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Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

National Health Service

Farnborough, Southern
1 day ago
Farnborough, Southern
1 day ago

Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

North Hampshire Urgent Care

The closing date is 11 March 2021

Job overview

TalkPlus is a high achieving, well-established Long-Term Conditions (LTC) IAPT service, committed to improving health and well being, tackling inequalities and providing high quality service. IAPT supports the NHS in implementing (NICE) guidelines for people suffering from depression and anxiety disorders across Farnham and N.E. Hampshire.

Our dedicated Psychological Well-being Practitioners offer a range of psychological therapies & services to treat and support people in their recovery. Talkplus is committed to developing staff to reach their full potential.

Working as a Psychological Well-being Practitioner for TalkPlus is a very rewarding experience. Knowing that every day you help make a positive difference to someone's life is a great feeling.

We have an exciting opportunity for two Qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWP), to support ongoing delivery and developments of our step two services.

Currently, all employees at TalkPlus are working remotely.

Main duties of the job

Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners work within the IAPT service providing high volume low intensity interventions including Guided self-help based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) self-management interventions to clients with mild to moderate anxiety and depression.

Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners work with people from different cultural backgrounds and ages, using interpreters when necessary and should be committed to equal opportunities.

We are looking for dedicated, enthusiastic individuals who are committed to working with people with common mental health problems.

The successful applicants will hold a Post-Graduate Certificate in Low Intensity Interventions, with experience of working within primary care. Excellent communication skills together with the ability to organise and be self motivated are required.

About us

TalkPlus is a well-established Long-Term Conditions (LTC) IAPT service, that provides high quality patient focused care.

We can offer you

  • specialist training in house and externally such as extra training around supporting people with long term conditions
  • Regular opportunities for ongoing continuing personal development (CPD)
  • Fortnightly Clinical Group Supervision
  • A fair and manageable caseload
  • protected time as a team on a quarterly basis
  • the opportunity to lead on projects or develop specialisms.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Purpose

The post-holder will work within the IAPT service providing high volume low intensity interventions including Guided self-help based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) self-management interventions to clients with mild to moderate anxiety and depression.

The post holder will work with people with different cultural backgrounds and ages, using interpreters when necessary and should be committed to equal opportunities

The post holder will be expected to work out of hours when necessary to meet the service needs.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

CLINICAL

  • Accept referrals via agreed protocols within the service and develop programmes of care packages.

  • Assess and support people with a common mental health problem in the self-management of their recovery.

  • Undertake a patient-centred interview which identifies areas where the person wishes to see change and or recovery and makes an accurate assessment of risk to self and others.

  • Make decisions on suitability of new referrals, adhering to the departments referral protocols, refers unsuitable clients on to the relevant service or back to the referral agent as necessary or steps-up the persons treatment to high intensity psychological therapy.

  • Provide a range of information and support for evidence based high-volume low-intensity psychological treatments. This may include guided self-help, computerised CBT, information about pharmacological treatments. This work may be face to face, telephone or via other media.

  • Educate and involve family members and others in treatment as necessary.

  • Adhere to an agreed activity contract relating to the overall number of client contacts offered, and clinical sessions carried out per week in order to minimise waiting times and ensure treatment delivery remains accessible and convenient.

  • Attend multi-disciplinary meetings relating to referrals or clients in treatment, where appropriate.

  • Complete all requirements relating to data collection within the service.

  • Keep coherent records of all clinical activity in line with service protocols and use these records and clinical outcome data in clinical decision making.

  • Work closely with other members of the team ensuring appropriate step-up and step-down arrangements are in place to maintain a stepped care approach.

  • Assess and integrate issues surrounding work and employment into the overall therapy process.

  • Operate at all times from an inclusive values base which promotes recovery and recognises and respects diversity.

  • Prepare and present clinical information for all patients on their caseload to clinical case management supervisors within the service on an agreed and scheduled basis, in order to ensure safe practice and the clinical governance obligations of the worker, supervisor and service are delivered.

