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Mental Health Practitioner

Job Reference: 378-CK0596

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
378 HUD Psychiatric Liaison to MH Liaison Team - 174160
£30,401 to £37,267 pa

Our Trust exists to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities. We’re delighted you’re looking at this job opportunity and hope you want to join our team.

We’re very proud we were chosen as the ‘best organisation’ in the 2017 Kate Granger awards for compassionate care. We live our values every day:

  • We put the person first and in the centre
  • We know that families and carers matter
  • We are respectful, honest, open and transparent
  • We improve and aim to be outstanding
  • We are relevant today and ready for tomorrow

Our values are very important to us which is why we want to recruit people whose values match ours. Read on to find out more about this job opportunity.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to for both full and part time positions to join the Mental Health Liaison Team based in Kirklees and Calderdale part of South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

The mental health liaison team provides rapid assessment, support and information to people who are in an acute hospital (in accident and emergency or as an inpatient) and experiencing problems with their mental health. The team is based at two sites – Calderdale Royal Hospital and Huddersfield Royal Infirmary – and functions 24/7. Our team of staff are from a variety of different professions, so that they can offer the best possible care and advice.

The Mental Health Liaison Team Practitioners within the team are individuals who, alongside the expected clinical skill set, demonstrate motivation and innovation in the delivery of integrated physical and mental health services.

You must possess excellent communication skills and advanced assessment skills, including risk assessment and management. You should be able to demonstrate an ability to adapt to acute/changing situations and priorities being a team player with a flexible approach, and the ability to work independently.

If you have the necessary skills, experience and qualities to help us to put our service users first then please contact Antony Dhurmea Team Manager on 07776 475135 or by email at for an informal discussion or to arrange a visit.

As a flexible employer encouraging a healthy work/life balance, we will consider Part-Time working opportunities for all our positions.

Our application process will test your attitudes and behaviours, as well as your knowledge and skills. So that we know we’d be a good match for each other. If you’re successful you’ll then have a 12 months values based induction.

You’ll also have access to a wide range of wellbeing support because our wellbeing at work matters to #allofus. There’s a great range of support for us all including a workplace physio, staff retreats, health checks, counselling, mindfulness and a variety of sports groups. You can take part in our award-winning Creative Minds activities as well as access courses at our innovative recovery colleges.

We know there’s a wealth of talent among people who have a disability as well as those who have experience of mental or physical health problems. So, if you need any support with your application just give us a call on 01226 644081.

A couple of things to note – if you’re shortlisted for interview we’ll contact you via your NHS jobs account, so please check this regularly. Please provide email addresses wherever possible for your references. Bear in mind that we reserve the right to close a vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as you can.

We hope you would like to join our award winning team. Good luck with your application.

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.

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

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