An exciting opportunity has arisen for highly motivated, skilled and enthusiastic Senior Mental Health Practitioner to join our busy Sedgefield North Community Mental Health, providing care/treatment within a recovery framework to adults within secondary Mental Health Services.
You will need to have experience of working with people with mental ill health in a care setting, delivering clinical interventions specific to care pathways. You will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills. You are required to have the ability and experience to manage cases in partnership with other agencies. In addition, you will further develop skills in, Psychological therapies, psychosocial interventions and care management. You will support service users in their recovery.
There is an expectation of commitment to the development of high quality care, and to engage in quality improvement activities. You will be supported with regular management and clinical supervision. We use Cells, Daily Decision meetings and Complex case discussions to ensure our staff are fully supported by colleagues and Leadership Team. You will be offered training and development opportunities to fully support your role within the team.
We are an Integrated Team, and the post holder would be required to undertake comprehensive health, social care and risk assessments.
The post holder is required to travel independently, and a lease car scheme is in operation.
Main duties of the job
Senior Practitioners will need a good understanding of collaborative practice working with adults of varying ages and complex needs, including service users, their carers' and families.
As a core member of the team, you will also be responsible for:-
- your own caseload
- providing assessments
- delivering evidence based intervention's in a community setting.
You will ensure that the service users' needs are:-
- Collaboratively identified and central to their care plans, safety summary and safety plans
- promoting social inclusion
- independence and well-being
You will demonstrate:-
- excellent assessment skills
- interpersonal and team working skills
- be able to work collaboratively with a range of statutory and third sector agencies.
The team embraces changes to improve the quality and effectiveness of the service provided and as a senior practitioner you would be expected to demonstrate leadership skills to bring these about. As a Band 6 you will be expected to take on day to day support of the team and offer supervision to other staff and students.
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. A lease car scheme is in operation as well as other NHS staff benefits.
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.
Job description Job responsibilities
In return you will have access to fantastic training & development opportunities with the strong links we have developed at our local universities. Post-grad qualifications can be supported throughout your career pathway in mental health practice, as well as clinical skills or leadership & management skills, that can lead onto more senior roles within the organisation, helping you to identify and build upon a career pathway. Future planning is supported by the Trusts Talent Management and Workforce Development Team, so we can continue to build upon our commitment of being well led and to deliver excellent care to our communities in either leadership & management or clinical practice modules.
We are passionate about teamwork here at Durham and in creating a great place to work. We can consider flexible working patterns and part time roles with a focus on promoting wellbeing and a positive work life balance.
Given we have learnt many things during the pandemic, technology and remote working have offered insight into new approaches on how we work and further discussion can be had about this upon appointment.
Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.
Additional contact details: Phil Doonan 0191 4415950
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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