Mental Health Liaison Practitioner

Employer
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Worthing and Shoreham
Salary
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum, pro rata for part time
Closing date
8 Feb 2023

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Profession
Practitioner
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced Mental Health Practitioner to join our Mental Health Liaison Practitioner Service in the Adur and Worthing area. You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and provide specialist assessment and short term interventions to patients to promote their recovery and you will have the opportunity to work closely with local practices, IAPT services, Recovery College and other providers in the local area.

To protect the health and safety of our staff/workers, patients, and those attending our sites, we encourage our workforce to get fully vaccinated against COVID

Main duties of the job

You must be enthusiastic, self-motivated, flexible and able to work autonomously and we will support you by providing supervision and training including a comprehensive induction, access to complex case formulation and courses to support your continuous professional development.

Working in our team includes:
  • Working autonomously as a Lead Practitioner to a defined caseload of clients. This will include offering specific interventions to people diagnosed with depression and anxiety and other conditions.

What you will receive from us:
  • Regular Line Management and Professional supervision
  • Access to a wide range of Training and CPD opportunities including;
  • The opportunity to participate in a range QI work and service innovations
  • Varied leadership development opportunities

This post offers The Trust's Golden Hello for band 5 or 6 Nurses, or a Relocation package up to a maximum of £2000. (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions. Please see attached Protocol document

About us

What you will receive from us:
  • Regular Line Management and Professional supervision
  • Access to a wide range of Training and CPD opportunities including;
  • The opportunity to participate in a range QI work and service innovations
  • Varied leadership development opportunities

This post offers The Trust's Golden Hello for band 5 or 6 Nurses, or a Relocation package up to a maximum of £2000. (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions. Please see attached Protocol document

We encourage flexible working. We know that a positive work/ life balance brings about huge health-related benefits, which has a positive impact on the care we provide. Please speak to us about flexible working, for example, home-working, part time hours, flexible start/ finish times or anything else. If it works for you and works for the role, we'll do our best to make it happen.

Job description Job responsibilities

Working as an MHLP includes:
  • Working autonomously to a defined caseload of clients diagnosed with mild to moderate mental health problems. This will include offering specific interventions such as psycho-education, CBT informed sessions and short term recovery focused interventions
  • You will complete initial assessments and work closely with our referrals coordinators, GP's and other agencies.
  • Your interventions will be a pre-defined offer of 6-8 sessions.
  • You are welcome to co-facilitate groups if you have an interest in this area.

To work closely with other practitioners, local day services, local education establishments employment agencies and third sector servicesTo provide information to patients, and their carers, about their care and options available to them.To ensure that the service is equitable and accessible to clients and carers.Quality and auditTo ensure that assessment and interventions are provided to agreed standards.To keep GPs and primary care teams well informed on outcomes of interventions and therapies provided to their patients.

Person Specification Qualifications/Education Essential
  • oRegistered Mental Health qualification or equivalent
  • oUp to date Registration
  • oPost Basic Courses / relevant Study Days
  • oEvidence of CPD
Experience Essential
  • oThree years' post-qualifying experience of clinical work with people with a range of mental health problems
  • oExperience of partnership working within and across various different statutory and non- statutory teams and agencies
  • oExperience of successfully managing a caseload and prioritising clinical work.
  • oExperience of providing a range of clinical interventions to people with a variety of mental health problems.
  • o Experience of working consultatively with professionals
  • oExperienced in conducting clinical assessments, including risk assessments


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354-AC-20673-H
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