Early Intervention in Psychosis Service - PATH (Psychosis: Prevention, Assessment and Treatment in Hertfordshire)
Working in the West/North-West of Hertfordshire.
Are you a creative, reflective and flexible Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist with a passion for working with people experiencing psychosis for the first time, committed to delivering personalised and meaningful care?
Main duties of the job
As a Band 6 Care Co-ordinator, you will be an active member of a skilled multi-disciplinary team. You will be working together with your colleagues to provide our PATH service in our Watford Team. Each Care Co-ordinator covers a designated locality - not the whole county. This means you'll travel less and work out in the community, both in people's homes and our local hub buildings. You'll be passionate in the delivery of recovery based and collaborative approaches to care planning, working flexibly and creatively with people in order to achieve their individual goals.
Our 'Caseload Mini Team' workforce model is unique and highly supportive of collaborative working. You will work as the Leader of the Mini Team, working closely with a Band 4 & 5 colleague to manage the caseload together. This role is a real opportunity to build and develop your leadership and delegation skills, as well as maximising the opportunities and support provided by working closely with colleagues, as part of a mini team.
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 theCare 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 Job Summary:
The post holder will work as a member of the multi-disciplinary Community Team, will be responsible for the clinical and operational day to day service delivery, providing a high quality social care service to adults of all ages having First Episode Psychosis. The core functions are to provide assessment, care planning and care co- ordination, including care programme approach, within a framework of recovery which embraces each individuals right to choice and control.
All staff should comply with the Trusts Anti-Discriminatory Statement, Employee Charter, Trust Policies and Procedures, Code of Conduct and Equality and Diversity.
You may be responsible for supervision, development and teaching of junior staff and/or students as delegated by the team manager.
Come and find out more about what we do and consider joining our team. Wed love you to come and work with us! HPFT has the most motivated workforce of any NHS organisation, according to the NHS staff survey results in 2017
Heres what well offer you:
- Youll be offered a structured 12 week induction programme, giving you access to FEP specific learning and development opportunities to give you the confidence and skills to start delivering the FEP pathway to our service users
- Your development is our focus and we will offer a range of ways for you to further your career. Youll have access to personal coaching, to help you achieve your goals, coupled with 100 day conversations and a high quality supervision and appraisal programme.
- Youll want to be a leader and will be encouraged to develop your leadership skills through our offer of bespoke leadership training, high quality profession specific support and opportunities to learn the most effective supervision and personal coaching approaches.
- Youll be an important part of an innovative, creative and developing service. We are committed to a future where we use continuous quality improvement to harness your ideas for service development and make them a reality
- Youll work with a team who have highly specialist knowledge, experience and skills around FEP, where you will have access to a comprehensive internal training package to develop these skills in your first year too
- Delivering the FEP Pathway is a chance to change service users lives, teaching them the skills to self-manage their illness and encouraging self-reliance and independence, as well as helping them rebuild their lives
- Youll be working with people who come with a variety of needs, at various stages of their illness and recovery
- HPFT offers a wide variety of competitive employee benefits including access to a range of salary sacrifice schemes and discounts, a lease car scheme AND Excellent pension provision with up to 42 days leave per year
Person Specification Education/Training Essential
- Education to degree level or Academic qualifications equivalent (Diploma/Degree in in Mental Health Nursing /Social Work / Occupational Therapy)
- Registration with NMC/ HCPC/SWE
- Advance Training in mental health
- Approved Mental Health Professional/Best Interest Assessment training
Experience and Knowledge Essential
- At least 2 years of postregistration experience with at least one year at Band 5 (marginally less experience will be considered if applicant can demonstrate competence).
- Experience of working in acute mental health inpatient/day care services
- Experience of working in situations of crisis and emotionally demanding environments
- Experience and knowledge of safeguarding process; dealing with family breakdown; serious mental ill health and risk of selfharm.
- Experience of partnership working with service users and carers, demonstrating dignity and respect
- Experience of teaching and training
Communication skills Essential
- Excellent ability to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders including service users and carers, other professional colleagues, members of other organisations and local communities, verbally and in writing
- Experience of using electronic recording systems and ability to produce accurate, appropriate and timely reports.
Physical Skills Essential
- Car driver essential, or access to a car (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010 which prevents you from driving).
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