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Structured Clinical Management Practitioner

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Ashton Under Lyne
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Old Age
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Pennine Care is committed to improving services for people with Personality Disorder in line with the GM model for treatment of personality disorder and the National Community Mental Health Framework.

Anew serviceis being developed allied to the adult CMHT transformation to bring a more psychological approach to treatment and care.

Main duties of the job

You will work as a member of the CMHT personality disorder team providing 1-1 and group interventions to service users on the Structured Clinical Management Pathway under the supervision of the Consultant Clinical Psychologist. You will provide case management and support to people engaged with the SCM programme with relatively stable but complex presentations.

About us

We are proud to provide high quality mental health and learning disability services, both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.

Our vision is for a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities and our staff work hard to deliver the very best care for the people who use our services. We're really proud of our#PennineCarePeopleand do everything we can to make sure we're a great place to work.

All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post. We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.

Job description Job responsibilities

Main Duties and Responsibilities

To use a high level of interpersonal skills, reasoning and negotiation skills toestablish a therapeutic relationship with people with complex emotionaldifficulties managing barriers to communicationTo act as a named worker for the service users allocated to your carepractising without direct supervision and with a degree of autonomyTo undertake psychological formulation and mental health and riskassessments for service users referred to the serviceTo participate in MDT discussions and peer/ skills sharing sessionsTo provide therapeutic weekly interventions under the Structured ClinicalManagement pathway both 1-1 sessions and group sessions in conjunctionwith other practitionersTo monitor, evaluate and modify all individual and group-workinterventions/treatment in order to measure progress and ensureeffectiveness of intervention. To ensure that the service users social care needs are assessed under theCare Act where appropriate according to agreed procedures in the locality/service and reviewed as necessary.Provide advice and guidance to other members of the teamTo supervise the work of junior staff where requiredTo be an active team member, supporting colleagues and the service with aflexible approach to dutiesTo participate in training to other staff and services on personality disorder/ SCMTo liaise with and develop relationships with other agencies involved in theservices care to ensure consistent multi agency approach and maintaineffective communicationTo make onward referrals and signpost to other services including VCSE and neighbourhood services to enable wrap around, holistic support for service users undergoing treatment to meet a broad range of needTo collaborate with the service user to enable the individual to be a partner in careTo participate in the induction, training and education of students and other staff from all disciplines.To act as mentor and preceptor for Band 5s/Assistant Practitioners/support workers as appropriate.To participate in any investigations into serious incidents or learning reviews and contribute to action plans to prevent future occurrencesTo respond appropriately to concerns or complaints raised regarding theservice or own practice according to Trust procedures and guidelines and in conjunction with team manager, using outcomes to improve service delivery

To strive to provide an excellent standard of care and positive serviceexperience, working with experts by lived experience to shape and developthe service.To participate in data collection, audit and research as required

To ensure all records are entered and maintained according to TrustStandards for Record Keeping and with due regard to the IG governancestandards and procedures.

This job description is not exhaustive, but is intended to give an overall picture of the role. Other duties within the general scope of the post may be required from time to time. The duties of the post and job description can be reviewed through the agreed process.

Person Specification Education / Qualifications Essential
  • Professional qualification in health or social care (Nursing, allied health professional, social work)
  • Current registration with professional body
  • Evidence of post registration training/ development
  • Mentorship qualification
Experience Essential
  • Demonstrable experience of working with people with personality disorder
  • Significant post registration experience working in a mental health service
  • Proven experience of completing mental health assessments, risk assessments and risk management plans without direct supervision
  • Experience of MDT and multi- agency working
  • Experience of case managing service users care
  • Experience of working with service users experiencing suicidal ideation and self harm
  • Experience of working to multi-agency safeguarding processes
  • Previous experience of working to a model of SCM
  • Completing Care Act assessments and commissioning of services
Knowledge Essential
  • NICE Guidelines and current best practice in the management of people with personality disorder
  • STORM principles
  • Current best practice in approaches to management of self -harm
  • Trauma informed approaches to care
  • Group management principles
  • Care Act eligibility and commissioning processes
  • SCM principles
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Ability to work collaboratively with services users 1-1 and in group settings
  • Evidence of ability to provide specialist mental health assessment and risk assessment/ management and be accountable for decision making
  • Evidence of ability to manage a complex caseload without direct supervision
  • Ability to provide therapeutic interventions for this client group
  • Ability to communicate effectively and provide coherent reports and documentation according to Trust documentation standards.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other agencies in the best interests of the service user
  • Ability to manage own emotions in the face of others distress
  • Ability to plan own workload and prioritise without direct supervision
  • Ability to be assertive and engage in difficult conversations with clients, carers and other professionals
  • Ability to complete Care Act assessments and commission services
Work Related Circumstances Essential
  • A keen interest in working with this client group
  • Use of a car or access to a means of mobility to travel across the Trust footprint in line with service needs
  • Willing to carry out all duties and responsibilities of the post in accordance with the Trust's Equal Opportunities and Equality and Diversity policies
  • Appointments to regulated and controlled activities require an enhanced DBS disclosure.

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