An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Mental Health Practitioner to join the Burnley CMHT in a new and unique role
The successful applicant will be dynamic and forward thinking and be passionate about ensuring that those who are unable to seek help via traditional means due to their life circumstances which could include substance misuse, homelessness and vulnerabilities are supported to do so.. You will need to have excellent communication and organisational skills as the role requires the successful candidate to work from a variety of non-NHS premises which could include religious establishments, voluntary and 3rd sector premises. The successful applicant will need to be competent and confident in risk assessment/management and will need the ability to be able to respond promptly in a timely manner to the changing needs of the service users. They will also be able to work independently and autonomously as well as being committed to supporting a Multi-Disciplinary Team Approach (MDT).
Main duties of the job To undertake mental health assessments in a variety of settings within the community with particular emphasis on providing signposting, listening and advice to vulnerable people who access/attend non-NHS premises such as churches, community centres and voluntary organisations To be proficient in referring to other clinicians within the service or referring to other services/agencies where necessary. To provide a fast, responsive service to assess individuals needs for access into mental health services Providing a communication structure between GPs , IAPT and secondary MH services in LSCFT, non-statutory service to ensure the highest possible standards of patient care To provide mentoring support to others.
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.
The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.
Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.
Job description Job responsibilities
Please see the attached job description and person specification for more information about this role.
Person Specification Education/ Qualifications Essential
- Recognised Core Mental Health Professional Qualification (e.g. RMN, SW, OT)
- In-depth knowledge of mental health problems
- In-depth knowledge of issues that impact upon people with mental health problems
- Detailed knowledge of the impact of risk and protective factors that affect people with mental health problems
- Knowledge of medication prescribed for management of mental health issues
- Post qualification experience of clinical work with service users experiencing a range of mental health problems
- Experience of delivering evidence based interventions in a time-limited framework
- Evidence of assessment across a broad range of mental health problems
Skills and Abilities Essential
- Ability to assess service users presenting problems and needs, quickly and accurately, under pressure.
- Ability to determine the most appropriate course of action from a range of available options.
- Ability to communicate clearly the outcomes of assessment, verbally and in writing.
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