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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 31/03/2020.

Mental Health Practitioner

Job Reference: 351-MH1037-AF-B

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Mental Health Practitioner
L7F9 L4770 Home Treatment Team Pennine, Blackburn
£30,401 to £37,267 per annum

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire and Sefton area. The Trust was first established in 2002 and employs approximately 7,000 staff who provide care from more than 400 sites.

Mental Health Practitioner

An exciting opportunity has arisen for forward thinking, highly motivated, innovative, dedicated practitioners, to provide care and treatment for those service users who require support from the Community Urgent Care Pathway. This includes the Assessment Team and Home Treatment Team.


You will be able to demonstrate that you reflect Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust (LCFT) values of Teamwork, Integrity, Compassion, Excellence, Respect and Accountability.


You will have experience of working with service users who present with complex mental health needs.


You should be able to demonstrate evidence of care that facilitates a positive culture of patient engagement, a commitment to enhancing the service user and carer experience and of on-going professional development.


You must have the ability to positively influence and adapt to a rapidly developing service that is able to meet the needs of mental health services in Lancashire.


You will have experience of implementing effective, evidence based care management / assessment skills and display excellent communication skills.


The post holder will be able to work independently without close supervision as well as being committed to a Multi-Disciplinary team Approach (MDT) are essential requirements for the post.

If you would like to discuss this post further or want to arrange an informal visit please contact Shirley Foster Team Manager01254 226076.

As part of the pre-employment checks, successful candidates will be required to pay for their own CRB check at a cost of £50. Deductions will be taken from the first 3 months’ salary.

Please note: This post is subject to an enhanced CRB Clearance

All posts are subject to the nationally agreed Agenda for Change terms and conditions.

For further details / informal visits contact:

If you would like to discuss this post further or want to arrange an informal visit please contact Shirley Foster Team Manager01254 226076.

Please ensure that you read the Person Specification attached below as your application will be measured against this document. Applications from job share partners are welcome and other forms of flexible working will be considered for all posts.

For all posts which require a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check please be aware of the DBService Code of Practice, a copy of which is available by logging on to the DBS website.

You are advised to consider applying for LSCFT vacancies as soon as possible as in some instances vacancies are closed as soon as a sufficient number of applications have been received. If you are not invited to interview within 3 weeks of the closing date then please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful, as it is not possible to contact all unsuccessful candidates.

Lancashire & South Cumbria is committed to celebrating difference as an asset and we know that recruiting talent from diverse backgrounds helps to create a more flexible, creative and effective workforce. We welcome applications from people regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion or belief or sexual orientation. If there is anything you’d like to discuss in relation to your application then please ask.

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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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