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Adult Mental Health Specialist

Employer
Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Sheffield
Salary
Depending on experience
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

Job Details

This is a great opportunity for a qualified Social Worker, Mental Health Nurse or Occupational Therapist to work collaboratively between SHSC and Sheffield City Council (SCC) Children, Young People & Families (CYPF) service. The role is commissioned to work with families, with the overall aim to improve outcomes for the whole family.

The service aims to increase the knowledge and understanding of staff who work with Children, Young People & Families to improve their skills in identifying and supporting adults with mental health issues and determine thresholds to specialist services.

The role also aims to improve integrated working between services, exploring and improving referral pathways, and overall integrated family working with adult mental health services.

This is a 2-year fixed term contract or a secondments opportunity. We are open to secondments from Local Authority employees pending line manager approval.

This post involves both home working and working in various bases, throughout the City dependant on service need.

Main duties of the job

Increase the understanding and improve the skills of staff who work with children and families around adult mental health issues and thresholds for referral to specialist services.

Improve integrated working between services, exploring and improving referral pathways as necessary.

Reduce the number of inappropriate referrals into adult mental health services by upskilling the Children, Young People and Families (CYPF) workforce.

Work proactively with all services involved with families to increase their confidence, knowledge, understanding and skills in supporting adults with mental health issues.

Provide consultations to workers regarding adult mental health issues within families who have a allocated Children, Young People & Families (CYPF) service workers.

Contribute to and have a role in the whole family assessment and whole family action plan.

Signposting the adult to appropriate support, both statutory and third sector services.

Offer initial mental health assessment of adults where further clarity is required.

Offering the adult a brief intervention if deemed the most appropriate action.

Carry out home visits if and when necessary.

Contribute to service development.

Identify when common themes occur and develop targeted training and group work where necessary and support the delivery of such.

Deliver agreed training and group work to staff and service users.

Produce newsletters and case studies when necessary to share knowledge and upskill the workforce.

About us

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

See attached Job Description and Person Spec

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title: Adult Mental Health Specialist

Band: 6

Accountable to: Team Manager

Values:

The Trust is a major employer and provider of services. We are committed to recruiting people who fit our organisational values. These are:
  • Respect - we listen to others, valuing their views and contributions.
  • Compassion - we show empathy and kindness to others, so they feel supported, understood and safe
  • Partnership - we engage with others on the basis of equality and collaboration.
  • Accountability - we are open and transparent, acting with honesty and integrity., accepting responsibility for outcomes.
  • Fairness - we ensure equal access to opportunity, support and services
  • Ambition - we are committed to making a difference and helping to fulfil aspirations and hopes of our Service users and staff

Job Purpose

The post holder will work collaboratively with the Family Intervention Service (FIS) workers within Sheffield City Council (SCC) Children, Young People & Families (CYPF) service and those services commissioned to work with families, with the overall aim to improve outcomes for the whole family. This project aims to increase the knowledge and understanding of staff who work with children and families to improve their skills in identifying and supporting adults with mental health issues and determine thresholds to specialist services. The role also aims to improve integrated working between services, exploring and improving referral pathways, and overall integrated family working with adult mental health services.

General Requirements
  • To assess, evaluate, assist and advise in the management of clinical risk.
  • To formulate a plan of care based on identified need.
  • To deliver evidence based interventions as appropriate.
  • 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.
  • Develop effective working relationships with colleagues from varying agencies.

Principal Duties
  • Increase the understanding and improve the skills of staff who work with children and families around adult mental health issues and thresholds for referral to specialist services.
  • Improve integrated working between services, exploring and improving referral pathways as necessary.
  • Reduce the number of inappropriate referrals into adult mental health services by upskilling the Children, Young People and Families (CYPF) workforce.
  • Work proactively with all services involved with families to increase their confidence, knowledge, understanding and skills in supporting adults with mental health issues.
  • Provide consultations to workers regarding adult mental health issues within families who have allocated Children, Young People & Families (CYPF) service workers.
  • Contribute to and have a role in the whole family assessment and whole family action plan.
  • Signposting the adult to appropriate support, both statutory and third sector services.
  • Offer initial mental health assessment of adults where further clarity is required.
  • Offering the adult a brief intervention if deemed the most appropriate action.
  • Carry out home visits if and when necessary.
  • Contribute to service development.
  • Identify when common themes occur and develop targeted training and group work where necessary and support the delivery of such.
  • Deliver agreed training and group work to staff and service users.
  • Produce newsletters and case studies when necessary to share knowledge and upskill the workforce.

