The Ripon Integrated community Team are looking to appoint a small number of skilled and highly motivated Band 6 Senior Community Mental Health Practitioners
This is an exciting opportunity for experienced practitioners to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in the picturesque Cathedral City of Ripon. As a senior practitioner you will have a genuine interest in collaborative working with people of varying ages and complex needs, including service users, their Carers and families.
The team is closely linked with the local mental health transformational programme and is working closely with third sector initiatives as well as developing its own presence in local GP surgeries with the introduction of the First Contact Practitioner programme.
The team has a main base in the centre of Harrogate with local free parking and is 5 mins walk from the town centre and local transport links. Similarly the Ripon base is close to the centre of the city and has good proximity to local transport and motorway links.
Main duties of the job
As a registered professional this is an ideal opportunity for someone who wants to develop their leadership and clinical skills in a community setting. As a core member of the team, you will also be responsible for your own caseload, providing assessments, care co-ordination and delivering intervention in the community with people who have complex needs, ranging from mild to moderate level of need to severe and enduring level of need and complexity. You will ensure that the service users' recovery goals are identified and central to their Safety plans, promoting social inclusion, independence and well-being. You will demonstrate excellent assessment skills, interpersonal, and team working skills and be able to work collaboratively with a range of statutory and third sector agencies.
You will have an enthusiastic approach towards your own personal and professional development. In return, you will receive regular appraisal, clinical, management and caseload supervision and will benefit from the support of an experienced and committed multi-disciplinary leadership team, including the Team manager and the Advanced Practitioners.
The location of the Team base allows for support from and close co-working with a number of services in-house, including IAPT and an in-house Physical Health Clinic. The secondary base for the team includes direct access to Crisis Services as well the local rehab and recovery unit.
We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.
From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.
We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.
We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.
We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.
Job description Job responsibilities
Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.
Visits to the team are welcome!
Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Current professional registration with an approved professional body.
- Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
- For registered nurses: MIP, FLIP, ENB 998 Teaching & Assessing in Clinical Practice or City & Guilds 730 Teaching in Adult Education. Must be achieved within agreed timescale.
- Recognised sign-off mentor, clinical educator or equivalent. Must be achieved within agreed timescale.
- Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)
- Leadership or management qualification
- Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area
- Significant experience working with people with mental ill health in a care environment.
- Working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers.
- Providing clinical supervision to individuals or groups as professionally appropriate.
- Mentoring or facilitating students on practice placement.
- Leadership or management experience
- Significant experience working with people with mental ill health in a community environment.
- Demonstrable knowledge to post-graduate level of evidence-based practice in caring for patients in the designated field.
- Understanding of relevant legislation (e.g. Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act).
- Care Programme Approach and its application in practice.
- Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice.
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