Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) is an award winning Trust that provides health and social care services for a population of 1.3million people in Essex, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, and Luton. CQC says we’re still GOOD and now we’re OUTSTANDING for caring! We employ 5,000 people working across more than 200 sites. Our services include: Mental health services We provide a wide range of treatment and support to young people, adults and older people experiencing mental illness both as inpatients and within the community. This includes treatment in secure and specialised settings. Community health services Our diverse range of community health services provide support and treatment to both adults and children. We deliver this care in community hospitals, health centres, GP surgeries and in people’s homes. Learning disabilities services We provide crisis support and inpatient services and our community learning disability teams work in partnership with local councils to provide assessment and support for adults with learning disabilities. Social care We provide personalised social care support to people with a range of needs, including people with learning disabilities or mental illness, supporting people to live independently. We are looking for individuals to join the EPUT team and be part of transforming services in our communities. In return we can offer exceptional education, training and development opportunities as well as a wide range of benefits, which include flexible working opportunities, salary sacrifice schemes and the opportunity to buy or sell up to one week of annual leave to support a healthy work-life balance. In addition to this the Trust also offers a generous relocation package where applicants meet the eligibility criteria. Our approach to recruitment is values based and applicant's must be able to demonstrate the organisations values and behaviours. LEARNING DISABILITIES SERVICE Specialist Health Practitioner - LD Enhanced Support Team For People with Learning Disabilities South Essex BAND 6 HOURS 37.5 PER WEEK This is an exciting time in Essex with the Learning Disability Service currently in a period of evolution that will focus on developing services that are open; compassionate and empowering and fit for the future. Transforming Care has come to an end but the future of how learning disability services are provided across Essex are continuing and will provide a county wide service known as Essex Learning Disability Partnership, a collaboration of the three agencies currently providing Learning Disability services – HPFT, EPUT and ACE. In South Essex we currently have two band 6 qualified Specialist Health Practitioner vacancies in our community learning disability service. The post holders will work with the Enhanced Support Team to provide support to those people with learning disability in the community with mental health or behaviour crisis in order to reduce the need for admission to hospital and; where admission is needed to work closely with the inpatient services and other providers to support timely discharge back into the community. You will also be part of an MDT working with those service users with more complex needs in the development of alternative approaches to managing behaviour including PBS. The post will require knowledge of Care and Treatment Reviews, Root Cause Analysis, Mental Health Act and Continuing Health Care. You will work directly with commissioners to make sure that risks are managed effectively and safely in the right place at the right time. You will also work alongside the Essex Community Offending Service (ECOS) and may be involved in repatriating service users who have been placed out of area and are returning to Essex. The posts will cover the South Essex area although there might be occasions when you are asked to travel to other areas within the service. You will need to be able to network and develop close working relationships with commissioners and other providers to demonstrate compliance with Key Performance Indicators and meeting service requirements. This may also include presenting to panel meetings to access funding. This service currently operates from 8am – 8pm Monday – Friday, although under the service transformation it is envisaged that the service will be extended to 9am – 5pm weekends and bank holidays. If you think you would like to join us and would like some more information please contact Joanne Eaton, Clinical Lead for an informal chat. GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Service Quality EPUT is committed to providing the highest possible quality of service to all patients, clients and community through supporting and contributing to Trust quality initiatives. Employees are expected at all times to provide a caring service and to treat those with whom they come into contact in a courteous and respectful manner. Conduct Employees must at all times abide by Trust policies and procedures and the terms of their contract of employment. They must conduct themselves with impartiality, integrity, objectivity and honesty and maintain high standards of personal and professional accountability. Performance Employees are expected to demonstrate commitment to the Trust by ensuring regular attendance at work and efficient completion of duties. Benefits: Season Ticket Loans NHS discounts for staff Excellent Training facilities and opportunities The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work Buying and Selling annual leave scheme For further details / informal visits contact: Joanne Eaton 01277 637212 J.firstname.lastname@example.org PLEASE ENSURE THAT AS PART OF YOUR APPLICATION YOU INCLUDE PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES WITH BUSINESS CONTACT INFORMATION COVERING YOUR LAST 3 YEAR EMPLOYMENT HISTORY. WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT PERSONAL OR CHARACTER REFERENCES As a newly appointed employee you are responsible for incurring the cost of your initial DBS check relevant to your post, the amount will be deducted from your first salary with the Trust. Applications for Job Share are positively welcomed Our Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We particularly welcome applications from people with experience of using mental health services. We also hold the Disability two tick symbol and have made the pledge to commit to employing more people with learning disabilities, we encourage people with a disability to apply. If you require this application form in another format i.e. Braille or audio tape etc, please contact the Recruitment Department on 01375 364513 or email email@example.com and we can arrange for this to be dispatched to you. The Trust has the right to expire vacancies prior to the closing date if they so wish. The Trust makes every attempt to contact all applicants and we strongly advise that you check the email account which is registered with NHS Jobs reguarly, we would advise however due to the high number of applications we receive that if you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date your application has been unsuccessful on this occassion. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expect all staff to undertake this commitment. Applicants will be subject to robust safer recruitment processes. Our vision is “working to improve lives” and we achieve this in line with our organisational values of being compassionate, empowering and open. 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. UK Registration Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas. 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