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Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner - Social Work

Job Reference: 313-A-22-117906-EE6

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
£32,306 /£34,172 /£39,027

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.

Mental Health Practitioners – if making a difference to the lives of patients motivates you, then join us and become part of the solution!

If you’re passionate about delivering the highest quality compassionate care, then you need to read on.

We are looking to appoint additional Band 6 level Mental Health Practitioners within our Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHT). The team is based within the Urgent Care and Access Pathway. Our strategy of ‘Step up to Great’ has led to some exciting changes in the way we work.

The roles will involve dealing with and supporting highly distressed people. Your skills and experience as highlighted in the Person and Job specifications attached to this vacancy will be key.

Why join us?

  • You will be supported to develop your career by completing a course in Non-Medical Prescribing (NMP) enhancing your professional development opportunities
  • You’re part of a team. We work collaboratively with Psychiatrists, Nurses, Social Workers, OT’s and others. 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

Given the nature of the service, we operate 365 days a year over a 24/7 rotation providing cover day and night. Staff are expected to work shift patterns which include nights. We welcome applications from Registered Nurses, Social Workers and Occupational Therapists with experience of supporting people with an acute mental illness.

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

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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