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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/07/2022.

Mental Health Practitioner

Job Reference: 274-LPFT8102

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Louth Community Mental Health Team
£32,306 to £39,027 pa

Here at LPFT, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

We employ around 2,700 staff who are pivotal in our success.

Do you want to join a Trust rated by our own staff as one of the best mental health trusts in England, located in a county heralded as a fantastic place to live and work?

We provide mental health, learning disability and autism services to a local population of over 755,000 across 45 sites, as well as specialist services for children and young people.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Mental Health Nurse or Allied Health Professional (AHP) to join the Louth Community Mental Health Team (CMHT), based at Windsor House in Louth.

The CMHT is part of the secondary care sector, providing assessments and treatment packages for a range of service users, aged from 18 years, with complex mental health needs. The team are committed to delivering high quality care and follow the care programme approach, with a focus on recovery and social inclusion.

The Successful candidate will work collaboratively with the established multidisciplinary team, to deliver recovery focused, evidence-based, assessments, interventions, treatment plans, advice, supervision, and consultation as required. In addition, you will be able to identify various risk factors and manage these accordingly.

You will receive both management and clinical supervision and will be expected to supervise others.

The role will include active involvement in the ongoing multi-disciplinary development of the CMHT and you will be able work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the service's policies and procedure. This may include collaboration with other teams within LPFT and external healthcare providers / voluntary agencies.

We are looking for a mental health professional, who is enthusiastic, motivated, and committed to the delivery of high-quality care and who can demonstrate good therapeutic and interpersonal skills.

As a care-coordinator, you will be expected to take a professional lead with several service users and will have the ability to adapt to change.

This post is open to all mental health AHPs, with the anticipation that this enables you to bring your own unique professional skills and background into this already, established team.

This is a community post and as such, you will be seeing service users in their own home environment, in the wider community, as well as providing appointments and initial assessments at team base and other team locations.

You will be required to demonstrate confidence and initiative, enjoy working cooperatively within a team environment and have excellent communication skills.

You will be able to demonstrate knowledge of mental health interventions, community assessments and community living skills.

The successful applicant must be a registered health care professional and be prepared to travel independently around the geographical area, covered by the team.

We offer a comprehensive induction programme, continued support and opportunities for professional development.

LPFT has a policy of inclusivity and believe in supporting individuals, challenging discrimination, and supporting understanding, in line with Trust Equality and Diversity policies and procedures.

For further information please contact the Team Manager, Adam Grove on 01507 608959.

We are leading the way with mental health transformation projects. Multi-million-pound schemes to transform patient environments and radically redesign community services are currently underway, as part of our commitment to reshaping the future of mental healthcare.

We believe the key to high quality patient care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in the Care Quality Commission rating us as ‘outstanding’ for well led and ‘good’ overall, and 75% of our staff recommending us as a place to work.

We offer options for flexible working and provide development pathways and opportunities. We have a proud partnership with the University of Lincoln and the Lincoln Medical School, which has expanded our academic offerings to nurture talent across the Trust.

We are committed to ensuring our workforce is diverse at all levels. We are currently under-represented particularly at senior leadership level, so we welcome applications from women, people with disabilities, people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, and those from the LGBT communities.

We support and celebrate diversity. We have active staff network groups for Black Asian Minority Ethnics (BAME), Lesbian Gay Bi-Sexual Transgender (LGBT+), staff with Mental and Physical Lived Experience (MAPLE) and our dedicated groups for men and women. We are a Silver Standard Employer with ENEI, were in the top 100 organisations in the county within the Stonewall Index (in 2019), and have been a finalist for the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Mental Health Trust of the Year Award two years in a row.

We offer 24-hour services within our Inpatient, Crisis and SPA teams, if you are successfully appointed to posts in these areas or others that might have specified, you will be required to work unsociable hours and shift patterns.

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