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Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team Practitioner

Powys Teaching Health Board
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
31 Jan 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
To work as a Team member in providing a Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Service (CR/HT) in Powys. The CR/HT service will provide a service for adults who are experiencing a Mental Health crisis and are at risk of admission to Hospital. Intensive Home Treatment will be provided in collaboration with the service user and in the least restrictive setting, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year as per rota. CR/HT will also facilitate the early discharge of those admitted to inpatient units, through intensive but time limited intervention in the community

Main duties of the job

The Home Treatment Crisis Resolution Team is based at Bronllys Hospital, near Brecon. The team provides Acute Psychiatric Care to individuals at home rather than inpatient care. The service operates between 9:00am and 9:00pm, 7 days a week. The service is provided to the populations of Breconshire, Radnorshire and Ystradgynlais. The team works closely with the Community Mental Health Teams based in the catchment area and inpatient ward.

The post available is a full-time Band 6 Post, 37.5 hours per week.

The role includes assessing the suitability of home treatment for individuals presenting with acute mental illness or severe distress, which can be safely managed in the person's home. The practitioner will plan and agree a collaborative care plan with the individual within the framework of the Mental Health Bill in Wales, and will be involved in the provision and evaluation of care provided until recovery is established.

If you have have a flexible approach to work, are trustworthy, dynamic and passionate about working with this client group, submit your application form.

For further information on the role, please contact Gareth Protheroe, Team Manager on 01874 712658

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this role

About us

Powys is cited as being a wonderful place to live and work; a rural health setting where you can personally and professionally grow, where patients are at the heart of care provision. If you are an ambitious professional in search of job satisfaction, Powys is the place to be. Whatever your career aspirations, we are committed to supporting and developing you.

Powys Teaching Health Board is responsible for meeting the health and wellbeing needs of the population of Powys. Powys is the largest county in Wales with Snowdonia to the North and the Brecon Beacons to the South, the spectacular scenery is something to behold. Working in partnership, we commission and provide award-winning hospital, community, mental health and learning disability services, so our portfolio is varied and diverse. We are proud to offer patients an unrivalled level of care and range of careers for professionals who want to make a real difference.

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Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

Job description Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification Qualifications and/or Knowledge Essential
  • Applicants may be from a range of professions who are suitably qualified at one of the following levels; o Diploma/Degree in Mental Health Nursing, or equivalent (RMN) and NMC registration o Degree level Social care qualification o Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • High level of assessment/ risk assessment/ planning and evaluation skills necessary for working with acute Mental Health crisis
  • High level of ssessment/ risk assessment/ planning and evaluation skills necessary for working with acute Mental Health crisis
  • Mental Health Act and other relevant legislation
  • POVA/safeguarding
  • Sound understanding of Mental health measure
  • Awareness of current developments in Mental Health Practice
  • Evidence of clinical and professional post qualification training and development
  • Prepared to undertake relevant skills training
  • AOTMH member, Fieldwork educator certificate
  • Thorn Diploma/Degree
  • IT Skills
  • Brief Family Therapy qualification/Training
  • Cognitive Behavioural qualification/Training
  • Counselling qualification/Training
  • Clinical Supervision qualification/Training
  • Venepuncture
Experience Essential
  • Relevant experience in Mental Health
  • Experience of giving and/or receiving supervision
  • Substantial experience in Mental Health care
  • Relevant experience in Community Mental Health setting
  • Experience of CRT/AO service Personal experience of Mental Health Services
Values Essential
  • Prepared to embrace change
  • Supportive of diversity of other's needs, opinions and values
  • Ability to speak/write welsh
Other Essential
  • Ability to travel within a geographical area
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work flexibly within 24-hour shift pattern
Aptitude and Abilities Essential
  • Commitment to Home treatment model
  • Positive value base
  • Good team worker
  • Promote recovery
  • Self motivated
  • Belief in inherent strengths of service user

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