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Vacancy Details

Lead Practitioner

Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
Grade J SCP 36-39 - £38,813 - £41,675 p.a.
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
06/09/2019 at 23:55 PM
Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council

A suitably qualified and experienced Lead Practitioner is required to join Sefton’s Adult Community Mental Health service in North Sefton. Preference will be given to applicants who are qualified and practising Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHP) however applications are also invited from practitioners who are committed to training as an AMHP.

North Sefton’s Community Mental Health Team is an integrated mental health team where social care and clinical staff collaborate to provide a holistic service to adults between the ages of 16 and 64 who require support from secondary mental health services.

The purpose of this role is to support the Social Care Team Manager in the management, development and leadership of the social care service within the team. The successful candidate will possess a sound knowledge of mental health and relevant legislation, the Care Act and safeguarding, and preferably have experience of supervision of staff. The ability to make decisions around risk and risk management is essential to this post, including confidence to make complex case work decisions in the absence of the team manager.

The team operates within a supportive management environment and professional development is positively promoted through individual supervision and training opportunities.

The post offers a competitive salary, pension scheme, regular supervision and flexible working policy. Strong training opportunities are provided by both Sefton Council and Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust aimed at promoting continuous professional development.

The closing date for this post is Friday 6 September and applicants will be contacted during the week commencing Monday 9 September.

Should you wish to discuss this opportunity please contact Mary Helsby Team Manager (South) 0151 330 8500 (not available 5 -12.8.19) or Felicity Shepley Team Manager (North) on 01704 383110 (not available 10 - 30.8.19).

Equal Opportunities

Please note that all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for these jobs (as given in the Person Specification) and who want to apply under the Disability Confident Scheme will be invited to interview.

How to apply

Please apply online via the link provided.

Please note, we do not accept CV’s (unless specified on the advert).

Please fully complete the online application form.

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