Pre-Treatment Navigator

Employer
Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Location
Exeter
Salary
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
22 Feb 2023

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Service
Community
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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The Homeless Core Mental Health Team works with people in Exeter who have a mental illness, are experiencing homelessness [rough sleeping, living in hostels and temporary accommodation or sofa-surfing], and are also suffering the effects of one or more of the following domains of deep social exclusion:

i) Prolonged institutional care.

ii) Prolonged substance misuse.

iii) Participation in street culture activities including begging, sex work and survival shop lifting etc.

The purpose of the team is to provide skilled engagement through relational expertise, assessment/formulation and case management.

Part of the role also includes design and co-ordination of treatment packages that are personalised and evaluated in line with payment by results and providing statutory Adult Social Care, Care Management functions. The liaison with a wide range of statutory and non-statutory agencies is central to this role.

The post will work closely with the Navigator Complex Needs Team based at CoLab, Exeter. This team provides a multi-disciplinary response (mental health, substance misuse and housing case work), to a small cohort of severe and multiply disadvantaged street attached adults with complex presentations and typically disengaged from support services. The team aims to provide a wrap around, person-centred and trauma informed response to this client group and thus seeks to overcome the restrictions of organizational/disciplinary boundaries.

Main duties of the job

Relationship formation key aspects of the role are: to establish connection and communication with the client. Promotion of trust and respect for client autonomy and being attuned to movement through the stages of developing a therapeutic relationship. The post-holder will aim to help the client clarify personally meaningful goals.

A focus on common language construction the post-holder will work to listen, understand and make use of the clients words, meanings, ideas, values etc. helping them develop the language to describe their experiences.

Support a process of transition and adaptation - the post-holder will help the client build relationships with and adapt to new ideas, people, housing, resources, services, recovery etc.

Demonstrate the ability to communicate in a way that is empathic and reassuring whilst employing negotiating techniques to gain co-operation from highly complex individuals.

Communicate information in a way that makes it relevant and understandable for service users and carers, working in line with practice standards and operational policies.

Facilitate fair access to social care services and promote social inclusion regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or disability

About us

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health, learning disability and neurodiversity services, as well as a range of specialist & secure services for the wider south west region & nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health & wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise & resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe & focused on people's recovery.

Our values

We not only recruit employees based on their qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess and demonstrate the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation. These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity & compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves & others, & being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer & applications are encouraged & welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time & flexible working applications will be considered & supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health & learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Leader Employer.

Job description Job responsibilities

The Homeless Core Mental Health Team works with people in Exeter who have a mental illness, are experiencing homelessness [rough sleeping, living in hostels and temporary accommodation or sofa-surfing], and are also suffering the effects of one or more of the following domains of deep social exclusion:

i) Prolonged institutional care.

ii) Prolonged substance misuse.

iii) Participation in street culture activities including begging, sex work and survival shop lifting etc.

The purpose of the team is to provide skilled engagement through relational expertise, assessment/formulation and case management.

Part of the role also includes design and co-ordination of treatment packages that are personalised and evaluated in line with payment by results and providing statutory Adult Social Care, Care Management functions. The liaison with a wide range of statutory and non-statutory agencies is central to this role.

The post will work closely with the Navigator Complex Needs Team based at CoLab, Exeter. This team provides a multi-disciplinary response (mental health, substance misuse and housing case work), to a small cohort of severe and multiply disadvantaged street attached adults with complex presentations and typically disengaged from support services. The team aims to provide a wrap around, person-centred and trauma informed response to this client group and thus seeks to overcome the restrictions of organizational/disciplinary boundaries.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • A professional mental health qualification e.g. RMN, Social Work Degree or equivalent, BSc/Diploma in OT, SROT, Chartered Clinical Psychologist, ENB 811/812 or CPN Degree.
Desirable
  • Post graduate qualification relevant to specialism.
  • Clinical Supervision qualification.
  • Training to level 3 in Safeguarding children and young people: roles and competencies for Health Care staff.
Experience Essential
  • Substantial experience of managing an extensive and complex caseload of clients with a range of complex mental health problems.
  • Working within a community mental health setting in either the statutory or voluntary sector.
  • Providing clinical supervision.
Desirable
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency environment.
  • Participation in user involvement in services.
  • Experience of delivering model based psychological therapy


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