Clinical Specialist, Occupational Therapist / Social Worker
Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust
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The North London Partners Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Service is a community mental health service for pregnant and postnatal women with severe and complex mental illness. The aim of the team is to detect, prevent and treat perinatal mental health problems to improve the experience of pregnancy and the first year postpartum for women and their families.
Camden & Islington Mental Health Foundation Trust jointly with Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health Trust secured investment to develop perinatal mental health services across five boroughs in the North Central London area. The service has been running since 2017 and provides specialist perinatal mental health services across the boroughs of Camden, Islington, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey. The model consists of an Administrative Hub, currently based at St Pancras Hospital NW1 and operates with 3 clinical sub-teams;
-West team (Barnet)
-East team (Enfield & Haringey) &
-South team (Camden & Islington)
Staff work closely with the five maternity sites in North Central London; University College London Hospital, Whittington Hospital, Royal Free Hospital, Barnet Hospital and North Middlesex University Hospital. Clinics run at maternity sites, children's centres and community centres across the boroughs as well as home visits
Main duties of the job
The post holder will be supported by the clinical leads in the Perinatal Service to manage a caseload of clients in line with the requirements of the service line operational policy and service line strategy and that safe, evidence based, effective, culturally competent care is delivered in a timely manner to service users.
In carrying out this role the post holder will make best use of the resources available to them in the monitoring of team and individual performance; ensuring that at all times best use is made of health and social care resources to assist recovery and re-enablement.
The post holder will support governance and audit within the team, ensuring that service delivery focuses on the quality agenda and that dignity, privacy and respect is afforded at all times to service users. Team members are to be supported and developed to their potential and that new team members are to be comprehensively inducted andsuccessfully integrated into the team.
Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust & the London Boroughs of Camden & Islington are working in partnership to provide mental health services. Employees from all the participating organisations work closely together and have joint management and supervision arrangements. In addition you will be expected to collect and report data relating to performance indicators for both organisations.
It is the aim of the Trust to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, sexual orientation, marital/partnership status, race, religion, age, creed, colour, ethnic origin, disability, part time working status and real or suspected HIV/AIDS status and is not placed at a disadvantage by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable. To this end the Trust has a Valuing Diversity in the Workplace Policy and it is for each employee to contribute to its success.
Please see job description and person specification attached to this advert for detailed description about this role. Alternatively contact the Service Manager whose contact details are listed below.
Skills and Abilities
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