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Community Mental Health Practitioner

Band 6

Main area
Family Care
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Fixed term: 12 months
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (works across 7 days on a rota basis (days))
Job ref
435-F132-21-J
Site
Across East Lancashire Sites
Town
Across East Lancashire Sites
Salary
£32,306 - £39,027 £32,306 to £39,027 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
15/07/2022 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.

Job overview

Mental Health Practitioner (Community)

Are you an enthusiastic Practitioner within mental health with a passion for providing and developing quality specialist for young people in a service rated outstanding by the CQC?      Whether you are an experienced CAMHS or adult mental health professional, we could have the opportunity you are looking for.  This is a temporary post for 12 months.

Main duties of the job

 

Due to recent service expansion and new commissioning, ELCAS (East Lancashire Child and Adolescent Services) is now providing specialist mental health services for young people up to the age of 18.

Would you like to join our multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals and help us to deliver excellent services?  We have well established Consultant-led teams providing specialist mental health services across East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen. This is an exciting time to join our team as a Mental Health Practitioner as we build on our existing track record and develop our range of services in line with a regional Transformation programme modelled on Thrive, to ensure our services are future focused

At ELCAS, our vision is to be a recognised centre of excellence providing high quality Child and Adolescent psychological and mental health services that exceed people’s expectations.  As well as rated Outstanding by the CQC, we are also accredited by the Quality Network for Community CAMHS, part of the Royal College of Psychiatry Centre for Quality Improvement.

 

 

Working for our organisation

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.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The service offers placements for trainees in core Psychiatry and General Practice; higher specialty trainees in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry; and students from a wide range of disciplines including nursing and clinical psychology.    You will be expected to contribute to the overall training offered within the service and to outside agencies.  There are good links with the Universities of Manchester, Liverpool and Central Lancashire.

 

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust is a large and integrated healthcare organisation, with a vision to be widely recognised for delivering safe, personal and effective care. ELCAS is part of the Division of Family Care, and we have close relationships with Paediatric colleagues. We have an innovative Primary Care team working with local GPs and schools, and enjoy strong relationships with a range of third sector agencies through our CYP IAPT Partnership.

We want to support you in developing your career in children, young people and young adults’ mental health, and give you the opportunity to drive your ideas forward, having a positive impact on the lives of children and young people.

The role involves travel between sites, so access to private transport for work purposes is essential.  Much of the role is currently agile working due to COVID, so applicants will be required to work from home using remote IT platforms

Person specification

Clinical

Essential criteria
  • Professional Registeration - Nursing/OT/Psychology/Social Work or Accredited with a Health Related other Professional Body
  • Experience of working in mental health in an MDT
  • Ability to work autonomously with young people and families
  • Access to private transport for work purposes
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working with young people/young adults in a mental health setting
  • Experience of working in an NHS setting
  • Additional Therapeutic qualification
  • Ability to work as part of a team

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Happy to Talk Flexible WorkingPositive about disabled peopleInvestors in PeopleCare quality commission - GoodDisability confident committedStep into health

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Lindsey Bonnick
Job title
Operational Lead
Email address
lindsey.bonnick@elht.nhs.uk
Telephone number
01282 804806
Additional information

Jo Weller - Head of Service - joanne.weller@elht.nhs.uk