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Swift Practitioner

Employer
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Eastbourne
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 a year PA
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Profession
Practitioner
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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We are currently recruiting to 4 band 6 posts for a Social Worker/ RMN or OT to join our team. You will be required to complete family assessments where mental health / substance misuse / domestic abuse / sexual risk is a significant feature of family difficulties and identify the impact of these on children. We have two posts that will sit in the Mental health theme of Swift and two that will be in the child theme of Swift. In the Child theme you will work with age group 11 to 18/ in the mental health theme you will work with over 18's. You will work alongside Children's Services in creating care plans which address the impact of parental mental health / substance misuse / domestic abuse / sexual risk on the family. You will utilise a holistic range of interventions to improve parenting and reduce the impact of the parental issues on dependent children thus improving the outcome for those children.

Main duties of the job

Swift is based in Eastbourne and Hastings and you will be required to travel around East Sussex to complete assessments and interventions with clients.

You will need to be flexible and adaptable with strong communication skills you will be joining a committed and dynamic team and will be fully supported and empowered to make a difference to creatively develop many new ways of working, towards building safe and responsive quality services. The focus of this role is to provide holistic assessments and interventions to families who are open to children services, where there is also a feature of domestic abuse / sexual risk with family difficulties and identify the impact of these on children. To work alongside colleagues in substance misuse, mental health and Children's Services in creating care plans which address the impact of parental mental health / substance misuse / domestic abuse / sexual risk on the family. To utilise a holistic range of interventions to improving parenting and reduce the impact of the parental issues on dependent children thus improving the outcome for those children. You will also have access to specialist in house training to further enhance your existing skill set and CV that will support the Public Law Outline memorandum.

About us

You will be a registered Nurse or Social worker with current registration and 5 years minimum post registration experience. You will provide expert specialist mental health/ drug and alcohol practice to SWIFT across East Sussex and hold a complex clinical caseload within the designated care group; You will provide a high quality clinical service to parents and their families where you will assess and deliver interventions/ consultations for parental mental health/ substance misuse/ domestic abuse and sexual risk. You will provide a duty response to Children's Services to cases in need of urgent clinical support in line with requests from your manager. You will contribute to the achievement of high-quality standards of care and have a strong focus on MDT working. You will support the manager of the Substance misuse theme (Adult) with ensuring governance and evidence based best practice.

This post offers a Golden Hello, or a Relocation package up to a maximum of £2000. (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions. Please see attached Protocol document).

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To undertake specialist service assessments according to the service quality standards.
  • To provide and contribute to assessments in safeguarding related matters, with particular reference to discerning the severity and risks of mental health / substance misuse / domestic abuse / sexual risk and how this impacts upon both the individual, the family, parenting and the child / children.
  • To manage and maintain individual caseload as identified by the service undertaking
  • care co-ordination or CPA when necessary.

    To assess and respond to identified risk. To provide a response to priority referrals. To reduce and manage risk in consultation with the SWIFT management team. To communicate information regarding identified risks to colleagues in other services.

    To participate in the safeguarding process through attendance / contribution to core groups, case conferences and care proceedings including attendance at Court when required.

    To apply professional nursing /social work skills across the speciality.

    To provide consultation and training to practitioners within Childrens Services and Adult Services on the impact of mental health / substance misuse / domestic abuse on parenting.

    Duties will involve the delivery of interventions in accordance with the agreed SWIFT Service Specification, Service Standards and Clinical Policies and Practice Standards Documents.

    To adhere to SPFT / ESCC Service Specification, Clinical Policies, procedures and Service Standards.

    To provide supervision/consultation to other multi agency staff as required.

    To facilitate appropriate support to family members/carers.

    To adopt effective health promotion, harm reduction methods of intervention for families accessing care.

    To develop skills and knowledge in this field.

    Provide education and training to students

    Offer support to medical staff, primary care teams and other professional staff and non-statutory agencies.

    To work in accordance to the latest guidance published for the speciality.

    To incorporate effective links with other resources which embrace a holistic whole systems approach to caring for families.

    To maintain good working relationships with other services.

    To undertake research and clinical audits.

    Key Result Areas:

    Strategy & Development:

    Discusses and agrees with the work team

    - the implications of direction, policies and strategies on their current practice

    - the changes that they can make as a team

    - the changes s/he can make as an individual

    - how to take the changes forward

    Constructively makes agreed changes to own work in the agreed timescale seeking support as

    and when necessary

    Supports others in understanding the need for and making agreed changes

    Evaluates own and others work when required to do so completing relevant documentation

    Makes constructive suggestions as to how services can be improved for users and the public

    Constructively identifies issues with direction, policies and strategies in the interests of users

    and the public

    Governance:

    Is responsible for managing and maintaining performance reporting requirements specific to

    own caseload.

    Has role in service specific reporting and monitoring.

    Financial Management:

    Is responsible for ensuring that diary is managed appropriately to minimise unnecessary travel

    expenditure.

    Regularly reviews level and type of drug testing undertaking to control expenditure.
  • Patient/Client Care:

    Develop programmes of care, care packages.

