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Band 6 Specialist Practitioner - Chatsworth House, Swindon

Employer
Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Location
Swindon
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 a year (pro rata)
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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Profession
Practitioner
Service
Community
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Registered Nurse /Occupational Therapist/Social worker to this well established and dynamic team based at Chatsworth House in Swindon. We provide specialist mental health services to working age adult across Swindon.we are currently looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and forward thinking Practitioner to join our team.

Applicants will need to demonstrate experience and knowledge in the areas of the delivery of mental health care in the community, together with an understanding of both the CPA and Care Management processes.

You will be required to provide care co-ordination for an allocated caseload of service users with substantial and critical mental health needs. This will include key tasks of undertaking high quality assessments, developing care plans, delivering and reviewing therapeutic interventions. You will act as a supervisor and role model to others. You will also be required to act as a mentor to students.

Have you made somebody smile today?

We make it our priority to give people reasons to smile. You can help us achieve this by joining our passionate, friendly, caring, happy team. If you have these aspirations and thrive on a challenge, come and meet the team. In return, we can offer you a satisfying work life balance, generous holiday entitlements, regular supervision with development opportunities and the chance to make a real difference to somebody's life.

Main duties of the job

Swindon Recovery Team comprises of a multi-disciplinary team of CPNs, Care coordinators, Social Workers and Consultants. We work closely with other disciplines and the ward staff, all based at Swindon, to ensure a seamless service to our client group and their support network. Applicants will need to demonstrate experience and knowledge in the areas of the delivery of mental health care in the community, together with an understanding of both the CPA and Care Management processes.

You will be required to provide care co-ordination for an allocated caseload of service users with substantial and critical mental health needs. This will include key tasks of undertaking high quality assessments, developing care plans, delivering and reviewing therapeutic interventions. You will act as a supervisor and role model to others. You will also be required to act as a mentor to students. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate a high level of decision making skills and to work independently. Applicants will also need to be proficient with the use of IT systems for both data and documentation purposes. Car driver is essential.

About us

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care.

We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset.

Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds; we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

Job description Job responsibilities

To undertake the full range of activities required to deliver ongoing comprehensive mental health assessment for service users with severe and enduring mental health needs living in the community and in a range of settings. This will include:

The use of standardised assessment tools, i.e.

Cluster Allocation Support Tool (CAST)

KGV

Recovery Star

History, strengths and aspirations

Mental state

Impact of culture and diversity

Functional needs

The needs of family and carer

Evaluation of risk

Physical health

Complicating factors

The interventions and treatments required to enable positive change.

Social care needs

Safeguarding and public protection

Capacity under the Mental Capacity Act

To be responsible for developing delivering and reviewing comprehensive and complex treatment programmes using appropriate frameworks in line with evidencebased practice, including strategies to manage risk for service users with complex needs and carers, bringing in other resources as required.

To act as care coordinator for service users with the most complex needs, also providing defined interventions to individuals on other workers caseloads.

To plan, deliver and evaluate defined, specialist therapeutic interventions as indicated in the assessment process ,in line with personal recovery plans, including to service users who maybe on other caseloads. This might include:

Individual or group therapeutic intervention

Psychological treatments such as CBT, DBT approaches , family interventions

Psychosocial interventions

Motivational and coping enhancement strategies.

Medication management

Interventions under the Mental Health Act,

To deliver a range of defined activities/interventions to improve the carers ability to support the service user and to enable them in their relationship with the service user.

To develop and maintain good partnership working with other services throughout all treatment episodes, including regular liaison within Primary Health Care Team, inpatient and intensive services, day services, voluntary sector and with nominated carers/advocates.

In collaboration with service users and carers, to be responsible for facilitating the development of complex comprehensive crisis plans, rapid access plans, advance statements etc, involving other agencies such as primary care etc where appropriate.

To personally build and lead others to build, hope inspiring relationships with service users, which acknowledge the personal journey of each person, and focus on strengths and aspirations to allow the creation of meaningful personal recovery plans.

To be responsible for maintaining own workload, as well as planning the workload of others, on a day to day basis, ensuring that time is prioritised effectively, utilising of electronic resources such as diaries/scheduling.

To be responsible for the protection of individuals from abuse and harm in line with local safeguarding policies and procedures, including working with others in the planning development and review of protection plans, ensuring the appropriate sharing of information.

Coordinating and undertaking protective interventions which maybe required in the protection of others, as outlined in the protection plan, taking individual action where indicated.

Personally and leading others to collaboratively and sensitively work with individuals, with a range of mental health needs to develop skills to manage their own health, in accordance with their personal recovery plan, by actively promoting and using approaches which are affirming, build on strengths, identify past positive experiences and success, and use small steps to move towards the persons goal.

Undertake active clinical leadership and supervision within the team, covering for the manager and colleagues as required.

To maintain the single health and social care record, ensuring both paper and electronic records are kept up to date in accordance with professional and organisational standards.

Report and record within agreed timeframes, all activity relating to information reporting and performance requirements.

To participate in management, caseload and clinical supervision in accordance with trust policy.

To provide mentoring/training for others in relevant practice areas, according to professional requirements, taking a collaborative approach to practice development and evidence-based care. Specifically this means providing a safe and effective learning environment for the mentoring and supervising of students , participating in their learning objectives and assessments

Demonstrate responsibility for developing own practice in line with professional qualifications and for contributing to the development of others, by making use of and providing, effective feedback, supervision, coaching and appraisal.

Monitor and maintain health, safety and security of self and others, undertaking assessments and taking appropriate action where required.

Develop own knowledge and practice, and contribute to the development of others, making use of available feedback, supervision and appraisal to identify appropriate areas of development for this work role, taking responsibility for accessing identified learning and training opportunities.

Lead, maintain and participate in practices which enable effective team working.

To participate in on call rotas as required.

To participate in local arrangements in order to ensure consistent care to service users across the local geography

Person Specification Qualifications and Experience Essential
  • Diploma level/Degree in relevant health registration
  • Demonstrates substantial post-registration experience
  • Is able to deliver from a range of possible key therapeutic interventions CBT, Psychosocial interventions, Family Interventions, DBT approaches.
  • understanding of the recovery principles, and the role of secondary mental health services in the delivery of care
  • Demonstrates substantial experience of assessing risk and developing risk management strategies
  • Understanding of the relevant legal frameworks/legislation including CPA process, Mental Health Act , Mental Capacity Act, and Safeguarding.
  • Highly developed written communication skills, with experience of compiling and sorting notes and reports,


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