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Band 6 - Mental Health Practitioner

Job Reference: 313-A-21-104853-EL

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Camhs Crisis Team Plus
The Valentine Centre
£32,306 - £39,027

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.

Band 6 - CAMHS Crisis Mental Health Practitioner with £2000 RECRUIRMENT INCENTIVE

37.5 hours

Are you looking for a new opportunity?

Do you enjoy the challenge of new ways of working?


The CAMHS Crisis Team are seeking to recruit experienced practitioners from a variety of disciplines including nursing, social work, and occupational therapy, the team has recently secured new investment to expand and strengthen our crisis team by offering specialised CAMHS support to meet the needs of young people who are attending A+E or are admitted to the children’s hospital.


Job Responsibilities

To undertake comprehensive assessments, clinical formulation and brief intervention for young people that present in crisis, ensuring you support the young person to be heard, validated, and understood.


Be responsible for the effective delivery of care of the young person under the care of the home treatment taking on the role of lead professional.


Be able to assess, interpret and implement treatment plans of children and young people’s conditions, developing, implementing, and evaluating specialist packages of care, including the involvement of multi-agency input around the children and young people’s needs.


Make appropriate judgments that improve the treatment outcomes for the child, young person and their families’ as well as enhance resilience and recovery and reduces risks to themselves or others.


Service operating hours + Working pattern

This will be a 24-hour, seven days a week service, including Bank Holidays and staff will be required to participate fully in the 24-hour rota

Typically, the following shifts are worked: 08.00- 20.00 or 10.00- 22.00 Night shifts are 20.00 to 08.00.


Some of the benefits of joining our team:


Incentives of up to £2000 for joining the team £500 for remaining post 6mths, a further £500 for remaining post for 18mths and a further £1000 for remaining in post 36mths

Salary ranging from £32,306 - £39,027 per annum

Flexible working opportunities and a strong emphasis on your work, life balance

Annual leave – 27 days for new starters, plus bank holidays. Increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years NHS service. Pro rata for part time staff

Excellent learning and development opportunities the team has a recognised training package: including Crisis intervention with young people, DBT skills and the opportunity to join the national CYPIAPT programme.

Lease car scheme and salary sacrifice

Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave for eligible staff

Confidential telephone care service providing independent support and advice for staff -Amica


Enquiries to be made to Astyn Tinkler Team Lead and Melissa Parry Team Manager on 0116 2950485


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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