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Band 7 Team Lead CAFSS

Job Reference: 313-A-19-71901-UZ

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Leicester Leicestershire and Rutland
£37,570 / £38,765 / £40,092 / £41,486 / £43,772

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? If so read on and take a look at the opportunity below...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust provides a range of community health services for both physical and mental health conditions, as well as a range of specialist services supporting people of all ages including family and young people services, mental health, learning disabilities and physical health community and inpatient services.

We deliver services to the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Our 5500 staff serve a population of one million from over 100 sites across the region.

Within the Families, Young Peoples and Children’s Directorate (FYPC) an exciting opportunity has become available in the Diana Children Community Service for an experienced Specialist Lead to join our Child and Family Support Service (CAFSS). This team offers a whole family approach which encompasses emotional support, specialist therapeutic play and pre and post bereavement work.

If you are a dynamic, creative and flexible individual and have experience of working with families, children and young people who require support with their emotional wellbeing, we would like to hear from you.

The candidate will have considerable experience and knowledge of working with children and young people, and this will be underpinned by a degree level qualification in counselling, play therapy or equivalent; this will include relevant post qualification experience in this field of practice. The candidate will need to be confident in understanding the needs of our service users who are children and young people affected by life-limiting life-threatening illness and complex ill health.

You are required to manage and lead a team of practitioners and support other staff across teams in the wider Diana Service, therefore excellent communication and strong leadership skills are essential. This post is positioned within the Diana leadership team and therefore will have additional, specified leadership responsibilities across the service and FYPC.

An awareness of the effects pre and post bereavement will have on a family is desirable but not essential.

The Child and Family Support Service is a community based service which covers Leicester Leicestershire and Rutland and operates Monday–Friday 8am-5pm (Flexibility to work weekends and evenings as service develops)

For more information please contact Nicola Rhodes 0116 2955080 or

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end 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, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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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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