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We currently have the following vacancies:

LMWS Deputy Team Operational Manager

The Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service (LMWS) is an exciting new service which combines the existing Leeds IAPT Service (offering “talking therapies” to adult NHS patients) with a broader mental wellbeing support offer based in primary care settings (GP surgeries, health centres etc).

The service will be delivered by a partnership of Third Sector and NHS organisations, comprising Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust, Leeds & York Partnership Foundation NHS Trust, Northpoint Wellbeing, Community Links, Touchstone, WCTS & Homestart Leeds. LMWS is funded until at least 2025; it will employ around 200 staff, working in 7 operational teams, and will support up to 28,000 people with common mental health problems and more complex issues.

This is an opportunity for someone with experience of mental health support work and/or therapy services to help shape the new service, working alongside a team of Operational Team Managers, Deputy Operational Team Managers, and Clinical Leads.

Further information including job description, person specification, information sheet and application form can be accessed via the  NHS Jobs website.


Mental Health Practitioner – Leeds Student Medical Practice

We are recruiting for a Mental Health Practitioners to join our existing service at Leeds Student Medical Practice.

This role is an exciting opportunity to work within a dedicated GP practice with a focus on the needs of the student population.

GPs at LSMP are required to address a wide variety of mental health problems experienced within the student population.

There is a preponderance of presentations with stress, low mood, sleep disturbance, and eating disorders, with alcohol and/or drug use often prevalent.

Students can often struggle with a limited understanding about mental health, and may have limited personal knowledge of steps that can be taken to look after their mental health.

They may need support to develop sufficient personal resilience to cope with the challenges of life at university, including loneliness, existential angst, cultural adjustment, and relationship issues. Click for more information about Leeds Student Medical Practice.

The overall purpose of the service is to ensure students’ mental & emotional health needs are better supported.

Specifically:

  • To allow students to have a timely triage/assessment of their mental & emotional health needs, subject to agreed referral criteria
  • To ensure students are enabled to manage their own mental & emotional health where appropriate
  • To ensure students are supported to access appropriate mental services where these exist
  • To minimise duplication with other mental health services
  • To reduce inappropriate referrals to other mental health support services

Delivery model:

Northpoint’s MHP’s work under the day-to-day direction of the practice/locality manager and receive line management, case management & clinical supervision from Northpoint. In addition, the Northpoint manager and clinical lead are fully accessible to resolve queries and issues as they arise on a day to day basis, thus ensuring ongoing connectivity and support are provided.

Each MHP is expected to offer between 6-7 appointments per day at minutes per appointment, allowing for a 14% DNA/CNA rate. The typical daily allocation of appointments per practitioner is a mix of triage appointments and follow-up sessions.

The MHP’s utilise a range of therapeutic skills, including, but not limited to: Assessment of need/triage + onward referral/signposting; Active listening and reflective discussion; CBT-based and counselling techniques; Motivational interviewing; Understanding / challenging unhelpful patterns of behaviour. Therefor the role will involve identifying opportunities to support individuals with their mental health by helping them to access appropriate community support, encourage behavioural and lifestyle changes, and enable and empower patients to become actively involved in their own wellbeing. Key to the role will be the ability to utilise psychological formulation (i.e. construct meaning out of mental distress) and build trusting relationships quickly whilst motivating individuals to make sustained changes.

Salary: £24,214 – £30,112 WTE (Salary range is equivalent to Band 5 on NHS Agenda for Change).

This is a permanent post offered as either 35 hours per week (1.0 WTE), or pro-rata hours from 21 hours per week (0.6 WTE). Leeds Student Medical Practice is open 7am to 7pm, and the working pattern across the week may be negotiated to span those times, including the possibility of early morning or evening appointments, subject to the post-holder’s and clinic availability.

The job description, person specification, information sheet and application form can be accessed via the NHS Jobs website.

For more information about the post, please contact Andy Ward (Interim Service Manager, Northpoint Wellbeing) at andy.ward@northpoint.org.uk or 0113 243 3400

Northpoint Wellbeing is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people. An enhanced DBS disclosure will be undertaken before appointment


Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner (Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service)

We are recruiting for Primary Care Mental Health Practitioners to join the Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service.  Predominantly working as part of an integrated team, the post-holders will provide telephone triage and face-to-face assessment and decision-making support to ensure that patients with common mental health needs gain access to the most appropriate pathway and intervention.

This role is an exciting opportunity for mental health/wellbeing practitioners to work within primary care (GP surgeries and community health centres) to provide symptom management, triage and care navigation to patients referred by their GPs.

The post-holder will be required to carry out assessment & formulation of mental health needs in order to assist patients towards increased self-management of anxiety and depression symptoms and better tolerance of distress. The role will also involve identifying opportunities to support individuals with their mental health by helping them to access appropriate community support, encourage behavioural and lifestyle changes, and enable and empower patients to become actively involved in their own wellbeing.

The role combines the skills of triage/assessment/care navigation/psychological support.  Key to the role will be the ability to utilise psychological formulation (i.e. construct meaning out of mental distress) and build trusting relationships quickly whilst motivating individuals to make sustained changes.

Primary Care Networks (PCNs) bring together a group of neighbouring GP practices to cover a population of 30,000 to 50,000 patients. Member GP practices benefit from economies of scale as they collaborate to provide services with an expanded primary care team – including these Mental Health practitioner roles – taking pressure off GPs. More information about Leeds PCNs can be found at https://www.leedsgpconfederation.org.uk/primary-care-networks-member-practices/

Salary: £24,214 – £30,112 WTE (Salary range is equivalent to Band 5 on NHS Agenda for Change).

These are permanent roles offered as either 35 hours per week (1.0 WTE), or pro-rata hours from 21 hours per week (0.6 WTE). There will be a requirement to work until 8pm on one weekday per week (2pm-8pm) exact times TBC. 

The job description, person specification, information sheet and application form can be accessed via the  NHS Jobs website.

For more information about the post, please contact Andy Ward (Interim Service Manager, Northpoint Wellbeing) at andy.ward@northpoint.org.uk

This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.

Northpoint Wellbeing is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people. An enhanced DBS disclosure will be undertaken before appointment.


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