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Mental Health Practitioner


Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire and Sefton area. The Trust was first established in 2002 and employs approximately 7,000 staff who provide care from more than 400 sites

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, home/remote working, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information about Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT please visit our website via Lancashire & South CumbriaNHS FT

This is an exciting opportunity to work at the Central Lancashire Frequent Attender
Team. We are recruiting a Band 6 Mental Health Practitioners to manage a small
and complex caseload of service users who present regularly to the mental health
services via the A&E department or by being placed on a Section 136 by police. We
will offer specialist training in the Serenity Integrated Mentorship programme which
provides a safe and legally supported ability to take high risk decisions in the best
interest of the service user, and the services that support them. We work closely
and collaboratively with our service users, the Police, NWAS, third party providers
and our own LSCFT Teams to create a cohesive and clear plan to action in the most
challenging of crisis.

A passionate, empathic, and resilient personality is essential to meet the challenges
that this team faces. We are not only supporting high risk service users, but we are
challenging and changing the way our own services, and emergency services
respond to this specific service user group. This involves positive networking,
educating, and an assertive outreach approach. Positive and collaborative team
work is essential, and successful applicants will offer supervision to the Band 3
Support Workers within the team.

The team operated Monday-Friday 9-5, with some scope for flexibility depending on
the needs of the service.

An enhanced DBS check is required for this post

Please note that further communication from Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust (LCFT) will normally be to the email address given on the application form. You should also ensure that email addresses and telephone numbers are provided for your referees, to enable LSC FT to contact them.

Please ensure that you read the Person Specification attached below as your application will be measured against this document. Applications from job share partners are welcome and other forms of flexible working will be considered for all posts.

For all posts which require a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check please be aware of the Disclosure & Barring Service Code of Practice, a copy of which is available by logging on to the DBS website. If the post is subject to DBS disclosure, a charge will be made to the successful candidate(s).

You are advised to consider applying for LSCFT vacancies as soon as possible as in some instances vacancies are closed as soon as a sufficient number of applications have been received. If you are not invited to interview within three weeks of the closing date then please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful, as it is not possible to contact all unsuccessful candidates.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Care is committed to celebrating difference as an asset and we know that recruiting talent from diverse backgrounds helps to create a more flexible, creative and effective workforce. We actively challenge discrimination and welcome applications from people regardless of age, disability (especially those with experience of accessing mental health, or Learning Disability Services or caring for someone who has accessed mental health services or Learning Disability Services), ethnicity, gender, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Our goal is for the Trust to be truly representative of the communities we serve so we are particularly keen to receive applications from people in under-represented groups. The organisation is proud to be listed as one of the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers and our HR department holds the Lancashire LGBT Quality Mark. If there is anything you'd like to discuss in relation to your application then please ask.

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Preston, England, Lancashire, PR1, United Kingdom

  • Ad ID:  15912487
  • Ad Type:  Offered
  • Posted on:  29/09/2020, 03:11
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