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Community Mental Health Practitioner - ELCAS

Band 6

Main area
Family Care
Band 6
Full Time - 37.5 Hours Per Week
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Across East Lancashire Sites
Across East Lancashire Sites
£30,401 to £37,267 per annum
27/08/2019 23:59

At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care.  We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 8,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

Community Mental Health Pracitioner

East Lancashire Child and Adolescent Service (ELCAS) delivers Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) services up to age 16. As a result of service expansion, we are recruiting experienced Band 6 mental health practitioners.

Are you enthusiastic about helping young people with mental health problems? Are you looking for an opportunity to develop and share your skills and knowledge in mental health?   Would you like to be part of a forward thinking, supportive and developing service? We are looking for experienced qualified practitioners who are able to work autonomously within a multi-disciplinary team.

You must have a current working knowledge of mental health and have an understanding of assessing complex mental health needs and levels of risk, including safeguarding and self-harm. Experience in CAMHS would be advantageous.

You will manage your own caseload, providing a range of high quality care appropriate to the child or young person's needs which will include; mental state assessment, risk assessment and management, family and social assessment, consultation and interventions. You must have a demonstrable range of skills and knowledge base to deliver clinical aspects of the role and be competent to do this work as an autonomous practitioner within professional practice guidelines and a structured supervision framework.

You must be confident and experienced in communication, due to the high level of liaison needed between ELCAS and other services and be willing to work flexibly in accordance with the needs of the young people. This post is a clinical post and the expectation of time management is that the majority of time will be spent in face to face clinical practice. The service operates over 7 days.

Due to the nature of the role, and the expanse of geography, it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently and have access to a vehicle for business purposes.

This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested. 

Dear Potential Applicant,

It is important you are made aware of the changes which East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust has implemented with regard to charging for the cost of undertaking Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) Checks (previously known as Criminal Records Bureau or CRB) and how this may impact upon you.

As this position is exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and involves work that is identified as a regulated activity as defined in the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (2006), any offer of employment is provisional upon a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

The cost of an Enhanced Disclosure will be £48.00, which includes a small handling fee.

In line with other NHS organisations in the North West Region, the Trust is now passing the charge for undertaking a DBS check on to candidates in the event they are successfully appointed into the post for which they have applied.  Candidates can choose whether to pay this over 1-3 months as a deduction from the monthly salary.  By applying for this vacancy you are agreeing to this undertaking in the event you are successfully appointed



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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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