Early Interventions Practitioner

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pa
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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This is an exciting opportunity for a compassionate, empathic and experienced Mental Health Nurse (MHN), Occupational Therapist (OT) or Social Worker (SW) to work within a dynamic multidisciplinary team (MDT) supporting people experiencing First Episode Psychosis, their carers and families in Brighton & Hove.We are looking for a Mental Health Nurse, OT or Social Worker to work as a Lead Practitioner, to complement our existing multidisciplinary Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIPS) service based in Hove. The Brighton & Hove EIPS is an expanding team of passionate, talented and creative individuals, offering a wide range of specialisms.If you would like to make a real difference to the lives of those living with Psychosis and their recovery, using your professional training and skills, please apply.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will support a caseload of clients by way of effective care co-ordination and offering creative recovery focused psychosocial interventions across a variety of settings.You will be collaboratively creating treatment plans for people with complex presentations whilst working as part of a supportive multi-disciplinary team.We ask that the applicant has a keen interest and commitment to understanding the principles and ethos of early intervention and this client group.Previous experience of supporting clients with psychosis and/or other complex mental health and social care difficulties is required.This friendly, multi-disciplinary team is based at The Aldrington Centre in Hove, situated in within walking distance of the town centre shops and cafes. This Team covers Brighton & Hove in East Sussex therefor the ability to travel is essential for this post. This post offers a Golden Hello, or a Relocation package up to a maximum of £2000. (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions. Please see attached Protocol document).

About us

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an expanding team within Sussex EIPS. The Brighton & Hove EIPS team is one of 6 Early Intervention in Psychosis teams provided by the Trust. The teams have a single service-wide governance group which oversees and leads on the delivery of care. Organizationally, the teams sit within the Trust's Children and Young People's Services division.You will be supported by the team leader and the wider MDT via clinical supervision, managerial supervision, and professional supervision with our Professional leads. We also have regular MDT zoning meetings and risk discussions, team learning spaces and case formulation meetings.As a service we offer a real commitment to support your continuing professional development through a variety of internal and external training opportunities and university accredited courses.The base for this post is in Hove however the team can work flexibly and remotely using a range of digital solutions for meetings and consultations.

Job description Job responsibilities

The role of Lead Practitioners is to work in partnership with service users with complex health and social care presentations, developing their care and recovery plans to enable them to lead fulfilling lives. They will demonstrate an understanding of interventions relevant to clients with Psychosis, working closely with carers, families and partner agencies to facilitate this. The post holder will work at all times to promote the safety and the well-being of service users and their families/carers. The post holder will assess, plan and implement care, and provide specialist advice and carry out specialist assessments. There will be opportunities for the Lead Practitioner to develop leadership skills and provide supervision to junior staff and students.For more details, please see Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Practitioner with current registration [mental health nurse / social work / occupational therap] appropriate to the job role
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
Knowledge/Experience Essential
  • Significant post qualifying experience in the relevant care group
  • Experience of working alongside people with psychosis and complex health and social care problems in the designated care group
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Experience of managing a caseload
  • Experience of providing a range of clinical interventions to people in the designated care group with a variety of health problems
  • Experience of working consultatively with professionals
  • Experience of conducting clinical assessments including risk assessments
  • Experience of partnership working within and across various statutory and non statutory teams and agencies
  • Experience of working within the CPA process
  • Understanding of clinical governance

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