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Mental Health Practitioner - ELCAS

Band 5

Main area
Family Care
Band 5
Full Time - 37.5 Hours Per Week
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Across East Lancashire Sites
£24,214 to £30,112 per annum
24/09/2019 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.

Mental Health Practitioner -

We are seeking a motivated practitioner to join our Intensive Support Team within Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

The Intensive Support Team is a Day Unit for Adolescents and Young people experiencing Mental Health Issues based at Burnley General Hospital. The practitioner will need a genuine interest in CAMHS and be able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Applicants will be required to facilitate individualised care and hold a caseload.  The role also requires occasional weekend work.

You most hold the relevant professional qualification (RMN or CQSW or Dip SW or OT or Clinical Psych or equivent).

In return you will receive a commitment towards training, a supportive environment, clinical supervision and a comprehensive induction package.

Access to private transport for work purposes is essential.

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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Further details / informal visits contact

Angela Taylor (Crisis Lead) on 01282 804804 or


Nicola Lamb (Team Co-ordinator ) on 01282 804804 or