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Senior Community Practitioner

Band 7

Main area
Lambeth Operational Directorate
Band 7
6 Months Secondment
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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308 - 312 Brixton Road London SW9 6AA
£39,866 - £49,704 pa Inc
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***Please note previous applicants from the last 6 months need not apply***

An exciting opportunities has arisen to work as a Senior Community Practitioner in Lambeth Treatment Team,  playing a crucial role in the clinical leadership of the team, supporting staff to provide a high quality service to service users and carers.

We are looking for a highly experienced and enthusiastic individual who has a real passion for mental health and who promotes the highest standards of care in their practice. This is a diverse and challenging role and requires an experienced mental health professional (a nurse, OT or social worker) who have an interest and aptitude for working with clients who present with complex needs.

The Lambeth Treatment Team is a multi-professional community team that provides services to people over the age of 18 who live in the London borough of Lambeth, that are experiencing complex mood, anxiety and/or personality difficulties. The service covers all of Lambeth, and clients are seen both on site and in their own homes, according to need.

The service offers targeted, psychological and pharmacological therapy interventions, along-side key working and dual diagnosis working, to working-age adults with complex non-psychotic presentations, primarily but not exclusively: EUPD, recurrent affective disorders, anxiety, trauma, PTSD and OCD,. There is also some co-working with other services within the Trust such as our IPTTs (Integrated Psychological Therapy Teams) and Lambeth Assessment and Liaison team.

The post holder will be responsible for carrying a complex caseload, formulating treatment, crisis and care plans with the support of the MDT, fulfil safeguarding requirements, be supporting and engaging in a sensitive manner, communicating with clients and their carers to discuss treatment options and engaging patients to relevant support services, and onward treatment pathways. The post holder should be skilled in communicating clearly and sensitively, both verbally and in writing. They will be provided with on-going support to enhance their knowledge and skills through team training which includes use of psychological models in treatment, supervision and reflective practice groups. 

We are in process of implementing a number of exciting Quality Improvement projects within the team, designed and led by staff, as part of the Trust's wider transformational programme. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a stimulating and supportive team which are dedicated to delivering evidence-based and time limited therapeutic interventions to service users.

The role will involve a substantial level of direct care and support to service users and carers, as well as providing clinical and professional supervision and supporting service development initiatives within the team.

It is vital that you have an excellent understanding of safeguarding and practical experience of how it affects your role and the service users you support, skills in assessment and management of risks in crisis situations and the ability to support staff to do the same whilst ensuring that high standards of practice are maintained.

You will be working within a highly skilled and knowledgeable multi-disciplinary team who will support you in your development and your ability to deliver the best care you can to our service users. 

We are committed to helping to develop the people that come to work with us. We know that the Trust can only be as good as the people who work here and we’ll invest in you to maximise that potential. That’s why we really welcome and value people so highly. In short, if you’ve got what it takes we’d be delighted for you to come and work with us.


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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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