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
29 Jun 2022

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Profession
Practitioner
Service
Community
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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The Short-Term Support services offer assessments and brief interventions to residents in the Borough of Lambeth aged 18 and over regardless of diagnosis. 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

To apply for this post you must be a registered Mental Health or Learning Disability Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker.

The post holder will deliver fast paced, high quality care including robust assessments, formulations and evidence-based interventions in line with Trust policies and those of their registration body's code of professional conduct. Working as a part of the MDT you will be responsible for managing a varied caseload in the Short-Term 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.

    At SLaM we are committed to the development of our staff, in return for your commitment we will offer you a bespoke development package and consideration of flexible working to ensure a healthy work/life balance.

    Would you like to be part of our journey to outstanding? Are you committed to the highest possible standards every day?

    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.

    Knowledge of clinical governance and audit

    Understanding of Care Coordination under the Care ProgrammeApproach

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

    Skills in clinical assessment/baseline mental health assessmen

    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
    Desirable
    • Skilled in supervision of others, and in providing critical and constructive feedback.
    Skills and abilities Essential
    • Skills in clinical assessment/baseline mental health assessment
    • Skills in risk assessment and risk management and crisis management
    • Resilient: able to cope with difficult interpersonal situations.
    • 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 usrs and carers including individuals who have experienced mental health problems.


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