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Mental Health Liaison Practitioner

Job Description

The mission of our Trust is to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities. All our staff, whatever their role, have a part to play in helping us deliver this important mission. Every day, our staff are guided by our values:

  • Honest, open and transparent
  • Respectful
  • Person first and in the centre
  • Improve and be outstanding
  • Relevant today, ready for tomorrow
  • Families and carers matter

Our values are very important to us; we know that the attitude and behaviours of our staff can have a huge impact on quality of care we provide. That’s why, through our recruitment, we want to find people who show that their values match ours. We do this through:

  • A selection process that tests attitudes and behaviours as well as knowledge and skills
  • A 12 month values based induction. Continued employment with the Trust is subject to the successful completion of this induction.

If you think you can help us achieve our mission and you relate to our values, we look forward to your application. Please note, that priority will be given to any candidates ‘at risk’.

Mental Health Liaison Team (MHLT) is a dynamic team based in Kirklees and Calderdale area of South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. The MHLT will provide a 24/7 multi-disciplinary psychiatric liaison service which will be based in both Acute hospitals in Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust and focus on providing equitable care and improved health outcomes for people with physical and mental health co-morbidity. The development of a MHLT service is an example of the on-going transformation agenda of both mental health and acute care services in Calderdale and Kirklees and will impact on the wider health economy. The Mental Health Liaison Team Practitioners within the team are individuals who, alongside the expected clinical skill set, demonstrate motivation and innovation in the delivery of integrated physical and mental health services whilst developing the service and building quality relationships with partner organisations. For further information regarding the service please email Rachel Sykes at ( Email address removed ) or telephone on  ( Phone number removed ) .

If you are the successful applicant for this post and where the post requires a DBS check, you MUST be able to provide one of the following documents.

  • Current valid Passport.
  • Biometric Residence Permit (UK).
  • Current Driving Licence (UK) (Full or provisional) Isle of Man /Channel Islands.
  • Birth Certificate (UK and Channel Islands) - issued at the time of birth; Full or short form acceptable including those issued by UK authorities overseas, such as Embassies, High Commissions and HM Forces. (Photocopies are not acceptable).

We recognise there is a wealth of talent among people who have a disability including those who have had experience of mental health problems and as an equal opportunities employer we are seeking to recruit from all sections of the community. If you require any support with your application please contact  ( Phone number removed ) .
Please note if you are shortlisted for interview, we will be contacting you through your NHS jobs account to invite you to interview so it is important for you to check this regularly.

The Trusts preferred method of obtaining references from referees is through the NHS Jobs system, therefore please ensure you supply e-mail addresses for your referees wherever possible to avoid delays in obtaining your references.

The Trust reserves the right to close any vacancy on or before the closing date (as necessary). Please ensure you apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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