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Band 7 Team Leader/Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Job Reference: 313-A-21-91895-AW

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Urgent Care and Access Pathway
£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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Team Leader/ Senior Mental Health Practitioner to join The Urgent Care and Access Pathway. The post is open to experienced practitioners from a variety of disciplines including nursing, social work, and occupational therapy who are passionate and motivated.

There are two posts one in the newly formed Mental Health Urgent Care Hub and one in the Crisis Resolution Team.

The Mental Health Urgent Care Hub is a new service which allows patients in a mental health crisis to receive a mental health assessment urgently, taking referrals from other emergency services (ambulance, 111 etc) and is an alternative for those presenting in A&E.

The Mental Health Urgent Care Hub was set up in response to the Covid 19 pandemic but due to its success has now been taken on as a permanent service within the Urgent Care & Access Pathway.

The other post will be an opportunity to join our busy crisis service, as a team lead and senior Mental Health Practitioner. Crisis Resolution Home Treatment team provides an assessment and home treatment service where intense input is required to prevent hospital admission or support early transition from hospital.

You will need to be a motivated and dynamic leader who can inspire and motivate your team to provide high quality clinical care.

The successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to work independently, also demonstrate flexibility in the way they work and able to take on different roles within the pathway, insuring a clear leadership vision is maintained.

This service will operate 365 days a year over a 24 hour rotation providing cover day and night. Part of the role staff will be expected to work shift pattern (not usually nights).

For further information please e-mail Saskya Falope at or Rachael Eldessouky to arrange an informal discussion.

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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