The Power2 Team is a multi-disciplinary team, providing a service for vulnerable children and young adults up to age 25 who have either survived exploitation, are experiencing exploitation or at risk of exploitation. The team uses a trauma-informed approach to support, aiming to reduce further risk of harm.
The Mental Health Practitioner will be a resource for the whole team, will undertake group work and will work directly with individual young people, families, and carers. The post holder will have experience working in a mental health setting and with children and young people who have experienced adverse events in childhood and will have experience and understanding of the impact of adverse childhood experiences on lifelong consequences for a person's health and well-being.Main duties of the job
The Mental Health Practitioner will be a resource for the whole team, will undertake group work and will work directly with individual young people, families, and carers. The post holder will have experience working in a mental health setting and with children and young people who have experienced adverse events in childhood and will have experience and understanding of the impact of adverse childhood experiences on lifelong consequences for a person's health and well-being. Please see attached job description and person specification.About usTrust Values
Employees, workers, and / or contractors will be expected to uphold the values of the Trust and exhibit the expected Trust behaviours aligned to the Trust's values. Individuals have a responsibility to ensure that they display the Trust values and behaviours in carrying out their job and that individuals feel able to challenge (or raise a challenge) when other colleagues' behaviours breach the spirit of Trust values.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
- To maintain therapeutic and supportive relationships with young people up toage of 25 years often with severe and complex mental health issues.
- To interact with young people, family members and carers on sensitive andemotive issues both face to face, remotely and in writing.
- To be responsible for providing advice and guidance on mental health issues to other members of the multi-disciplinary team.
- To implement a trauma informed approach in the interactions with young people, family members and carers and to be a champion for trauma informed practice.
- To be a link between the team and BCHFT.
- To engage regularly with other team members on issues regarding specific mental health issues.
- To maintain confidentiality around frequently sensitive issues.
- To communicate with other professional agencies and individuals about sensitive and complex issues both verbally and in writing, in addition to use of emails, phone calls and letter writing.
- To provide explanations and information about complex and sensitive subject matter to young people, carers and other professionals in manners varying appropriate to each situation.
- To present and provide consultation to other professionals in relation to mental health issues, theory and practice.
- As required to provide training to the team and groups of professionals or families and carers, using verbal, written and visual skills.
- To undertake activities necessary for raising awareness of Power2 with local agencies.
- To take an active involvement in working parties concerned with specific developments and interest areas. To support the participation of children, young people and parents/carers inservice development and change.
- To participate in staff development, appraisal and training as appropriate, including continuous professional development.
- To undertake any other tasks, duties and responsibilities as directed and appropriate to the grade and role of the post subject to any reasonable adjustments under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 as incorporated into the Equality Act 2010.
- To participate in the wider development of the service and contribute to service improvement as required.
Qualifications and/or TrainingEssential
- Must be on a professional register
- Educated to degree level (or equivalent) in a subject area linked to health and social care (e.g. nursing, occupational therapy, social work, psychology, counselling)
- Specialist qualifications related to mental health
- Experience of working in a mental health setting, social care, health or community work environment in a statutory or voluntary organisation specific to client group. Experience of working with other professionals and agencies related to mental health and wellbeing. Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Experience of working with children and young adults
Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation TrustAddress
The Gem Centre
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