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Band 6 Specialist Intensive Practitioner - Swindon

Employer
Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Location
Swindon
Salary
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Profession
Practitioner
Service
Community
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Swindon Intensive Service (SIS) are looking for enthusiastic Band 6 Practitioners (RMN, OT or SW) to join our ever growing Crisis Team.

SIS are a diverse, multi-professional team consisting of Nurses, Social Workers, Therapists and Recovery Coordinators who deliver care to those in mental health crisis in the community. This role focusses on providing appropriate and effective interventions and treatments to people with a range of mental health, enabling and assisting them to meet their personal recovery goals and facilitate engagement with mainstream services. SIS provides a 'hospital at home' approach and work conscientiously with their Service Users to promote Recovery within their own home, utilising least restrictive practice at every opportunity.

The team has a motivated and experienced new management team who, along with the excellent practitioners in the team, are introducing some exciting changes. Previous experience in an Intensive Team is not essential- we have many practitioners in the team who have brought their skills from other areas and found them to be transferable to this field.

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.

Main duties of the job

Accepting and reviewing referrals, completion of assessments within the community and general hospital settings for home treatment or gatekeeping for hospital admission. Implementation of Risk Management and Care Plans for the effective home treatment of Service Users utilising least restrictive practice at every opportunity. Medication management and concordance within community. Other duties and responsibilities including inline with job description.

Good communication and organisational skills are essential to this role, along with excellent clinical knowledge and skills.

There will be a comprehensive induction to the role and a supported period of supernumerary to aid with transition.

SIS are able to provide flexible working opportunities to successful candidates, promoting a positive and enriching work/life balance. Both shift work and 9-5 hours considered and full time and part time positions available. Enhancements paid for unsocial hours.

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

Essential knowledge, skills and experience Diploma level/Degree in relevant health/social care profession, eg RMN, OT, Social Worker Current relevant registration with the NMC or HCPC and commitment to CPD. Demonstrates substantial post-registration experience gained working in a range of frontlineadult mental health services, undertaking assessment and delivering interventions Is able to deliver from a range of possible key therapeutic interventions CBT, Psychosocialinterventions, Family Interventions, DBT approaches. Demonstrates a developed understanding of the recovery principles, and the role ofsecondary mental health services in the delivery of care Experience of undertaking carers assessments Demonstrates substantial experience of, and relevant professional practice qualification inmentoring/assessing students and learners Demonstrates substantial experience of assessing risk and developing risk managementstrategies Demonstrates substantial experience of supervising others, monitoring their performanceappraisal and ensuring delivery of activity Able to articulate a detailed understanding of the relevant legal frameworks/legislationincluding CPA process, Mental Health Act , Mental Capacity Act, and Safeguarding. Highly developed verbal communication skills, able to engage effectively with people at alllevels even when a more assertive approach is needed. Highly developed active listening skills, which allow for reframing and testing ofunderstanding Highly developed written communication skills, with experience of compiling and sortingnotes and reports, establishing statistical data and analysing information Substantially developed IT skills including competent use of Microsoft Office, and the use ofelectronic record keeping systems Demonstrates a willingness to embrace new technology and processes Mobile with the facility to move quickly across a geographically dispersed area with limitedaccess to public transport.Desirable knowledge, skills and experience Relevant post-registration qualifications, such as Thorn, Non Medical Prescribing, CBT,AMHP, Brief Interventions etc Experience gained in a wide variety of settings

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Diploma level/Degree in relevant health/social care profession, eg RMN, OT, Social Worker
Experience Essential
  • Demonstrates substantial post-registration experience gained working in a range of frontline adult mental health services, undertaking assessment and delivering interventions
  • Is able to deliver from a range of possible key therapeutic interventions CBT, Psychosocial interventions, Family Interventions, DBT approaches
  • Demonstrates a developed understanding of the recovery principles, and the role of secondary mental health services in the delivery of care
  • Experience of undertaking carers' assessments
  • Demonstrates substantial experience of, and relevant professional practice qualification in mentoring/assessing students and learners
Desirable
  • Relevant post-registration qualifications, such as Thorn, Non Medical Prescribing, CBT, AMHP, Brief Interventions etc
  • Experience gained in a wide variety of settings
Registration. Essential
  • Applicant to hold relevant registration, NMC/OT/Social Work.


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