Severe and Multiple Disadvantage Practitioner
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
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This post is funded by the Changing Futures Programme and aims to support patients and staff so that people experiencing Severe Multiple Disadvantage (SMD) receive the right care and support. Changing Futures is a specialist programme running until April 2024, providing intensive direct support to people experiencing Severe Multiple Disadvantage (SMD), while supporting the coordination of statutory and non-statutory services including housing, probation, mental health, primary care and substance misuse to work around the needs of people experiencing SMD.
This post will be one of five that will be embedded across health, local government, probation and the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector. The post holders in these roles will support each other and get line management and support from their employing organisations and from the wider Changing Futures programme team.
We are looking to recruit someone with a proven track record in supporting people that are experiencing SMD and who can use that knowledge and experience to support individuals and front- line health workers. Having experience of working with people that experience SMD is essential, experience of working within a healthcare setting is advantageous but not essential, as training and support will be provided. Most importantly the post holder must have a clear commitment to improving the outcomes for people experiencing SMD, bring energy and enthusiasm to the post and be an excellent communicator.
Main duties of the job
- Being a key point of contact for Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust staff supporting patients that face SMD.
- Act as a SMD champion, raising awareness of SMD and facilitating change to overcome blockages and improve access to support.
- Providing advice and support to Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust staff on the support and services available for patients experiencing SMD, signposting to agencies and services as appropriate.
- Where appropriate, providing advice and support to individual patients. Referring them into services and support opportunities.
- Leading on developing the skills and knowledge of Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust staff so that they feel equipped to support patients experiencing SMD.
- Work closely with a network of staff working across housing, social care, mental health and probation and with navigators providing one to one support to people experiencing SMD, ensuring a joined-up approach to care and support.
- Participate in and support SMD Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) meetings.
We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.
We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.
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Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.
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A detailed job description and person specification is provided as a downloadable document. People with lived experience of SMD are central to Nottingham City Integrated Care Partnerships Changing Futures programme. It is therefore important that your values reflect what people with lived experience of SMD want from to see form those working in the programme:
You need to be non-judgemental and understand the power and importance of kindness and showing respect in order to receive it. You need to be able to put yourself in the shoes of the people that the Changing Futures programme will be supporting and be committed to seeing the person and not the label.
You also need to be committed to challenging inequality, understanding that inequality and experience of discrimination can have a big impact on a persons life and on how they engage with services and the support available. You need to be willing to listen in order to really hear and understand peoples experiences, their views and ideas. You also need to have a real desire and willingness to learn and grow, with a commitment to your own personal development.
Overall, we are looking for someone that is clearly passionate about improving the lives of people that face severe and multiple disadvantage and who can use that passion to bring about change.
For an informal discussion about this post, please contact:
Telephone: 07929 831481
Educated to post graduate degree level or demonstratable equivalent experience
Significant experience of working with people that are experiencing SMD
Significant experience of services in Nottingham that provide support for people that experience SMD
Significant experience of multi-agency working
Experience of developing and delivering training opportunities to a range of staff groups
Proven ability to manage competing priorities and a complex and varied workload.
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).