Mental Health Practitioner

Employer
Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Sheffield
Salary
Depending on experience pa
Closing date
26 Feb 2023

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Profession
Practitioner
Service
Community
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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We are seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic and motivated Mental Health Practitioner to work within the North Recovery Team, We are looking for experienced clinicians who can lead and support specific areas of service development. You will need a relevant qualification in mental health nursing or social work with experience of working in a multi-disciplinary mental health setting.

Main duties of the job

Skills in assessing, planning, evaluating and managing care within the Care Programme Approach are essential as is a working knowledge of social care management. You will need to possess excellent communication skills and be able to work independently and as part of the wider team. You should have a positive approach to meeting the needs of our service users and be able to demonstrate continued professional development.The successful individuals will also be expected to work as part of the duty rota which operates within the general working hours of 09:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday.

About us

We are passionate about providing the very best care to the people we support, and we're looking for amazing people who share this passion to join us.

What is it that makes our Trust such a special place to work? Well, it's all about the people. Our staff, service users, carers and families all come from such diverse backgrounds and all have expertise and stories to share.

It's important that you feel supported in your role, that the people who you work with are as passionate as you are and that your health and wellbeing is taken care of

If you're interested in developing your career, you'll have access to a range of training and education opportunities, including apprenticeships, work experience and placements, as well as the chance to get involved in research.

We are all very proud of the difference we make to people's lives each and every day and if that's something that you'd like to be part of we'd love to have you with us.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will work within a multi-disciplinary service and core responsibilities will include:
  • Acting as a Care Co-ordinator/Lead Professional
  • Managing a large Waiting List
  • Carrying out short interventions
  • Reviewing care packages
  • Comprehensive assessment of new referrals
  • Chairing MDT's
  • Contributing to a duty system on a rota basis
  • Delivering supervision to more junior members of staff
  • Contribute to Multidisciplinary service development

Clinical
  • Triage and determine urgency of new referrals to the service
  • Carry out comprehensive assessments of an individuals health and social care needs in a variety of settings and agree the most appropriate course of action. This includes first presentation to service.
  • To assess, evaluate and manage clinical risk
  • To formulate a plan of care based on identified need
  • Deliver evidence based interventions as appropriate
  • Review effectiveness of care plan at regular intervals
  • To work within safeguarding processes, including where required to act as safeguarding investigator / manager.
  • To work collaboratively with service users, carers and partner agencies
  • To maintain computer held care records in an accurate and timely fashion
  • Undertake all work in a culturally sensitive manner
  • Act in accordance with the Care Programme Approach, Care Management System, Acute and Schedule Care Pathways as appropriate.
  • Develop effective working relationships with Primary Care colleagues


Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • oProfessional qualification in Mental nursing, Occupational Therapy or Social Work
  • oEvidence of continued professional development
Desirable
  • oMentorship qualification
Experience Essential
  • oExperience of multi-disciplinary team working
  • oExtensive experience in mental health, personality disorder and learning disabilities in both inpatient and community settings
  • oExperience of managing/supervising and leading others
Desirable
  • oExperience of working in a recovery focussed way
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • oWorking knowledge and understanding of Care Programme Approach
  • oKnowledge and understanding of the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act
  • oAbility to demonstrate effective leadership skills
  • oDemonstrable risk assessment and risk management skills with evidence of positive
  • oKnowledge and understanding of appropriate therapeutic approaches and engagement strategies
Desirable
  • oKnowledge and understanding of safeguarding frameworks and procedures
  • oAbility to work autonomously and make decisions independently based on a thorough understanding of care plans
knoweledge and skills Essential
  • oWorking knowledge and understanding of Care Programme Approach & Care Management
  • oKnowledge and understanding of appropriate therapeutic approaches and engagement strategies
  • oKnowledge and understanding of PDR and supervision processes as a supervisee
  • oDemonstrable risk assessment and risk management skills with evidence of positive risk taking
Desirable
  • Additional skills /training in psychosocial interventions for people with SMI, CBTp and family interventions
  • oRelevant Health or Social Care professional qualification - Nursing or Social Work
Training and qualifications Essential
  • oRelevant Health or Social Care professional qualification - Nursing or Social Work
  • oCurrent registration with NMC, HCPC
  • oEvidence of continued professional development
Desirable
  • oMentorship qualification
  • oSupervision training
Experience Essential
  • oExperience of multi-disciplinary team working
  • oExtensive experience in mental health in both inpatient and community settings
  • oExperience of managing/supervising others
  • oExperience of working in a recovery focussed way
Desirable
  • oExperience of working with adults in acute/crisis/relapse presentation
  • oExperience in a Community Mental Health Team/Assertive Outreach team


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