If you are looking for a new challenge and are passionate about community collaboration and engagement and want to make a difference, Brent is the place to be. We are looking for a Band 6 social worker to join our team in Brent as a community clinician/mental health practitioner. As part of our award-winning Health Inequalities team; you will connect with the local community to plan, develop and deliver interventions to the most vulnerable and marginalised groups in the borough.
The post holder will be from Brent or have very close links with Brent. You will have good connections within local communities and have a real desire for helping people. You will work closely with GPs to identify access issues and barriers affecting the GP population leading to poor or low uptake of services designed to support their health and wellbeing. You will use a population health-based approach with a focus on the wider determinants of health to support GPs tailor their intervention to address current and future needs of their population. Your social work training will underpin and inform the assessment, the care and support planning or interventions that you deliver to groups and individuals.
Main duties of the job
You will work closely with GPs to identify access issues and barriers affecting the GP population leading to poor or low uptake of services designed to support their health and wellbeing. You will use a population health-based approach with a focus on the wider determinants of health to support GPs tailor their intervention to address current and future needs of their population. Your social work training will underpin and inform the assessment, the care and support planning or interventions that you deliver to groups and individuals.
A substantial part of your working time will be based within the local communities working closely in identifying health and wellbeing needs and supporting the development of services in response to those needs. Part of your role will be seeking the community voice; recognising and addressing concerns about the physical health and mental needs of service users with long term conditions (e.g. diabetes, asthma heart disease, anxiety and depression, loss and bereavement and other health and wellbeing needs etc.) Advising the community on prevention of illness and uptake of preventative measures with focus on choice, self-management and social inclusion.
You will work closely with voluntary sector organisations and the local public health team to plan and deliver mental health and wellbeing support to those who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic and experience health inequalities.
Brent health inequalities team is an established ward-winning team with a friendly, supportive culture. It is part of the broader Brent Health Matters Programme which was set up to support the well-being needs of Brent residents and tackling and reducing inequalities. There is a visible and supportive management team and a strong emphasis on training and professional development opportunities.
Brent is a place of contrast and a destination for thousands of British and international visitors every year. Home of the iconic Wembley Stadium, the world-famous Wembley Arena, the new London Designer Outlet and the spectacular Swaminarayan Hindu Temple, it provides a stage for cultural, sporting and religious events of national and international importance. The team serves the diverse and vibrant population of Brent, named London Borough of Culture 2020 and 'Council of the Year' at the LGC Awards 2020. The team base is located in Harlesden with excellent transport links. Vaccination:
As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings
Job description Job responsibilities
Please review the attached job description & person specification.
To provide regular ongoing contact with GP Practices as part of the post holders link worker role, thisincludes developing an improved understanding of the role and function of the CMHT.Key Responsibilities Work collaboratively with other members of the multi-disciplinary team in the delivery of MH and Wellbeingcare pathway. They will undertake active outreach and work in collaboration with local communities and partnerorganisations They will engage with local communities to assess their needs and work together to develop strategies tosupport recovery and self-management They will co-create and deliver interventions to promote and sustain wellbeing of residents Ensure, and clarify where necessary, the patient pathways through mental health services. Undertake initial assessment and reviews including the formulation of care plans to meet the identifiedneeds of the patient Undertake Risk Assessments and formulate risk management plans as per Trust policies Regular attendance and participation at the clinical meetings that facilitate discussion of patient/client needsand ensure a shared approach to care, treatment and risk management where necessary. Plan and implement care as appropriate to the needs of the patient that is underpinned by best practiceguidance and person-centred principles. Review and evaluation of care plans and risk management plans on an ongoing basis Provide information, advice and assessment to carers, as required. To work with primary care to ensure that referrals to secondary services are timely and appropriate andthat more complex cases are referred on. To develop and maintain access to community & voluntary agencies/services who can offer patientsalternative avenues for support and therapeutic help Ensure safe discharge process back to primary care when secondary services no longer required Facilitating and attending joint training events within Organisation/ Borough as appropriate and agreed withservice management team To promote appropriate service users involvement in all aspects of the delivery of the service. To participate in clinical and business meetings. To create and maintain systems for managing data including audit. Supervise junior colleagues and students.Central and North West London NHS Trust is committed to providing safe, effective services and providingpatients and families with a positive experience.Patient SafetyBand 6 Mental Health Practitioners contribute to the provision of safe and reliable services by:Band 6 JD V2 November 2014. Using their clinical judgement and risk assessments to keep the people using our services as safe aspossible Safeguarding people by recognising and responding when an adult or child might be at risk from abuse butalso recognising their own limits and asking for help and escalate concerns when necessary Escalating safety concerns and by doing so acting as effective advocates for those who use our services Being open and transparent about their own practice Supervising the work of others Reflecting on everyday practice to identify areas where improvements in safety or quality can be made Working with others to create a culture of continuous improvement Maintaining accurate, legible, comprehensive records Maintaining compliance with their mandatory training requirements.
Person Specification Essential Essential
- Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN), Social Worker or Occupational Therapist Registration with relevant professional body.
- The post holder will have completed training relevant to their profession in order to supervise students on placement.
- Mentorship qualification,
- Training in Psychosocial Interventions
- Providing staff supervision and appraisal to both qualified and non-professionally aligned staff
- Previous experience working in mental health settings
- Previous experience working across organisations and with different agencies.
- Awareness/knowledge of the issues surrounding social inclusion for mental health service users
- Previous experience working in a Primary Care setting
- Experience of working in the community
- Experience of supporting practice development in clinical areas
Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.