Looking for a Fantastic Opportunity? ''Your Future Job is Here'' 18.75 hrs per week (2.5 days per week)
A fantastic opportunity has arisen to work in our Hammersmith & Fulham (H& F) Community Rehabilitation Service (CRS) as a B6 Substance Use Practitioner. This role is a part-time position, working 2 and half days per week. This post also attracts 20% inner London weighting.
The H& F Adult Community Rehabilitation Team provides support for people with complex care needs related to psychosis and (where relevant) co-existing substance use and physical health problems. The service provides a less restrictive alternative to inpatient rehabilitation by providing intensive support for service users so that rehabilitation occurs in the community. With a multidisciplinary and whole-team approach, the emphasis is on delivering individualised and recovery-focussed care.
In return you can expect some of the following:
- Additional Birthday Leave & Wellbeing Leave per year (Trust criteria applies)
- Access to Praise Platform (supporting peer to peer recognition)
- Recognition events for staff groups
- Financial Wellbeing workshops with support/guidance
- Reflective Practise sessions
H& F CRS is based close to public transport with a short walk to the office. The area is vibrant with access to various retailers, food outlets and the all-important coffee shops!Main duties of the job
The post holder will work as a member of the MDT as a dual diagnosis specialist. They will offer assessment, consultation and support for patients under the care of the team.
The post holder will work in close collaboration with patients, families and other professionals and services involved in the person's care, including acute trust colleagues, mental health trust teams, primary care, social services, housing and homelessness services, substance use services, schools and colleges, ambulance services, the police and other criminal justice agencies.
To support the development of a new service aimed at meeting the needs of patients under the care of our Community Rehabilitation team who have complex conditions relating to serious mental health difficulties and co-existing substance use issues.
To support the development of evidence based practice in all aspects of clinical care, ensuring an ongoing awareness of significant health research relevant to the care and treatment of patients with substance use and dual diagnosis.
To engage with individuals referred to the service utilising the principles of motivational interviewing to establish a therapeutic relationship.
To deliver training to staff within the Trust and CCG in relation to substance use and dual diagnosis.About us
Community Rehabilitation Services within West London NHS Trust was established in early 2021. Three teams were formed across 3 different boroughs: Ealing, Hounslow and Hammersmith and Fulham (H& F). The service is suitable for those who are aged 18+ years (no upper limit).
The service is multidisciplinary and each team consists of a Consultant Psychiatrist, Team Lead, care co-ordinators, OT's, Psychologists, support workers and an administrator.
The service was designed to provide a less restrictive alternative to inpatient rehabilitation by providing intensive support for service users with complex psychosis so that rehabilitation can occur in the community.
A key function of the rehabilitation teams is to support individuals who have been placed outside of the borough to move back to their local area.
For service users in or in need of 24 hour supported accommodation, or those who have frequent or lengthy inpatient stays, the service provides intensive MDT support and close partnership working with housing and community providers to stabilise mental health, maximise independence and functioning and support people to flourish in least restrictive community settings in accordance with their goals and preferences.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
The post holder will work as a member of the multi-disciplinary community rehabilitation team as a dual diagnosis specialist. They will offer assessment, consultation and support for patients under the care of the team.
The post holder will work in close collaboration with patients, families and other professionals and services involved the persons care, including acute trust colleagues, mental health trust teams, primary care, social services, housing and homelessness services, substance use services, schools and colleges, ambulance services, the police and other criminal justice agencies.
The post holder will use an integrated motivational interviewing approach that is person-centred and holistic which considers the needs of others in the service User social system. They will be required to conduct a comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment which considers the relationship between the persons mental and physical health, their social situation and their harmful use of drugs and alcohol in formulating person-centred and needs-based care plans.
The post-holder will be required to assess clinical risk and to prepare and implement risk minimisation plans that, in consultation with senior colleagues, deliver effective safeguarding for the individual and others around them.
The post-holder will act as a conduit to engaging service users in community based drug and alcohol services and offer outpatient clinics and follow-up. They will participate in clinical reviews of patients, working with individuals to develop bio-psycho-social care plans.
The post-holder will lead on, and work with the supported housing teams, to promote a safe environment for service users and staff whilst maximising recovery values.
The post-holder will work with colleagues from all disciplines to develop their knowledge, skills and confidence in working with service users with co-existing substance use difficulties so that it is a core aspect of the work for all team members. Promote understanding of substance in the context of holistic and integrated approaches to care
If this post interests you, why not give us a call! Wed love to hear from you if you have any questions or would like to arrange an informal visit. Person SpecificationQualifications & TrainingEssential
- Qualified in mental health nursing, social work, occupational therapy or clinical/counselling psychology
- Professional registration appropriate to own discipline e.g. NMC, HCPC
- Evidence of continuing professional development particularly in relation to the development of knowledge and skills for working with people with co-existing substance use.
- Training in Psychosocial Interventions Particularly Motivational Interviewing and Family Therapy
- Experience of working in a multidisciplinary mental health team with clients with severe and enduring mental health problems
- Experience of working with people experiencing mental health difficulties and co-existing substance use issues
- Effective liaison with a range of professionals and agencies
- Delivering team teaching/training
Knowledge & SkillsEssential
- Work with people experiencing mental health crisis.
- Supervision of students and junior staff.
- Audit and research Teaching.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including report writing and presentations / IT skills.
- Knowledge of dual diagnosis and substance use.
- Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate a comprehensive care package for the identified client group, using a wide range of resources.
- Able to develop a comprehensive programme of intervention and support for the identified client group and their families
- Skills in risk assessment and management.
- Can demonstrate understanding of psychosis and its impact on service users and carers. Demonstrate knowledge of current legislation and guidance applicable to this client group.
- Knowledge of the CPA process
- Can demonstrate understanding of the needs of diverse groups, e.g. residents of inner city black and minority ethnic groups, and skills in engaging with them.
- Skills in the delivery of psychosocial interventions for people experiencing difficulties with substance use both individually and in groups
- Work collaboratively across team and organisational boundaries, negotiating complex organisational structures and processes
- Skills in leadership: ability to motivate others, use initiative and manage change.
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Innovative and flexible
- Able to create good relationships with clients, carers, other professionals and other stakeholders
- Work with service users who are difficult to engage with.
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Reliable and consistent
West London NHS TrustAddress
H& F Community Rehab Team
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