Mental Health Practitioner

  • NHS
  • Full Time
  • Sleaford
NHS

Job Description

Full-Time Mental Health Practitioner, substantive post.

A new position has arisen for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Mental Health Practitioner to join the Healthcare Team that works within the Lincoln Secure Unit in Sleaford. This job can also give you the opportunity for you to visit and spend time learning about the different areas in the CAMHS service

The Lincoln Secure Unit is a Secure Childrens home and provides secure accommodation for up to 12 young people between 10 and 18 years of age who may have experienced various forms of abuse, display a wide variety of associated trauma related behaviour(s) and who may be the subject of appropriate legal orders.

There are two types of placements Youth Justice Placements and Welfare Placements. The Youth Justice Board (YJB) will place young people in the Unit who are either on remand or serving a sentence for criminal behaviour. Young people on a Welfare Placement are not sentenced but secure accommodation may be the best way to guarantee their safety and welfare or to prevent them from causing harm to other people.

The placements are made up of young people from a variety of backgrounds who can display difficult and challenging behaviour, symptomatic of a chaotic and sometimes abusive background.

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s provides healthcare to the children and young people residing in the LSU. The healthcare team includes nursing, clinical psychology, GP, psychiatry and administrative staff, providing Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services, substance misuse support and a full range of primary physical healthcare and health promotion provision. This is individually tailored to each young person’s needs as decided by the holistic Comprehensive Health Assessment Tool and delivered through a comprehensive care plan.

As a mental health nurse you will be excepted to work within an MDT environment, provide a high standard of needs and risk assessment and deliver group work and individual care packages, through the Care Programme Approach processes, to children and young people residing in the LSU.

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