Family Safeguarding Adult Mental Health Practitioner - band 6

Band 6

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Band 6
16 months fixed term
Full time 37.5 hours pwe week
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LUT Luton Locality Mgmt
£26,565 to £35,577 pa
23/02/2018 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.

ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare, HSJ Provider Trust of the Year and graded as Outstanding by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2016. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients.

We have set ourselves the mission of providing the highest quality mental health and community care in England, and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.

Geographic areas our services cover

ELFT provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton. We provide psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond, as well as Children and Young People's Speech and Language Therapy in Barnet.

In addition, the Trust provides forensic services to the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, and some specialist mental health services to North London, Hertfordshire and Essex.

The specialist Forensic Personality Disorder service serves North London and the specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME adult outpatient service serves North London and the South of England.

The Trust's specialist Mother and Baby Psychiatric Unit receives referrals from London and the South East of England.


Family Safeguarding Adult Mental Health Practitioner – Band 6

Experienced Band 6 Adult Mental Health practitioners needed.

This is a 16 month fixed term post.

Secondments would be considered subject to prior approval from your Manager.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with a specially designed team of workers, from a multi disciplinary background, in a community setting.  The aim is to address the needs and improve the outcomes of children and families, who experience issues around substance misuse, domestic violence and mental health. 

By using your therapeutic skills and evidenced based individual and group interventions, you will engage with the Adults in the families in order to bring about positive changes in behaviour.  It is envisioned that this input would bring about better outcomes and a reduction of risk to children and their families. 

Amongst other actions, key responsibilities of the practitioner would be around assessing and managing risks, of individuals who presents with complex mental health and substance misuse needs.  The practitioners’ skill in signposting and specialist mental health advice would enable the jobs, of the children’s social workers and other specialist disciplines, a “doable role”. 


Key relationships include:

  • The post would be part of the Luton Safeguarding Teams
  • Children’s Specialist Assessment Team
  • Fostering and Adoption services
  • Early Help
  • Probation
  • Requirements:


  • Qualified registered mental health Nurse or Social Worker.
  • Up to date registration with a recognized professional body.
  • Previous experience of working in the community and undertaking safeguarding procedures.
  • A clean driving licence is desirable as you may be required to use your car to drive between bases


For full details please see attached job description and person specification.

There is also the possibility for ELFT staff, seconded to Luton Borough Council, to take advantage of discounted bus and rail tickets, for their journey between Bedford to elephant and castle.   


Reasonable Adjustments:

If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.

Due to the nature of this post, only candidates with the required qualifications and experience need apply.

Previous applicants need not apply

Interviews will be held 1 March 2018

Closing date: 23rd February 2018

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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

Trudy WRAKE., Telephone 07769304055, email:    

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