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Crisis Liaison Worker

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
12 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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The successful applicants will work within a merged service comprising of Crisis Resolution Home Treatment and a Psychiatric Liaison Service. The Liaison and Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team (CRHTT) provides a service offering comprehensive assessment, treatment and care of service users who are experiencing severe mental health difficulties within both the community and district general hospital setting within Gwent.

The service also facilitates the early discharge of those admitted to Mental Health inpatient units, through intensive but time limited interventions in the community.

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity for a permanent post has arisen within the Crisis Liaison Team based in St Cadocs Hospital with cover required at the newly built Grange University Hospital in Llanfrechfa.

The successful applicant must be highly motivated, innovative, enthusiastic and passionate about service user centered care. You will be committed to ensuring the delivery of safe, high quality care and contribute to the development of the Crisis Liaison service across Gwent.As part of an integrated Crisis and Liaison Service the successful candidates will be expected to work across both settings andwill have knowledge and experience in the care of people experiencing acute mental distress, excellent clinical skills in risk assessment and a sound knowledge of appropriate therapeutic interventionsThis position is open to Professional Qualified Mental Health Workers including Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists and Social Workers. The Crisis Liaison service operates a twenty four hour service, 7 days per week across a shift system.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

Job description Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification Qualification Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse or Registered Occupational Therapist or
  • ECDL
Experience Essential
  • Relevant experience at Band 5 or equivalent
  • Evidence of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Evidence of health and social wellbeing
  • Meets all desirable criteria
Skills Essential
  • Able to undertake a whole person assessment
  • To communicate verbally and effectively with service users, managers and other members of the multidisciplinary team
  • Good risk management skills
  • Able to teach individuals and groups

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