Band 6 Specialist Intensive Practitioner - Swindon

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

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Job summary

Swindon Intensive Service (SIS) are looking for enthusiastic Band 6 Practitioners (RMN, OT or SW) to join our ever growing Crisis Team.

SIS are a diverse, multi-professional team consisting of Nurses, Social Workers, Therapists and Recovery Coordinators who deliver care to those in mental health crisis in the community. This role focusses on providing appropriate and effective interventions and treatments to people with a range of mental health, enabling and assisting them to meet their personal recovery goals and facilitate engagement with mainstream services. SIS provides a 'hospital at home' approach and work conscientiously with their Service Users to promote Recovery within their own home, utilising least restrictive practice at every opportunity.

The team has a motivated and experienced new management team who, along with the excellent practitioners in the team, are introducing some exciting changes. Previous experience in an Intensive Team is not essential- we have many practitioners in the team who have brought their skills from other areas and found them to be transferable to this field.

Main duties of the job

Accepting and reviewing referrals, completion of assessments within the community and general hospital settings for home treatment or gatekeeping for hospital admission. Implementation of Risk Management and Care Plans for the effective home treatment of Service Users utilising least restrictive practice at every opportunity. Medication management and concordance within community. Other duties and responsibilities including in line with job description.

Good communication and organisational skills are essential to this role, along with excellent clinical knowledge and skills.

There will be a comprehensive induction to the role and a supported period of supernumerary to aid with transition.

SIS are able to provide flexible working opportunities to successful candidates, promoting a positive and enriching work/life balance. Both shift work and 9-5 hours considered and full time and part time positions available. Enhancements paid for unsocial hours.

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.

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.

Date posted

12 February 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£35,392 to £42,618 a year

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

342-WTS043-0224

Job locations

Sandalwood Court

Highworth Road

Swindon

SN3 4WF


Job description

Job responsibilities

Essential knowledge, skills and experience Diploma level/Degree in relevant health/social care profession, eg RMN, OT, Social Worker Current relevant registration with the NMC or HCPC and commitment to CPD. Demonstrates substantial post-registration experience gained working in a range of frontline adult mental health services, undertaking assessment and delivering interventions Is able to deliver from a range of possible key therapeutic interventions CBT, Psychosocial interventions, Family Interventions, DBT approaches. Demonstrates a developed understanding of the recovery principles, and the role of secondary mental health services in the delivery of care Experience of undertaking carers assessments Demonstrates substantial experience of, and relevant professional practice qualification in mentoring/assessing students and learners Demonstrates substantial experience of assessing risk and developing risk management strategies Demonstrates substantial experience of supervising others, monitoring their performance appraisal and ensuring delivery of activity Able to articulate a detailed understanding of the relevant legal frameworks/legislation including CPA process, Mental Health Act , Mental Capacity Act, and Safeguarding. Highly developed verbal communication skills, able to engage effectively with people at all levels even when a more assertive approach is needed. Highly developed active listening skills, which allow for reframing and testing of understanding Highly developed written communication skills, with experience of compiling and sorting notes and reports, establishing statistical data and analysing information Substantially developed IT skills including competent use of Microsoft Office, and the use of electronic record keeping systems Demonstrates a willingness to embrace new technology and processes Mobile with the facility to move quickly across a geographically dispersed area with limited access to public transport.

Desirable knowledge, skills and experience Relevant post-registration qualifications, such as Thorn, Non Medical Prescribing, CBT, AMHP, Brief Interventions etc Experience gained in a wide variety of settings

Job description

Job responsibilities

Essential knowledge, skills and experience Diploma level/Degree in relevant health/social care profession, eg RMN, OT, Social Worker Current relevant registration with the NMC or HCPC and commitment to CPD. Demonstrates substantial post-registration experience gained working in a range of frontline adult mental health services, undertaking assessment and delivering interventions Is able to deliver from a range of possible key therapeutic interventions CBT, Psychosocial interventions, Family Interventions, DBT approaches. Demonstrates a developed understanding of the recovery principles, and the role of secondary mental health services in the delivery of care Experience of undertaking carers assessments Demonstrates substantial experience of, and relevant professional practice qualification in mentoring/assessing students and learners Demonstrates substantial experience of assessing risk and developing risk management strategies Demonstrates substantial experience of supervising others, monitoring their performance appraisal and ensuring delivery of activity Able to articulate a detailed understanding of the relevant legal frameworks/legislation including CPA process, Mental Health Act , Mental Capacity Act, and Safeguarding. Highly developed verbal communication skills, able to engage effectively with people at all levels even when a more assertive approach is needed. Highly developed active listening skills, which allow for reframing and testing of understanding Highly developed written communication skills, with experience of compiling and sorting notes and reports, establishing statistical data and analysing information Substantially developed IT skills including competent use of Microsoft Office, and the use of electronic record keeping systems Demonstrates a willingness to embrace new technology and processes Mobile with the facility to move quickly across a geographically dispersed area with limited access to public transport.

Desirable knowledge, skills and experience Relevant post-registration qualifications, such as Thorn, Non Medical Prescribing, CBT, AMHP, Brief Interventions etc Experience gained in a wide variety of settings

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Diploma level/Degree in relevant health/social care profession, eg RMN, OT, Social Worker

Experience

Essential

  • Demonstrates substantial post-registration experience gained working in a range of frontline adult mental health services, undertaking assessment and delivering interventions
  • Is able to deliver from a range of possible key therapeutic interventions CBT, Psychosocial interventions, Family Interventions, DBT approaches
  • Demonstrates a developed understanding of the recovery principles, and the role of secondary mental health services in the delivery of care
  • Experience of undertaking carers' assessments
  • Demonstrates substantial experience of, and relevant professional practice qualification in mentoring/assessing students and learners

Desirable

  • Relevant post-registration qualifications, such as Thorn, Non Medical Prescribing, CBT, AMHP, Brief Interventions etc
  • Experience gained in a wide variety of settings

Registration.

Essential

  • Applicant to hold relevant registration, NMC/OT/Social Work.
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Diploma level/Degree in relevant health/social care profession, eg RMN, OT, Social Worker

Experience

Essential

  • Demonstrates substantial post-registration experience gained working in a range of frontline adult mental health services, undertaking assessment and delivering interventions
  • Is able to deliver from a range of possible key therapeutic interventions CBT, Psychosocial interventions, Family Interventions, DBT approaches
  • Demonstrates a developed understanding of the recovery principles, and the role of secondary mental health services in the delivery of care
  • Experience of undertaking carers' assessments
  • Demonstrates substantial experience of, and relevant professional practice qualification in mentoring/assessing students and learners

Desirable

  • Relevant post-registration qualifications, such as Thorn, Non Medical Prescribing, CBT, AMHP, Brief Interventions etc
  • Experience gained in a wide variety of settings

Registration.

Essential

  • Applicant to hold relevant registration, NMC/OT/Social Work.

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

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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

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

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

Address

Sandalwood Court

Highworth Road

Swindon

SN3 4WF


Employer's website

http://www.awp.nhs.uk/about-us/working-for-us/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

Address

Sandalwood Court

Highworth Road

Swindon

SN3 4WF


Employer's website

http://www.awp.nhs.uk/about-us/working-for-us/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Team Manager

Tiffany Stephen

tiffany.stephen@nhs.net

01793836820

Date posted

12 February 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£35,392 to £42,618 a year

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

342-WTS043-0224

Job locations

Sandalwood Court

Highworth Road

Swindon

SN3 4WF


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