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Mental Health Clinician SUN Service

Employer
Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
Location
Maidstone
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Profession
Mental health
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you interested in improving the quality of care for people with a diagnosis or traits of personality disorder/complex Emotional Difficulties and associated difficulties?

Are you a registered mental health clinician?

Do you like to innovate and lead the way on new developments?

Do you believe in working in partnership with people with Lived Experience?

If this sounds like you then come and join this exciting new service. KMPT is growing its community services for people with personality disorders and would like to invite you to join a new service that is going to be delivered across the county. As part of the transformation of the care programme, a Service User Network (SUN) will be developed across the county, providing regular and accessible groupsfacilitated in partnership with people with Lived Experience. The groups aim to help those who experience Complex Emotional Difficulties (CED) and are a new addition to the personality disorder pathway. The service model has open access and inclusivity and is embedded into the community sitting alongside KMPT.

We are seeking a band 6 practitioner to join the team. A professional qualification is required for the role, such as Mental Health Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Clinical Associate Psychologist, SocialWork, or other mental health profession e.g. Arts Therapist, Psychotherapist, or counselling psychologist. You will also have experience of and interest in group facilitation.

Main duties of the job

  • The provision of SUN groups co-facilitated with SUN lived Experience facilitators across Kent, both in person and online including evening sessions.
  • Lead on production of RASP plans, manage safe clinically effective care
  • Support the development of a group culture that is in keeping with SUN and Therapeutic Community ethos of support, inclusion, safety, and responsibility.
  • Support management and supervision of Lived Experience
  • Work in collaboration with other colleagues and service in the pathway providing services to people who are experiencing complex mental health problems including escalation for additional intervention if required.

The post holder must hold a full, valid, UK driving licence and have access to a car/vehicle to use for business purposes (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010).

About us

Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.

We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.

The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.

You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.

The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.

Here are some clips of our KMPT staff, speaking about their role and why they enjoy working for us.

Working at KMPT (youtube.com)

Canterbury site tour (youtube.com)

Job description

Job responsibilities

As part of a new team of Clinicians and SUN facilitators with lived experience, delivering a SUN (Service User Network) service across Kent the post holder with support and supervision from the Team leader and clinical lead will
  • Work in partnership with the MDT, CRHT, and Acute Inpatient Services, other community teams, and Primary Care to provide support and treatment to service users to attend SUN groups and facilitate the safe management of their needs within a community setting.
  • Provide a prompt response to requests for information and advice in line with agreed response times.
  • Deliver education and training that better support the SUN groups in the recovery of people with CED.
  • To participate in the formal evaluation of the SUN service in liaison with the Band 7 Team Lead and the Clinical Lead of the service.
  • Maintain awareness of current research within own area of specialist practice and demonstrate a commitment to evidence-based practice

The post holder must hold a full, valid, UK driving licence and have access to a car/vehicle to use for business purposes (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010).

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Professional Qualification in Mental Health Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Clinical Associate Psychologist, Social Work or other mental health profession e.g. Arts therapist, Psychotherapist, counselling psychologist.


Experience

Essential

  • oExperience of working with people with a diagnosis of personality disorder or traits of this that interfere in their daily functioning
  • oExperience of facilitating groups within a mental health setting.
  • oExperience of risk assessment and management of people with a diagnosis or traits of personality disorder.


Skills

Essential

  • Competent assessment skills
  • Can demonstrate the ability to manage change
  • oAble to demonstrate and understand the concept of community care and the need to develop good networks


Employer details

Employer name

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust

Address

Various Community Mental Health Team sites across Kent and Medway

Hermitage Lane

Maidstone

ME16 9PL

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380-WK0178

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