    Provides specialised advice in relation to care

    Assesses, develops, implements, evaluates substance misuse and mental health care

    programmes.

    Advises patients and carers.

    Contributes to the Child Protection Plan.

    Research & Development:

    Undertakes surveys or audits, as necessary to own work.

    Undertakes R&D activity regularly

Patient/Client Care:

Develop programmes of care, care packages.

Provides specialised advice in relation to care

Assesses, develops, implements, evaluates substance misuse and mental health care

programmes.

Advises patients and carers.

Contributes to the Child Protection Plan.

Research & Development:

Undertakes surveys or audits, as necessary to own work.

Undertakes R&D activity regularly.

Managers will ensure that they

Provide effective leadership and management to staff which promotes high performance standards both individually and as a team, in the achievement of the Trusts and Childrens Services Department (CSD) objectives and priorities. The Trusts and CSD success will be dependant on all managers playing an active role to make sure the existing areas of good employment practice are universally embedded within the organisation. Managers will be expected to:
  • Understand the Trusts and CSD key priorities and those of your care group and translate these into key priorities for your care group
  • Ensure clarity and effectiveness in developing and designing roles
  • Ensure management of staff is consistent with Trusts HR Policies to the achievement of equality, equity and optimum performance.
  • SWIFT is a multi agency service that embraces a full multi-disciplinary approach to working and all staff working within the Service do so within the framework of the Integrated Management Protocol.
  • Complete annual Appraisals for all staff which reflect these priorities and ensure staff have access to appropriate training and development
  • Communicate regularly through meetings with teams and individuals and provide opportunity for two-way feedback
  • Promote an effective team ethos.
  • Promote equality, diversity and rights, and treat others with dignity and respect ensuring services are developed, managed and delivered to meet the specific needs of those belonging to protected characteristics.
  • Promote equality, diversity and Human Rights in working practices by developing and maintaining positive working relationships, ensuring that colleagues are treated fairly and contributing to developing equality of opportunity and outcomes in working practices.
  • Contribute to developing and maintaining equality of opportunity in working practices by complying with legislation and organisational policies. Advise colleagues about equality, diversity and human rights policies and procedures and ensure they are followed.
  • Ensure that colleagues are treated fairly. Behave in a non-discriminatory way and challenge the discriminatory behaviour of others. Be supportive of colleagues or service users who wish to raise issues about discriminatory practice or experience.

KEY RELATIONSHIPS (This describes the types of roles you will be required to work with):
  • Clinical Lead Nurse Specialist
  • Practice Manager
  • Multi Disciplinary Team
  • East Sussex Under 19s SMS
  • Children and Families Teams
  • Substance Misuse Services
  • Health in Mind
  • Community Mental Health Teams
  • Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Teams
  • Other Health & Social Care Staff
  • Inpatient & Day Service units/staff
  • Families / Carers
  • Statutory and Voluntary Agencies
  • Abide by the standards of behaviour expected by their professional body and the standards of behaviour expected of all staff in the Trust disciplinary policy and procedure.
  • Adhere to all Trust and Childrens Services Department (CSD) policies and procedures and are responsible for making themselves aware of these policies and procedures.
  • Treat information relating to patient, employees and businesses of the Trust and CSD in the strictest confidence. Under no circumstances should such information be discussed with any unauthorised person(s) or organisations. At all times employees are required to comply with the provisions of the Data Protection Act.
  • Maintain their own awareness of, and comply with, policies and procedures relating to Health and Safety (whether statutory or Trust), and assist in ensuring the compliance of other staff.
  • Support the Trusts and CSDs visions and values and in particular the promotion of a positive approach to diversity, equality, rights, and treating others with dignity and respect; to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage in service delivery and employment, and to manage, support or comply by adhering to the Trusts and CSD Equality and Diversity Policy.
  • Demonstrate the core principles of safeguarding and protection Human Rights; treating people with dignity, fairness, equality, respect and autonomy.
  • All Staff are required to
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with all colleagues, taking account of their age, religion or belief, ethnicity, sex, marital or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy or maternity status and any disability. Ensure that they are approachable and that their conduct towards colleagues is open and honest, dealing with differences in opinion, in ways which avoid offence.
  • SWIFT is a multi agency service that embraces a full multi-disciplinary approach to working and all staff working within the Service do so within the framework of the Integrated Management Protocol.
  • Take responsibility for the safeguarding and protection of children and young people and vulnerable adults very seriously, as does The Trust. The Trust works with adult and childrens social care to ensure that the integrated service has systems in place to equip staff with the knowledge and skills to recognise abuse, and take action to safeguard and protect vulnerable adults and children and young people. It is expected that all staff familiarise themselves with the appropriate structures and policies and with the Sussex child protection and safeguarding procedures and the Sussex multi-agency policy and procedures for safeguarding vulnerable adults and undertake the relevant essential training and further training appropriate to their role.


Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Professional Qualification in Mental Health Nursing / Social Work or Occupational therapist
  • Registration withNursing andMidwifer

    Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

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