The Early Intervention team provides support to clients from the ages of 16-65. We work with people experiencing their first episode of psychosis. We support clients and their families or carers for a period of up to 3 years and deliver interventions according to NHS England guidelines.
The post holder will work within our multi disciplinary team and core responsibilities will include:
- Acting as a Care Co-ordinator/Lead Professional
- Working within Care Programme Approach
- Carrying a varied caseload defined by need
- Contributing to a duty system on a rota basis
- Delivering supervision to more junior members of staff
- Contribute to service development
Main duties of the job
- Carry out comprehensive assessments of an individual's health and social care needs in a variety of settings and agree the most appropriate course of action
- To assess, evaluate and manage clinical risk
- To formulate a plan of care based on identified need
- Deliver evidence based interventions as appropriate
- Complete physical health reviews
- Review effectiveness of care plan at regular intervals
- To work collaboratively with service users, carers and partner agencies
- To maintain computer held care records in an accurate and timely fashion
- Undertake all work in a culturally sensitive manner
- Act in accordance with the Care Programme Approach, Care Management System, Acute and Schedule Care Pathways as appropriate.
- Develop effective working relationships with key stakeholders
We are passionate about providing the very best care to the people we support, and we're looking for amazing people who share this passion to join us.
What is it that makes our Trust such a special place to work? Well, it's all about the people. Our staff, service users, carers and families all come from such diverse backgrounds and all have expertise and stories to share.
It's important that you feel supported in your role, that the people who you work with are as passionate as you are and that your health and wellbeing is taken care of If you're interested in developing your career, you'll have access to a range of training and education opportunities, including apprenticeships, work experience and placements, as well as the chance to get involved in research.
We are all very proud of the difference we make to people's lives each and every day and if that's something that you'd like to be part of we'd love to have you with us.
Job description Job responsibilities
Knowledge and Skills Essential Working knowledge and understanding of Care Programme Approach & Care Management Knowledge and understanding of appropriate therapeutic approaches and engagement strategies in Early Intervention Knowledge and understanding of the issues around physical health and SMI, and ability to undertake physical health investigations and provide brief intervention/lifestyle advice Knowledge and understanding of PDR and supervision processes as a supervisee Demonstrable risk assessment and risk management skills with evidence of positive risk taking Demonstrable caseload and time management skills Ability to assess, plan and evaluate care Ability to work as an effective member of the multi-disciplinary team with an ability to communicate at all levels Knowledge of safeguarding adult and children procedures Ability to work autonomously and make decisions independently based on a thorough understanding of care plans Ability to maintain accurate and contemporaneous data utilising the electronic records system Ability to demonstrate effective leadership skills Ability to motivate and support others Knowledge and understanding of the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act Desirable: Assessment skills in psychosis/ARMS Good knowledge of the principles of early intervention in psychosis and policy/commissioning context Additional skills /training in psychosocial interventions for people with SMI, CBTp and family interventions
Training & Qualifications Essential Relevant Health or Social Care professional qualification Nursing, Social Work or Occupational Therapy Current registration with NMC, HCPC Evidence of continued professional development Desirable: Mentorship qualification Supervision training A A/I Experience Essential Experience of multi-disciplinary team working Extensive experience in mental health (especially working with people with people with psychosis) in both inpatient and community settings Experience of managing/supervising others Experience of working in a recovery focussed way Desirable: Experience of working with adults in acute/crisis/relapse presentation Experience in a Community Mental Health Team/Assertive Outreach team Experience of work with early psychosis client group A/I Other Awareness and understanding of legislation and other factors influencing mental health services Hold a full driving license and have access to a car
Person Specification Knowledge and skills Essential
- oWorking knowledge and understanding of Care Programme Approach & Care Management
- oKnowledge and understanding of appropriate therapeutic approaches and engagement strategies in Early Interventions
- oKnowledge and understanding of the issues around physical health and SMI, and ability to undertake physical health investigations and provide brief intervention/lifestyle advice
- oDemonstrable risk assessment and risk management skills with evidence of positive risk taking
- oDemonstrable caseload and time management skills
- oAbility to assess, plan and evaluate care
- oAbility to work as an effective member of the multi-disciplinary team with an ability to communicate at all levels
- oKnowledge of safeguarding adult and children procedures
- Assessment skills in psychosis/ARMS
- Good knowledge of the principles of early intervention in psychosis and policy/commissioning context
- Additional skills /training in psychosocial interventions for people with SMI, CBTp and family interventions
- oRelevant Health or Social Care professional qualification - Nursing, Social Work or Occupational Therapy
- oEvidence of continued professional development
- oMentorship qualification
- oSupervision training
- oExperience of multi-disciplinary team working
- oExperience in mental health (especially working with people with people with psychosis) in both inpatient and community settings
- oExperience of working with adults in acute/crisis/relapse presentation
- oExperience in a Community Mental Health Team/Assertive Outreach team
- oExperience of work with early psychosis client group
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