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Social Worker Mental Health Practitioner

Employer
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Nottingham
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Profession
Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

There is an exciting opportunity to join the growing social work workforce within Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. Social workers play a crucial part in improving mental health outcomes for individuals, through understanding the social detriments of mental health and using a human rights approach. This requires advanced relationship-based skills focussed on personalisation and strength-based working, to support people to make positive, self-directed change.

The successful candidate will work as a social worker in a multi-disciplinary community mental health team. This involves supporting a caseload of individuals' who are experiencing social issues which are impacting their mental health by applying social work and psycoeducation interventions and representing the social work and social perspective in the team. Social work training and supervision is provided as well as opportunities to develop additional intervention skills required for working in a community mental health team.

This post is eligible for a Golden Hello payment of �2,750 for new starters who are external to the Trust. This is payable in 3 instalments over a 2 year period. This payment is only eligible to new starters who do not already hold a contract of employment with the Trust. This post also includes paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during night, weekends and bank holidays.

Main duties of the job

To provide a defined level of assessment and access to Social Work interventions for a diverse patient group and their families under the Care Programme Approach, who present with significant mental health problems/disorders

To provide realistic, timely and occasionally intensive Social Work interventions to patients within a community setting.

To demonstrate active clinical and managerial leadership skills within the team, providing education and supervision to junior staff members and other professionals

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!

#TeamNottsHC

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide a defined level of assessment and access to Social Work interventions for a diversepatient group and their families under the Care Programme Approach, who present with significantmental health problems/disordersTo provide realistic, timely and occasionally intensive Social Work interventions to patients within acommunity setting.To demonstrate active clinical and managerial leadership skills within the team, providing educationand supervision to junior staff members and other professionals

Person Specification

Values and Behaviours

Essential

  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and how it applies to their role. The Trust's expectations are highlighted within our EDI Policy, and associated EDI and Human Rights legislation


Qualifications

Essential

  • Professional Qualification in Social Work to degree level or equivalent
  • Maintains current registration with Social Work England


training

Essential

  • Willingness to undertake new interventions, education and training that will enhance service delivery


Experience

Essential

  • Demonstrates satisfactory clinical expertise for the banding
  • Specialist and area specific experience


Desirable

  • The ability to deal with and resolve conflict


Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge and understanding of current legislation and understanding of clinical risk assessments


Desirable

  • Awareness of national and local issues impacting of nursing care
  • Knowledge of management theories


Skills

Essential

  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Good written/oral communication skills
  • Diplomatic, caring & sympathetic
  • Ability to be flexible and handle conflict issues
  • Good skills in assessment intervention and evaluation of patients nursing care
  • Clinical supervision skills
  • IT skills


Desirable

  • A high level of emotional intelligence


Contractual Requirements

Essential

  • A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.


Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Address

City Central LMHT

Highbury Hospital

Nottingham

NG6 9DR



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