Band 6 Specialist Recovery Practitioner - Non-Psychotic Pathway

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
30 Mar 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 6 CMHT Clinician - Non-Psychotic Pathway skilled in DBT/SCM


Are you Dynamic? Motivated? Passionate about community based care? A registered Mental Health Practitioner?

If you can answer yes to these questions then we want you to apply for our band 6 posts in West Wiltshire CMHT. We have redesigned the model of care based on identified pathways and we are looking for clinicians who are skilled or have an interest in training to deliver interventions to service users in the non-psychotic pathway.

We have initiated a training programme of structured clinical management which is evidence based approach for individuals who are on a non-psychotic pathway this would be available to new staff.

If you are up for the challenge this is an exciting opportunity for clinicians to work in a focused way developing skills for an identified group of individuals who are on a non-psychotic pathway.

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

Main duties will include

* Cooridnation care for SU on the no psychotic pathway

* Care planning

*Risk assessment

*Structured Clinical Management

*Group work


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.

Job description Job responsibilities

Key Result Areas1. To undertake the full range of activities required to deliver ongoing comprehensivemental health assessment for service users with severe and enduring mental healthneeds living in the community and in a range of settings. This will include:a. The use of standardised assessment tools, i.e. the Cluster Allocation SupportTool (CAST), KGVb. Recovery Starc. History, strengths and aspirationsd. Mental statee. Impact of culture and diversityf. Functional needsg. The needs of family and carerh. Evaluation of riski. Physical healthj. Complicating factorsk. The interventions and treatments required to enable positive change.l. Social care needsm. Safeguarding and public protectionn. Capacity under the Mental Capacity Act2. To be responsible for developing delivering and reviewing comprehensive andcomplex treatment programmes using appropriate frameworks in line with evidencebased practice, including strategies to manage risk for service users with complexneeds and carers, bringing in other resources as required.3. To act as care coordinator for service users with the most complex needs, alsoproviding defined interventions to individuals on other workers caseloads.4. To plan, deliver and evaluate defined, specialist therapeutic interventions as indicatedin the assessment process ,in line with personal recovery plans, including to serviceusers who maybe on other caseloads. This might include:a. Individual or group therapeutic interventionb. Psychological treatments such as CBT, DBT approaches , family interventionsc. Psychosocial interventionsd. Motivational and coping enhancement strategies.e. Medication managementf. Interventions under the Mental Health Act,5. To deliver a range of defined activities/interventions to improve the carers ability tosupport the service user and to enable them in their relationship with the service user.6. To develop and maintain good partnership working with other services throughout alltreatment episodes, including regular liaison within Primary Health Care Team,inpatient and intensive services, day services, voluntary sector and with nominatedcarers/advocates.7. In collaboration with service users and carers, to be responsible for facilitating thedevelopment of complex comprehensive crisis plans, rapid access plans, advancestatements etc, involving other agencies such as primary care etc where appropriate.8. To personally build and lead others to build, hope inspiring relationships with serviceusers, which acknowledge the personal journey of each person, and focus onstrengths and aspirations to allow the creation of meaningful personal recovery plans.9. To be responsible for maintaining own workload, as well as planning the workload ofothers, on a day to day basis, ensuring that time is prioritised effectively, utilising ofelectronic resources such as diaries/scheduling.10. To be responsible for the protection of individuals from abuse and harm in line withlocal safeguarding policies and procedures, including working with others in theplanning development and review of protection plans, ensuring the appropriatesharing of information.11. Coordinating and undertaking protective interventions which maybe required in theprotection of others, as outlined in the protection plan, taking individual action whereindicated.12. 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, inaccordance with their personal recovery plan, by actively promoting and usingapproaches which are affirming, build on strengths, identify past positive experiencesand success, and use small steps to move towards the persons goal.13. Undertake active clinical leadership and supervision within the team, covering for themanager and colleagues as required.14. To maintain the single health and social care record, ensuring both paper andelectronic records are kept up to date in accordance with professional andorganisational standards.15. Report and record within agreed timeframes, all activity relating to informationreporting and performance requirements.16. To participate in management, caseload and clinical supervision in accordance withtrust policy.17. To provide mentoring/training for others in relevant practice areas, according toprofessional requirements, taking a collaborative approach to practice developmentand evidence-based care. Specifically this means providing a safe and effectivelearning environment for the mentoring and supervising of students , participating intheir learning objectives and assessments18. Demonstrate responsibility for developing own practice in line with professionalqualifications and for contributing to the development of others, by making use of andproviding, effective feedback, supervision, coaching and appraisal.19. Monitor and maintain health, safety and security of self and others, undertakingassessments and taking appropriate action where required.20. Develop own knowledge and practice, and contribute to the development of others,making use of available feedback, supervision and appraisal to identify appropriateareas of development for this work role, taking responsibility for accessing identifiedlearning and training opportunities.21. Lead, maintain and participate in practices which enable effective team working.22. To participate in on call rotas as required.23. To participate in local arrangements in order to ensure consistent care to serviceusers across the local geography.

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Assessment, risk assessments and care planning
  • Working with SU with emotional disregulation
  • Working in a community setting
Knowledge Essential
  • Understanding of roles expectations
  • Knowledge of non psychotic client group
  • Experience in DBT/SCM
  • Experience of running groups

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