Accommodation Strategy Worker
The clinicians will work across the 4 neighbourhood teams with a focus on specialist out of borough funded clients and placements. This will be in close collaboration with the CCG, LBTH and neighbourhood mental health teams.
The post will be for a secondment period of 12 months. We will be ideally looking for a candidate who was able to start as soon as possible.
Candidates should have an interest in working with severe and enduring mental illness and high comorbidity, with clients from a range of religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds. The post holder will be expected to work alongside other professionals from varying disciplines. The successful applicant must have experience of working in mental health (ward or community).
The post involves close working with the GPS, other partners, inpatient and community teams. This will also involve working with clients with varying severe and enduring mental illness with dual diagnosis, supporting community teams with required assessments (where indicated) and interventions.
For further information, contact Mark Akyea Addo on 020 3487 1400.
Main duties of the job
Our Accommodation Strategy Team will provide high quality assessment and move on plans for people currently residing in residential care and out of borough supported living schemes with severe and enduring mental health problems, in partnership with service users, carers, local GPs, social care colleagues and voluntary organisations.
The service will offer a team approach applying concepts of Recovery to the service delivery. The team will provide a recovery focused, time limited service aimed at reducing social isolation, social exclusion and stigma, promoting and enabling the independence of people with mental health support needs, their integration into their local community and improvement in their quality of life. The team will provide oversight and delivery of an ambitious move-on pathway for service users.
The post holder will receive professional supervision and line management from the Operational Lead. The post holder works with the Operational Lead across ELFT and LBTH to provide a consistent, high quality service which is recovery focused, and sensitive to the needs of a diverse community with responsibility for ensuring service delivery is of a consistently high standard and assisting the team in meeting these standards.
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
- oRelevant qualification at RMN, CQSW, Diploma in Social Work, GSCC Registration, Bsc Hons. Occupational Therapy at First or Masters degree level or relevant experience
- oEvidence of post qualification training
- oEvidence of professional development
- oExperience of working with people with mental health problems
- oExperience of working with a diverse population
- oExperience of making comprehensive psychosocial assessments and writing appropriate reports in conjunction with supervisor
- oExperience of a recovery focussed model of care
- oExperience of working in a multidisciplinary team
- oExperience of partnership working with other agencies
Knowledge and Skills Essential
- oKnowledge of current mental health legislation and initiatives
- oAble to demonstrate an understanding of the recovery model.
- oTo engage with people with serious enduring mental health difficulties and their carers
- oTo plan and prioritise the reviews and work autonomously as appropriate
- oTo function within a multi-disciplinary/multi agency setting and work effectively as part of team
- oCommunicate effectively and be able to demonstrate this through clear, concise reports, case recordings, case summaries and orally in conjunction with supervisor
- oLiaise with other agencies statutory and non-statutory forming and sustaining links
- oTo relate effectively with clients to provide psychosocial support, enable self-determination and empowerment
- oUnderstanding of the Residential Care and Supported Living pathways,
- oCurrent models of working with people with serious mental health problems including psycho-social and recovery approaches.
- oKnowledge of relevant legislation (e.g. Mental Health Act 1983, NHS & Community Care Act 1990, Care Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Deprivation of Liberty), Mental Health Act 1983 as amended in 2007
- oKnowledge and understanding of Social Care issues including, Safeguarding adults and children
- oUnderstanding of the principles of Care Act/CPA/Care management and the local requirements for commissioning care packages
- oKnowledge of the legal and ethical issues relating to health care
- oKnowledge of the principles and practice of clinical governance, clinical audit and risk management
- oKnowledge of equal opportunities, confidentiality and consent issues
- oAble to demonstrate a high level of care expertise
- oHigh level of verbal and written communication skills
- oAble to manage competing demands, in a high pressure setting
- oUse of spreadsheet and data analysis skills
- oCurrent models of working with and assessing people with serious mental health problems to undertake comprehensive reviews of social needs of residential care and supported living schemes incorporating risks, strengths and weakness in conjunction with supervisor.
- oAbility work within a multidisciplinary team
- oAbility to engage in clinical and management supervision
- oAbility to manage severely challenging behaviour/crisis intervention including intervention under the MHA
- oAbility to manage incidents of verbal and violent aggression
- oAbility to manage unpredictable workloads and frequent demands on concentration and attention
- oReport writing and presentation skills
- oGood skills in Microsoft Office packages and Excel spreadsheets
- oAbility to manage with available, sometimes limited, resources
- oCommitment to Equal Opportunities
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