An exciting opportunity has arisen for two experienced Mental Health Practitioners to join our Adult Mental Health Access service based at West Park Hospital in Darlington.
You will need to be enthusiastic and highly motivated with experience in the delivery of triage and completing initial assessments .
Main duties of the job
You will demonstrate:-
- excellent assessment skills
- interpersonal and team working skills
- be able to work collaboratively with a range of statutory and third sector agencies.
We aim to enable the right support to be provided at the right time
Deliver improved access across a range of health and social care services.
Integrating services around the needs of the person minimising duplication and enabling services to work together across the health and social care spectrum
The successful applicant will work with a range of agencies locally to facilitate safe care and treatment. Experience of multi-agency working would be helpful. A keen ability to network well and interact with professionals, carers and patients across multi-agency settings is essential.
Our service has a commitment to staff development and offers regular, well-structured management and clinical supervision. There is a robust system of appraisal and personal development.
Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.
We are geographically one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the country with an annual income of £423m and a workforce of over 7,500 staff operating from around 160 sites. Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and learning disability services for the people of County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby, serving a population of around 2 million people. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.
We deliver our services by working in partnership with 8 local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas. Our alues
The most important way we will get there is by living our values all of the time. These are:
- Respect - listening, inclusive, working in partnership
- Compassion - kind, supporting, recognising and celebrating
- Responsibility - honest, learning, ambitious
Job description Job responsibilities
Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.
Person Specification Qualification Essential
- oRecognised professional qualification with registration
- oWillingness to undertake further training in Psychological Interventions as well as other personal and professional developments specific to the role
- oSubstantial experience in working in mental health post qualifying
- oProven experience in assessment of mental health problems
- oSupervision of other staff
Knowledge & Skills Essential
- oAbility to motivate and drive other team members
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