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Advanced Lived Experience Practitioner

Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust
£47,154 to £52,936 a year per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking to employ an Advanced Lived Experience Practitioner to work within the Personality Disorder Service provided by Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust, and contribute at a senior level to the delivery of KUF training (the Knowledge and Understanding Framework).

We are a dynamic service that is continuously seeking to improve and evolve within a changing NHS climate. This post provides an opportunity to work as part of a supportive, reflective and motivated team, committed to working compassionately with people diagnosed with personality disorders.

Main duties of the job

The Advanced Lived Experience Practitioner will work with the KUF Hub to recruit and support local Personality Disorder Lived Experience Trainers and will co-deliver with these Trainers the KUF Training alongside Hub clinical staff.

The ALEP will provide a lived experience perspective within the (Intensive) Personality Disorder Service and will advise on the development of interventions for people with difficulties associated with personality traits and disorders within the new Trust Core Teams.

About us

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C&I) provides high quality, safe and innovative mental health care to our patients in the community, in their homes or in hospital. We provide services for adults of working age, adults with learning difficulties, and older people in the London area. We currently deliver the majority of our care to residents in the London Boroughs of Camden and

Islington. However, we also provide substance misuse services in Westminster, and a substance misuse and psychological therapies service to people living in Kingston. Our trust is also a member of University College London Partners (UCLP), one of the world's leading academic health science partnerships. In addition we have specialist programmes which provide help and treatment for: veterans living in London, young people caught in the cycle of gang culture, older people living with dementia and other age related mental health conditions. For more information, please access the following link:

Job description Job responsibilities

The model of consultation, training and joint working within the Personality Disorder Service is one that supports the wider system to work more effectively with people who have experienced developmental emotional and relationship difficulties (not necessarily diagnosed as personality disorder). The model equips staff working with people with complex emotional needs, including with diagnoses of personality disorder, with the knowledge, skills and confidence to understand the person beyond their presenting behaviours.

Person Specification Education/Qualifications Essential
  • Post graduate level education
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Mental health/personality disorder training
  • KUF Coordination experience.
Experience Essential
  • Of being a service-user or staff member of NHS mental health service
  • Experience of using your lived experience to deliver training and consultation to others working in this field.
  • Experience of working with a range of organisations to support service users to reach their personal goals .
  • Experience of relationship building and partnership working.
  • Of working as an LXP within mental health services
  • Experience of delivering mentoring and/or supervision/appraisal .
  • Experience of delivering KUF Training within a healthcare setting .
Skills Essential
  • Consultation and Training + project management
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Expresses and articulates ideas in a manner that is appropriate, accurate and easily understood.
  • Working across teams/organisations - liaison
  • Experience in using electronic patient records systems such as RiO, SystemOne or CareNotes
  • Excellent management skills.
Abilities Essential
  • Ability to demonstrate first person experiential knowledge of recovery at an expert level.
  • Ability to reflect sensitively on your personal experience of recovery to support others .
  • Ability to treat service users with respect and dignity at all times, adopting a culturally sensitive approach, which considers the needs of the whole person.
Knowledge Essential
  • Ability to demonstrate first person experiential knowledge of challenges associated with 'personality disorder' or complex emotional needs.
  • Awareness of community resources and service user groups related to 'personality disorder' or complex emotional needs.
  • Knowledge and commitment to service users' rights, involvement and service-user led initiatives.
  • Awareness of community resources and service user groups related to 'personality disorder' or complex emotional needs

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