Mental Health Community Practitioner-Worcester Neighbourhood MH Team
Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
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Join our team, we pride ourselves in providing outstanding care to patients across Worcester. We will provide you with resources to develop and progress a long-term career as well as flexibility, continual professional development as well as a wide range of wellbeing and support.
37.5 hours during Monday to Friday.
This role allows the possibility of hybrid working, meaning you will be required to commute to the stated base 2 or 3 days per week but allowing you to based within any commutable distance for the remainder of your week. We would need to discuss the suitability to fit this around the service at interview.
In the Worcester Neighbourhood Mental Health Team (NMHT) we strive to improve the mental health and wellbeing of our local communities.
We have incorporated a huddle into the daily functioning of the team which enables us to be focused on the recovery of the patient through a multidisciplinary approach, with expertise from doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, support workers and psychological therapies staff.
If you are passionate, self-motivated and looking to be part of an exciting opportunity to contribute to the development of NMHTs then we would welcome your application and look forward to hearing from you.
Main duties of the job
Will work as a key member and resource of the MDT core team.
This post will offer a challenging and exciting opportunity to gain experience of working across South Community Mental Health Service, developing relationships with Primary Care, partner agencies and wider mental health services.
You will have the opportunity to design and deliver evidence-based recovery focused mental health interventions and groups. Knowledge of delivery psychoeducation within a group environment and 1:1 would be an advantage.
You will have experience of working with this user group in community settings. You will have a registered qualification in mental health nursing, occupational therapy or social work.
You will hold a blended caseload of common mental health disorders, severe mental illness patients, Primary and Secondary, including those with emotional needs.
The ability to work flexibly as the need of the service demands is essential.
Attend weekly MDT meetings, participate in professionals meetings, signpost to adjunct services depending on patient need.
Support and guidance to the carers of patients accessing the services
We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community health services across Worcestershire and the provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We work in partnership with other organisations to keep our community well at home for as long as possible.
We provide services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.
We have an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop. We will support you; help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training programme; and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. We endeavour to offer an attractive work-life balance, with flexibility in our approach to help you get the most out of your career.
We provide our staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from our Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.
At the core of our values, we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We take every opportunity to strengthen our approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of our staff.
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Act as a role model to colleagues, always seeking to maintain the highest standards of professionalism.
Use their initiative and take responsibility for themselves and the quality of their work and the service they provide to patients.
Work across all clinically appropriate patients, 17-years-old and over, to deliver evidence-based interventions.
Under the direction of Service Lead and as part of the Community Mental Health Service, provide prompt local assessment, triage, risk assessment, risk management, signposting, onward referral and evidence-based interventions for people presenting with mental health problems.
Represent the team on specific projects and working groups as required.
For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.
Skills & Abilities
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