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Clinical Apprentice in Mental Health Directorate

Job Reference: 313-A-22-115593-SG

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
£9,406 per annum (Apprentice salary)

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.

Kickstart your NHS career with us at Leicester Partnership Trust!

We are looking to recruit a number of caring, compassionate motivated individuals to join our Trustas full timeClinical Apprentices. The duration of the course at Level 2 will be 12-14 months or at Level 3 the duration will be 18-20 months. Following successful completion of the course you will be offered a substantive (permanent) post at the Trust.

As an Apprentice you will be working in a supported learning environment developing your skills, knowledge and behaviours during the apprenticeship period.

How does it work?

You will:

  • Be a Clinical Apprentice training to be a Healthcare Care Support Worker (HCSW), Therapy Support workers (TSW’s) or Speech and Language Therapy (SLT).
  • Have the opportunity to access work and earn a wage as you learn “on the job”. It is part of the Trusts “grow our own” workforce for the future programme. Being an apprentice, this may be your first step of a career in the NHS. It is an opportunity for you to experience work, study, and learn new skills.
  • Work towards achieving a Level 2 or 3 Health care Support Worker apprenticeship education programme. During the apprenticeship you will undertake work-based assessments, complete all assignments/projects relating to the Apprenticeship framework and present evidence portfolios for assessment within specified timeframes for apprenticeship accreditation.
  • Be assessed throughout the Apprenticeship contract with regard to practice and education and be expected to complete the essential elements of the apprenticeship.
  • Be supported to complete the Trusts Health Care Support Worker training and the Care Certificate during the first 6 months in the clinical area.

You will be required to work shifts including long days,weekends and bank holidays appropriate to your clinical area and role. As part of the course there may be an opportunity to experience working night shift, this will be at your Manager’s discretion.

In order to succeed in these great roles, we are looking for people who:

  • Must have Maths and English skills equivalent to GCSE level E or above; or from 2017 GCSE grade 4 or above; or Functional Skills at level 1 or above
  • Can demonstrate the Trust's values (as highlighted on the attached Job and Person specification)
  • Can show they are conscientious, caring, respectful and personable
  • Have good interpersonal communication skills; both written and verbal
  • Can maintain confidentiality of information at all times
  • Have the ability to demonstrate a caring and compassionate disposition and commitment to work in a challenging but rewarding environment
  • Are capable of working as part of a team
  • Flexible due to the requirement of working an internal rotation

Formal interviews will be held on weeks commencing 18th and 25th April

Full time: 37.5 hours per week. Working Monday to Sunday, 7.5 hour shifts between the hours of 8am and 8pm.

The closing date will be 8th April 2022

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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