Mental Health Support Worker
Alliance Psychological Services Limited
This job is now closed
Alliance Psychological Services is an independent provider of counselling and psychological therapy services based in the Tees Valley area and working across the North-East region. We are working in partnership with Middlesbrough & Stockton Mind to deliver the IMPACT on Teesside service.
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT WORKERS
Full and Part Time Permanent Positions Available
Salary Scale: £21,500 - £23,000 pro rata to hours worked
Main duties of the job
We have several exciting opportunities available to be part of this innovative service as a Mental Health Support Worker. Successful candidates will have experience working in a mental healthcare setting. As part of this role, you will contribute to waiting list management and support in collaboration with other members of the team and will assist in providing a range of evidence-based low intensity psychological interventions. You will ensure that people assessed for the service are supported whilst waiting for treatment and will contribute towards meeting service targets.
Full time and part time positions are available, and these posts will be based in our Middlesbrough office. You will be employed by Alliance within the IMPACT on Teesside partnership.
You must have full right to work in the UK as we are currently unable to offer working visa opportunities.
For more information on this post please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date for applications: 19th November 2023
Interview dates: 27th November 2023
Alliance offers first rate training and development opportunities, 38 days annual leave pro rata, rising 1 day every 5 years of service (as well as the option to purchase additional annual leave) EAP health scheme including costs towards eye tests/glasses, dental treatment, physio treatment and shopping discounts alongside a 3% contributory pension scheme. We also offer lots of health and wellbeing initiatives for our staff and promote flexible working for a positive work life balance.
Alliance Psychological Services has organisational responsibility for safeguarding all children and vulnerable adults within our service, part of this is to follow safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is also a requirement that all staff understand it is each persons individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children.
Please note that due to the nature of the duties of these roles, an enhanced criminal records disclosure will be sought in the event of a successful application.
Alliance Psychological Services Limited is committed to promoting equal opportunities in our employment practice and service delivery. We are signatories to the Mindful Employers Charter. Alliance also has Investors in People status and is a Living Wage employer.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
To work as a member of the Impact PWT Service Team
- To create and maintain effective working relationships within the Team and elsewhere.
- To provide support to patients waiting to begin treatment within the Primary Care Service including maintaining regular contact and providing information on other sources of help.
- To offer advice and support to other members of the wider Primary Care Team, including GPs and other Health Professionals, on mental health issues, and in relation to appropriate referral pathways for patients with mental health needs.
- To liaise effectively with Secondary Care and voluntary sector organisations and services
- To attend meetings and provide reports as required.
- To assist in the development and promotion of the service
To provide a range of therapeutic interventions and support
- To assist with assessment and support, including risk assessment, of clients referred to the service across all pathways within the Primary Care setting
- To assist with delivery of a range of appropriate therapeutic interventions in collaboration with the client including groupwork and digital therapies
- To offer a range of resources, signposting and information
- To work within an appropriate time framework,
- To make appropriate onward referrals following assessment for clients requiring other services, including statutory and voluntary agencies
- To maintain clients confidentiality within agreed guidelines
- Responsible for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults by promoting the welfare of service users at all times and operating within local policies and procedures.
- Under guidance and support taking appropriate safeguarding action to protect children and vulnerable adults at risk of significant harm.
- Under guidance and supervision to identify and support families in accessing Early Help Services
- To share appropriate information with other agencies regarding the service users wellbeing and progress keeping within the boundaries of Confidentiality and Information sharing protocols.
To provide a professional and ethical service
- To maintain appropriate records including all required assessment and evaluation tools
- To undertake relevant Continuing Professional Development activities both as required for the purposes of continued professional accreditation or registration and as identified through Impacts Professional Development and Appraisal System
- To undertake an appropriate amount of clinical supervision from a qualified Clinical Supervisor within Impacts Supervision Programme
- To operate within agreed NHS, Impact and professional guidelines and Codes of Practice
- To ensure a safe and secure working environment for self and others and to take action as necessary within Health and Safety and other guidelines.
- To promote and value the rights, responsibilities and diversity of people using the Service.
- In the performance of their duties, the post-holder may have access to confidential information relating to clients and their care, staff and others. They may also have access to information relating to Impact as a business organisation. All such information from any source is to be regarded as strictly confidential.
- Information relating to clients, carers, staff, other healthcare workers or Impact business may only be divulged to authorised persons in accordance with Impact policies and procedures relating to confidentiality and the protection of personal and sensitive data.