AFC Banding)

Job Reference: 313-A-20-80342-EE

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Criminal Justice, Keyham Lane
£30,401 / £32,525 / £33,587 / £34,782 / £37,267

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.

Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner (Subject to AFC Banding)

The Leicester Liaison and Diversion team are currently undergoing a service remodel to focus on a vulnerability model. This is in line with our commissioners NHS England.

The team work closely with other Criminal Justice teams and have frequent interface with LPT services.

The objective of the Liaison and Diversion team is to support people of any age with a variety of vulnerabilities whilst they are in contact with the criminal justice system. We engage with some of the most vulnerable and hard to reach people, with the aim being to provide support and refer to additional services to reduce the likelihood of re-offending.

The team consists of a variety of disciplines and work closely with partner organisations.

We have vacancies within the Magistrates Court, and the outreach community team. Your role will involve:

-Assessing and referring on people of all ages and all vulnerabilities, and contributing to diverting them from the criminal justice system where appropriate

-Working closely with the police, courts and wider L&D team and liaising with other services

-Writing structured reports for use in the magistrates' court

We are looking for dynamic individuals who are passionate about supporting vulnerable individuals and who have a desire to work in a forward thinking team. If you have experience of supporting and assessing people in a holistic and environment manner and care about the complexities of someone who is in the criminal justice system then please come and see us.

We would particularly encourage applications from Social Workers and Occupational Therapists. We would also particularly welcome applications from professionals with experience of working with children and young people.

We are looking for individuals who strive to work to the trust values of compassion, respect, integrity and trust.

It would be advantageous to make contact and come and visit the team to gain an understanding of how we work.

Driving is essential.

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.

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

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