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Family Intervention Worker

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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The South Tees Early Intervention for Psychosis Service (EIP) is looking to recruit a fixed post Band Six Family Interventions Worker. Secondment opportunity is available with the agreement of your manager This is an exciting opportunity to join our growing family interventions team working across Middlesbrough and Redcar EIP teams. You will be an innovative, creative, practitioner, wanting to develop yourself but also able to contribute to the on-going development of Family Interventions within the EIP service.

Applications are invited from those with a relevant professional qualification eg RMN/DipSW, Diploma/Degree in OT or equivalent, who have a recognised training in a psychoeducational family intervention model for bipolar and psychosis (such as BFT) and the ability to work independently and within a team.

Main duties of the job

* To undertake psychoeducation based family interventions with families of clients within the Redcar and Middlesbrough EIP teams

*To work with the systemic family therapists in the team in relation to the development of family work within the teams

*To support the carer support workers with their work in relation to carers

* To be part of the MDT as appropriate

* To assess and manage risk as required

* To record information as appropriate on to the appropriate systems

About us

South Tees EIP team is made up of two teams, Middlesbrough and Redcar. Both teams are friendly and welcoming and offer and opportunity to undertake innovative and creative work which makes a difference to peoples lives. Family work is a vital part of the work undertaken in EIP teams . You will be given the opportunity to work with families using a recognised psychoeducational model to offer support to families or networks where there is someone experiencing distress and on a first episode psychosis pathway. You will also be working with identified carers with a carers educational support

Job description Job responsibilities

The successful post holder will make up part of the family intervention and carers team with the south tees EIP team. Their responsibility will be to offer and deliver family intervention ( psychoeducational approach such as BFT) to families/support networks of the people within our service. The post holder will be expected to record information as needed. The post holder will be expected to work autonomously as well as within part of a team.

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)
  • Post Graduate Qualification in a family intervention ,systemic family interventions (2)
  • Leadership or management qualification
Experience Essential
  • Significant experience of working with people who experience psychosis (2)
  • experience of working with carers
Skills Essential
  • Must be able to work flexibly to support colleagues across two teams (2)
  • must have be able to work within a MDT framework

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