NCL Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub Senior Practitioner

Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a new and evolving initiative which exists to support health and social care colleagues affected by experiences arising from the pandemic and recovery.

Key Objectives:

To Support and co-ordinate the work of Keeping Well NCL Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub. The aim of the hub is to advise, guide and support the NCL ICS in relation to mental health and wellbeing in the context of the pandemic and recovery.

To provide flexible, appropriate delivery of Hub support, guidance and advice for health and social care settings across the ICS, working collaboratively under the leadership of the Hub, showing active and supportive followership as well as initiative and challenge where needed.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide and make use of Hub line management supervision and Hub team meetings, and any development opportunities in consultation with Hub line manager? Support the generation and development of links with different parts of the ICS with regards to their needs and preferences for Hub interventions, and in this way help to initiate service changes and developments.o Maintain relationships with ICS links; liaising with key stakeholders, scheduling reviews, delivery updates and provision as required in discussion with Hub team regarding equity of provision across the ICS.? Generate and develop links with ICS health and social care staff across NCL with regards to their viability for future work.? Engage with organisations by email, phone or teleconference, negotiating initial meetings.? Lead initial client contact; establishing needs and communicating the Hub offer

About us

Within North Central London (NCL) there are approximately 80,000 health and social care employees across Camden, Islington, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey. Based within the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust (TPFT), we work specifically to deliver wellbeing and psychological support for all health and social care staff across NCL.

The Hub continues to develop and adapt to emerging needs relating to the pandemic and recovery. We currently have funding secured to March 23 to take our work forward across the NCL ICS and this will include further development across the key areas of our remit, continuing development of the digital heart of the Hub ie (the 'Keeping Well NCL website) which includes an online digital Health Chat function and ongoing work with our commissioned and referral pathways. The role is offered as a 1 year FTC subject to extension once confirmation of future funding.

We are looking for enthusiastic and energetic people who can tolerate working in an environment of change and development (with the accompanying uncertainty).

All post holders should be motivated to help to establish the Hub with a view to long term sustainability, with a track record of achieving targets and meeting tight deadlines. They must have experience of working within a health and social care environment, working within multidisciplinary teams, and it would be desirable to have been involved in clinical service provision linked to workforce wellbeing.

Date posted

25 August 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8a

Salary

Depending on experience £52,643 - £58,558 per annum including HCAS (pro-rata)

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

260-TP-94

Job locations

Tavistock and Portman

120 Belsize Lane

London

NW3 5BA


Job description

Job responsibilities

Delivery of Hub support, guidance and advice to the ICS Utilise existing conceptual frameworks for understanding workplace related mental health and wellbeing issues. and the impact of potentially traumatising experiences. Apply an understanding of the issues affecting health and social care organisations abilityto care for the mental health and wellbeing of their staff. Actively and sensitively work to surface, understand and seek to address the impact of inequalities relating to race, gender, age, disability, sexuality both in contact with ICS settings/clients and in your own work in role in the Hub team, and support other Hub staff to do the same. Elicit key information from different levels of an organisation that would help to design and deliver Hub interventions using a range of skills, including the applied use of clinical understanding as appropriate to organisational work. Apply clinical experience by conveying to clients through team and organisationalconsultation, training delivery and any individual consultation a knowledge of the impact of the pandemic on workplace life, practices, environments, procedures and other issues affecting mental health and wellbeing. Conduct effective structured one on one consultations and facilitated group sessions ie Reflective Practice, Keeping Well Groups, based on clinical understanding of need and codesign Undertake clinical assessments / Deliver brief one-to-one interventions / make necessary referrals on to suitable clinical providers. Assess and effectively communicate issues of clinical risk where encountered in Hub activity, using clinical skills in an applied settings. Map existing Hub provision and assess its impact, effectiveness and cohesion.

