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Salary: £27,500 per year (Full Time Equivalent)

Hours: 21hrs per week.

The successful candidates will work  3x7hr days  on Wednesday, Friday and one other day (TBC), between the times of 9am–5pm. They will work alongside another MH Practitioner.

Age UK Lancashire is excited to be recruiting two experienced professionals for the role of Mental Health Practitioner as we launch our brand-new Mental Health Support Service for Older Adults in East Lancashire.

“Are you looking for a role that is rewarding and challenging, where you have the potential to improve the lives of vulnerable people in Lancashire?”

If so, we now have the role for you! We are recruiting two Mental Health Practitioners who will be based at our office in Padiham with travel to community-based venues in Burnley, Pendle and surrounding areas. Mileage will be paid.

Age UK Lancashire has seen a rise in older people living with mental health conditions accessing our services. We want to ensure that older people can access local, community-based support to help them manage their conditions as independently as possible, and therefore support the local MH support pathways.

We work closely with health and social care professionals and a range of other agencies to encourage clients to access services that will improve their outcomes.

The successful applicant should have:

  • Experience working with people with mental health needs in Community Care, and group settings.
  • Experience/knowledge of appropriate interventions to support and promote recovery.  
  • Knowledge of and the ability  to apply a person-centred approach, promoting independence.
  • Able to evidence the ability to manage clinical risk, in the role context.
  • Effective communication skills, across a wide range of people and audiences. 
  • Able to manage a busy workload, keeping accurate records and assessments.  
  • Experience of delivering training.
  • A full driving licence, appropriate Insurance cover and a suitable car for use in your role.

This is a hugely rewarding role for the right person. If you are passionate about making a difference, are caring and have empathy towards others, then we would love to hear from you. On your application form, tell us about your relevant skills, experience, attributes, and abilities.

Benefits of working for  Age UK Lancashire:

  • Mileage allowance.
  • Holiday allowance.
  • Company Sick pay (after six months).
  • Company pension.
  • Mobile phone provided.
  • Paid comprehensive training.
  • Access to Blue Light discount card.

This is a Fixed Term Contract until 31/03/2025.

CLOSING DATE: Sunday 14th April 2024.

Interviews planned for: Friday 19th April 2024.

The full job description  and application form can be downloaded below. Please take a look at the full job description before applying. 

To apply, send your completed application form or current CV  to

Equality & Diversity-Age UK Lancashire are committed to ensuring that all job applicants and members of staff are treated equally, without discrimination because of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age. Please complete the attached form to allow us to monitor our applicant and staff diversity.

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