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MARAC Representative

Employer
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Ashton under Lyne
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
To act as PCFT representative at local Tameside borough MARAC meetings, sharing relevant mental health or learning disability information to inform discussions and decision making.

Main duties of the job

To attend regular local MARAC meetings as a Trust representative and feed into this process. Liaise with multi-agency partners in the MARAC process.o To complete comprehensive research in preparation for MARAC meetings.o Complete and contribute to reports for victims and/or perpetrators who are open to mental health services.AFC 16/11/22 JME-236-22 MARAC Representative Band 6o Inform mental health colleagues and update systems regarding MARAC processes and risk assessments.o To refer victims identified as high risk into the MARAC process and to attend MARAC to advocate on their behalf to ensure their needs and wishes are reflected in action plans.o To undertake dynamic assessments which explore family history, family functioning, interpersonal relationships, behaviour management (self and family) barriers to education and work, barriers to independence and self- management. To produce or contribute to clear action plans with outcomes based on robust assessment.o To understand the legal framework relating to the protection of children, including the policies and procedures of the Local Safeguarding Children's Board.o To escalate to management any cases where there are ongoing safeguarding or risk management concerns.o To ensure any recommendations from Domestic Homicide Reviews are embedded into service provision.

About us

We are proud to provide high quality mental health and learning disability services, both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester -Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside & Glossop.

Our vision is for a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities and our staff work hard to deliver the very best care for the people who use our services. We are really proud of #PennineCarePeople and do everything we can to make sure we are a great place to work.

All individuals meeting the person specification criteria are encouraged to apply for this post. We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.

For detailed job description and main responsibilities download the document

Job description

Job responsibilities

To act as PCFT representative at local borough MARAC meetings, sharing relevantmental health or learning disability information to inform discussions and decisionmaking. MARAC is a meeting where information is shared on the highest risk domesticabuse cases between representatives of local police, health child protection, housingpractitioner, Independent Domestic Violence Advisors (IDVAs), probation and otherspecialists from the statutory and voluntary sectors.To feedback outcomes into the Trusts care planning, risk assessment andsafeguarding arenas.To act as a representative to ensure that the voice of the child and vulnerable adultsis heard where domestic violence is a factor in their household.To provide specialist advice, guidance and training to staff of all disciplines withinPCFT.To provide specialist mental health subject knowledge to MARAC partner agencies tosupport understanding around mental health concerns/processes/appropriate accessto services.To promote and work to, the aims and objectives of the Domestic Violence and abuse Policy.Main duties and responsibilities To attend regular local MARAC meetings as a Trust representative and feedinto this process. Liaise with multi-agency partners in the MARAC process. To complete comprehensive research in preparation for MARAC meetings. Complete and contribute to reports for victims and/or perpetrators who are opento mental health services.AFC 16/11/22 JME-236-22 MARAC Representative Band 6 Inform mental health colleagues and update systems regarding MARACprocesses and risk assessments. To refer victims identified as high risk into the MARAC process and to attendMARAC to advocate on their behalf to ensure their needs and wishes arereflected in action plans. To undertake dynamic assessments which explore family history, familyfunctioning, interpersonal relationships, behaviour management (self andfamily) barriers to education and work, barriers to independence and selfmanagement. To produce or contribute to clear action plans with outcomesbased on robust assessment. To understand the legal framework relating to the protection of children,including the policies and procedures of the Local Safeguarding ChildrensBoard. To escalate to management any cases where there are ongoing safeguardingor risk management concerns. To ensure any recommendations from Domestic Homicide Reviews areembedded into service provision.

Person Specification

Education/Qualifications

Essential

  • Relanvant professional qualification eg: RGN/RMN/DipSW
  • Completion of preparation for Mentorship / Practice Teacher/ Fieldwork Education qualification
  • Evidence of relevant ongoing CPD to post graduate diploma level.


Desirable

  • Training in domestic abuse programmes, for example, Freedom.
  • Training in brief psychosocial interventions.


Experience

Essential

  • Previous experience of working directly with and supporting victims and perpetrators.
  • xperience of working in a multiagency role and/or environment.
  • Experience of working independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience of challenging individuals from an empathic and motivated approach to produce positive outcomes
  • Experience of giving advice and guidance to others, including staff in own organisation and other agencies
  • Experience of supporting/working with at least two of the following: o victims of domestic abuse o those going through the Criminal and/or Civil Justice System o victims of Force Marriage / Honour Based Violence / vulnerable people


Desirable

  • Experience of working within the domestic violence arena
  • Experience of working with households who find services difficult to access or are service reliant
  • Primary Care mental health work experience.
  • Experience of working with a psychological model of care.
  • Experience of Triaging Referrals.y


Knowledge

Essential

  • Theoretical and practical knowledge & understanding of Domestic Violence legislation, guidelines & policies
  • Understanding of child protection issues and legal responsibilities.
  • Knowledge of impact of Domestic abuse on victims and children
  • Understanding of equal opportunities issues and a commitment to the Trust's equal opportunities policy.


Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing with people from a range of backgrounds
  • Ability to manage your own workload and to use initiative.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to manage crisis situations
  • Ability to work in a pro-active yet empathetic way
  • Ability to work effectively with partner agencies and their officers at a range of levels.
  • Ability to use IT systems and Microsoft packages including Outlook, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Word
  • Must possess a commitment to selfdevelopment and be willing to undertake regular training.
  • Ability to challenge behaviours and influence decision making


Desirable

  • Skills in planning, delivery and evaluation of training
  • Skills in the area of audit or research.


Work Related Circumstances

Essential

  • Use of a car or access to a means of mobility to travel across the Trust footprint in line with service needs
  • Willing to carry out all duties and responsibilities of the post in accordance with the Trust's Equal Opportunities and Equality and Diversity policies
  • Appointments to regulated and controlled activities require an enhanced DBS disclosure.


Employer details

Employer name

Pennine Care NHS FT

Address

Trust Headquarters

225 Old Street

Ashton under Lyne

OL6 7SR

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