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Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Job Reference: 816-463

£28,050 to £36,644 pa

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NAViGO Health and Social Care CIC provide health and social care services to a population of 158,000. We are a progressive and ambitious organisation that aims to support those living with a mental health illness, their carers and families in the simplest and most effective ways. We are different because we know working with the same methods doesn’t work forever; and we will continue to challenge the way we do things to create the best services that are centred on the people who use them.

Working together across Humber, Coast and Vale


Why should you work for us?


  • CQC overall rating GOOD 2017
  • We are in The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Not-for-profit Companies to work for 2018
  • Winners of The Sunday Times Learning and Development Special Award 2017
  • Outstanding national NHS Staff Survey 2016
  • Glowing Community Mental Health Survey results for 2016
  • Positive Practice in Mental Health Collaborative – Eating Disorder Category Winners 2016
  • Positive Practice in Mental Health Collaborative – Acute Pathway Winners 2016
  • TMS@NAViGO winners of Medipex Mental Health & Wellbeing Innovation Award 2017
  • Our Community Mental Health Services for Older People reaccredited by The Royal College of Psychiatrists 2016
  • And these are just the most recent achievements!


We really are different; we’ve purchased a garden centre and a caravan. Why? We’re growing and improving our services year on year; which means we also have to work hard at finding new ways to make our service sustainable. This social enterprise is about working together with local people to create services that are owned by the community, supported by it and loyal to it. It’s challenging, it’s exciting and we want like-minded people to join us. If you think that’s you, take a look at the job specification



*Registered Mental Health Nurse/ Qualified Social Worker *


Mental Health Services in North East Lincolnshire are delivered by NAViGO – a not-for-profit Social Enterprise, established in April 2011. We provide a unique health and social care service to a population of 158,000 improving the quality of life for those experiencing mental health difficulties, their carer’s and families and helping people to remain as independent as possible within the community. In its first few months, NAViGO won two prestigious national awards – the Guardian Public Service Award 2011 and also the Service Delivery (Complex needs) category. We have consistently won awards since



We are a progressive and ambitious service enjoying significant investment and are committed to providing services that we would be happy for our own families to use.


Within Older People’s Mental Health Services there is a vacancy for a Senior Mental Health Practitioner (RNMH, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist) within Older Peoples Community Mental Health and Memory Service. This would be an opportunity to work within a memory service that has twice been awarded the “excellent” status through accreditation with the Royal College of Psychiatrists.


The post holder, based within CMHMS, will act as care co-ordinator within the CPA process for service users with complex behavioural and psychological symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s disease/mixed pathology dementia or otherwise suitable for treatment with ACI and other memory enhancement medication.



The post holder will be expected to work flexibly and creatively and will provide assessment, care planning and on-going interventions to older people in conjunction with other services. The post holder will have current and relevant experience of working within a Mental Health setting for Older People and will have knowledge of relapse and risk management prevention and have the ability to manage change and work within a changing environment. Senior practitioners within the service will provide supervision and role development will be actively encouraged.


The post holder will be committed to the principles of person centred care and be able to teach and role model to others. They will be imaginative and broad in their outlook to care provision. They must be able to work upon their own initiative, whilst being committed to the principles and practice of effective team working.


A full driving licence is required as is access to a vehicle for works purpose.


For further information please contact: Penny Lane– Telephone 01472 808500.



All positions are subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and medical clearance. Evidence of valid professional registration and appropriate DBS clearances will also be required where relevant. All posts will also be subject to successful completion of a 12 week probationary period.


Please note that all new employees joining NAViGO will be able to contribute to the NHS pension.


This post is classed as exempted for the purposes of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, even those convictions that are classed as spent must be declared on your application.


We will ensure that all applicants are contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

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

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