Homelessness Nurse (Mental health)

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
16 Aug 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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The newly developed Specialist Mental Health and Substance Misuse Housing Outreach Service are looking for a skilled and creative practitioner with knowledge of working with and supporting people who are vulnerably housed or homeless. The aim is to deliver evidence based holistic mental health care to people within the context of an integrated multi-disciplinary, multi-agency specialist service.

The Team currently consists of staff from The Local Authority, Health and the Third Sector. It is now expanding to include a wider range of professionals, which will include: Trauma Informed Counsellors, Community Care staff and Medics. The Team also works collaboratively with staff from the GP surgeries. This holistic approach provides essential support for adults with complex needs.

The service runs from Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and covers CTM.

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

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide support and intervention for individuals through holistic person centred assessment, treatment, intervention and evaluation of their care within a multi-agency team approach. They will demonstrate safe, clinical decision-making and expert care and support for people within the community whether this be at home, temporary accommodation or hostel. They will take responsibility for a clinical caseload of clients referred to the Specialist Mental Health and Substance Misuse Housing Outreach Service.

The post holder will work collaboratively with the wider multi-disciplinary teams to meet the needs of people within their communities. This will generally involve working with adults who have health needs due to complications of drug, alcohol use and/or mental ill health and would support transitional arrangements for people requiring primary and secondary health support.

As this service is a newly established service the post holder will be required to contribute to the continuing promotion, improvement and development of the service through networking, and representing the service at all times.

The post holder will be required to deputise for Band 7 nurses on occasion, this will include supervision of Band 3 HCSW's, attendance at various meetings and ensure availability to offer advice and support to housing providers accordingly.

About us

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family. Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend Merthyr Tydfil, and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

We live by our core values:
  • We listen, learn and improve
  • We treat everyone with respect
  • We all work together as one team

We are a proud local employer; around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only our lifeblood of our organisation but of the diverse communities that we serve.

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 Qualifications Essential
  • NMC registration
  • Independent prescriber qualification
  • Evidence of CPD
Experience Essential
  • Experience at Band 5 level
  • Experience of multi agency/disciplinary working
  • Experience of teaching and facilitating group work
Knowledge Essential
  • Specialist knowledge within relevant area of practice e.g mental health and substance misuse
  • Knowledge of services available to support mental well-being

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