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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/11/2020.

Band 6 Developmental Primary Mental Health Worker

Job Reference: 313-A-20-86901-NS

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
The Valentine Centre
£31,365, £33,176, £33,779, £37,890

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 Developmental Primary Mental Health Worker (CAMHS, Families, Young People and Children Services)

x1 Band 6 (permanent/substantive) at 37.5 hours per week.

x1 Band 6 (0.6 WTE) 22.5 hrs per week.

Based at The Valentine Centre, Gorse Hill Hospital Site, Anstey Lane, Leicester, LE7 7GX

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, Families, Young People and Children’s (FYPC) Division, provides Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) to Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. This is a good opportunity to join a well-established Primary Mental Health Service and contribute to delivering the “Future in Mind 2015” aspirations, of improved access to services. This is through building capacity in the children and young people’s work force across Leicester Leicestershire and Rutland; for early identification and intervention in partnership with children young people and their families/ carers and other key stake holders.

We are looking for innovative staff from a range of professional backgrounds such as; .Mental Health Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Education or Clinical Psychology who have professional registration and the relevant qualifications. It is essential that the post holder has experience of working with children and young people, who present with range of mental health problems Applicants, should be interested in developing experience in the delivery of targeted Level 2 specialist Primary Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

As a member of the Primary Mental Health Team you will:

• Undertake mental health assessments including risk assessment and interventions, working alongside primary care, multi-agency partners and alongside colleagues in Specialist CAMHS level 3 services.

• Provide advice to primary care and other FYPC professionals regarding child and adolescent mental health issues for the 0-18 year’s age group.

• Contribute to the delivery of consultation to all those working with children and young people, about mental health issues.

• Contribute to the existing multi-agency partnerships, ensuring effective communication within FYPC and other children and young people’s’ services and to the strategic development and delivery of integrated CAMHS care pathways for the local population, in line with the CAMHS/Leicestershire Partnership Transformation agenda.

You must have excellent communication skills, be flexible, self-motivated and have evidence of experience in multi-agency working.

For an informal discussion please contact Parminder Bains or Dorothy Sebuliba; Senior Primary Mental Health Workers on Telephone Number: 0116 295 5050.

The closing date is the 23rd November 2020.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 1st December 2020 at Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, The Valentine Centre Gorse Hill Hospital Site Anstey Lane Leicester LE7 7GX or virtually depending on public health guidance.

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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