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Band 5 Well Being Practitioner - COMPASS Programme

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Handswoth , Birmingham
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Band 5
Full Time
An exciting and rewarding opportunity has arisen to work as part of the COMPASS Programme (Dual Diagnosis) in the post of Band 5 COMPASS Wellbeing practitioner.

The post is a 6 month secondment working with our Mental Health Teams based in Orsborn House Handsworth and is open to internal applicants from nursing, social work occupational therapy and candidates with substantial experience with Mental Health /Drug and alcohol backgrounds.

The COMPASS Programme is a trust-wide service working with clients who experience both severe mental health and substance use difficulties. The team is recognised nationally as a cameo of good practice in the Dual Diagnosis Good Practice Guide (2002).

The COMPASS Programme provides quality, evidence-based interventions for clients with co-morbid difficulties. There will be opportunities for the successful applicant to be involved in relevant and audit projects. This post would ideally suit applicants who are enthusiastic and self-motivated and have knowledge of the impact that substance use can have on mental health.

Main duties of the job

COMPASS is BSMHFT's Dual Diagnosis team, We are a small but friendly team, who support each other and work with the Trusts values. This will include working across inpatient and community teams. The Practitioner will support service users to achieve positive outcomes, recovery goals and community reintegration. Integral to the multi-disciplinary team a key role will be to offer advice and training to healthcare workers and to run substance use groups for service users.

The post holder will work with the multidisciplinary team and support clinical Compass specialists to deliver our evidence based programme of interventions. This will involve the receipt and assessment of referrals for individuals with a Dual Diagnosis. The team will contribute to ongoing assessment and care planning for service users and offer group works and brief interventions, team liaison, education.

The post holder will offer evidence based recovery focused interventions to individuals or groups who use substances problematically with a Mental Health diagnosis; this will included dependent alcohol drinkers and drug/ substance users with complex presentations and who are under of BSMHFT Mental Health Teams.

The post holder will deliver interventions provided by COMPASS that are based on evidence of clinical effectiveness to a consistently high standard and within NICE clinical guidelines, under the supervision of COMPASS and the Mental Health team specialists

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification experience , substance use /mental health Essential
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