CMHN/ Occupational Therapist/ Social Worker

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Across East Sussex
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Full Time
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People experiencing multiple disadvantage are among the most vulnerable in our communities, and often experience entrenched disadvantage, trauma and health inequalities while experiencing barriers in accessing the support they need as public services struggle to respond.

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Community Mental Health Nurse, Social worker or Occupational Therapist to join the Rough Sleeping Initiative through Changing Future funding, to assess and support clients who struggle to engage with services the conventional way. You will work alongside the Rough Sleeping Initiative multi-disciplinary team with representatives across variety of statutory services including SPFT, ESH, ASC, CGL, local housing authorities and Probation.

The Changing Futures funding will be utilised to build capacity within the existing East Sussex RSI MDT to enable an improved outreach and engagement response for individuals experiencing multiple disadvantage, (in particular to enable the team to respond to those experiencing multiple disadvantage

Main duties of the job

  • Triage mental health cases
  • Assessment including outreach
  • Risk Assessment (ongoing), reviewing and management.
  • Liaison with GP, and other professionals, with recommendations re: treatment and meeting their needs.
  • Joint working and representation at meetings including co-existing conditions (dual diagnosis) forum or other meetings where clients with multiple complex issues are being discussed
  • Appropriate referrals to services within the SPFT when deemed right timing. Also referrals to other more suitable services outside of SPFT.
  • Carry a small caseload for those with significant mental health needs, but not ready to engage with mental health services
  • Screening for some specific areas including learning disability, PTSD, Neurological (including acute brain injury), as point of contact,
  • Embed trauma informed approaches into working practice, educating others as part of the Changing Future philosophy.

About us

The successful applicants would continue to benefit from the advantages of employment by SPFT
  • The opportunity to be part of a developing clinical model and be part of on-going service development.
  • Be part of a national research project
  • The opportunity to work within an excellent, committed team.
  • Regular Management and clinical supervision
  • Reward package: NHS pension, national discount scheme, local discounts with health & leisure providers, discounted health & dental care plans, mindfulness groups, 24/7 free helpline providing confidential support to you and your immediate family, child care vouchers, cycle to work scheme, car lease scheme, interest free season travel ticket advance.

Job description Job responsibilities

To work within a close team of SPFT clinicians consisting of mental health nurse, occupational therapists, and mental health community support workers in supporting multi disadvantaged clients that require mental health specialism approaches. This is part of a wider team of representatives of multi statutory services who specialise in wanting to improve access of services to this cohort. The wider team includes East Sussex Healthcare, Adult Social Care, CGL, Probation, and all local housing authorities within East Sussex. The team work closely with housing support staff in applying Housing First model.

There is a strong focus on trauma informed care and its approaches in helping this client group meet their needs

The responsibility of the successful applicant will be to support with assessments, carry a small caseload, outreach and flexible style of assessment and engagement with a good understanding of trauma informed care.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Mental health Nurse Occupational Therapist or Social worker with current registration
  • Completion of Mentorship Course
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
Knowledge/Experience Essential
  • Significant post qualifying experience in the relevant care group
  • Experience of working alongside people with complex health problems in the designated care group
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Experience of managing a caseload
  • Experience of providing a range of clinical interventions to people in the designated care group with a variety of health problems
  • Experience of working consultatively with professionals
  • Experience of conducting clinical assessments including risk assessments
  • Experience of partnership working within and across various statutory and non statutory teams and agencies
  • Experience of working within the CPA process
  • Understanding of clinical governance
  • Previous experience of working in the community
  • Contribute to the implementation of services

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