Ward In-reach Liaison Worker
The Kirklees Outreach Team is looking to recruit an enthusiastic and autonomous Band 6 practitioner on a full-time basis. This is to build and improve on the already successful role of In-reach Liaison Worker.
The Kirklees Outreach Team is a community based mental health team that provides crisis interventions and home-based treatment for older people whose mental health needs increase significantly, either due to an acute episode or relapse of an enduring mental health condition.
The In-reach Liaison Worker is a dedicated role within the Kirklees Outreach Team, working alongside both inpatient and community staff, to support timely discharge and provide a joined up and seamless journey for service users between the ward and the community.
Operating with a high level of autonomy you will be working with Kirklees service users who are admitted to the older adult mental health ward in Dewsbury, and on occasion, if a Kirklees resident is admitted to one of our other older adult wards in Wakefield, Barnsley and Halifax, to support timely repatriation to our Kirklees ward.
Your duties will include:
- Working with service users admitted to the ward on a 1:1 basis, assessing need and risk, and supporting and assessing them during periods of home leave
- Actively identifying inpatients who would benefit from community input from Kirklees Outreach Team in order to facilitate timely discharge
- Providing support to service user’s families and carers, and working alongside them to identify any hurdles to successful discharge
- Establishing and maintaining positive working relationships between Kirklees Outreach Team and ward teams, and acting as a point of contact between the two
- Participating in bed management meetings, inpatient ward rounds and Kirklees Outreach Team MDTs
- Maintaining high quality and up to date records, care plans andrisk assessments
The successful candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, be able to establish positive working relationships across multiple services andbe able to autonomously manage and prioritise their time. They will also have well-honed and effective risk assessment and management skills and a compassionate and positive attitude towards the client group.
Full UK driving licence and use of own car is essential.
This is an excellent opportunity to join a supportive forward-thinking team that is dedicated to providing acute home based treatment for older people. If you would be interested in joining our team, we would welcome and encourage informal enquiries and visits.
For further information please contact Karen Hodgson (Team Manager) or Sue Tully (Senior Practitioner) on 01484 343152. All employees of the Trust are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect patients
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