Community Mental Health Practitioner Women's services
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18.75 hours per week.
The Sexual Violence and Trauma Pathfinder programme is looking for a new exciting role for a Community Mental Health Practitioner to support innovative and transformational system change and to improve services in Plymouth. You will support organisations in Plymouth who are already working with women with complex lives to work with the trauma they will have experienced, including sexual violence (see PowerPoint presentation). The key focus of the role is to upskill practitioners in trauma stabilisation throughout the sector and facilitate pathways in trauma processing work either within the community voluntary sector or within secondary mental health. You will be line managed by the complex needs team but will be based in the Sunflower women's centre. Trevi is a nationally award-winning women's and children's charity based in South West England. They provide safe and nurturing spaces for women in recovery to heal, grow and thrive. For more information see Home - Trevi. This is an ambitious and complex programme of work requiring collaboration with multiple partners, offering supervision and support to those working in the services, supporting people to navigate mental health systems. This role is working with women who have experienced sexual violence. Women only need apply under schedule 9 (Part 1) of the Equality Act 2010. Successful applicants will receive regular line management and supervision, have access to ongoing training and support.
Main duties of the job
The complex needs team offer assessment of needs, development, implementation and evaluation of care for patients from a specified group of women who have experienced sexual violence, demonstrate high risk behaviours and have difficulties with engaging with services.
The role will involve supporting women who have experienced sexual violence to access mental health services, and support staff working within these services to navigate systems.
All Livewell Southwest staff are expected to able and willing to work across a 7 day service.
Job Share(s) Considered
"please note that this role may not be eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route, please refer to the Direct Gov website for more information with regards to eligibility"
Livewell Southwest is an independent, award-winning social enterprise providing integrated health & social care services for people across Plymouth, South Hams & West Devon, as well as some specialist services for people living in parts of Devon & Cornwall. With teams in community hospitals, GP practices, sports centres, health & wellbeing hubs.
As an organisation with a strong social conscience, we always value being kind, respectful, inclusive, ambitious, responsible and collaborative. Transforming services to make them sustainable, ensuring that we value, support & empower each other.
We are committed to involving the people we care for, families & carers in everything that we do, working towards co-production where we can. Helping us to deliver the right care for people, in the right place & at the right time. By putting people at the centre of what we do, we ensure to support people to lead, healthy independent lives & be the very best at helping people to live well.
Valuing our employees making an investment in their development a priority. We offer:
Protected CPD time for registered staff
Various development pathways and ongoing regular training packages for all staff
Leadership & mentoring programmes
Access & funding for training including Care Certificate, Assistant Practitioners Course & Scholarship Into Nurse Training
A Robust Preceptorship
A bespoke induction programme
Existing members of the NHS Pension Scheme can continue their membership when they join the organisation.
The Sexual Violence and Trauma Pathfinder programme is funded by NHS England. The aim is to improve care for adult victims and survivors of sexual assault and abuse with complex trauma related mental health needs so that they can recover, heal and rebuild their lives.
In Plymouth, womens organisations have been working with women with complex lives. The Sexual Violence Pathfinder programme is looking to build on this work through employing a Community Mental Health Practitioner to work with the organisations in Plymouth supporting complex women to work with the trauma they will have experienced, including sexual violence(Linked to the Trauma resilience Hub). The key focus is to upskill practitioners in trauma stabilisation throughout the sector and facilitate pathways in trauma processing work either within the community voluntary sector or within secondary mental health.
The post-holder will be line managed by the complex needs team in Livewell Southwest, but will be based in Trevi Sunflower womens service. The complex needs team offer assessment of needs, development, implementation, and evaluation of care for patients from a specified group of women who have experienced sexual violence. In addition to complex needs, high risk behaviors and difficulties with engaging with services.
This role will involve working closely with partner agencies, offering supervision and support to those working in the services, supporting people to navigate mental health systems.
The service is for any women residing in Plymouth. The practitioner is responsible for providing advice, signposting and face to face contact to a defined group of people with mental health problems in a community setting. To provide caseload management and support to a defined caseload also to provide teaching and supervision to students and others undertaking educational programmes.
Please see attached Job description
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).