Band 6 Specialist Practitioner

Employer
Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Location
Swindon
Salary
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Profession
Practitioner
Service
Community
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a mental health Nurse, social worker or an OT to join the Swindon Recovery Team at Chatsworth House, Swindon, Wiltshire.

Candidates must be a part of professional registered body (including OT, Social worker and RMN), have an experience of working with variety of mental health needs and have a passion for developing cutting edge and evidence based practice.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for you to drive forward high quality care in a modern, efficient mental health community service. The role focuses is on providing effective interventions and treatments to people with severe and enduring mental health needs, and their carers. This involves enabling and assisting service-users to meet daily health, social care and wellbeing needs. Our aim is to empower and enable service-users to maintain or regain their independence in line with their personal recovery goals.

Swindon is developing quickly as a community and as a service area is developing many opportunities to forge high quality care for patients and a fantastic working environment for trust staff. In return you can expect high levels of support and direction and to be actively involved in the models which develop within the area with service management support. We also offer a fast paced and challenging working environment, good supervision structures and training and more opportunities to develop. A carer progression will be supported if identified in Appraisal.

Main duties of the job

  • To be responsible for developing delivering and reviewing comprehensive and complex treatment programmes using appropriate frameworks in line with evidence-based practice, including strategies to manage risk for service users with complex needs and carers, bringing in other resources as required.
  • To act as care coordinator for service users with the most complex needs, also providing defined interventions to individuals on other workers caseloads.
  • To plan, deliver and evaluate defined, specialist therapeutic interventions as indicated in the assessment process ,in line with personal recovery plans, including to service users who maybe on other caseloads.

  • for detail please see JD attached

    About us



    We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care. We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset. Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

    Job description Job responsibilities

    • Diploma level/Degree in relevant health, eg RNMH, , HCPC,
    • Current relevant registration with the NMC and commitment to CPD.
    • Demonstrates substantial post-registration experience gained working in a range of front-line adult mental health services, undertaking assessment and delivering interventions
    • Is able to deliver from a range of possible key therapeutic interventions CBT, Psychosocial interventions, Family Interventions, DBT approaches.
    • Demonstrates a developed understanding of the recovery principles, and the role of secondary mental health services in the delivery of care
    • Experience of undertaking carers assessments
    • Demonstrates substantial experience of, and relevant professional practice qualification in mentoring/assessing students and learners
    • Demonstrates substantial experience of assessing risk and developing risk management strategies
    • Demonstrates substantial experience of supervising others, monitoring their performance appraisal and ensuring delivery of activity
    • Able to articulate a detailed understanding of the relevant legal frameworks/legislation including CPA process, Mental Health Act , Mental Capacity Act, and Safeguarding.
    • Highly developed verbal communication skills, able to engage effectively with people at all levels even when a more assertive approach is needed.
    • Highly developed active listening skills, which allow for reframing and testing of understanding
    • Highly developed written communication skills, with experience of compiling and sorting notes and reports, establishing statistical data and analysing information
    • Substantially developed IT skills including competent use of Microsoft Office, and the use of electronic record keeping systems
    • Demonstrates a willingness to embrace new technology and processes
    • Mobile with the facility to move quickly across a geographically dispersed area with limited access to public transport.


    Person Specification Essential Essential
    • Current relevant registration with the NMC and commitment to CPD
    • Highly developed communication skills
    • Demonstrates substantial post-registration experience
    • Is able to deliver from a range of possible key therapeutic interventions CBT, Psychosocial interventions, Family Interventions, DBT approaches.
    • Understanding of Recovery Principles
    • Experience of undertaking carers' assessments
    • Demonstrates substantial experience of assessing risk and developing risk management strategies
    • Able to articulate a detailed understanding of the relevant legal frameworks/legislation including CPA process, Mental Health Act , Mental Capacity Act, and Safeguarding.
    • Demonstrates substantial experience of, and relevant professional practice qualification in mentoring/assessing students and learners
    • Substantially developed IT skills including competent use of Microsoft Office, and the use of electronic record keeping systems


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