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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/12/2021.

Mental Health Practitioner

Job Reference: 274-LPFT7501

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Lincolnshire Secure Unit
£32,306 to £39,027 pa

Here at LPFT, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

We employ around 2,700 staff who are pivotal in our success.

Do you want to join a Trust rated by our own staff as one of the best mental health trusts in England, located in a county heralded as a fantastic place to live and work?

We provide mental health, learning disability and autism services to a local population of over 755,000 across 45 sites, as well as specialist services for children and young people.

We are leading the way with mental health transformation projects. Multi-million-pound schemes to transform patient environments and radically redesign community services are currently underway, as part of our commitment to reshaping the future of mental healthcare.

We believe the key to high quality patient care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in the Care Quality Commission rating us as ‘outstanding’ for well led and ‘good’ overall, and 75% of our staff recommending us as a place to work.

We offer options for flexible working and provide development pathways and opportunities. We have a proud partnership with the University of Lincoln and the Lincoln Medical School, which has expanded our academic offerings to nurture talent across the Trust.

We are committed to ensuring our workforce is diverse at all levels. We are currently under-represented particularly at senior leadership level, so we welcome applications from women, people with disabilities, people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, and those from the LGBT communities.

We support and celebrate diversity. We have active staff network groups for Black Asian Minority Ethnics (BAME), Lesbian Gay Bi-Sexual Transgender (LGBT+), staff with Mental and Physical Lived Experience (MAPLE) and our dedicated groups for men and women. We are a Silver Standard Employer with ENEI, were in the top 100 organisations in the county within the Stonewall Index (in 2019), and have been a finalist for the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Mental Health Trust of the Year Award two years in a row.

Full-Time Mental Health Practitioner, substantive post.

A new position has arisen for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Mental Health Practitioner to join the Healthcare Team that works within the Lincoln Secure Unit in Sleaford. This job can also give you the opportunity for you to visit and spend time learning about the different areas in the CAMHS service

The Lincoln Secure Unit is a Secure Childrens home and provides secure accommodation for up to 12 young people between 10 and 18 years of age who may have experienced various forms of abuse, display a wide variety of associated trauma related behaviour(s) and who may be the subject of appropriate legal orders.

There are two types of placements – Youth Justice Placements and Welfare Placements. The Youth Justice Board (YJB) will place young people in the Unit who are either on remand or serving a sentence for criminal behaviour. Young people on a Welfare Placement are not sentenced but secure accommodation may be the best way to guarantee their safety and welfare or to prevent them from causing harm to other people.

The placements are made up of young people from a variety of backgrounds who can display difficult and challenging behaviour, symptomatic of a chaotic and sometimes abusive background.

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s provides healthcare to the children and young people residing in the LSU. The healthcare team includes nursing, clinical psychology, GP, psychiatry and administrative staff, providing Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services, substance misuse support and a full range of primary physical healthcare and health promotion provision. This is individually tailored to each young person’s needs as decided by the holistic Comprehensive Health Assessment Tool and delivered through a comprehensive care plan.

As a mental health nurse you will be excepted to work within an MDT environment, provide a high standard of needs and risk assessment and deliver group work and individual care packages, through the Care Programme Approach processes, to children and young people residing in the LSU.

We offer an excellent range of staff benefits that go over and above the standard NHS provision. These include early access to psychological therapies, eye care vouchers, cycle to work schemes, car lease schemes, childcare schemes and flexible working.

We offer 24-hour services within our Inpatient, Crisis and SPA teams, if you are successfully appointed to posts in these areas or others that might have specified, you will be required to work unsociable hours and shift patterns.

Preference will be given to NHS colleagues who are currently 'at risk' and meet the minimum criteria of the Job Description & Person Specification.

Interview Expenses will not be paid.

Where required new employees will be subject to an electronic DBS check, please refer to the additional documentation above. Induction dates will be confirmed by the recruiting manager.

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