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Domestic Abuse & Sexual Violence MH Liaison Practitioner Band 6

Employer
Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
Location
Nuneaton
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
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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Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Mental Health Liaison Practitioner

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Band 6, Substantive WTE (37.5)

Posts based in and covering the areas of Coventry and Warwickshire

We are looking to recruit to these new and exciting posts; We are looking for experienced Mental Health clinicians with a core profession of either RMN, OT or Social Worker. We are looking for staff who are motivated, dynamic, enthusiastic and are able to work autonomously with substantial experience of working with people with severe mental health problems. We are looking for candidates that have the energy and drive to support Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Providers within Coventry and Warwickshire.

The posts will be part of our secondary care Community Mental Health services and will have close links with our safeguarding team. Both post holders will cover separate areas but will work closely together.

Please note many Trust interviews are currently taking place through Microsoft Teams, this can be downloaded either through the App Store or Google Play for use on your phone/tablet.

Main duties of the job

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

These are non-patient facing roles that will provide support to Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence voluntary and independent providers by providing a mental health liaison and signposting role. They will also provide training to providers around common mental health conditions and training that equips providers to support to their service users.

You will need to demonstrate autonomous clinical skills and hold a broad and in-depth theoretical knowledge base of the mental health conditions, experiences and trauma that people who are victims of Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence may be experiencing.

About us

The post holder will be expected support a set of values that seeks to support recovery and reduce health inequalities.

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust provides a full range of physical, mental health and learning disability services to children, young adults, adults and older adults over many sites across Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull. The Trust currently holds a 'Good' CQC rating.

In Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust we are always seeking to be the best. Our Community Mental Health Transformation Programme means that we are seeking new and innovative ways to improve the services we deliver in a more holistic, person-centred way, which treats both physical and mental health.

This means we have a number of exciting new jobs and vacancies within secondary care mental health.

Come and join our expanding team at this time of growth and investment in our staff and our services. You'll have an opportunity to contribute to the transformation as you and your career develop with us.

Job description Job responsibilities

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

You will need to have knowledge and experience of Mental Health services including, needs and interventions offered in community services and theoretical knowledge of this in order to provide high quality liaison, signposting, training and support. You will need to have an understanding of Risk Management and legislation particularly in relation to domestic abuse and sexual violence.

You will need to have excellent networking, collaboration and communication skills with a number of providers and stakeholders with relevant experience working with individuals or professional groups.

Substantial experience of working with adults and with representatives of a variety of agencies and organisations is essential. Substantial experience of working in the community is desired given the nature of this post.

Car driver required as the ability to travel during the working day is essential as is the ability to work flexibly with the needs of our people. You will need to have excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills.

To Provide Liaison between Community Mental Health Services (CMHS) and Voluntary and Independent Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Providers.

To support Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Providers with support and advice on how to access appropriate mental health support for service users.

To provide an opportunity to support Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Providers in alleviating suffering and distress for their service users in a timely way. The roles will enhance and simplify the service users journey and create better joint working between providers and CMHS that will make it easier for service users to obtain help in a timely way.

To design, develop and deliver packages of high-quality training to voluntary and independent Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Providers to enhance providers knowledge of common mental health conditions.

These training packages will also provide information based practical support around the management of mental health conditions and complex presentations.

The roles will provide attendance at MARAC meetings and other risk management forums as required across Coventry and Warwickshire.

To strengthen and maintain collaborative links and connected partnerships with Voluntary and Independent Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Providers.

You will need to have highly developed clinical skills with an in-depth knowledge of mental health and current practice.

To be aware of local Safeguarding Processes and Procedures for Adult and Children and develop a close alliance and collaboration with CWPT Safeguarding Team.

The post holder and team will be required to work to the organisations agile working policy.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • A good standard of education including minimum GCSE Grade C and above in English and Maths (or equivalent)
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience
  • Registered professional qualification (RMN/Social worker/Occupational Therapist)
  • Evidence of an active interest in further professional development.
  • Teaching qualification (or equivalent)
  • Attendance in Significant courses relevant to Mental health for example in respect of therapeutic interventions, community MH specialist training
Knowledge and skills Essential
  • Relevant experience working with individuals or professional groups
  • Knowledge and experience in Mental health community services including, needs and interventions required for routine referrals and to have a theoretical knowledge of this.
  • Highly developed clinical skills with an in-depth knowledge of mental health assessment and current practice.
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of service users' rights within the Care Act / Mental health act and within confidentiality legislation in order to comply with the requirements of relevant legislation and local information governance policies and codes of practice and the Section 75 agreement
  • Ability to work across services and organisations
  • High level of specialist knowledge for assessment and review of service users
  • Ability to lone work and manage clinical caseload and prioritise as required
  • To be able to maintain boundaries within working role
  • Risk management
  • Good understanding of what is available in the locality for people who are displaying emotional distress within primary care
Experience Essential
  • Relevant experience working with individuals or professional groups
  • Knowledge and experience in Mental health community services including, needs and interventions required for routine referrals and to have a theoretical knowledge of this.
Personal Attributes Essential
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to work as a team player and build strong networks to resolve issues and to seek help when required
  • Conversant with MS Office applications (Word, Powerpoint, Excel and Outlook)
Other Essential
  • Able to travel for work purposes and have access to an independent means of transport.


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