This role is focussed on providing appropriate, effective interventions and treatments to people with severe and enduring mental health needs, and their carers (including friends and relatives) and their supporters in the community, enabling and assisting them to meet daily health, social care and well being needs, in line with personal recovery goals, and facilitating engagement with mainstream services.
Always under the overarching framework of CPA, the post holder will be responsible for the ongoing assessment, planning delivery and review of activities and interventions against identified health, social care and well being needs, acting as care coordinator for a defined group of service users. The role will also require undertaking and delivering specific health or social care assessments and interventions, according to care clusters, including identified service users on other caseloads. This maybe either on a one to one basis, or as part of a group activity.Main duties of the job
To maintain the single health and social care record, ensuring both paper and electronic records are kept up to date in accordance with professional and organisational standards.
Report and record within agreed timeframes, all activity relating to information reporting and performance requirements.
To participate in management, caseload and clinical supervision in accordance with trust policy.
To provide mentoring/training for others in relevant practice areas, according to professional requirements, taking a collaborative approach to practice development and evidence-based care. Specifically this means providing a safe and effective learning environment for the mentoring and supervising of students , participating in their learning objectives and assessments
Demonstrate responsibility for developing own practice in line with professional qualifications and for contributing to the development of others, by making use of and providing, effective feedback, supervision, coaching and appraisal.
Develop own knowledge and practice, and contribute to the development of others, making use of available feedback, supervision and appraisal to identify appropriate areas of development for this work role, taking responsibility for accessing identified learning and training opportunities.
To participate in duty rotas as required.About usWe are (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust)
a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatientand community-based mental health care.
We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B& NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset.
Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.
At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. Diversity makes us stronger.Job descriptionJob responsibilities To undertake the full range of activities required to deliver ongoing comprehensive mental health assessment for service users with severe and enduring mental health needs living in the community and in a range of settings. This will include: The use of standardised assessment tools, i.e. the Cluster Allocation Support Tool (CAST), KGV Recovery Star History, strengths and aspirations Mental state Impact of culture and diversity Functional needs The needs of family and carer Evaluation of risk Physical health Complicating factors The interventions and treatments required to enable positive change. Social care needs Safeguarding and public protection Capacity under the Mental Capacity Act
To be responsible for developing delivering and reviewing comprehensive and complex treatment programmes using appropriate frameworks in line with evidence based practice, including strategies to manage risk for service users with complex needs and carers, bringing in other resources as required.
To act as care coordinator for service users with the most complex needs, also providing defined interventions to individuals on other workers caseloads.
To plan, deliver and evaluate defined, specialist therapeutic interventions as indicated in the assessment process ,in line with personal recovery plans, including to service users who maybe on other caseloads. This might include: Individual or group therapeutic intervention Psychological treatments such as CBT, DBT approaches , family interventions Psychosocial interventions Motivational and coping enhancement strategies. Medication management Interventions under the Mental Health Act To deliver a range of defined activities/interventions to improve the carers ability to support the service user and to enable them in their relationship with the service user. To develop and maintain good partnership working with other services throughout all treatment episodes, including regular liaison within Primary Health Care Team, inpatient and intensive services, day services, voluntary sector and with nominated carers/advocates. In collaboration with service users and carers, to be responsible for facilitating the development of complex comprehensive crisis plans, rapid access plans, advance statements etc, involving other agencies such as primary care etc where appropriate. To personally build and lead others to build, hope inspiring relationships with service users, which acknowledge the personal journey of each person, and focus on strengths and aspirations to allow the creation of meaningful personal recovery plans. To be responsible for maintaining own workload, as well as planning the workload of others, on a day to day basis, ensuring that time is prioritised effectively, utilising of electronic resources such as diaries/scheduling. To be responsible for the protection of individuals from abuse and harm in line with local safeguarding policies and procedures, including working with others in the planning development and review of protection plans, ensuring the appropriate sharing of information. Coordinating and undertaking protective interventions which maybe required in the protection of others, as outlined in the protection plan, taking individual action where indicated. Personally and leading others to collaboratively and sensitively work with individuals, with a range of mental health needs to develop skills to manage their own health, in accordance with their personal recovery plan, by actively promoting and using approaches which are affirming, build on strengths, identify past positive experiences and success, and use small steps to move towards the persons goal. Undertake active clinical leadership and supervision within the team, covering for the manager and colleagues as required. To maintain the single health and social care record, ensuring both paper and electronic records are kept up to date in accordance with professional and organisational standards. Report and record within agreed timeframes, all activity relating to information reporting and performance requirements. To participate in management, caseload and clinical supervision in accordance with trust policy. To provide mentoring/training for others in relevant practice areas, according to professional requirements, taking a collaborative approach to practice development and evidence-based care. Specifically this means providing a safe and effective learning environment for the mentoring and supervising of students , participating in their learning objectives and assessments Demonstrate responsibility for developing own practice in line with professional qualifications and for contributing to the development of others, by making use of and providing, effective feedback, supervision, coaching and appraisal. Monitor and maintain health, safety and security of self and others, undertaking assessments and taking appropriate action where required. Develop own knowledge and practice, and contribute to the development of others, making use of available feedback, supervision and appraisal to identify appropriate areas of development for this work role, taking responsibility for accessing identified learning and training opportunities. Lead, maintain and participate in practices which enable effective team working. To participate in local arrangements in order to ensure consistent care to service users across the local geography. Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Professional qualification in mental health equivalent to Registered RMN, Registered Social worker or Registered Therapist
- Current registration with a professional body and commitment to CPD
- Detailed working knowledge secondary specialist mental health services and the wider health and social care community and the third sector
- Significant skills and experience in educating and training the mainstream workforce, particularly non-specialist mental health workers
- Demonstrates substantial experience of assessing risk and developing risk management strategies
Experience and KnowledgeEssential
- Relevant post-registration qualifications, such as Thorn, Non-Medical Prescribing, CBT, AMHP, Brief Interventions etc.
- Front line experience of using advanced assessment skills especially in determining the nature and severity of mental illness/health (functional and organic) and differentiation between physical and mental health symptoms and conditions
- Extensive working knowledge of the structure of the wider health and social care community including statutory and non-statutory services and direct experience of multi professional and inter-agency working and collaboration
- Specialist knowledge of the needs, treatment approaches and rights of people with mental health problems and the needs of their carers and family
- Significant and demonstrable levels of initiative utilised within practice and work delivery
Skills and AbilitiesEssential
- Experience gained in a wide variety of settings, including Primary Care
- Strong track record and ability to act with high levels of diplomacy whilst maintaining the strength of relationship to challenge inaccurate assumptions and perceptions
- Highly developed verbal communication skills, able to engage effectively with people at all levels, even when a more assertive approach is needed
- Conversant with policies and national drivers influencing the service development in question, plus a broader and detailed understanding of the respective legislation affecting the people using the service
- Able to articulate a detailed understanding of the relevant legal frameworks/legislation including CPA process, Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act, and Safeguarding
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Mobile with the facility to move quickly across a geographically dispersed area with limited access to public transport
- Empathy for individuals who have experienced mental health problems and ability to cope with behaviour which may be challenging at times
Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS TrustAddress
Green Lane Hospital
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