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Mental Health and Wellbeing Practitioner (Rushcliffe CMHT)

Employer
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Gamston, Nottingham
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
19 Jul 2024
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 and have not been an employee of the Trust in the previous 3 years. This post also includes paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during night, weekends and bank holidays.

The Mental Health division of Nottinghamshire Healthcare Foundation Trust comprises of three directorates Adult Mental Health, Mental Health Services for Older People and Specialist Services. More than 2,800 dedicated staff provide vital and integral healthcare services for our patients in a variety of settings, ranging from community through to acute wards, covering a vast geographical area.

We're investing heavily in our staff, facilities and patient care. As we move into this new chapter, we need a strong, motivated and compassionate workforce to reflect our core values of Honesty, Compassion, Trust, Respect and Teamwork. There has never been a better time to join our growing team.

We have exciting opportunities across different specialities and services, with an emphasis on career development and progression. We want to help our staff reach their full potential, and are committed to providing the support, skills and development needed to succeed.

Main duties of the job

As a Band 5 Mental Health and Wellbeing Practitioner, your main duties will be:

To work alongside service users, families, carers and multi-disciplinary team members to co-ordinate care and support collaborative decision making about care and treatment.

To deliver a set of wellbeing-focused psychologically-informed interventions, aligned to cognitive-behavioural principles, based on the best evidence available, that address problems often experienced by people with severe mental health problems.

To work under close case management supervision from a suitably qualified professional to provide high quality collaborative care planning as a member of the multi-disciplinary team.

To work under close clinical skills supervision from an HCPC registered clinical psychologist or BABCP accredited cognitive behavioural therapist to provide specified psychologically-informed wellbeing-focused interventions.

About us

#TeamNottsHC comprises over 11,000 dedicated colleagues who #MakeADifference every day. We deliver intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic, and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, and South Yorkshire. Our care is provided from over 200 sites, spanning community locations, acute settings, and secure environments, including prisons.

We are one of the largest mental health and community Trusts in the East Midlands and one of Nottinghamshire's biggest employers. We also host national and regional services, such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We offer a variety of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) groups, the Green Champions network, the Freedom to Speak Up network, the Health and Wellbeing Champions network, and the Menopause Champions network. These networks play a vital role in supporting our diverse workforce and promoting a culture of inclusivity.

The health and wellbeing of our colleagues is a top priority. We invest significantly in this through our in-house occupational health and staff counselling services, supported by a dedicated Health and Wellbeing team.

The Trust is committed to reducing its carbon emissions, with a specialised Energy and Environmental team working to ensure compliance with environmental legislation, enhance our environmental performance, and achieve our net-zero commitment

Job description

Job responsibilities

The individual will be working in the Rushcliffe Older People CMHT based at Lings Bar Hospital, Gamston, Nottingham.

The individual will have a graduate certificate (Level 6) or postgraduate certificate (Level 7) delivering the national curriculum for Mental Health and Wellbeing Practitioners.

The individual will have experience working with people with mental health needs gained through a graduate certificate or postgraduate certificate training with significant supervised practice.

The individual will be able to work in a variety of settings and will have the ability to travel in the community.

The individual will be able to plan and deliver psychologically informed interventions with a variety of service users with mental health difficulties, their families and carers, and the clinical team, on a daily basis. These interventions will meet peoples health and wellbeing needs.

The individual will be able to establish and maintain empathic, supportive relationships with people in significant distress or who are cognitively impaired alongside their families and carers. They will communicate in a sensitive, and reassuring manner and provide reassurance where appropriate.

The individual will be able to prioritise workload according to peoples changing needs and the priorities of the team.

The individual will demonstrate support for the values and beliefs of the Trust working in a trauma informed way, promoting social inclusion and challenging stigma.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Knowledge/Experience

Essential

  • A graduate certificate (Level 6) or Postgraduate Certificate (Level 7) delivering the national curriculum for Mental Health and Wellbeing Practitioners
  • Experience of working with people with mental health needs gained through a graduate certificate or postgraduate certificate training with significant supervised practice
  • Experience working as part of a team
  • Experience of being supervised
  • Experience of analysing and communicating complex information verbally and in writing


Desirable

  • Lived experience of mental health issues/difficulties


Communication/Relationship Skills

Essential

  • Able to establish and maintain empathic, supportive relationships with people in significant distress or who are cognitively impaired, their families and carers
  • Able to receive, understand and communicate confidential client information of a sensitive and often complex nature
  • Able to communicate in a sensitive and reassuring manner, with empathy, and where appropriate reassurance
  • Able to make good use of clinical supervision in a group and/or individual format
  • Liaise with other teams and services including external agencies as required for the wellbeing of service users


Analytical & Judgement Skills

Essential

  • Able to contribute to risk assessment drawing on complex and multiple sources of information, under clinical supervision
  • Able to assist in assessment related to individuals health and wellbeing and arrive at judgements about how to respond within the care plan
  • Able to analyse information to contribute to the teams understanding and formulation of service users difficulties and development of a multi-disciplinary care plan


Planning & Organisational Skills

Essential

  • Able to assist in planning and delivering psychologically informed interventions to meet people's health and wellbeing needs
  • Able to prioritse workload according to peoples changing needs and the priorities of the team


Working Conditions

Essential

  • Ability to travel across sites in good time (driving)


Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Lings Bar Hospital

Beckside

Gamston, Nottingham

NG2 6PR



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