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Crisis Practitioner

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
LUT Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team, Calnwood Court Calnwood Road LU4 0FX
£28,050 to £36,644 pa
03/02/2019 23:59

ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

We have exciting opportunities for a motivated and enthusiastic, Band 6, Mental Health Nurse/ Social Worker to join our energetic and vibrant Luton Crisis Team. The team is based in Luton Calnwood Court with onsite fee staff parking.

The service operates from 0900hrs to 2100hrs and have various shifts patterns available. The service provides a crisis service to patient resident in Luton and South Bedfordshire who are presenting in a mental health crisis. The service provides community based psycho-social assessments, safe management plans and onward referral; working collaboratively with family and carers .

You will be an excellent communicator, self-motivating and committed to delivering high quality standards of care. You will be a confident and experienced practitioner with excellent assessment skills and the ability to formulate clinical decisions and management plans and act on them quickly.

We are looking for a flexible can do attitude, with a demonstration of curiosity and creativity and a willingness and drive to build good working relationships with other teams, services and agencies.

You will have a minimum of 2 years post qualification experience, including recent experience in acute mental health and be able to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of crisis intervention.

You will be key in the efficient delivery of the team; in improving response and management of referrals; in helping the team meet their key performance indicators and be proactive in helping explore and develop partnerships and pathways to improve patient experience and outcome.

We are a service aspiring to a 24/7 crisis, developing of Crisis House and Crisis Caf, do you want to be part of a winning team? We will provide a full induction and have a genuine commitment to training and development. We are proud of our culture of honesty, team involvement and ownership to both patient care and job satisfaction.

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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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Tawanda HAKULANDABA, telephone 01582 556971, email

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