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Community Rehab Team Social Worker or Registered MH Nurse

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Band 6
Full Time
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Community Rehabilitation Team

Secondment Opportunity for a Band 6 Social Worker or Registered Mental Health Nurse in Bedfordshire and Luton Community Rehabilitation Team. ** We will also accept band 5 applications as well.

Our Community Rehabilitation Team are committed to working in partnership with ELFT mental health services, supported accommodation services, employment services, the voluntary sector to achieve robust, rounded rehabilitation services working within Bedfordshire and Luton. This is an exciting opportunity for a Social Worker or Registered Mental Health Nurse to join our small, experienced team for a 6 month secondment

Main duties of the job

The key priorities for the team are;
  • To undertake a review of all people with SMI living in supported accommodation to help us to understand what sort of rehabilitation package of care might be needed to be to support move on and over what time period with a recovery focused pathway
  • To support BLMK in the development of a sustainable accommodation strategy
  • To gate keep all future applications to supported accommodation
  • To offer enhanced support to facilitate community care for complex patients currently admitted to local mental health inpatient wards, which otherwise may need to be referred to specialist units
  • To review and provide enhanced support to enable step down for patients currently in specialist placements.

  • About us

    ELFT is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees, job applicants and service users. We are committed to ensuring that no one will be discriminated against on the grounds of race, colour, creed, ethnic or national origin, disability, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation or marital status. The Trust commits itself to promote equal opportunities and value diversity and will keep under review its policies, procedures and practices to ensure that all employees, users and providers of its services are treated according to their needs.

    For management posts, to ensure that within their service area fair employment practice and equality of opportunity are delivered.

    Job description Job responsibilities

    • Leading on reviews of individual patients are identified as a priority within Bedfordshire and Luton and the aims of these reviews will include;

      Ensuring that the placement continues to meet the persons needs.

      Identifying an appropriately supported, (ideally more independent) placement for the service user to move-on to in the future ideally in their area of origin (where desired and clinically indicated).

      Identifying with the service user and the staff of the out of area placement clear goals for progression through the pathway being identified (e.g. managing medication more independently, self catering, budgeting).

      Facilitating assessment by the potential move-on accommodation provider at an appropriate time.

      Liaising with all parties, including family members/carers, and support the service user and family practically and emotionally through the assessment and move-on process, including visits, transitional leave and final move.

      Continuing to review the new placement if out of area, or hand over case to local community mental health.

      Please contact Alex Doull 07773369783 to discuss.

    Person Specification Educational/ Qualification Essential
    • oQualified Social Worker registered with Social Work England
    • oQualified Mental Health Nurse Registered on the NMC.
    • oEducated to Degree Level
    • oRelevant specialist post qualifying/post graduate training
    Experience Essential
    • oExperience of working within a multi-disciplinary environment/community experience.
    • oExperience of attending funding panel and care commissioning
    • oExperience of working within an NHS/Local Authority environment and an understanding of the issues/ policies/ practice within these environments.
    • oPost-qualification experience within mental health services
    • oPrevious appointment as an AMHP /Best Interest Assessor (BIA)

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