Community Mental Health Nurse/Social Worker

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£37,152 to £43,994 a year per annum incl HCA
Closing date
3 Jul 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking to recruit someone who is highly motivated, enthusiastic and passionate about applying Biopsychosocial intervention/recovery model within Community setting. This post would be suitable for someone with a strong interest in Psychosis and Early Intervention.

Newham Early Intervention is a psychosis service for adults aged 18 - 65 years old, from a range of religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, experiencing first onset of psychosis.

Early intervention for psychosis services aim to reduce the prevalence and impact of psychosis by reducing the duration of untreated psychosis and engaging clients in training and work as well as offering support and psychological interventions.

Newham Early Intervention Service provides an integrated service to those individuals and their families/carers suffering from the consequences of mental illness, enabling them to live a fulfilled life as possible within the community and promotes recovery.

This means working with service users and carers, their families and the wider community to help them lead purposeful lives, breaking down the barriers of stigma that often accompany mental health problems and leading to social isolation.

This is an excellent opportunity to be part of innovative service and to use your skills and experience to work in new and challenging ways.

For more information, please contact: Janice Strachan, Operational Team Lead (07733883427) or Friday Mark, Clinical Lead Nurse (07824551915)

Main duties of the job

Be a member of the Early Intervention service being responsible for the delivery of services to people who are residents of Newham with a recent onset of psychosis as defined by the service referral criteria.

Establish a network of relationships with educational, vocational and leisure facilities, and maintain a database/resource of such organisations.

Be involved in service evaluation data.

Supervise and co-ordinate the work of trainees/students of your related profession, as appropriate.

Be involved in training/ health promotion of early onset psychosis as required. Interface effectively with community organisations.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description Job responsibilities

Kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.

Person Specification Education/ Qualification/ Training Essential
  • Formal qualifications in health or social care, e.g., RMN, Dip SW, etc.
  • Post registration experience
  • Psychosocial Intervention Qualification and/or recognised
  • Family intervention training.
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with people who have serious mental health difficulties in a multi-disciplinary/agency environment
  • Experience of working within a health trust or social services department.
  • Experience of carrying out assessments to include physical health.
  • Experience of supervising junior staff and/or students.
  • Experience of working with people with first episode of psychosis and their carers
  • Working in a multi-cultural setting, including working with interpreters
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Knowledge or experience of early intervention in psychosis.
  • Experience in preparing written and verbal reports
  • Knowledge of welfare and vocational issues.
  • Experience of promoting recovery.
  • Ability to identify people's needs and strengths.
  • Demonstrate the provision of user centred care
  • Demonstrate the ability to make a difference
  • Demonstrate the ability to promote safety and positive risk taking.
  • Ongoing commitment to personal development and life long learning Self motivating
  • Ability to prioritise and manage own workload
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Presentation and teaching skills
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Ability to work in a team on own initiative
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Creative and resourceful
  • Experience of preparing and executing formal and informal presentations
  • Experience of participating in the setting up of a new service
  • Experience of working within a team caseload/assertive community engagement environment
  • Ability to facilitate development activities across organisations
  • Ability to work in partnership and develop constructive relationships
  • Experience of liaising with statutory and voluntary sector organisations
  • Ability to work holistically with individuals and groups.
  • Able to consider the social economic and potential context of mental health difficulties and to address impact on mental health of social economic deprivation, difference, discrimination and racism.

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