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Band 5 Crisis Team Mental Health Practitioner

Job Reference: 313-A-21-93587-MA

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Valentine Centre
£24,907 - £30,615

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.

Are you looking for a new opportunity?

The CAMHS Crisis Team are seeking to recruit a band 5 Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist

The post holder will be responsible for providing home treatment interventions for children, young people and their families -up to 18 years. The successful candidate will work under the guidance of the senior mental health practitioners in the effective management of a community caseload.

The candidate should have an understanding of young people’s mental health needs, excellent communication skills, be self-motivated and organised and have a reflective and flexible approach to working with clients with complex needs.

The crisis team is in the process of expanding our offer to include group work to help young people following their presentation in crisis - focusing on a DBT model - skills training will be available to help facilitate this group.

The service operates from 08.00hr – 22.00hr seven days per week. The post holder will be required to work full time (37.5 hours) on an internal rotation.

The post is able to offer a structured career progression with recognised training packages: including Crisis intervention with young people, DBT skills and the opportunity to join the national CYPIAPT programme.

There has never been a better time to join our developing team, we are friendly and supportive, and we encourage enthusiastic applicants to apply.

Enquiries to be made to Melissa Parry team lead and Astyn Tinkler team lead on 01162950485

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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