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Senior Mental Health Liaison Worker

Employer
Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Bridgwater
Salary
Depending on experience £40,057- £45,839 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
9 Aug 2022

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Service
Community
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Somerset NHS Foundation Trust are looking for a Band 7 Senior Mental Health Liaison Worker.

In collaboration with the Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (SCCG), Local Authority and the Voluntary Sector, Somerset NHS have transformed the mental health service provision across Somerset

This is an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront in the establishment of this service transformation across the county delivering enhanced high-quality mental health care to all adults by providing specialist MH workers within a particular locality for the provision of a high-quality service for individuals with mental health difficulties; the specialist MH Liaison post will support the GP practices in collaboration withlocality voluntary partner agencies.

The post holder will be registered as an independent non-medical prescriber with their respective professional regulating body and support the GP practices and the patient population prescribing medicines for patients as either Independent or Supplementary Prescriber, within their scope of practice.

This post could also be considered as a Band 6 developmental post with completion of Non Medical Prescribing training as part of the requirements of the role.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will carry a small caseload and provide structured guidance, supervision and advice to other mental health staff and our voluntary partner agencies in relation to their working practice with this service user group; promote awareness and best practice concerning mild to moderate mental health and emotional health and wellbeing as well as patients with severe mental illness stepping down from secondary care, actively supporting positive attitudes and a consistent approach towards assessment and treatment of this service user group.

The post holder will be registered as an independent non-medical prescriber with their respective professional regulating body and support the GP practices and the patient population prescribing medicines for patients as either Independent or Supplementary Prescriber, within their scope of practice.

This is an exciting time to join us as we build on investments to transform Community Mental Health Care.

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

You will be joining a trust who won the Health Service Journal award for Mental Health Trust of the Year in 2021.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description Job responsibilities

The post-holder will take responsibility within a particular locality for the provision of a high quality service for individuals with mental health difficulties who do not meet the criteria for secondary care.. Alongside carrying a small caseload, the post-holder will provide structured guidance, supervision and advice to other mental health staff and village agents in relation to their working practice with this service user group; promote awareness and best practice concerning mild to moderate mental healthand emotional health and wellbeing as well as patients with severe mental illness stepping down from secondary care, actively supporting positive attitudes and a consistent approach towards assessment and treatment of this service user group.

Please see attached Job description for full duties.

Person Specification Qualifications and Training Essential
  • RMN
Desirable
  • NMP qualification
Knowledge & Experience Essential
  • oExpertise within mental health across a range of procedures underpinned by relevant psychological /psychosocial theory
  • oSignificant experience in working with people with complex clinical and risk presentations, including those with mental and / or emotional health difficulties
  • oExperience of offering clinical supervision to other professionals
Desirable
  • oWorking with clients in the community
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • oAbility to build collaborative therapeutic relationships with service users who are difficult to engage.
  • oSkills for assessing service users and carers and interpreting service user and family situation, and ability to draw together appropriate case formulation.


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