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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/06/2022.

Band 5 - Community Mental Health Practitioner

Job Reference: 313-A-22-114106-JP

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
East Leicestershire CMHT
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
£25,655 to £31,534

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 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Band 5 - Community Mental Health Practitioner

Adult Mental Health

Full Time - £25,655 to £31,534

The East Leicestershire Community Mental Health Team (Based in Melton) has an exciting opportunity for a permanent Band 5 Mental Health Practitioner. The posts are open to qualified Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists and Social workers that have experience and knowledge of caring for people with an acute mental illness.

This post is suitable for newly qualified staff and includes the possibility of progressing to a band 6 post following meeting the relevant competencies. Full training and support will be given.

The team is very welcoming, supportive, fun, and friendly. We provide assessment and treatment interventions for patients from 18 years of age with severe and enduring mental illness in a recovery focused way. Come and join us and be a part something great, add your skills and further develop your knowledge.

We are looking for people that:

  • Have an enthusiastic, can-do attitude.
  • Enjoy being a team player as well as being able to work on own initiative.
  • Have excellent documentation skills in terms of record keeping.
  • Have previous experience of working with mental illness either in an inpatient or community setting.
  • Are positive and enthusiastic in quality improvement initiatives.
  • Working knowledge of recovery principles and interventions.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Have good IT skills or a willingness to embrace the learning.
  • An ability to work to tight deadlines under pressure when required.
  • The ability to manage the demands of a case load and plan diary effectively.
  • Be able to effectively support and supervise junior staff and students.

In return we offer a robust induction, supervision, and ongoing training. We are a supportive team that always help each other out and help you to develop your career.

Please contact Team Manager, Mathew Pickard for more information or an informal chat about these roles on 01664 855585.


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

For rostered areas, 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 new staff (excluding medical staff) are appointed 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.

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.

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