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Senior Practitioner

Job Description

NAViGO Health and Social Care CIC provide health and social care services to a population of 158,000. We are a progressive and ambitious organisation that aims to support those living with a mental health illness, their carers and families in the simplest and most effective ways. We are different because we know working with the same methods doesn’t work forever; and we will continue to challenge the way we do things to create the best services that are centred on the people who use them.

Why should you work for us?

  • We are in the Times Top 100 Best Not-for-profit Companies to work for 2016
  • Our Older People’s Service won the Laingbuisson Specialist Healthcare Award 2015 for Excellence in Dementia Care
  • We are a Health Service Journal Top 10 employer in their Best Places to Work poll 2014.
  • We are winners of the NHS Medipex Innovation Award 2014 for Innovation in Mental Health
  • We are winners of the Best Service Award at the GO Awards Excellence in Public Performance 2014

And these are just the most recent achievements!

We really are different. In the past year we’ve purchased a garden centre and a caravan. Why? We’re growing and improving our services year on year; which means we also have to work hard at finding new ways to make our service sustainable. This social enterprise is about working together with local people to create services that are owned by the community, supported by it and loyal to it. It’s challenging, it’s exciting and we want like-minded people to join us. If you think that’s you, take a look at the job specification.

This is a unique post in that we operate an integrated Crisis, Home treatment and inpatient service. As such you will be responsible for undertaking crisis and home treatment as well as working on the acute lodges and fully following the acute journey of the people who use our service.

You will have at least two years’ experience of working in mental health as a band 5 minimum or a social care background having undertaken assessments and working with complex cases.

Please see job description for further details.

All positions are subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and medical clearance. Evidence of valid professional registration and appropriate DBS clearances will also be required where relevant. All posts will also be subject to successful completion of a 12 week probationary period.

Please note that all new employees joining NAViGO will be able to contribute to the NHS pension.

This post is classed as exempted for the purposes of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, even those convictions that are classed as spent must be declared on your application.

We will ensure that all applicants are contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date.

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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