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Band 6 Specialist Mental Health Recovery Practitioner - South Bristol

Employer
Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Location
Bristol
Salary
£33,706 to £40,588 a year From £31,365 per annum
Closing date
29 Mar 2023

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Are you looking for mental health work in the community? Are you passionate about providing gold standard mental health support to service users? Read on! South Bristol Assessment and Recovery Team (SBART) are recruiting! We are looking for a skilled and motivated mental health practitioner to come and join our team as a band 6.

The South Bristol Assessment and Recovery Team (SBART) is the backbone of Mental Health services wither the South Bristol Region. We offer a wide range of support to individuals that are in need of mental health support. SBART is a large and welcoming multidiscipline team made up of skilled and confident professionals, delivering high quality care to those who use the service. The Team provides both assessment and intervention with a range of therapies delivered.

As a band 6 within this team, you can become part of this established, supportive and highly performing team. If you are looking to further you community experience, we would love to hear from you.

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds; we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

Main duties of the job

We would welcome applications from qualified clinicians with experience of working with people with acute and enduring mental health needs.

The role entails care coordination of a caseload of service users under secondary mental health services.

Within the role, there is the expectation to deliver evidenced based psychological interventions. Our supportive team can help enhance your skills within this remit and there is further education options for training - such as SCM pathway.

We will consider band 5 mental health practitioners who are looking for band 6 development. Mental health community experience gained on student placement in year 3 would also be of interest.

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.

We are proud to be fostering a diverse workforce that reflects our communities. A key commitment to this is improving staff representation from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, those from the LGBTQ+ communities, people with 'lived-experience' of mental health conditions and people living with disabilities,- we are a 'Disability Confident Employer' offering a guaranteed interview to Disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

Job description Job responsibilities

To undertake the full range of activities required to deliver ongoing comprehensive mental health assessment for service users with severe and enduring mental health needs living in the community and in a range of settings.

To be responsible for developing delivering and reviewing comprehensive and complex treatment programmes using appropriate frameworks in line with evidencebased 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.

This might include:

Individual or group therapeutic intervention

Psychological treatments such as CBT, DBT approaches , family interventions

Psychosocial interventions

Motivational and coping enhancement strategies.

Medication management

Interventions under the Mental Health Act,

To deliver a range of defined activities/interventions to improve the carers ability to support the service user and to enable them in their relationship with the service user.

To develop and maintain good partnership working with other services throughout all treatment episodes, including regular liaison with our inpatient and intensive services, local GPs, voluntary sector. Local Authority and with nominated carers/advocates.

In collaboration with service users and carers, to be responsible for facilitating the development of complex comprehensive care plans, risk management plans, rapid access plans etc, involving other agencies such as primary care etc where appropriate.

To personally build and lead others to build, hope inspiring relationships with service users, which acknowledge the personal journey of each person, and focus on strengths and aspirations to allow the creation of meaningful personal recovery plans.

To be responsible for maintaining own workload, as well as planning the workload of others, on a day to day basis, ensuring that time is prioritised effectively, utilising of electronic resources such as diaries/scheduling.

To be responsible for the protection of individuals from abuse and harm in line with local safeguarding policies and procedures, including working with others in the planning development and review of protection plans, ensuring the appropriate sharing of information.

Coordinating and undertaking protective interventions which maybe required in the protection of others, as outlined in the protection plan, taking individual action where indicated.

Personally and leading others to collaboratively and sensitively work with individuals, with a range of mental health needs to develop skills to manage their own health, in accordance with their personal recovery plan, by actively promoting and using approaches which are affirming, build on strengths, identify past positive experiences and success, and use small steps to move towards the persons goal.

Undertake active clinical leadership and supervision within the team, covering for the manager and colleagues as required.

To maintain the single health and social care record, ensuring both paper and electronic records are kept up to date in accordance with professional and organisational standards.

Report and record within agreed timeframes, all activity relating to information reporting and performance requirements.

To participate in management, caseload and clinical supervision in accordance with trust policy.

To provide mentoring/training for others in relevant practice areas, according to professional requirements, taking a collaborative approach to practice development and evidence-based care. Specifically this means providing a safe and effective learning environment for the mentoring and supervising of students, participating in their learning objectives and assessments

Demonstrate responsibility for developing own practice in line with professional qualifications and for contributing to the development of others, by making use of and providing, effective feedback, supervision, coaching and appraisal.

Monitor and maintain health, safety and security of self and others, undertaking assessments and taking appropriate action where required.

Develop own knowledge and practice, and contribute to the development of others, making use of available feedback, supervision and appraisal to identify appropriate areas of development for this work role, taking responsibility for accessing identified learning and training opportunities.

Lead, maintain and participate in practices which enable effective team working.

To regularly participate in 'duty' roles, acting as gateway to the Recovery service.

To participate in local arrangements in order to ensure consistent care to service users across the local geography.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Professional Registration
  • Mental Health experience
Desirable
  • Experience working in the community mental health setting
  • Psychological therapies
  • Own transport preferably able to drive


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