Service Development

Supervision
  • Regularly review cases with supervisor to promote efficacy and contribute to the overall management of the Team Around the Family.
  • Regularly review workload, including training, groupwork and case work.
  • Participate in own PDR process, identifying training and development needs, and pursuing relevant actions to maintain and improve level of competence and effective contribution.

Education and Training
  • Ensure you are compliant with SHSC mandatory training requirements.
  • Participate in training relevant to role.
  • Promote insight and understanding of mental health issues to service users, carers, and other agencies.
  • Contribute to audit, research and evaluation as appropriate.
  • To be involved in delivering training for staff in Children, Young People and Families (CYPF) in line with the Early Help offer.
  • To be involved in delivering groupwork to adults.

General
  • Maintain professional registration and adhere to professional guidelines and code of conduct.
  • Work within the framework of relevant policy and legislation both local and national.

Duties may be modified as a result of identified development needs and/or in respect of changing demands upon the service. Any changes will be discussed with the post holder prior to implementation.

Job Description Review

This is not an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities and in discussion with the manager the postholder may be required to undertake other duties which fall within the Banding of the post. The job description will be reviewed regularly in the light of changing service requirements and any such changes will be discussed with the postholder.

The post holder should be comfortable in the use of computer technology, have basic keyboard skills and have the ability to use email.

All employees are expected to observe the following: -

Equal Opportunities and Dignity at work Statement of Intent

The Trust is a major employer and provider of services. We are committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of and meets the needs of the local community.

We oppose all forms of discrimination on legal and moral grounds, and recognise that discrimination creates barriers to achieving equality for everyone.

The Trust is committed to making equality of opportunity and fair treatment a reality whereby an individual can seek, obtain and continue employment without unfair discrimination.

As an equal opportunities employer, we will ensure that all job applicants and employees receive fair and equal treatment and will not be disadvantaged by unjustified conditions or requirements.

The Trusts Equal Opportunities and Dignity at Work Policy underpins the Trusts commitment to achieve equality and fairness at work and to ensure that individuals or groups are not unfairly discriminated against.

We are committed to improving our practice through signing up to initiatives such as Stonewall Champions, the Disability Standard/Disability Confident and Mindful Employer.

Safeguarding Children and Adults

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people (anyone under the age of 18) and adults. It expects all staff, volunteers and contracted staff to share this commitment and act in such a way that safeguards and promotes the health and well being of children, young people and adults.

Staff must ensure that they are familiar with the signs and symptoms of abuse and know what to do if any such concerns are raised.

Staff are expected to know about and follow the Trusts safeguarding children and safeguarding adult policies which can be found on the Trust intranet, and participate in related mandatory/statutory training.

Risk Management

Staff should be aware of the principles of risk management and adopt appropriate practice to reduce the risk to themselves and others. In particular, staff should observe the Trusts Risk Management Strategy, Risk, Incident & Serious Incident reporting and management policies, Health & Safety regulations and the risk management training requirements for all staff.

Infection Prevention & Control

Staff are expected to comply with the Trusts Infection Prevention & Control policies and conduct themselves in such a manner as to minimise the risk of causing healthcare associated infections.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Working knowledge and understanding of adult community mental health services
  • Knowledge and understanding of therapeutic approaches relevant to role
  • Knowledge and understanding of PDR and supervision processes as supervisor and supervisee
  • Demonstrate skills in risk assessment and risk management
  • Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of legislation and other factors influencing mental health services
  • Ability to assess, plan and evaluate care
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as an effective team member of a multi-agency team with an ability to communicate at all levels.
  • Ability to maintain accurate and contemporaneous client records and data utilising the various electronic recording systems in SHSC and CYPF.
  • Demonstrate caseload and time management skills.
  • Ability to deliver / facilitate training sessions to staff and group work to clients.


Desirable

  • An understanding of CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) approach.


Training and Qualifications

Essential

  • Relevant Professional qualification/registration
  • Evidence of continuous professional development


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working in community & mental health services


Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust

Address

East Glade

1 East Glade Crescent, Sheffield, S12 4QN

Sheffield

S12 4QN

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457-23-5862554

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