Band 5 Recovery Practitioner - Fountain Way, Salisbury

Employer
Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Location
Salisbury
Salary
£27,055 to £32,934 a year £27,055 - £32,934 per annum
Closing date
5 Oct 2022

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Profession
Practitioner
Service
Community
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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THIS IS A DEVELOPMENT POST. YOU WILL BE INITIALLY EMPLOYED AS BAND 5, WITH A VIEW TO PROGRESSION TO A BAND 6 POSITION IF DEFINED PROGRESSION CRITERIA ARE MET.

THIS POST IS AVAILABLE TO ALL APPLICANTS WHO CAN DEMONSTRATE RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION, EDUCATION TO DEGREE LEVEL OR ABILITY TO DEMONSTRATE EQUIVALENT LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE

Successful candidates will work within the psychotic pathway at Sarum CMHT. They will hold and manage a caseload of people aged 18+ with psychotic illnesses. They will work with service users towards identified recovery goals, providing evidence based interventions under supervision of senior staff.

There are opportunities for career development and we encourage and support our team to develop their knowledge, skills and experience.

The team works Monday to Friday with the core hours of 9-5 and covers a large geographical area.

Main duties of the job

Sarum CMHT have a vacant post for a band 5 Recovery Practitioner in the psychotic pathway.

This is an exciting development opportunity to gain experience working with adults experiencing psychotic illnesses, with a view to this post developing to a band 6 role if defined progression criteria is met.

We are looking for dedicated and passionate individuals to join our supportive team. We have a multi-disciplinary approach and service users benefit from the mix of skills, experiences and backgrounds that this offers.

You must be professionally registered and have experience of the CPA process.

Knowledge of the trust computer systems would be an advantage although training would be given for the right candidate. You must have excellent communication skills and be able to manage a complex case load.

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 contribute to the full range of activities required to deliver ongoing comprehensivemental health assessment for service users with severe and enduring mental healthneeds living in the community and in a range of settings. This may include:a. The use of standardised assessment tools such as 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 protection2. To contribute to planning, delivering and reviewing treatment programmes usingappropriate frameworks in line with evidencebased practice, including strategies tomanage risk for service users with complex needs and carers, bringing in otherresources as required.3. To act as care coordinator for identified service users, also providing definedinterventions to individuals on other workers caseloads.4. To contribute to the planning, delivery and evaluation of defined, therapeutic interventions as identified, 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,5. To deliver a range of activities/defined interventions to improve thefriends/relatives/carers (carers) ability to support the service user and to enable themin their relationship with the service user.6. To develop and maintain good partnership working with other services is maintainedthroughout all treatment episodes, including regular liaison within Primary Health Care Team, inpatient services, day services, voluntary sector and with nominated carers/advocates.7. In collaboration with service users and carers, to be responsible for facilitating the development of comprehensive crisis plans, rapid access plans, advance statementsetc, involving other agencies such as primary care etc where appropriate.8. To personally 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.9. To be responsible for maintaining own workload, on a day to day basis, ensuring that time is prioritised effectively, making full use of electronic resources such as diaries/scheduling.10. To be responsible for the protection of individuals from abuse and harm in line with local safeguarding policies and procedures, by contributing with others to the plans to protect people at risk, ensuring the appropriate sharing of information.11. To facilitate access for service users and carers to appropriate community services and interventions outside secondary mental health services and across the complete recovery pathway.12. Personally working collaboratively and sensitively 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 areaffirming, build on strengths, identify past positive experience and success, and use small steps to move towards the persons goal.13. 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.14. Report and record within agreed timeframes, all activity relating to information reporting and performance requirements.15. To proactively participate in management, workload and clinical supervision in accordance with trust policy, taking personal responsibility for making appropriate arrangements.16. 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 effectivelearning environment for the mentoring and supervising of students , participating in their learning objectives and assessments17. Demonstrate responsibility for developing own practice in line with professional qualifications and for contributing to the development of others, by making use of effective feedback, supervision, coaching and appraisal, and by providing appropriate information to help others.18. To adhere to professional codes of conduct ensuring required skills and competencies required are maintained.19. To participate in local arrangements in order to ensure consistent care to service users across the local geography20. To show willingness to support practices which foster and maintain team working.

Person Specification Qualification Essential
  • Diploma level/Degree in relevant health/social care profession, eg RMN, OT, Social Worker. For qualified staff, current relevant registration with the NMC or HCPC.
Skills Essential
  • Mobile with the facility to move quickly across a geographically dispersed area with limited access to public transport
Experience Essential
  • Demonstrates a good understanding of recovery principles and the role of secondary mental health services in the delivery of care.
Desirable
  • Demonstrates experience of supervising others, monitoring their performance and ensuring delivery of activity.


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