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Trauma Informed Mental Health Practitioner

Employer
Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Leeds
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Profession
Practitioner
Service
Substance misuse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Forward Leeds is an integrated Drug and Alcohol service made up of several key partners including Leeds & York partnership Foundation Trust. We are a trauma informed service, providing a variety of specialist psychosocial interventions and formulation for people who have co-occurring mental health and substance misuse problems.

The role of the mental health professional will be to work as part of a wider, established team to minimise and prevent rough sleeping and begging within the local authority of Leeds by engaging and maintaining clients into treatment and support individuals to move into supported, more permanent accommodation.

To provide mental health and addiction support to adult service users and to coordinate their drug treatment, including assessment, recovery coordination, specialist psychosocial Interventions (SPSI) delivery and multi-agency working.

To build and maintain links with secondary mental health service in Leeds, particularly the Crisis service, so as to improve access to treatment for this client group.

The team will be based in the city centre and will go out onto the streets of the city to offer help and support to those living street-based lifestyles.

This newly developed team will have the time and space to deliver care directly to those service users using a trauma-informed approach.

We welcome applications from candidates with a nursing or equivalent professional qualification and who are registered with a professional body.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for someone who is skilled and knowledgeable in trauma informed approach and those that are compassionate about this population of service users.

This specialist team will have the time and space to deliver care directly to those service users using a trauma-informed approach.

Working collaboratively with the city's other street support teams, we hope to be able to provide exceptional holistic and specialist treatment to those who need it most. Treatment services in Leeds are unique and comprehensive and this team has a real opportunity to make a huge difference to those that needs support the most.

We are looking for someone who is skilled and knowledgeable in trauma informed approach and those that are compassionate about this population of service users.

About us

We are a high quality, high performing NHS foundation trust. We are the main provider of specialist mental health and learning disability services in Leeds. We also provide specialist inpatient services in York as well as some highly specialised services across the country.We employ around 3,000 staff and every year we have contact with over 25,000 service users. Our vision is to provide outstanding mental health and learning disability services as an employer of choice. Our ambition is to support our service users and carers, our staff and the communities we serve to live healthy and fulfilling lives. We need people like you to help us achieve our goals; to live our lives free from stigma and discrimination; and to improve the lives of people with a learning disability and mental ill health. We perform well againstlocal and national targetsand inour most recent CQC inspection, 85% of our services were rated good or outstanding.As a teaching trust with strong links to local universities, we are a centre of excellence for teaching,research and development.

Job description Job responsibilities

To work in a proactive role to minimise and prevent rough sleeping within the local authority of Leeds. To support individuals to move into supported, more permanent accommodation; support their sustained commitment to stay accommodated, engagement with local services and improved health and wellbeing.

The post holder will actively use their knowledge, skills and experience to support the Clinical Leads, Lead Consultant & Clinical Operations Manager in achieving all service standards set for the team.

Key Activities
  • Co-ordinate and lead a trauma informed focussed approach to service users identified as vulnerable, who have experienced trauma and are rough sleeping, with a view to engaging them in appropriate services and move them away from street based lifestyles.
  • To participate in patterns of shift work to maximise potential contact with service users through assertive outreach sessions.
  • To work in close partnership with CGL street outreach team and Street Support teams to assist service users with mental health difficulties to gain rapid access to advice/support/ treatment.
  • Attend the Multi-Agency Review Board (MARB) to support coordination, partnership working and support of service users.
  • To work alongside already established street outreach teams in Leeds, working specifically with rough sleepers in order to develop positive relationships and work with them on their mental health and past trauma.
  • To carry a small caseload of complex service users
  • To create and review robust risk assessments and care plans.
  • To support service users in accessing information and services relating to their lifestyle and personal choices.
  • To participate in multi-agency initiatives and shared working to reduce the level of street activity and its associated impact.
  • To identify and target entrenched rough sleepers/beggars, including those who find engaging with service very difficult.
  • To maintain comprehensive records on service users, updating case notes and databases in a timely and accurate way.
  • To assess the needs of the street population and involve specialist agencies, working closely with those services to achieve outcomes for service users.
  • To maintain service user confidentiality compatible with the effective sharing of information with appropriate agencies to achieve the best outcome for service users.


Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RMN/RGN/equivalent professional qualification
  • Registration
Experience Essential
  • Worked across life course, care settings, with 'difficult to treat' populations
  • Experience of undertaking risk assessment and management of clients with complex needs and trauma
Skills Essential
  • Full clean driving licence


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