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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/04/2021.

Community Mental Health Nurse/Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 173-02121-OPS-B

Employer:
Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Practitioner
Location:
Leeds
Salary:
£24,907 - £30,615 Per Annum

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We are currently looking to recruit either a band 5 Mental Health Nurse or Occupational Therapist to Older Peoples Services Community Mental Health Teams. We are looking forcommitted and motivated practitioners who want to consolidate their practice in community services and develop their skills, experience and knowledge. The successful applicants will be expected to demonstrate the capacity to work independently but under the supervision of senior team members. You will receive clinical supervision / mentorship and a robust personal development plan to support and develop your practice.

Post registration experience is not essential but you must be able to demonstrate an in depth understanding of the needs of Service Users with severe, enduring and complex mental health needs including mood disorders, psychosis and dementia. An understanding of the needs around dementia would be desirable but not essential as the successful candidate will receive training and supervision from a senior practitioner. As a band 5 practitioner you will provide professional input into the Multi Disciplinary team and you will be required to provide care co-ordination within the framework of the CPA process. Service User involvement is at the centre of our approach and you will embrace this in your practice. You will be able to demonstrate a range of therapeutic interventions and be committed to the concept of recovery.

You will need to be able to work independently out in the community as well as being part of a Multi-Disciplinary team which comprises of professionals from multidisciplinary backgrounds working collaboratively to provide specialist community focused mental health services.. It is essential that you have a full UK driving licence and use of a car. Successful applicants will be offered a comprehensive continuing professional development package which will include access to appraisal, clinical and managerial supervision. Newly qualified or soon to be qualified applicants will be considered.

Currently we have a team in three areas across the city and we are looking to recruit in each area. These are situated in Armley, Chapel Allerton and Middleton. Service operating hours are Monday to Friday, 09.00-17.00. It would be recommended to contact the services for further information and discussion about the posts.

**Please note any correspondence following application will be sent via trac.jobs & the Trust's Resourcing Team**

For further details / informal visits contact:

Kay Tschanschek on 0113 8550547.




All applications submitted will be held by TRAC.systems and the Trust Resourcing team. If you are unsuccessful at interview your details will be held for a further 6 months and then deleted.

***Please note that from 1st July 2018, all new employees will be required to pay for their DBS Check, and to subscribe to the DBS Update Service.***

If a DBS Check is required for your role the Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost of the DBS check (Enhanced Check £48 or Standard Check £30) by way of deductions from your salary over the first 3 consecutive months of employment with the Trust. As a condition of your employment you will also be required to register with and to participate in the DBS Update Service, and will be responsible for maintaining payment, and subscription to the DBS Update Service (£13 annual payment).DBS checks for volunteers remain free of charge.

NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk of redundancy’ will, wherever possible be offered an interview, provided that they demonstrate that they meet all the essential shortlisting criteria of the post. If you are ‘at risk of redundancy’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application.

The Trust reserves the right to close the vacancy before the closing date.

In view of Home Office Immigration Regulations all applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the ESR IAT process should you be appointed to the post.

The Trust currently pays a non-consolidated supplement in order that all our staff receive the equivalent of the Living Wage Foundation Rate.

Please note: The Trust does not offer reimbursement of interview expenses.


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.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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