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Community Practitioner

Employer
South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Beckenham
Salary
£37,152 to £43,994 a year per annum inc
Closing date
10 Aug 2022

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Profession
Practitioner
Service
Community
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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The Croydon Personality Service is looking to recruit a Registered Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist to the post of community practitioner- specialist in personality disorder.

You will be a Registered Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker of Occupational Therapist and will have worked in a multi-disciplinary mental health team.

We are looking for staff with a commitment to working with people with personality disorder along with the confidence and skill to work effectively in therapeutic groups

You will be based in the psychotherapy day hospital, The Touchstone Centre, on the Bethlem Royal Hospital site and will go out into the Croydon community to facilitate our Sun Project/ visit patients at home or deliver aspects of their treatment in the community. At the Touchstone Centre you will lead on the facilitation of our recovery and support groups and well-being groups. You will be supported to develop your skills to lead in the facilitation of our expressive therapies groups including art and writing, food and nutrition from a mentalization based therapy perspective.

Croydon and surrounding areas are great locations for family lives with close proximities to Croydon and Bromley shopping centres, active communities and affordable housing with easy access to central London.

Previous applicants should and those who were previously interviewed need not apply again.

Main duties of the job

We provide specialist, evidence-based, psychotherapeutic day hospital treatment for working-age people with moderate to severe personality disorder. We also run The Sun Project, a coping skills development and crisis support group 4 times a week in central Croydon to people with or without a diagnosis of personality disorder. You will work within our team of psychotherapists, doctors, specialist community psychiatric nurses and care co-ordinators.

We offer a strong, supportive and cohesive team and this exciting post means that you get the opportunity to develop your clinical skills to attain accreditation from us in facilitation of appraisal based coping skills development groups (the SUN project), develop MBT skills in working with personality disordered patients, and will participate in learning identified in your appraisal and personal development plan.

About us

Our Trust headquarters is located at Denmark Hill less than 5 minutes from the train station (zone 2). We also provide services and operate across other locations, such as London boroughs of Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark; and substance misuse services for residents of Bexley, Lambeth, Greenwich and Wandsworth.

Benefits:

Some of our benefits are highlighted here:
  • Generous pay, pensions and leave, we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
  • Work life balance, flexible working and support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working and job sharing.
  • Career development, There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
  • Car lease, our staff benefits from competitive deals to lease cars
  • Accommodation, our staff benefits from keyworker housing available which is available on selected sites
  • NHS discounts, with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website.

Other benefits include:
  • Counselling services
  • Wellbeing events
  • Long service awards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Staff restaurants

We look forward to receiving your application.

Job description Job responsibilities

Qualifications

Registered Mental Health Nurse, occupational therapist or mental health social worker

Experience

At least 2 years post qualifying mental health service work with peoplewith a range of mental health problems.

Experience of facilitating groups in a mental health setting

Knowledge and demonstrable commitment to deliver accessible andacceptable care to people across cultural and other differences

A working knowledge of the physical health vulnerabilities and needs of people with mental health problems.

Ability must be a Car driver with business use insurance or have othertransport that can quickly and efficiently get you to home visits and off site groups in all weathers.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered mental health nurse, occupational therapist or mental health social worker.
Desirable
  • Certified attendance at Personality Disorder Knowledge and Understanding Framework (KUF) training. Certificate of Group skills training
Experience Essential
  • At least 2 years post qualifying mental health service work with people with a range of mental health problems.
  • Experience of facilitating groups in a mental health setting.
  • Experience of co-ordinating shifts where there is a need to assess, identify, communicate and manage patient risk issues to a range of professionals.
  • Experience of supervision and or mentoring students or junior colleagues
Desirable
  • Mentorship or supervision training
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge and demonstrable commitment to deliver accessible and acceptable care to people across cultural and other differences
  • A working knowledge of the physical health vulnerabilities and needs of people with mental health problems.
Desirable
  • Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of the resilience needed to work safely with this patient group
Ability Essential
  • Ability - must be a Car driver with business use insurance or have other transport that can quickly and efficiently get you to home visits and off site groups in all weathers.
  • Ability to demonstrate commitment to working with people with personality disorder.
  • Ability to work on a Saturday morning on a rota basis.
Knowledge Essential
  • Evidence of relevant continuing professional development required by professional registering body.


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334-CRY-3583101-TRAC-E
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