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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/06/2022.

Band 4 Care Navigator - subject to banding

Job Reference: 313-A-22-119323-KW

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Mental Health Services
£22,549 - £24,882

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.

A new and exciting job opportunity has arisen within the Adult Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team based at the Bradgate Mental Health Unit.

The Care Navigator will support/advise patients and their carers/family members open to the Crisis Team, who are deemed as not eligible for social care needs but have been identified by health/social care colleagues as needing ongoing support in social stresses such as domestic/housing issues/benefit advice/financial issues.

The post holder will work closely with providers of services and assist the patients they are working with in sourcing a solution to their care/support needs, will need to have a very good understanding of the types of provisions available in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and be able to provide clear advice.

The aim of the Care Navigator role is to improve the journey for patients and their carers/family members as they navigate through Crisis, to improve co-ordination and access to support services for patients, with a view to improving their wellbeing/independence/safety at home.

The successful applicant will be expected to complete home treatment and visit patients in their own home.

The ideal candidate will have the following experience…

  • Significant practical experience of working with patients/ service user groups giving rise to a sound understanding of the services available, work practices and processes relevant to the role.
  • Ability to engage with service users and partner agencies within the relevant codes of practice values (dignity, respect etc).
  • Ability to problem solve within tight time scales to ensure the safety of service users and patients and ability to identify other departments and services to meet a need.

Why join us?

  • You will be supported to develop your career by completing various courses enhancing your professional development opportunities.
  • You’re part of a team. We work collaboratively the collective support and knowledge is there to enable you to do your work.
  • You’ll receive support – both emotional and for your ongoing continuing professional development. We have regular one to one’s where you can be frank, open and honest about matters affecting you and your work.
  • You’ll have access to a range of additional benefits such as discounted shopping, recognition schemes and various other packages you can draw from to help your work-life balance.

We understand that you have a life outside of work and therefore offer a range of agile and flexible working opportunities for our staff – you care and so do we!

For an informal chat about the roles or for further information, please don’t hesitate to contact our CRHT Team Leaders: Thando Mguni: Tel: 07825 726 277 or Rachel Preston: Tel: 07717 483539

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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