Veterans Specialist Practitioner

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
Yorkshire and Humber region
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
23 Aug 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you a mental health practitioner with an interest in working with armed forces veterans? Do you yourself have experience of working either within or alongside the armed forces? We are looking for a Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner to work within the Transition Intervention Liaison service (TILS) for Yorkshire and Humber part of Operation Courage

We are looking for a practitioner who can show a commitment to the particular needs of this client group and an understanding of the key issues, including psychological trauma, that are often experienced by veterans.

Whilst this service will fully use the capabilities of remote working, travel across Yorkshire and the Humber will be essential on some occasions.

TILS focuses on the assessment, signposting and case management of serving personnel leaving the armed forces, as well as those veterans already living in the community.

The post holder will provide specialist and expert assessment and formulation for veterans and transitioning military personnel presenting with complex mental health, substance misuse and social care issues, as well as signposting to relevant services/agencies and offering advice and consultation on clients' psychological care to multi-disciplinary mental health staff, third-sector agencies and other, non-professional carers. The post-holder will also be responsible for providing psychological support, working alongside existing veteran and NHS mental health services, where appropriate.

Main duties of the job

  • To undertake screening and telephone assessment duties including liaison with referrers and other service providers to ensure clients are treated in the most appropriate service for their needs.
  • To conduct a thorough psycho-social assessment of clients referred to the TIL Service, to identify their needs and develop a collaborative care plan
  • To provide case management and brief interventions for clients with moderate and complex mental health problems where required focus is generally around risk to self or others, safeguarding children or safeguarding vulnerable adults
  • To assess clients presenting with multiple and complex issues and make decisions regarding the appropriate therapeutic intervention required to meet client's needs. This may include referral on to another service or modality of treatment.
  • To assess risk of harm to self/others or property and take action as appropriate. This may involve breaching of client confidentiality in the interest of the clients or others safety e.g. Safeguarding Children/Adults, acts of terrorism etc. This will be assessed in line with Trust policies
  • To organise and manage a clinical caseload
  • To maintain appropriate electronic records using a web based clinical system in line with agreed protocols as directed by Line Manager
  • There is an expectation for you to deliver services across the Yorkshire and Humber This may include home visits.

About us

We are an award winning and CQC rated good health and social care Trust that delivers care to communities in Hull, East Yorkshire, Scarborough and Ryedale and Whitby. We deliver safe, effective and integrated health services that improve the physical, mental and social health and wellbeing of our patients and service users.

To find out more about our wide range of services including mental health, learning disabilities, children and young people service, Forensic, Community and Primary Care visit our Trust website

You will join our team of over 2,800 colleagues that work together across our wide geography and specialties to change lives every day. We're extremely proud of our Trust community and we know you can expect to receive a warm welcome and all the support you'll need from your new team to get you started

Job description Job responsibilities

For further details with regard to this vacancy opportunity, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification Qualifications and knowledge Essential
  • Proffessional registration / governing body
  • Specialist understanding of relevant clinical practice, standards and protocols within identified clinical area.
  • Be a member of a recognised professional body and hold a current professional registration
  • Experience of working with military or veteran population and their families and carers.
  • Experience of working with traumatised people including those with PTSD
Experience Essential
  • Evidence of sound post-registration professional practice.
  • Experience of case load management within specialist service area, some of which may be complex
  • Evidence of promoting/supporting active patient/relative involvement/participation
  • Experience of working with people with Adverse Childhood Experiences and delivering Trauma Informed Care
  • Demonstrate experience of working in the specific field where the post is held
skills and competance Essential
  • Mental effort-Frequent concentration where the work pattern is unpredictable
  • Emotional effort-Frequent distressing or emotional circumstances.
  • Working conditions- Some exposure to hazards( verbal and physical aggression plus other clinical risks)

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