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

B5 Community Mental Health Practitioner

Job Reference: 274-LPFT8119

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Spalding CMHT
£25,655 to £31,534 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 Mental Health Practitioner (Band 5) to join the Spalding Community Mental Health Team. This post would suit a professional with a desire and commitment to meeting both the challenges and opportunities available in providing excellent rural mental health care. The role will require the successful candidate to provide care co-ordination to service users who are experiencing a severe and enduring mental health illness. They will be required to assess, plan and implement care for those on their caseload. The successful candidate will also be required to undertake initial recovery focused biopsychosocial assessments focusing on the services users personal goals and strengths and signpost appropriately. The service is delivered through a multidisciplinary team who provide comprehensive assessment and intervention. The team operates Monday – Friday between the hours of 9am-5pm providing care to those living within the town of Spalding and the surrounding area. A sound knowledge of Care Programme Approach, NICE Guidelines and the Mental Health Act is desirable.

We offer a comprehensive induction programme together with continuing support and professional development. You will be joining an innovative and highly supportive team in which your enthusiasm and motivation are just as important as your experience. You will receive regular management supervision and have access to either group or individual clinical supervision.

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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