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Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Band 6

Main area
RMN / Occupational Therapist / Social Worker
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
395AR-151-19
Site
Goodmayes Hospital
Town
Ilford
Salary
£31,365 to £37,980
Closing
24/09/2019 23:59

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a RMN, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist within the  Older Adults Home Treatment Team.
OAHTT is a Multi-Disciplinary Team which provides a specialist service for older adults that present with a mental health crisis. The service is an alternative to hospital admission and works intensively with service users in their own home.
The post will provide specialist assessment and intervention to service users within the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest. You will work as part of the multi-disciplinary team to provide a co-ordinated service, contributing specialist knowledge and advice to others involved in the service user’s care.
The post holder needs to be an enthusiastic and innovative RMN, SW or OT with experience of working with older adults.
The post holder will be expected to work across a 7 day a week rota including weekends and bank holidays and will need to be able to travel across all 4 Boroughs in order to carry out their clinical duties.
This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).
At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are successful at interview for this post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment.  As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focusing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes.  The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham Essex


 This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of £3,743 to a maximum of £4,743).

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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

Laura Hubbard
Team Manager
0300 555 1022