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

Band 4 Qualified Assistant Practitioner

Job Reference: 313-A-21-96014-SB

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
£21,892 - £24,157

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 NHS Trust-Families, Young People and Children Division

CAMHS Learning Disability Team -Outreach Service

Qualified Assistant Practitioner - Band 4

37.5 hours permanent position

(Consideration will be given to requests for a 30 hour post)

(It is essential applicants read the additional information for CAMHS LDT alongside the generic job description and person specification)

The CAMHS Learning Disability Team is a nationally recognised service that has been praised for its high quality care in supporting young people with Intellectual disabilities. The CAMHS Learning Disability team supports young people with a moderate-profound Intellectual disability who may present with challenging behaviours, mental health needs and neurodevelopmental conditions. The team works closely with the young people and their family/carers to improve their overall quality of life.

The post holder will work within a multi-disciplinary service and support in the assessment, treatment and intervention process of the young people with a moderate-profound Intellectual disability. In addition to the multi-disciplinary team, the service also contains a range of specialist nurses in the field of Positive Behaviour Support, autism, ADHD, sleep, communication, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and non-medical prescribers. This provides a great opportunity in supporting the development of the successful candidate.

The role will involve working within various settings including family homes, short break services, schools, day patient and inpatient settings to ensure that the assessment and intervention is effective in achieving the best outcome for the young people and their families/carers.

In addition to this, the role of the Assistant Practitioner is pivotal in ensuring the undertaking of physical health assessments and monitoring of children and young people in regard to medication monitoring is undertaken regularly.

As an Assistant Practitioner within the service, you will work closely with the clinical team to support young people and their families who may be at risk of admission to an inpatient setting. Due to the nature of the service, the post holder will require an ability to work flexibly to respond to the needs of the patient and service. As a result, the post requires a working pattern of early and late shifts, across the week including bank holidays and weekends. At times, there will also be the need to take part in a 24 hour rota which includes night shifts with sufficient notice given.

The position is for a full-time post (37.5 hours). However, part time working a minimum of 30 hours over 4 days will be considered. The role requires the successful candidate to work across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and therefore requiring use of a vehicle to carry out this role.

Due to the nature of this work, there will be times in which the young people we support will present with behaviours that pose a risk to themselves or others. The successful candidate will be required to have the emotional and physical capacity to undertake MAPA Safe Holding to ensure the safety of the young people and those supporting them.

Please contact David Harrison, CAMHS LDT Outreach Manager on 0116 2255633

Interviews are planned to be held on the Tuesday 22nd June and, if necessary, Friday 25th June.




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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