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Band 6 Specialist Recovery Practitioner - Coast Resource Centre

Employer
Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Location
Weston Super Mare
Salary
£33,706 to £40,588 a year (pro rata)
Closing date
27 Sep 2022

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Profession
Practitioner
Service
Community
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Come and join the North Somerset Recovery Team, based in Weston-super-Mare. Our team is based just 5 mins from Jct 21 of the M5, the A370 and the A38. We are also lucky enough to be based within walking distance of Worle Train Station.

We are a friendly supportive team who are passionate about improving the lives of service users with complex mental health needs.

In this integrated health and social care team we focus on the delivery of recovery based interventions, and self-management. We are a forward thinking service and for many years have implemented a new way of working with service users with emotionally unstable/borderline personality disorders. This is an evidence based model of care called Structured Clinical Management. You will be offered a three day training package on how to deliver this model along with specialised individual and group supervision.

As a care co-ordinator in the team you will be responsible for a caseload of service users witha range of complex mental health needs,working within the CPA framework todeliver a range of health and social care interventions.

You can expect to receive excellent supervision, and there will be opportunities for career development and training in order to support you in this role.

Main duties of the job

If you are a committed mental health professional with an RMN, Social Work or Occupational Therapy qualification, with excellent communication skills, who likes working as part of a team please apply.

We warmly welcome informal contact from potential candidates in advance of application.

For further details or to arrange an informal visit please contact:

Becky Wood, Team Manager or Natalie Davenport, Senior Practitioner on Tel:01934 523700

About us

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust): a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care.

We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset.

Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds; we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

Job description Job responsibilities

To undertake the full range of activities required to deliver ongoing comprehensive mental health assessment for service users with severe and enduring mental health needs living in the community and in a range of settings. This will include:a. The use of standardised assessment tools, i.e. the Cluster Allocation Support Tool (CAST), KGVb. Recovery Starc. History, strengths and aspirationsd. Mental statee. Impact of culture and diversityf. Functional needsg. The needs of family and carerh. Evaluation of riski. Physical healthj. Complicating factorsk. The interventions and treatments required to enable positive change.l. Social care needsm. Safeguarding and public protectionn. Capacity under the Mental Capacity Act

To be responsible for developing delivering and reviewing comprehensive and complex treatment programmes using appropriate frameworks in line with evidencebased practice, including strategies to manage risk for service users with complex needs and carers, bringing in other resources as required.

To act as care coordinator for service users with the most complex needs, also providing defined interventions to individuals on other workers caseloads.

To plan, deliver and evaluate defined, specialist therapeutic interventions as indicated in the assessment process ,in line with personal recovery plans, including to service users who maybe on other caseloads. This might include:a. Individual or group therapeutic interventionb. Psychological treatments such as CBT, DBT approaches , family interventionsc. Psychosocial interventionsd. Motivational and coping enhancement strategies.e. Medication managementf. Interventions under the Mental Health Act,

To deliver a range of defined activities/interventions to improve the carers ability to support the service user and to enable them in their relationship with the service user.

To develop and maintain good partnership working with other services throughout all treatment episodes, including regular liaison within Primary Health Care Team, inpatient and intensive services, day services, voluntary sector and with nominated carers/advocates.

In collaboration with service users and carers, to be responsible for facilitating the development of complex comprehensive crisis plans, rapid access plans, advance statements etc, involving other agencies such as primary care etc where appropriate.

To personally build and lead others to build, hope inspiring relationships with service users, which acknowledge the personal journey of each person, and focus on strengths and aspirations to allow the creation of meaningful personal recovery plans.

To be responsible for maintaining own workload, as well as planning the workload of others, on a day to day basis, ensuring that time is prioritised effectively, utilising of electronic resources such as diaries/scheduling.

To be responsible for the protection of individuals from abuse and harm in line with local safeguarding policies and procedures, including working with others in the planning development and review of protection plans, ensuring the appropriate sharing of information.

Coordinating and undertaking protective interventions which maybe required in the protection of others, as outlined in the protection plan, taking individual action where indicated.

Personally and leading others to collaboratively and sensitively work with individuals, with a range of mental health needs to develop skills to manage their own health, in accordance with their personal recovery plan, by actively promoting and using approaches which are affirming, build on strengths, identify past positive experiences and success, and use small steps to move towards the persons goal.

Undertake active clinical leadership and supervision within the team, covering for the manager and colleagues as required.

To maintain the single health and social care record, ensuring both paper and electronic records are kept up to date in accordance with professional and organisational standards.

Report and record within agreed timeframes, all activity relating to information reporting and performance requirements.

To participate in management, caseload and clinical supervision in accordance with trust policy.

To provide mentoring/training for others in relevant practice areas, according to professional requirements, taking a collaborative approach to practice development and evidence-based care. Specifically this means providing a safe and effective learning environment for the mentoring and supervising of students , participating in their learning objectives and assessments.

Demonstrate responsibility for developing own practice in line with professional qualifications and for contributing to the development of others, by making use of and providing, effective feedback, supervision, coaching and appraisal.

Monitor and maintain health, safety and security of self and others, undertaking assessments and taking appropriate action where required.

Develop own knowledge and practice, and contribute to the development of others, making use of available feedback, supervision and appraisal to identify appropriate areas of development for this work role, taking responsibility for accessing identified learning and training opportunities.

Lead, maintain and participate in practices which enable effective team working.

To participate in on call rotas as required.

To participate in local arrangements in order to ensure consistent care to service users across the local geography.

Person Specification Essesntial Essential
  • Qualification to relevant professional body
  • Mental Health Experience
Desirable
  • Relevant post-registration qualifications, such as Thorn, Non Medical Prescribing, CBT, Brief Interventions etc
  • Experience gained in a wide variety of settings
  • Experience in Recovery Team.


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