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Band 6 - Mental Health Practitioner (Social Workers)

Job Reference: 313-A-22-118049SW-RO

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Mental Health services for Older People
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
£32,306 - £39,027pa

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.

Do you have the Passion, Drive and Ability to deliver high quality compassionate care?

We are delighted to inform you about the fantastic and exciting opportunities that have arisen for a Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner to join the South Leicestershire Community Mental Health team within Mental Health Services for Older People.

We are looking for experienced professionals who are innovative and passionate about mental health. We welcome applications from Registered Nurses, Social Workers and Occupational Therapists with experience of supporting people with complex mental health needs and their carers within community settings.

We provide holistic and person-centred mental health services for people over 65 with functional and organic conditions and for people under 65 with cognitive impairment.

The CMHTs are well-established multi-disciplinary teams, consisting of Consultant Psychiatrists, Nurses and Health Care Support Workers, Occupational Therapists and Psychologists. The teams provide face to face assessments and care for service users referred via the Central Access Point, In-patients and Crises Teams.

The key skills required for these roles include the ability to demonstrate excellent on-going assessment, risk assessment and problem-solving skills and excellent communication skills. You will be expected to demonstrate leadership behaviours and ability to support and develop the team in conjunction with the team lead.

For further information please contact:

Maarit Kiiski (Team Lead for South Leicestershire CMHT)

Tel: 0116 2953150


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.

UK Registration

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

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