Homeless Mental Health Worker

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
5 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Full Time
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An opportunity has arisen for a band 6 mental health worker to work across East Lindsey and Boston Borough with those who either homeless or at risk of being homeless.

Main duties of the job

On a day to day basis tasks may be related to supporting the homeless with mental health and physical health, liaising with GP and other agencies relating to the homeless partnership board. The successful candidate would be required to have good IT skills and able to carry a small caseload.

About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,800 staff, and serving a population of over 766,000, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England, in an area heralded as a fantastic place to live and work. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!

We are also leading the way in transforming care, with multi-million-pound transformation of patient environments and radical redesign of community services.

This is the time to join and help redesign our services of the future. We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Job description Job responsibilities

A number of existing, time-limited projects are currently underway to support rough sleepers within Lincolnshire that incorporate mental health resource and aim to support rough sleepers within the city.

The scope and remit of the service is to supplement the existing services for those people rough sleeping in Lincoln, who have mental health and/or substance misuse issues and/or physical health concerns which add to the complexity of their needs and prevent them seeking an appropriate source of support

Main Duties

Case management/own case load

Advanced health assessment skills, decision-making skills and diagnostic reasoning skills

Recognized advanced clinical competence

Plans, implements & evaluates care

Recognised first point of contact for clients with complex mental health presentations

Deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively, making sound judgments and decisions in the absence of complete data and communicates their conclusions clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences

To demonstrate self-direction and originality in solving problems and act autonomously in planning and implementing treatment and care

To function effectively and safely in circumstances requiring sound judgment, personal responsibility and initiative in complex and unpredictable clinical environments

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • 1st Level Registration (NMC)
  • Additional further professional knowledge acquired through diploma level training/short courses or equivalent level of experience/knowledge
Experience Essential
  • Advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of managing a wide range of clinical conditions gained as a result of additional training and work experience in primary care
  • Experience of prioritising complex workloads
  • Experience of applying relevant legislation and national guidance within nursing practice
  • Experience of working collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Research and audit experience
  • Experience of developing services

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