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Band 5 Recovery Practitioner - The Greenway Centre, Bristol

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Bristol Mental Health Assessment and Recovery Team North is a psychologically informed service for the North of Bristol.

Our team is located in a vibrant base with a gym and a caf in the heart of Southmead.

We are a team that is comprised of registered and unregistered staff, as we work in partnership with second Step, Nalaari, Off The Record and Missing Link.

If successful you would be working in one of three friendly and supportive multidisciplinary clusters which are clinically led by a Consultant Psychiatrists. Experience of community mental health or similar would be an advantage in this role. However, training is available for suitable candidates.

You will have the security of working for the NHS and will receive a competitive benefits package which includes excellent annual leave and staff discounts.

This is an excellent team which really cares about quality and which is dedicated to helping people to recover whilst supporting each other.

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. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

Main duties of the job

Assessment and Recovery Service - for North Bristol, Bristol Locality, Ageless Service

We are looking for enthusiastic and dynamic registered Social Worker, Occupational Therapist or Nurse to join our friendly team, which provides a service from the centre to the north of Bristol for people with later life needs.

Experience of community mental health or similar would be an advantage in this role. However, training is available for suitable candidates.

You would be planning and delivering clinical interventions to service users living in the community alongside our highly skilled multi-disciplinary team to make meaningful recovery a reality.

Experience of working with individuals who are recovering from mental health challenges would be very helpful. However, we have found that applicants often have transferrable experience, which can also be helpful to this role.

We welcome a newly qualified member of staff and can offer development with our registered Nurses, OT's and Social Workers and our later life Specialist Senior Practitioner within the team working alongside our Recovery Navigators.

Although we are a 7 day service, We work predominantly Monday to Friday and we cover weekends via a shared rota.

Please feel free to call for a chat to discuss the role, visit the base by appointment.

Plenty of support and supervision is available and there are opportunities to develop professional skills.

About us

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and 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 AWP 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.

Job description Job responsibilities

To contribute to 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 may include:a. The use of standardised assessment tools such as Cluster Allocation Support Tool (CAST)b. Recovery Starc. History, strengths and aspirationsd. Mental statee. Impact of culture and diversityf. Functional needsg. The needs of family and carerh. Evaluation of riski. Physical healthj. Complicating factorsk. The interventions and treatments required to enable positive change.l. Social Care needsm. Safeguarding and public protection

To contribute to planning, delivering, and reviewing treatment programmes using appropriate frameworks in line with evidencebased 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 identified service users, also providing defined interventions to individuals on other workers caseloads.

To contribute to the planning, delivery, and evaluation of defined therapeutic interventions as identified in line with personal recovery plans, including to service users who maybe on other caseloads. This might include:a. Individual or group therapeutic interventionb. Psychological treatments such as CBT, DBT approaches , family interventionsc. Psychosocial interventionsd. Motivational and coping enhancement strategiese. Medication managementf. Interventions under the Mental Health Act

To deliver a range of activities/defined interventions to improve thefriends/relatives/carers (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 is maintained throughout all treatment episodes, including regular liaison within Primary Health Care Team, inpatient 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 comprehensive crisis plans, rapid access plans, advance statements etc, involving other agencies such as primary care etc where appropriate.

To personally build hope inspiring relationships with service users, whichacknowledge 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, on a day to day basis, ensuring that time is prioritised effectively, making full use 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, by contributing with others to the plans to protect people at risk, ensuring the appropriate sharing of information.

To facilitate access for service users and carers to appropriate community services and interventions outside secondary mental health services and across the complete recovery pathway.

Personally working collaboratively and sensitively 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 experience and success, and use small steps to move towards the persons goal.

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 proactively participate in management, workload and clinical supervision in accordance with trust policy, taking personal responsibility for making appropriate arrangements.

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 effective feedback, supervision, coaching and appraisal, and by providing appropriate information to help others.

To adhere to professional codes of conduct ensuring required skills andcompetencies required are maintained.

To participate in local arrangements in order to ensure consistent care to service users across the local geography

To show willingness to support practices which foster and maintain team working.

Person Specification Qualification Essential
  • Has a current registration
  • Registered Nurse, Social Worker. Occupational Therapist.
Care coordination (CPA) Essential
  • Experience of working with severe and enduring mental health needs
  • Knowledge of electronic record keeping
  • Able to assess risk/safeguarding
  • understanding of psychological interventions (able to deliver)
Mentoring Essential
  • To provide mentoring/training for others in relevant practice areas,

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