Hours / Pattern of work: To cover a 7 day rota
Applications are invited from suitably qualified mental health professionals with the experience, skills and competencies to undertake the duties and responsibilities of the above post in the Mental Health Network. The post is based in the West Lancashire Community Mental Health Services in the Home Treatment Team in Bickerstaffe House, Ormskirk.
Main duties of the job
The service offers a multidisciplinary approach to provide assessment, risk assessment and a range of interventions to meet the needs of people with complex mental health issues who require an alternative to Inpatient Admission.
This post provides the opportunity for a forward thinking and experienced individual to develop and implement safe, sound and supportive services that embrace the provision of holistic care. With a strong emphasis on multidisciplinary working and the principles laid out in the Recovery Model, you will need to be able to form effective relationships.
Job description Job responsibilities
You must be a registered professional with excellent clinical skills. You will also need to have a working knowledge of the care programme approach, risk assessment and management, and the ability to explore issues relating to the impact of acute health and complex social needs on mental health and well-being.
The Trust is committed to equality and diversity in employment.
The Trust is committed to improving the working lives of its staff and may
have flexible working options available.
We are a no smoking organisation.
Person Specification Education/ Qualifications Essential
- oCore professional registration as Registered Mental Health Nurse/ Occupational Therapist or Social Worker.
- oregistration with professional body
- oPost registration / post grad qualification or equivalent level in skills and development
- oKnowledge and practice of Mental Health Act 1983
- Knowledge and practice of the Mental Capacity Act 2005
- oDemonstrate understanding of how research has influenced practice
- oExperience of supervision and management of staff
- oAble to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
- oExperience of assessing, planning and implementing and reviewing care needs
- oExperienced in acting as a mentor / assessor of student staff
- oExperience of CPA Care Coordinator role
Skills and Abilities Essential
- oUnderstanding of Health and Safety policies and procedures
- oCan provide evidence of recent professional / personal development
- oCan demonstrate the ability to manage change
- oGood interpersonal skills
- oDeveloped clinical and managerial skills in a community setting
- oCan demonstrate communication skills through practice and experience
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