Structured Clinical Management Practitioner

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum
Closing date
28 Aug 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Virtual recruitment webinar:

Are you looking for a flexible, rewarding job where no two days are the same? Do you enjoy working as part of a team?

Would you like a job with excellent career progression opportunities in nursing, psychology and occupational therapy? Do you like the idea of walking to work and being a valued member of your local community?

If you answered 'YES' to the questions above, sign up for our recruitment event to find out more about working for our Hertfordshire Adult Mental Health Services.

Date:Thursday 11 August 2022Time:10.30am to 11.30amLocation:MS Teams

You are invited to our recruitment webinar on Thursday 11 August from 10.30am to 11.30am on MS Teams. This is an opportunity for you to meet with our managers and become familiar with our services. To be interviewed, you will need to apply.

Main duties of the job

This post would suit someone with a core mental health qualification and registration (including Mental Health Wellbeing Practitioner, nursing, social work, occupational therapy, or other appropriately registered therapists - see person spec for details) or a psychology graduate with some clinical experience and who also has an interest in working collaboratively with service users to develop their skills to improve their ability to tolerate and manage strong emotion. We are happy to consider individuals who have only recently qualified and who are keen to develop their skills in this area as well as core competencies around care coordination. Also it would suit someone who loves working as part of a team and alongside multidisciplinary colleagues. Ideally we are looking for someone with experience of working with this service user group in any care setting, or who has transferable skills. The role will be interesting and varied, and the worker will have an opportunity to contribute to our group therapies programme for this group. There are also excellent opportunities to progress and undertake further training to progress.

The post will be based out of one of the community teams, but the ability to work flexibly as the needs of the service demands will be essential. The post holder would expect some travel within their working week.

This post is located in our South West Quadrant (Watford /Borehamwood)

About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from the Care Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.

The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!

Would you like to be part of the HPFT family? Would you like work with us to ensure our service users live the fullest lives possible they can? Would you like to be supported in your career to be the best that you can be?

Then please read on...

Job description Job responsibilities

We now have a vacancy for a full-time band 5 worker to join our established Personality disorder programmes across the Trust. This offers an exciting opportunity to join an established group of therapists to offer a quadrant wide therapy service within the community mental health team, as well as joining the wider network of therapists across the trust. We pride ourselves on the quality of the service that we offer and place importance on supporting all our therapists to provide great care, with an emphasis placed on maintaining and developing skills and regular supervision.

We are looking for a new staff member who shares our passion and commitment to work with individuals with Personality disorder to improve their wellbeing and achieve great outcomes together. Structured Clinical Management is a proven approach for working with people diagnosed with emotionally unstable personality disorders.

For full details of the role and responsibilities for this vacancy please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification documents attached.

If you have any queries, or just want to find out more - dont hesitate to contact us:Dr Sarah Tarzi, Consultant Psychologist & PD Therapies Lead (tel: 01923 837143) s.tarzi@nhs.netDr Fiona Roberts, Consultant Psychologist & Head of AMH Psychological therapies (tel: 01707 364183 )

Person Specification KNOWLEDGE, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Essential
  • Continuing registration with body overseeing practice of core mental health profession, e.g. NMC or HCPC; for Graduate Workers registration with BPS.
  • Qualification and continuing registration* in one of the core mental health professions (e.g. mental health wellbeing practitioner, psychiatric nursing, social work, occupational therapy) or graduate worker with substantial other relevant experience and with demonstrable competence to work in the mental health field
  • Completion of SCM Training (Short course) or willingness and aptitude to train
  • Experience of assessment and treatment of clients across a range of care settings, e.g.outpatient, community, adult mental health and in patient settings
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, including adults with personality disorders
  • Experience of multi -disciplinary team working and inter -agency collaboration
  • Ability to take the appropriate action to address any issues or risks
  • Awareness of Child and Adult Safeguarding Procedures
  • Knowledge and awareness of specific clinical practices and issues relating to clients with mental health problems
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or offering supervision
  • Experience of working in a community mental health setting
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Communicated condition related information to clients, relatives, undertakes group sessions with clients atmosphere may be highly emotive.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/ or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS
  • Ability to work and communicate therapeutically with clients and their families consistent with their level of understanding, culture, background and preferred ways of communicating
  • Ability to work and communicate as a responsible participating member of a multidisciplinary team and the ability to respect and value other members' contributions and to encourage participation of all involved
  • Ability to keep accurate and complete records of activities and communications consistent with legislation, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to alert line manager / team when direction, policies and strategies are adversely affecting users of services or the public
  • Ability to time manage effectively and to work under pressure and to prioritise a clinical workload
  • Positive problem solving approach
  • Ability to critically evaluate and review developments made by others to determine if and how they could be applied within own area of work
  • Skills for assessing clients in 1-1 sessions

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