  • Respond to and implement supervision suggestions by supervisors in clinical practice.

Engage in and respond to personal development supervision to improve competences and clinical practice.

PROFESSIONAL

  • Ensure the maintenance of standards of practice according to the employer and any regulating, and keep up to date on new recommendations/guidelines set by the department of health (e.g. NHS plan, National Service Framework, National Institute for Clinical Excellence).

  • Ensure that client confidentiality is protected at all times.

  • Be aware of, and keep up to date with advances in the spheres of treatment for common mental health problems.

  • Ensure clear objectives are identified, discussed and reviewed with senior therapists on a regular basis as part of continuing professional development.

  • Participate in individual performance review and respond to agreed objectives.

  • Keep up to date all records in relation to Continuing Professional Development and ensure personal development plan maintains up to date specialist knowledge of latest theoretical and service delivery models/developments.

  • Attend relevant conferences / workshops in line with identified professional objectives.

GENERAL

  • To contribute to the development of best practice within the service.
  • To maintain up-to-date knowledge of legislation, national and local policies and procedures in relation to Mental Health and Primary Care Services.
  • All employees have a duty and responsibility for their own health and safety and the health of safety of colleagues, patients and the general public.
  • All employees have a responsibility and a legal obligation to ensure that information processed for both patients and staff is kept accurate, confidential, secure and in line with the Data Protection Act (1998) and Security and Confidentiality Policies.
  • It is the responsibility of all staff that they do not abuse their official position for personal gain, to seek advantage of further private business or other interests in the course of their official duties.
  • This Job Description does not provide an exhaustive list of duties and may be reviewed in conjunction with the post holder in light of service development.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Qualification from PWP Training Course (Post Graduate Certificate or Level 3 undergraduate course)Personal Specification

Desirable

  • Training in nursing, social work, occupational therapy, counselling or within a psychological therapy.
  • Psychology or other health related undergraduate degree.

Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of working with people who have experienced a mental health problem
  • Experience of working in Primary Care Services:
  • Ability to manage own caseload and time
  • Demonstrates high standards in written communication
  • Able to write clear reports and letters.

Desirable

  • Worked in a service where agreed targets in place demonstrating clinical outcomes
  • Evidence of working in the local community

Skills, Knowledge and Other Attributes

Essential

  • Ability to evaluate and put in place the effect of training
  • Computer literate
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including telephone skills
  • Able to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients
  • Demonstrates an understanding of anxiety and depression and how it may present in Primary Care
  • Demonstrates an understanding for the need to use evidence based psychological therapies and how it relates to this post High level of enthusiasm and motivation.
  • Advanced communication skills
  • Ability to work within a team and foster good working relationships
  • Ability to use clinical supervision and personal development positively and effectively
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Regard for others and respect for individual rights of autonomy and confidentiality
  • Ability to be self-reflective, whilst working with service users, in own personal and professional development and in supervision
  • Ability and willingness to travel to locations throughout the organisation

Desirable

  • Received training (either formal of through experience) and carried out risk assessments within scope of practice
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of the issues surrounding work and the impact it can have on mental health
  • Knowledge of medication used in anxiety and depression and other common mental health problems
  • Fluent in languages other than English
  • Experience of working with diverse communities and within a multicultural setting.

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.

Employer details

Employer name

North Hampshire Urgent Care

Address

The Meads Business Centre

19 Kingsmead

Farnborough

GU14 7SR


Employer's website

https://www.nhuc.co.uk/


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Home Treatment Team Practitioner

National Health Service

Theta, HC
3 days ago
Theta, HC
£32.933k - £39.681k Per Year
3 days ago
£32.933k - £39.681k Per Year

Job Reference: 325-A-20-106591-2

Employer:
Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Adult Crisis Care
Location:
Theta, Lyon Way, Frimley, Surrey
Salary:
£32,933 - £39,681 inc. Fringe HCAS

An exciting and rare opportunity has arisen in our Home Treatment Team which is operating as a Hub and Spoke in Guildford and Frimley.

