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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 07/08/2020.

Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner

Job Reference: 313-A-20-83372-MA

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Homeless mental health service

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.

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, motivated, hardworking female individual to join the Homeless Mental Health Service based at OSL House on a secondment or Fixed term contract basis until 31.03.21. An RMN or Registered Nurse (Part 13) qualification and post registration experience at band 5 (or equivalent) are essential. Relevant post basic education/training and knowledge of local and national homelessness & domestic violence issues are important and previous community experience is desirable.

The HMHS is a small Multi-Disciplinary Service, utilising a team approach in order to provide comprehensive mental health Outreach / Assessment & Access to treatment services for people who experiencing mental health problems who are homeless within Leicester City. The team is an active partner within the wider multi-agency statutory & voluntary sector homeless services within Leicester, and as such the successful applicant would be expected to help facilitate this partnership.

The post will be part of this wider multi-disciplinary team, but also delivering 1-1 assessment & support to women fleeing domestic violence in female refuges, and taking a key role in the delivery of this specific project, and as such the post holder is therefore required to be female.

Candidates will demonstrate an ability to provide care for people presenting with mental health difficulties within a variety of settings including day centres, hostels, refuges and general public settings (street etc). Excellent assessment, risk management, organisational and communication skills are essential along with a good working knowledge of the Care Programme Approach & Hospital admission / discharge process. 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 homeless services.

The working pattern for the post will be Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm (times flexible around service needs). Although the role requires some public transport use (within city centre), applicants must be car drivers/owners (or have a suitable alternative) in order to fulfil the wider flexible outreach role.

Please ensure that you have your line manager’s approval before applying.

For further information contact Phil Johnson, Senior Practitioner on 0116 295 8442 or Dawn Holding, Team Manager 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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