ARMS Mental Health Practitioner
Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
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Are you a Registered Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker? Do you have an interest in Early Intervention? Then we want to hear from you!
You will be joining the newly created ARMS service at an exciting time. ARMS is an innovative development within EIP services nationally and this is an excellent opportunity to work proactively and preventatively in mental health.
The At Risk Mental State (ARMS) is a specialty within Early Intervention Psychosis Services that works with young people and adults across Somerset who are aged between 18-25. We provide assessment and treatment for people who may be experiencing prodromal symptoms and have a high risk of developing a psychosis in the near future.
The aim of working with this group is to reduce the number of people making the transition to developing a First Episode of Psychosis.
There are 2 available posts within the ARMS service. One will be based on the West side of the county covering Bridgewater/Taunton, one will be based on the East side of the county covering Mendip/South Somerset.
Main duties of the job
You'll be providing the triage of initial referrals, assessment, outreach, education and liaison for young people and adults who may be at risk of developing psychosis.
You'll provide individual therapy/support and family interventions to individuals and significant others and act as keyworker to a caseload of clients, delivering therapeutic interventions in accordance with the collaborative care plan.
We are developing a passionate and supportive multi-disciplinary team made up of nurses, psychologists, peer support workers - where every perspective is heard and validated. Working to a biopsychosocial model, we regularly seek out creative ways of supporting people. We are also partnering with a wide range of voluntary partners to ensure timely access to a wide range of support within the local eco-system.
As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, continuing professional development and regular informal conversations around career progression, annual recognition awards to celebrate and recognise our colleagues achievements throughout the year and not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.
We work hard to make sure that inclusion is part of everything we do. We know that true inclusion means we're able to provide the best care for our patients and provide a fulfilling career for all our colleagues.
The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London - there is truly something for everyone!
There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable.
We have six active and impactful colleague networks. These networks provide a safe space for colleagues to share their experiences and learn from one another, but also influence change across our trust:
- Multicultural Network
- Women's Network
- Armed Forces' Network
- LGBTQ+ Network
- Lived Experience Network, for colleagues living with disabilities
- Autistic Colleague Network
As a Registered Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker, you will provide the triage of initial referrals, assessment, outreach, education, and liaison to identify those who may be at risk of developing a First Episode of Psychosis. Provide individual therapy/support and family interventions to individuals and significant others.
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