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Community Practitioner

Employer
South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£38,768 to £46,124 a year per annum inclusive of HCAs
Closing date
30 Jun 2022

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Profession
Practitioner
Service
Community
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Focused Support service offer medium to longer term mental health care to residents in the Borough of Lambeth aged 18 and over regardless of diagnosis using the Care Programme Approach. We are a part of the Lambeth Alliance, and we have a close interface with a variety of SLaM services, other statutory organisations (inc. social care) and voluntary sector.

The Lambeth Living Well Network (LWN) Alliance brings together Certitude, Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group, Lambeth Council, South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Thames Reach organisations to deliver an innovative way of providing mental health support for those who need it in the Lambeth Borough; a fully integrated and coordinated mental health system which focuses on people's strengths and supports their whole health and wellbeing.

As part of our journey, to realising a fully integrated system, we have set up 3 Living Well Centres in Lambeth.

We are looking for dynamic and enthusiastic candidates, with strong leadership skills and a commitment to delivering high standards of care.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will deliver high quality care including robust assessments of need and risk, evidence based interventions and liaison with other services in line with Trust policies and those of their registration body's code of professional conduct. An essential part of care coordination role is to work with clients who are under the Mental Health Act including those who are on Community Treatment Orders. It is essential that you have the ability to understands and manage risk effectively and produce collaborative care plans service users and carers. Furthermore, it is crucial to integrate risk management with a positive approach to recovery and collaborative responsibility for wellbeing.

Working as a part of the MDT you will be responsible for managing a varied caseload in the Focus Support team ensuring a timely, safe, effective and responsive service delivery in line with the LWN Alliance three big outcomes for people living in Lambeth who experience mental distress:
  • To recover and stay well
  • To make their own choices
  • To participate on an equal footing in daily life.

  • Candidates should have the courage, drive and ambition to want to make a difference for people who use our services, in one of the most diverse and exciting boroughs in London.

    About us

    We are committed to ensuring our staff get the most out of their benefits package and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. There is an extensive range of excellent benefits for you and your family. We want you to feel like you are part of a close-knit team at SLaM. It's important to us that you valued and appreciated and that are why we have a comprehensive benefits package on offer.

    Some of our benefits are highlighted here:
    • Generous pay, pensions and leave, we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
    • Work life balance, flexible working and support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working and job sharing.
    • Career development, There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
    • Car lease, our staff benefits from competitive deals to lease cars
    • Accommodation, our staff benefits from keyworker housing available which is available on selected sites
    • NHS discounts, with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website.

    Other benefits include:
    • Counselling services
    • Wellbeing events
    • Long service awards
    • Cycle to work scheme
    • Season ticket loan
    • Childcare vouchers
    • Staff restaurants


    Job description Job responsibilities

    Registered Mental Health Nurse/ Occupational Therapist or Social Worker and/or Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse

    Mentorship qualification or equivalent

    Experience of research- based/reflective practice, e.g. understanding and ability to use supervision to reflect on skills

    Significant relevant clinical experience

    Evidence of continuing professional Development.

    Able to provide quality care that is responsive to service users needs, without close supervision

    Skills in clinical assessment/baseline mental health assessment

    Knowledge of clinical governance and audit

    Understanding of Care Coordination under the Care ProgrammeApproach

    Person Specification Education and Qualifications Essential
    • Registered Mental Health Nurse/ Occupational Therapist or Social Worker and/or Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse
    • Mentorship qualification or equivalent
    Desirable
    • Master's degree
    Experience and Knowledge Essential
    • Significant relevant clinical experience
    • Evidence of continuing professional development
    • Knowledge of clinical governance and audit
    • Understanding of Care Co-ordination under the Care Programme Approach (CPA)
    Desirable
    • Experience of working in the community
    • Experience of managing a caseload
    Skills and Abilities Essential
    • Skills in clinical assessment/baseline mental health assessment
    • Skills in risk assessment and risk management and crisis management
    • Advocates for all individuals, particularly those with protected characteristics; promotes equality and diversity
    Desirable
    • Skilled in supervision of others, and in providing critical and constructive feedback
    Other Essential
    • Empathy for service users and carers including individuals who have experienced mental health problems


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