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Family Interventions for Psychosis (FIp) Practitioner

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Bognor Regis
£33,706 to £40,588 a year PA
Closing date
22 Mar 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Over the next five years, community mental health services are going to be undergoing a real transformation and you could be part of these exciting developments. Our community mental health teams will become part of a much more integrated network of services and our mental health staff will be central in driving these changes, in close partnership with our primary and third sector colleagues.

An excellent opportunity has become available for a highly motivated and passionate Family Interventions for Psychosis (FIp) Practitioner to join the new Coastal West Sussex Enhanced Community Rehabilitation Service. This is a new, exciting and innovative service which specialises in supporting individuals who have experienced complex psychosis or treatment resistant psychosis as described within the NICE guidance for Rehabilitation.

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

Candidates for this post will need to have already gained the Family Interventions for Psychosis qualification, or be currently undertaking the course. The role is fully dedicated to family interventions provision, and the post holder will be taking a lead in structuring the way in which this intervention is offered to the families of service users under the care of the service, working with other members of the team who are also trained to deliver family intervention.

Successful applicants will therefore be provided with the opportunity to contribute towards the further development of the service, and to take a leadership role specifically regarding the delivery of family intervention. You will also need to be able to demonstrate effective communication skills, be enthusiastic, self-motivated, flexible and able to work as part of a team.

About us

We recognise that working in mental health can be stressful at times so we prioritise staff welfare; providing regular supervision, reflective practice, mentoring, and any other support that our staff need to ensure their wellbeing.

We also 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, partial home-working, part-time hours, or flexible start/finish times. If it works for you and works for the role, we'll do our best to make it happen.

Our vision is to provide outstanding care and treatment; the people that we employ are at the heart of making this vision a reality. If you've got the passion, the belief, the drive and the talent to help us achieve our vision then we would like to hear from you.

Job description Job responsibilities

In line with our Trust value of 'People First', evidence shows that people who are treated in the community and in the least restrictive manner have better outcomes. In this role you will work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team, to help us provide the opportunity for the residents of Coastal West Sussex in line with national agendas of The Getting It Right First Time, a whole system approach to recovery from mental ill health, and maximising an individual's quality of life and social inclusion.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Recognised professional training in a psychological therapy as specified in the appendix
  • Professionally registered as specified in the Appendix
Knowledge / Experience Essential
  • Qualified and accredited in delivery of a specialist psychological therapy (assessment, formulation and treatment), across a range of presenting problems experienced by those with psychosis and their families, maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.
  • Demonstrable competence in the delivery of a psychological therapy and a track record of delivering positive outcomes in this therapy
  • Experience of representing psychological therapy within the context of multi-disciplinary care and NHS settings
  • Experience of working with the particular client group served by the team/service (psychosis)
  • Knowledge of guidance and legislation in relation to the client group.
  • Experience of the application of psychological therapy in different cultural contexts and experience of working within a multicultural framework.
  • Evidence of commitment to continuing professional development as required by the professional registration/accrediting body specified in the appendix.

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