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Community Practitioner

Employer
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum inclusive of HCAs
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Make a Difference in Your Community

Are you ready to make a tangible impact on the lives of people in Lambeth? South London and Maudsley NHS Trust (SLaM) are seeking dedicated individuals to join our Short Term Support services team and be the heart of our community mental health services.

The Short-Term Support services offer assessments and brief interventions to residents in the Borough of Lambeth aged 18 and over.

We are proud to be part of the Lambeth Alliance. The Lambeth Living Well Network (LWN) Alliance brings together Certitude, Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group, Lambeth Council, South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Thames Reach organisations to deliver an innovative way of providing mental health support for those who need it in the Lambeth Borough a fully integrated and coordinated mental health system which focuses on people's strengths and supports their whole health and wellbeing.

At SLaM we are absolutely committed to the development of our staff, and in return for your commitment we will offer you a bespoke development package and consideration of flexible working to ensure a healthy work/life balance.

If you're a passionate, enthusiastic and dedicated practitioner who thrives in a fast-paced environment, we encourage you to apply!

Join us and make a lasting impact on the lives of people in Lambeth.

Main duties of the job

What we're looking for:
  • A registered Mental Health Nurse, Learning Disability Nurse, Occupational Therapist, or Social Worker.
  • Strong assessment and intervention skills with a focus on recovery.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to build rapport with service users and their families.
  • A commitment to teamwork and collaboration within the MDT
  • Most of all, someone who is values driven, passionate about Mental Health and keen to make a difference within our community.

A key part of this role will be managing a varied caseload in the Short-Term Support team, ensuring a timely, safe, effective and responsive service delivery in line with the LWN Alliance three big outcomes for people living in Lambeth who experience mental distress:
  • To recover and stay well
  • To make their own choices
  • To participate on an equal footing in daily life.

  • Candidates should have the courage, drive and ambition to want to make a difference for people who use our services, in one of the most diverse and exciting boroughs in London.

    Would you like to be part of our journey to outstanding? Are you committed to the highest possible standards every day? If this sounds like you, we cannot wait to hear from you.

    About us

    We are committed to ensuring our staff get the most out of their benefits package and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. There is an extensive range of excellent benefits for you and your family. We want you to feel like you are part of a close-knit team at SLaM. It's important to us that you valued and appreciated and that are why we have a comprehensive benefits package on offer.

    Some of our benefits are highlighted here:
    • Generous pay, pensions and leave, we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
    • Work life balance, flexible working and support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working and job sharing.
    • Career development, There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
    • Car lease, our staff benefits from competitive deals to lease cars
    • Accommodation, our staff benefits fromkeyworker housing available which is available on selected sites
    • NHS discounts, with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website.

    Other benefits include:
    • Counselling services
    • Wellbeing events
    • Long service awards
    • Cycle to work scheme
    • Season ticket loan
    • Childcare vouchers
    • Staff restaurants


    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Registered Mental Health Nurse/ Occupational Therapist or Social Worker and/or Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse

    Mentorship qualification or equivalent

    Experience of research- based/reflective practice, e.g. understanding and ability to use supervision to reflect on skills

    Significant relevant clinical experience

    Evidence of continuing professional Development.

    Able to provide quality care that is responsive to service users needs, without close supervision

    Skills in clinical assessment/baseline mental health assessment

    Knowledge of clinical governance and audit

    Understanding of Care Coordination

    Person Specification

    Education and Qualifications

    Essential

    • Registered Mental Health Nurse/ Occupational Therapist or Social Worker and/or Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse
    • Mentorship qualification or equivalent


    Desirable

    • Master's degree


    Experience and Knowledge

    Essential

    • Significant relevant clinical experience
    • Evidence of continuing professional development
    • Knowledge of clinical governance and audit
    • Understanding of Care Co-ordination


    Desirable

    • Experience of working in the community
    • Experience of managing a caseload


    Skills and Abilities

    Essential

    • Skills in clinical assessment/baseline mental health assessment
    • Skills in risk assessment and risk management and crisis management
    • Advocates for all individuals, particularly those with protected characteristics promotes equality and diversity


    Desirable

    • Skilled in supervision of others, and in providing critical and constructive feedback


    Other

    Essential

    • Empathy for service users and carers including individuals who have experienced mental health problems


    Employer details

    Employer name

    South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

    Address

    Lambeth Living Well Centre

    London

    SW9 6AA

    Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

    334-NUR-6339460-LF

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