MARAC Co-ordinator and Mental Health Trainer - Band 6

Employer
Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
Location
Nuneaton
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
21 Aug 2022

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Service
Community
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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MARAC Co-ordinator and Mental Health Trainer

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Band 6, Substantive WTE (37.5)

Posts based in and covering the areas of Coventry and Warwickshire

We are looking to recruit to these new and exciting posts; Please Note: WE ARE LOOKING FOR EXPERIENCED MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIANS WITH A CORE PROFESSION OF EITHER RMN, OT OR SOCIAL WORK. We are looking for staff who are motivated, dynamic, enthusiastic and are able to work autonomously and have substantial experience of working with people with severe mental health problems. We are looking for candidates that have the energy and drive to support and train Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Providers within Coventry and Warwickshire.

The posts will be part of our secondary care Community Mental Health services and will have close links with our safeguarding team. Both post holders will cover separate areas but will work closely together to develop a framework.

These are non-patient facing roles that will provide support to Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence voluntary and independent providers by providing a mental health navigation and liaison role. The post holder will also provide training to providers around common mental health conditions and training that equips providers to support to their service users. The post holder will also attend the regular locality MARAC (Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference) and actions/follow up resulting from this attendance.

Main duties of the job

To provide an opportunity to support Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Providers in alleviating suffering and distress for their service users in a timely way. The roles will enhance and simplify the service users' journey and create better joint working between providers and CMHS that will make it easier for service users to obtain help in a timely way.

To design, develop and deliver packages of high-quality training to voluntary and independent Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Providers to enhance providers knowledge of common mental health conditions.

These training packages will also provide information based practical support around the management of mental health conditions and complex presentations.

The roles will provide attendance at MARAC meetings and other risk management forums as required across Coventry and Warwickshire.

To strengthen and maintain collaborative links and connected partnerships with Voluntary and Independent Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Providers.

You will need to have highly developed clinical skills with an in-depth knowledge of mental health and current practice.

To be aware of local Safeguarding Processes and Procedures for Adult and Children and develop a close alliance and collaboration with CWPT Safeguarding Team.

The post holder and team will be required to work to the organisation's agile working policy.

About us

The post holder will be expected support a set of values that seeks to support recovery and reduce health inequalities.

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust provides a full range of physical, mental health and learning disability services to children, young adults, adults and older adults over many sites across Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull. The Trust currently holds a 'Good' CQC rating.

In Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust we are always seeking to be the best. Our Community Mental Health Transformation Programme means that we are seeking new and innovative ways to improve the services we deliver in a more holistic, person-centered way, which treats both physical and mental health.

This means we have a number of exciting new jobs and vacancies within secondary care mental health.

Come and join our expanding team at this time of growth and investment in our staff and our services. You'll have an opportunity to contribute to the transformation as you and your career develop with us.

Substantial experience of working with adults and with representatives of a variety of agencies and organisations is essential. Substantial experience of working in the community is desired given the nature of this post.

Job description Job responsibilities

You will need to demonstrate autonomous clinical skills and hold a broad and in-depth theoretical knowledge base of the mental health conditions, experiences and trauma that people who are victims of Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence may be experiencing.

You will need to have knowledge and experience of Mental Health services including, needs and interventions offered in community services and theoretical knowledge of this in order to provide high quality liaison, signposting, training and support. You will need to have an understanding of Risk Management and legislation particularly in relation to domestic abuse and sexual violence.

You will need to have excellent networking, collaboration and communication skills with a number of providers and stakeholders with relevant experience working with individuals or professional groups.

