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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/04/2021.

Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner

Job Reference: 313-A-21-93535-MA

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion Service
£31,365 - £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.

Not all Heroes wear capes. Now more than ever, being a #NHSHero is something to be proud about. We are currently looking for a Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner to join us in the Emergency and Urgent Care Pathway.

The Emergency and Urgent Care pathway is the first contact for people to have with mental health services especially when they are unwell. As a team we are looking for experienced practitioners from a variety of disciplines including nursing, social work, and occupational therapy. The teams all work closely together with CRT and the Urgent Care Hub. Our aim is for everyone who has contact with our teams to have a smooth seamless experience of care no matter which team they see.

The Teams

Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion service

You’ll be joining a team who work together engaging people who are often at their most vulnerable. We support people not only with their mental health, learning disability but other vulnerabilities that cause them to come into contact with the police. The team is all aged and based at Keyham Lane police station; we work across the Leicestershire Police force custody suites and offer a comprehensive outreach service to engage them throughout the process.

Street Triage Team

This service responds to live police incidents that are reported to Leicestershire Police. The team is responsible for triage of the incidents and to provide appropriate information and advice to officers working alongside you. There is also the expectation that you will attend those incidents and complete an assessment of those individuals where appropriate.

PAVE (Pro-Active Vulnerability Engagement team)

The PAVE Team is responsible for working with high demand users of services and is a joint initiative between Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, Leicestershire Police and Turning Point. The basis of the team is to work with those service users to improve their access to services and hopefully help with their overall quality of life.

SARC (Sexual Assault Referral Centre) & Victim First

These services offer support the victims of crimes and offers mental health support, they are embedded into those areas and we offer her advice and support to these areas, as well as offering assessment and onward referrals to those individuals.

The Role

The service provides screening and assessment of those who come into contact with Leicestershire Police. The team is a true partnership and are co-located at Keyham Lane Police Station, there is an expectation that you will be flexible and work across the team in partnership with the police and other services. The team currently works 12 hour shifts on a rota basis over a 7 days week, you will also need to hold a full driving licence and have access to a vehicle. There is also an expectation that you would be willing to apply and pass police vetting so that you are able to work autonomously throughout the service.

Next Steps

If you like what you’ve read, please apply and the team will be in touch. If you’d like to have an informal visit or conversation, please contact Vicky Pettit on 07500915627

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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