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Mental Health Practitioner

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£38,768 to £46,124 a year per annum inclusive of HCA
Closing date
9 Aug 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We have an opportunity for a Band 6 Mental Health Nurse/Social Worker/Occupational Therapist to work in the ELFT Rough Sleepers Mental Health Project (RAMHP). The team works across the City of London, Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Newham and works with street outreach services to support people who sleep rough and help them get the right mental health care. We work together with other agencies to support service users in challenging circumstances. This role requires an understanding of the health needs of rough sleepers and the challenges homeless people face in health settings.

We are looking for people who are creative in how they engage and support people with complex needs.

You will be an active member of the multidisciplinary team, provide bio-psychosocial assessments and support to rough sleepers referred by the street outreach teams. Trained AMHPs will contribute to the Tower Hamlets AMHP rota.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, or to arrange a visit please call Hilary Neal, Operational Lead, on 07970 650805

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work in a new service to improve the mental health of people sleeping rough in East London. The project will develop close operational working links with other advocacy and support services in the non-profit sector and will enhance, fill gaps, build bridges between services and help existing services work together more effectively so that homeless people are rapidly identified, assessed, supported and directed so that their recovery is sustained. The project seeks to build on the Tower Hamlets outreach and response model.

The project is designed to complement, strengthen and enhance existing provision, becoming part of a homeless wellbeing pathway. The service will work within East London Foundation Trust (ELFT) and allow access to a range of training and development resources, seminars, clinical support, supervision and access to the Quality Improvement Programme.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description Job responsibilities

Kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.

Person Specification Education/ Qualification/ Training Essential
  • oRelevant clinical qualification (RMN, Dip SW, CQSW, OT, Clinical Psychology) )
  • oActive registration with relevant clinical body
  • oEvidence of post qualification clinical training
  • oEvidence of continual professional development
  • oHigher Education qualification in Community Mental Health
Experience Essential
  • oTwo years experience in relevant field in Mental Health
  • oExperience in hospital or community caseload management
  • oExperience in working with diverse agencies in a complex environment
  • oExperience of working as part of a multi-Professional team
  • oExperience of making full psycho-social assessments and writing reports
  • oExperience of partnership working with other agencies
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • oAbility to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • oAbility to prioritise workload
  • oExcellent time management skills
  • oAbility to work autonomously and independently
  • oAbility to work effectively as part of a team
  • oAbility to work effectively with other agencies including the voluntary sector
  • oWord processing and computer skills or willingness to attend training
  • oAbility to engage with people with serious mental health problems in a holistic manner
  • oUnderstanding of the Mental Health Act 1983, Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Care Act 2014
  • oUnderstanding the principles and implementation of CPA
  • oKnowledge and understanding of the presentation of mental health problems
  • oAble to demonstrate high level of care expertise
  • oAbility to manage severely challenging behaviour/ crisis intervention
  • oAbility to manage unpredictable workloads and frequent demands on concentration and attention
  • oUnderstanding of the key themes of clinical governance and evidence based practice
  • oKnowledge and understanding of equal opportunities, confidentiality and consent issues

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