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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 11/06/2021.

Band 7 Mental Health Practitioner / CPN

Job Reference: 313-A-21-95969-EE

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Westcotes House - CAMHS
£38,890/ £40,894 / £44,503

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.

Mental Health Practitioner/CPN

30 hours per week

We are delighted to be able to offer an opportunity to join an exciting new project within the Young People’s Team.

The Young People’s team is one of the specialist teams within CAMHS, providing mental health assessment and intervention to young people and their families deemed to be at high risk of mental health difficulties (Looked After children, Adopted Children, homeless children, Young Offenders).

YPT has recently been successful in a bid for additional funding to continue to deliver and develop the YOS-ACES project. The YOS-ACES project is funded by NHS England, Public Health and the Violence Reduction Network and is one of multiple national projects looking at developing trauma informed practice within Youth offending services. The project has been running since 2019 and has recently secured on-going funding following a national review by the Anna Freud Centre.

The YOS-ACES project offers a direct clinical service to young people who are deemed to be at risk of mental and physical health difficulties due to the presence of multiple adverse childhood experiences. In addition, the project aims to upskill workers within the youth justice system and wider system in trauma informed practice, through a combination of training, case formulation meetings, reflective practice, consultation and joint working.

The service aims to work across all levels of the Youth offending service and will also work with senior managers and commissioners to ensure trauma informed practice is considered in service design and delivery.

Currently, the YOS-ACES project is staffed by a Forensic Psychologist working across both city and county youth offending services. The successful post holder will be joining the team at an exciting stage of the project development so will be able to contribute to the decisions about the future direction of the service as well as increasing capacity to deliver the clinical service.

We are looking for a Mental Health Practitioner/CPN to expand the skill set of the team. The successful candidate must have an enthusiasm for working with young offenders and experience of multi-agency working. An awareness of the impact of childhood adversity on the developing child is vital as well, as a clear understanding of the implications of this in practice.

We are looking for a psychologically minded clinician with a good understanding of the psychological and social determinants of emotional distress and offending behaviour. The post will include a significant level of indirect clinical activity (training, consultation etc..) as well as direct clinical activity.

The post holder must be a confident and competent presenter and have experience of delivering training to professional groups. The post holder must have training and experience in mental health, assessing and managing risk and working therapeutically with children and young people/young adults. Formal training in therapeutic interventions is desirable. Experience of working within youth justice and/or the criminal justice system is also desirable.

The YOS-ACES project sits within the service offer of YPT and therefore the post holder will have significant levels of support from clinicians with extensive experience in this area.

For informal discussion about the role/project, please contact Kay Lord (Clinical Team leader) or Alex Levy (Forensic Psychologist) on 0116 295 2998

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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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.

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