At Risk Mental State (ARMS) Wellbeing Practitioner (Qualified Social

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Saffron Ground, Stevenage
£32,306 - £39,027 Per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Jul 2022

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Band 6
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Full Time
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ARMS Wellbeing Practitioner (QUALIFIED)

This post is for a professional working as a qualified occupational therapist, mental health nurse, or social work.

We are excited to announce that with the new mental health transformation funding we will be launching a service aimed at identifying and supporting individuals who are vulnerable to developing psychosis (At Risk Mental State). The ARMS team is a preventative mental health team support young people aged 14-35 years old. It is a psychologically led service designed to prevent or delay the transition to psychosis.

This newly commissioned service is looking to recruit a wellbeing practitioner (qualified social worker/ mental health nurse/ OT). We are looking for someone with a passion for preventative mental health, who is dynamic, and driven to develop mental health services. The successful candidate will be working in East & North Hertfordshire and based in Stevenage.

The ARMS Team will offer NICE recommended interventions, the wellbeing practitioner will be an integral part of the ARMS multi-disciplinary team. The teams will work in a mini team format and will include a wellbeing practitioner and STaR worker. The wellbeing practitioner will be leading on specialist assessments using the CAARMS (Comprehensive Assessment of At Risk Mental State) tool. Alongside providing specialised and tailored interventions and will help coordinate the individual’s care.

As a psychologically led service you will work closely with the CBT therapists and psychologists to formulate individual’s care, to provide an effective multidisciplinary team approach. The ARMS service will also work alongside the PATH Team (Early Intervention in Psychosis Service) to ensure active, accessible care for the individuals. We will maintain links with other services in HPFT and the wider community.

Delivering the ARMS pathway will give professionals the chance to develop and shape ways of working. Our vision is to work flexibly and creatively with individuals to be able to achieve their goals, and incite self-reliance and independence, whilst supporting to help build their lives. You’ll be working with people who come with a variety of needs, at various stages of their mental health journey and recovery.

You’ll work with a team who have specialist knowledge, experience, and skills around ARMS. You will have access to a comprehensive internal training package to develop these skills in your first year. You’ll be offered a structured induction programme, giving you access to ARMS and psychosis learning and development opportunities to give you the confidence and skills to start delivering the ARMS pathway to our service users.

Your development is our focus, and we will offer a range of ways for you to further your career. You’ll have access to personal coaching, to help you achieve your goals, coupled with high quality supervision and appraisal programme.

We offer the development of leadership skills via our bespoke leadership training, high quality profession specific support and opportunities to learn the most effective supervision and personal coaching approaches.

You’ll be an important part of an innovative, creative, and developing service. We are committed to a future where we use continuous quality improvement to harness your ideas for service development and make them a reality.

HPFT offers a wide variety of competitive employee benefits including access to a range of salary sacrifice schemes and discounts, a lease car scheme AND Excellent pension provision with up to 42 days leave per year. You will also be working in a beautiful and rural part of Hertfordshire with great travel links to London and Cambridge.

A valid UK driving license plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential.

Full time / part time and flexible working requests will be considered.

If you are enthusiastic, self-motivating with a commitment to delivering high quality service user care we would like to hear from you.

For further details / informal visits contact: Eleanor Atkins; Team Leader; 07971 992 007

For further details / informal visits contact: Denise Gruenstein

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Eleanor Atkins Job title ARMS Team Leader Email address Telephone number 07971992007

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Denise Gruenstein

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