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Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner

Job Reference: 313-A-21-99712-NAS

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
OSL House - Assertive Outreach Service
£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 NHS Trust

Not all Heroes wear capes. Now more than ever, being a #NHSHero is something to be proud about. We’re currently looking for a Mental Health Practitioner to join us at OSL House - Assertive Outreach Service.

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, motivated, hard-working individual to join the Assertive Outreach (AO) Service. An RMN or Registered Nurse (Part 13) qualification and post registration experience at Band 5 (or equivalent) are essential. Relevant post basic education and training is important and previous Community experience is desirable.

The AO Service is a community-based service that utilises a team approach in order to provide comprehensive care packages for people with severe and enduring mental health problems residing in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland with the aim of reducing admission to hospital. AO is a tertiary service who take referrals from CMHT’s, Forensic Service, PIER and in-patient areas.

Candidates will need to demonstrate a commitment to providing comprehensive care packages for people with enduring mental health problems within their own homes. Excellent assessment, risk management, organisational and communication skills are essential along with experience and a good working knowledge of the Care Programme Approach, Community mental health legislation and Hospital admission / discharge processes.

The ability to use your initiative and manage your time effectively is required along with the ability to work as part of a team and wider multi-agency services.

The working pattern for the post will be Monday to Sunday 9.00am to 5.00pm.

Applicants must be car drivers/owners (or have a suitable alternative). A Car Leasing and Car Salary Sacrifice scheme are currently in operation subject to meeting the acceptance criteria. If you currently hold a lease car through the NHS with another employer, it may be possible to transfer to lease over.

Join us and we will make sure that you have every opportunity to grow personally and professionally, with excellent learning and development initiatives at every stage of your career

For further information please contact Dawn Holding (Team Manager) or Lynn Wroe, (Senior Practitioner) at OSL House on 0116 295 0700


We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients. Some roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you in the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information about applying and working for us are contained in the documents linked to our advert.

It is a statutory requirement for roles that involve work in care homes that staff are up to date with their Covid vaccination status to be able to work in that environment, unless the person has a valid medical exemption. Where a role requires this, they will need to demonstrate that they meet this requirement during the recruitment process.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, these are set in advance at a team level and you will join an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider appointable applicants for similar vacancies in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of new staff (excluding medical staff) is subject to a 6 month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. 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.

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants ‘at risk’ within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview over other candidates who apply for posts.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

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

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