Provide clinical expertise where relevant, either through direct consultation or as applied to training/reflective practice interventions Negotiate / co-design a programme of interventions tailored to an individual, team or organisations situation in relation to the impact of the pandemic. Maintain and grow a library of self-help resources available for dissemination. Design and deliver training, workshops, consultation, website input and limited crisis consultation using clinical expertise if required.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Delivery of Hub support, guidance and advice to the ICS Utilise existing conceptual frameworks for understanding workplace related mental health and wellbeing issues. and the impact of potentially traumatising experiences. Apply an understanding of the issues affecting health and social care organisations abilityto care for the mental health and wellbeing of their staff. Actively and sensitively work to surface, understand and seek to address the impact of inequalities relating to race, gender, age, disability, sexuality both in contact with ICS settings/clients and in your own work in role in the Hub team, and support other Hub staff to do the same. Elicit key information from different levels of an organisation that would help to design and deliver Hub interventions using a range of skills, including the applied use of clinical understanding as appropriate to organisational work. Apply clinical experience by conveying to clients through team and organisationalconsultation, training delivery and any individual consultation a knowledge of the impact of the pandemic on workplace life, practices, environments, procedures and other issues affecting mental health and wellbeing. Conduct effective structured one on one consultations and facilitated group sessions ie Reflective Practice, Keeping Well Groups, based on clinical understanding of need and codesign Undertake clinical assessments / Deliver brief one-to-one interventions / make necessary referrals on to suitable clinical providers. Assess and effectively communicate issues of clinical risk where encountered in Hub activity, using clinical skills in an applied settings. Map existing Hub provision and assess its impact, effectiveness and cohesion.

Provide clinical expertise where relevant, either through direct consultation or as applied to training/reflective practice interventions Negotiate / co-design a programme of interventions tailored to an individual, team or organisations situation in relation to the impact of the pandemic. Maintain and grow a library of self-help resources available for dissemination. Design and deliver training, workshops, consultation, website input and limited crisis consultation using clinical expertise if required.

Person Specification

Qualification/Training

Essential

  • Masters (or equivalent) in relevant field and additional training or experience
  • Experience of work in an organisational context, using applied clinical skills outside of a traditional clinic setting
  • Experience of devising and delivering workshops and structured training sessions to a range of participants

Knowledge and Understanding

Essential

  • Experience of working alongside non-clinical colleagues
  • Understanding of mental health from a range of perspectives; including the impact of trauma
  • Understanding of the impact of mental health issues within health and social care contexts, including for non-clinical staff

Abilities and Skills

Essential

  • Ability to manage relationships at senior level and experience of building collaborative partnerships with other agencies
  • Ability to prioritise, set and achieve own targets, manage complex workloads and work without direct supervision.

Other requirements

Essential

  • Readiness to work in the challenging environment of a complex service working across organisational boundaries.
Person Specification

Qualification/Training

Essential

  • Masters (or equivalent) in relevant field and additional training or experience
  • Experience of work in an organisational context, using applied clinical skills outside of a traditional clinic setting
  • Experience of devising and delivering workshops and structured training sessions to a range of participants

Knowledge and Understanding

Essential

  • Experience of working alongside non-clinical colleagues
  • Understanding of mental health from a range of perspectives; including the impact of trauma
  • Understanding of the impact of mental health issues within health and social care contexts, including for non-clinical staff

Abilities and Skills

Essential

  • Ability to manage relationships at senior level and experience of building collaborative partnerships with other agencies
  • Ability to prioritise, set and achieve own targets, manage complex workloads and work without direct supervision.

Other requirements

Essential

  • Readiness to work in the challenging environment of a complex service working across organisational boundaries.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Tavistock and Portman

120 Belsize Lane

London

NW3 5BA


Employer's website

https://tavistockandportman.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Tavistock and Portman

120 Belsize Lane

London

NW3 5BA


Employer's website

https://tavistockandportman.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Hub Lead

Abigail Concannon

keepingwell.ncl@nhs.uk

07824339149

Date posted

25 August 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8a

Salary

Depending on experience £52,643 - £58,558 per annum including HCAS (pro-rata)

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

260-TP-94

Job locations

Tavistock and Portman

120 Belsize Lane

London

NW3 5BA


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