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Preston CMHT, Preston
£37,570 - £43,772 / year
NHS Band 7/8A

Job Description

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust is a great place to work and has a sound future as a leading provider of excellent services. The Trust invests in its staff and seeks to provide them with opportunities for training and personal development.

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2002 and authorised as a Foundation Trust on 1st December 2007. The Trust provides health and wellbeing services for a population of around 1.5million people. The services provided include community nursing, health visiting and a range of therapy services including physiotherapy, podiatry and speech & language. The Trust specialises in inpatient and community mental health services. Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust covers the whole of the county and employs around 7,000 members of staff across more than 400 sites.


An exciting opportunity is available for an innovative, dynamic and experienced Mental Health Practitioner to work as a Band 7 Team Leader in Preston Community Mental Health Team based at West Strand House, Preston.

The Community Mental Health Team currently have one Team leader in post and following a recent review of the service we are now in a position to recruit into another one to support the team in providing excellent mental health services to the local population.

The team consists of care coordinators, pyschologists, occupational therapists, support workers, pharmacists, administrative staff and psychitarists and serves the Greater Preston population. It is co-located with social care staff from Lancashire County Council with whom it works in an integrated manner in order that service users receive appropriate and needs led care.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication and organisational skills. They will be able to work well as a team player in a CMHT and demonstrate excellent leadership skills.

They will be keen to embrace change and have a positive, enthusiastic manner.

They will work closely with other team leaders in the Preston and Chorley/South Ribble locality and support the Service Manager in ensuring service users receive high quality interventions.

The role will involve working with a small caseload of service users whose needs are complex in nature. This will enable the post holder to maintain their clinical skills whilst developing leadership knowledge and skills.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information please contact Carole Nicholson, Service Manager ( Email address removed )




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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.




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