Crisis Resolution Intensive Support Service (CRISS) is part of the community redesign which aims to be dynamic and flexible by offering a 24-hour service to meet the clinical demand for working age adults across the city. As such we are seeking to recruit dynamic and positive practitioners to support our service.
We are looking to recruit five permanent band five qualified practitioners to join our CRISS service, positions are available across CRISS. You will have a permanent base in one area but will be expected to work citywide across the bases dependent on clinical needs. This permanent base is subject to change depending on skill mix and clinical capacity.
The successful Occupational Therapists/Mental health nurse/Social worker will work with a defined caseload of service users and as part of a multi-disciplinary team, providing assessment, care planning and care delivery. This will include the provision of skilled assessments and interventions, psychological interventions, clinical assessment, risk assessments / safety planning, and contributing to formulations and promoting recovery and inclusion.
Main duties of the job Assessments and interventions to acutely unwell service users who would otherwise be in hospital with the support of the service. Involved in creating safety plans, care plans and formulations, working collaboratively with service users and their families in creation of these Working closely with inpatient community services to support safe transition of service users from services
We are a high quality, high performing NHS foundation trust. We are the main provider of specialist mental health and learning disability services in Leeds. We also provide specialist inpatient services in York as well as some highly specialised services across the country.We employ around 3,000 staff and every year we have contact with over 25,000 service users. Our vision is to provide outstanding mental health and learning disability services as an employer of choice. Our ambition is to support our service users and carers, our staff and the communities we serve to live healthy and fulfilling lives. We need people like you to help us achieve our goals; to live our lives free from stigma and discrimination; and to improve the lives of people with a learning disability and mental ill health. We perform well againstlocal and national targetsand inour most recent CQC inspection, 85% of our services were rated good or outstanding.As a teaching trust with strong links to local universities, we are a centre of excellence for teaching,research and development.
Job description Job responsibilities
The band 5 practitioner will operate within a community setting working within a supportive multidisciplinary team. You will also work closely with inpatient and community services, providing an excellent alternative to inpatient admission and supporting in transitions points for services users to community services.
When working in the crisis resolution you will complete assessments alongside a band 6 practitioner for decision making purposes and assess risk for those potentially unknown to services.
In this role you will be under the supervision of Band 6 and Band 7 practitioners and can gain support from the wider team also. You will have regular clinical and management supervision. You will be supported in your professional development to reach your potential in this exciting role through clinical experiences and training.
This is a great time to begin working in the CRISS service as this service is now well established but we continually look at opportunities to improve the systems and processes around the service and you will have the opportunity to contribute in some of these changes.
It is a requirement that any successful applicants is a car driver.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Have a recognised professional qualification
- Post Registration experience of working with adults of all ages with acute mental health problems
- Assessment and problems solving skills particularly in the area of crisis assessment and treatment
- Ability to consult, liaise and negotiate with service users, carers/family members, other professionals, and the wider community.
- Can demonstrate experience of formulating crisis plans/care plans for people in an acute mental health crisis.
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