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.
  • To provide education and navigation to Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Providers around CMH services including access to voluntary Sector, Primary and Secondary Care Mental Health Services. This will include information regarding support, interventions and therapies that can be accessed via each of these services
  • Ensure service users are expedited to the most appropriate service by providing a non-patient facing link and liaison between CMH and Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Providers
  • To provide support and advice around accessing urgent support for service users via the locality access hubs when required
  • To support the reduction of escalation to acute, urgent care services and hospital admissions where appropriate
  • To support the reduction in inappropriate referrals to Secondary Care Community Mental Health Teams (SCMH) whilst supporting appropriate referrals so that suitable interventions and therapies can be accessed where indicated
  • Ensure collaborative feedback and evaluation of liaison role and to address gaps or challenges that remain for Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence service users when accessing or navigating community mental health services
  • To work collaboratively with providers in reducing inequality and stigma for individuals who have experienced Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence
  • To continue to build and develop relationships, connections and communication between CMH and Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Providers
  • To foster a culture of networking in an open and transparent approach with internal and external partnerships and between all stakeholders
  • To facilitate, Improvements around liaison and co-working with all partners
  • To participate in pro-active Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Providers promotion and wellbeing initiatives where appropriate
  • To act as role model and participate in the education, development, and mentorship of other staff
  • To be a resource of clinical knowledge and competence in the service area contributing to staff and service development
  • To deliver training within a hybrid model of online training and face to face training
  • To design, develop and deliver packages of high-quality training to Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Providers to enhance their overall knowledge of common mental health conditions
  • To apply specialist clinical knowledge and expertise to provide education to providers to enhance their understanding of the mental health conditions their service users are most likely to experience or present with
  • To provide training that enables providers to better recognise and effectively describe symptoms of common mental illness and distress. To provide the support that will equip them with the knowledge to escalate concerns effectively and in a timely manner
  • To enhance providers understanding of the complexities of trauma on an individuals mental health and how this may manifest
  • To enhance providers understanding of the complexities of substance misuse and alcohol on individuals mental health and how this may manifest
  • To enhance providers understanding of the complexities of comorbidity and how this may manifest
  • To consider co-delivery of training from other expert providers e.g., drug/alcohol services
  • To deliver training to care providers that will equip them with the skills and resilience to manage or seek support/strategies for service users that are presenting with complex difficulties, distress, and risk behaviours
  • To enable providers to support their service users by helping them to enhance the awareness of their own condition/experiences and to support them to develop adaptive coping strategies. This may include enabling them to identify skills/strategies previously provided by mental health services via interventions and therapies
  • To deliver bespoke training tailored to meet the specific needs requested by the provider that will enhance their knowledge and skills
  • To recognise the needs of the family/carers, where appropriate when offering advice, support, or training to providers
  • Using the Think Family approach, consider the safety and well-being of children and adults at risk when providing advice, support, or training to providers
  • Ensure regular feedback and evaluation from Providers to ensure training remains significant, appropriate, impactful, and contemporary
  • To be responsible for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of evidenced based training programmes

Car driver required as the ability to travel during the working day is essential as is the ability to work flexibly with the needs of our people. You will need to have excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills.

If you recognise yourself in theserequirements,I recommend you apply today!

We are happy to answer any questions that you may have, please contact me

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • A good standard of education including minimum GCSE Grade C and above in English and Maths (or equivalent)
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience
  • Registered professional qualification (RMN/Social worker/Occupational Therapist)
  • Evidence of an active interest in further professional development.
  • Teaching qualification (or equivalent)
  • Attendance in Significant courses relevant to Mental health for example in respect of therapeutic interventions, community MH specialist training
Knowledge and skills Essential
  • Relevant experience working with individuals or professional groups
  • Knowledge and experience in Mental health community services including, needs and interventions required for routine referrals and to have a theoretical knowledge of this.
  • Highly developed clinical skills with an in-depth knowledge of mental health assessment and current practice.
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of service users' rights within the Care Act / Mental health act and within confidentiality legislation in order to comply with the requirements of relevant legislation and local information governance policies and codes of practice and the Section 75 agreement
  • Ability to work across services and organisations
  • High level of specialist knowledge for assessment and review of service users
  • Ability to lone work and manage clinical caseload and prioritise as required
  • To be able to maintain boundaries within working role
  • Risk management
  • Good understanding of what is available in the locality for people who are displaying emotional distress within primary care
Experience Essential
  • Relevant experience working with individuals or professional groups
  • Knowledge and experience in Mental health community services including, needs and interventions required for routine referrals and to have a theoretical knowledge of this.
Personal Attributes Essential
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to work as a team player and build strong networks to resolve issues and to seek help when required
  • Conversant with MS Office applications (Word, Powerpoint, Excel and Outlook)


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