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Mental Health Integration Worker

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are currently seeking a Substance use & Mental Health Integration worker.

As part of the transformation of Bedfords community mental health services, in line with the long-term plan, we are developing services to improve accessibility and to improve the care offer for individuals where substance use and complex mental health needs coexist.

A key component of the role will be contributing to decision making as part of the multi-agency mental health huddle and you will champion the needs of those with substance use, ensuring that they are introduced to the most appropriate support.

This is a fantastic career development opportunity for a registered mental health professional with experience of working in substance use services to be actively involved in developing this role within the new integrated community mental health offer.

Main duties of the job

In this role you will work across our specialist drug and alcohol treatment service (P2R) and our newly developed core mental health team to provide the interface to support a seamless offer. You will provide consultation and advice regarding substance use and complex mental health issues. Working as part of the integrated team you will work with our substance use outreach support worker to develop and deliver support and treatment for a defined caseload of individuals.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please kindly refer o the job description and person specification attached to this vacancy for further information.

Person Specification Qualification/ Training Essential
  • Professional Qualification: Mental Health Nurse (appropriate register)
  • English and Maths at minimum GCSE or higher.
  • Information and Communication Technology literacy
  • Evidence of professional development
Experience Essential
  • Experience of effective multiagency working
  • Experience in effective delivering a wide range of substance misuse, mental health and social interventions
  • Working with patients with Dual Diagnosis
  • Working across teams and across organisations
  • Working in MH or Social Care or GP service
Skills and Ability Essential
  • Flexible, proactive, pragmatic thinking and working
  • Ability to understand (and explain to others) of the issues effecting people who experience substance misuse and mental health issues
  • Ability to deliver mental health and social care interventions
  • Ability in proactive engagement, assessment, care and risk planning, crisis planning and emergency interventions
  • Proven effective case management ability
  • To deliver against multiple deadlines
  • Excellent communication - written and verbal
  • Lateral, proactive and pragmatic thinking
  • To represent drug/alcohol users and proactively use of Advocacy Services
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act and other statutory frameworks
  • Of safeguarding and mental capacity requirements and obligations
  • Of clinical and information governance frameworks
  • Of equal opportunities, confidentiality and consent issues

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