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Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner

Job Reference: 313-A-21-95341-MA

Employer:
Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Department:
AMH
Location:
Leicester
Salary:
£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.


LEICESTERSHIRE PARTNERSHIP TRUST

Mental Health Directorate

COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Mental Health Practitioner – Band 6 (Based in Primary Care)

Overview:

As part of our mental health transformation programme, we are looking to recruit a number of substantive, full time mental health practitioners to work in primary care settings.

You will be assigned to one of the twenty-five Primary Care Network's (PCNs) across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. You will work autonomously in GP Practice to provide high quality assessment and organise interventions and treatment with the local specialist mental health teams, social care and voluntary sector. In addition you will assist with the transition of individuals as they step back down from secondary care to primary care support.

The Role:

Whilst a full Job and Person specification is attached to this advert, key elements of the role will include (but not be limited to):

  • Delivering comprehensive mental health assessment
  • Organising treatment and interventions
  • Offering advice and guidance to members of the primary care MDT.

The Successful Candidate will:

· Have the qualifications and experience as highlighted in the Person Specification.

· Be an experienced clinician with proven skills in working with people who have a range of complex mental health needs, demonstrating practice that is evidence-based and innovative.

  • Preferably have some experience of working closely with or within primary care.

· Demonstrate adaptability, excellent communication skills and self-motivation.

· Be able to demonstrate appreciation of service users’ needs and a track record of improving care (at interview stage).

Why work with us:

It is an exciting time for mental health services in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. We are rated as the most improved area in the country after making many improvements to our services over the last 18 months. Our community offer is undergoing a major transformation and with this will bring opportunities for progression, personal development and further training (for example non-medical prescribing). This role is significant in moving towards an integrated care system approach and successful candidates will be trailblazing this new approach.

We are committed to a recovery and person centred approach that focuses on helping individuals to identify their strengths and potential to maintain their own mental health and well-being. Leicester is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the UK and therefore we welcome applications from people from a range of backgrounds who reflect and understand the socio-cultural barriers people face.

We are committed to supporting our staff and provide a range of psychologically informed and profession specific supervision as well as a Trustwide health and well-being offer.

If successfully shortlisted you will be invited to an interview which will consist of a presentation and an interview (via MS Teams).

For further information / informal enquiries, please organise via Georgina Kelly, Business Support Officer: Georgina.kelly@leicspart.nhs.uk or mobile: 0734 205 6789




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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