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Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Mental Health Practitioner (RMN/OT/Social Worker)

Job Type

Permanent

Region

North West

Salary

Location

£33,706 - £40,588

Posted Date

10 March 2023

Blackburn

Closing Date

12 March 2023

We have an exciting opportunity for a forward thinking, highly motivated, innovative, dedicated practitioner to provide care and treatment for those service users who require support from the Home Based Treatment Team.

Practitioners in the team are dedicated to working with vulnerable service users in their own homes, preventing further deterioration to avoid the need for admission to hospital. We have close working relationships with Community Mental Health Teams and other services across the network such as Mental Health Liaison, Frequent Attenders and Early Intervention teams. We work closely with the Initial Response services where you will also be expected to be located at times to support the pathway.

You will be able to demonstrate that you reflect Lancashire Care & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust (LCSFT) values of Teamwork, Integrity, Compassion, Excellence, Respect and Accountability.
Main duties of the job

You will have experience of working with service users who present with complex mental health needs.

You should be able to demonstrate evidence of care that facilitates a positive culture of patient engagement, a commitment to enhancing the service user and carer experience and of on-going professional development.

You must have the ability to positively influence and adapt to a rapidly developing service that is able to meet the needs of mental health services in Lancashire.

You will have experience of implementing effective, evidence based care management / assessment skills and display excellent communication skills.

The post holder will be able to work independently without close supervision as well as being committed to a Multi-Disciplinary team Approach (MDT) are essential requirements for the post.

You will be supported to develop within your role and reach your aspirations with a supportive team, committed to the wellbeing of our staff.

Working for our organisation
What our staff say...

“Being part of an urgent care service that not only supports patients to achieve recovery, it also supports its staff members to achieve their potential and encourages further development is very rewarding”

“There has been a lots of positive changes within HTT office. The atmosphere is much calmer and much improvement to my well-being. I actually like coming to work which has not happened for a long time”

“We are an effective team with understanding of others roles and responsibilities, we strive to support each others and have a shared outlook on what we want to achieve”
Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see attached the Job Description and Person Specification for more information about this role.
Person specification
Qualifications
Essential criteria

- Registered Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist
- On-going professional registration

Knowledge
Essential criteria

- Knowledge, understanding and experience of the care pathways for psychosis and non-psychosis and relevant interventions
- Knowledge of Safeguarding procedures, Criminal Justice procedures, Mental Health legislation, guidance and processes

Skills
Essential criteria

- Effective communication with service users, carers and members of the multidisciplinary teams. Strong customer service and negotiation skills
- Complete risk assessments which reflect the risk a service user may pose. Transfer the risk assessment into robust risk management planning

Please note that further communication from Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust (LSCFT) 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 LSCFT 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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