We are looking to recruit motivated, commited crisis response and home treatment practitioners for the South West and North East Hampshire Home Treatment Service. This opportunity is open to registered mental health nurses, occupational therapists or registered social workers.

The post holder will be an autonomous practitioner who can also work effectively as team player. You will need to demonstrate excellent communication skills and be able to work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team. You will be committed to the delivery of a high quality service, working both independently and as part of a well-established, innovative and crisis response and home treatment team in meeting the needs of service users and their carers.



Please note that all salaries shown are based on whole time of 37.5 hours per week for non-medical roles and 40 hours per week for medical roles, part time roles are pro-rated accordingly.

The Trust aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee is unfairly disadvantaged on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, marital status/civil partnership, religion/belief or trade union status. The Trust is committed to the employment and career development of people from ethnic minority backgrounds and people with disabilities.

The Trust would encourage applications from people who have experience of using Mental Health & Learning Disability Services.

We reserve the right to close this post early should we be overwhelmed by applications. Please ensure you submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process. If you have a disability and can demonstrate that closing this post early would impact on your ability to submit an application in time, please do not hesitate to contact us to make an offline application within the original timeframe.
Existing work permit holders should be aware that if the post they are applying for is a promotion or with a different Trust, a new work permit application will have to made. We are unable to guarantee the outcome of the decision of the Home Office.

Since October 2017 all of our premises have been smoke free.

Please ensure you read the person specification as your application will be judged against this.

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Occupational Therapist

National Health Service

Aldershot, Southern
5 days ago
Aldershot, Southern
5 days ago

Occupational Therapist

Salus Medical Services Ltd

The closing date is 26 March 2021

Job overview

Occupational therapists (OTs) support people of all ages with problems resulting from physical, mental, social, or developmental difficulties. OTs provide interventions that help people find ways to continue with everyday activities that are important to them. This could involve learning new ways to do things or making changes to their environment to make things easier. As patients needs are so varied, OTs must take a holistic approach to each individual patient; managing physical, social, psychological, and environmental needs alongside good clinical practice.

The post holder will be an integral part of the PCN and practice teams, working in each practice and across the PCN. The post holder will be instrumental in support the delivery of the Enhanced Care Home DES. The post holder will also work as part of a wider network and multi-disciplinary team.

Main duties of the job

Assess, plan, implement and evaluate treatment plans, with an aim to increase patients productivity and self-care.Work with patients through a shared-decision making approach to plan realistic, outcomes-focused goals. Involve MDT colleagues, physiotherapists, social workers, alongside patients' families, teachers, carers and employers in treatment planning, to aid rehabilitation.

Where appropriate, support the development of discharge and contingency plans with relevant professionals to arrange on-going care in residential, care home, hospital, and community settings.

About us

Aldershot Health Primary Care Network is looking for a Occupational Therapist to join their small but growing team.

Aldershot is an ethnically diverse town, and this is an opportunity to help improve health inequalities of the Eastern European and Nepali communities within Aldershot and this will be the primary focus of this role. Our ambition is to ensure everyone in Aldershot has the best opportunity of being connected to the right support in the area.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  1. Assess, plan, implement and evaluate treatment plans, with an aim to increase patients productivity and self-care.
  2. Work with patients through a shared-decision making approach to plan realistic, outcomes-focused goals.
  3. Undertake both verbal and non-verbal communication methods to address the needs of patients that have communication difficulties.
  4. Involve MDT colleagues, physiotherapists, social workers, alongside patients' families, teachers, carers and employers in treatment planning, to aid rehabilitation.
  5. Where appropriate, support the development of discharge and contingency plans with relevant professionals to arrange on-going care in residential, care home, hospital, and community settings.
  6. Periodically review, evaluate, and change rehabilitation programmes to rebuild lost skills and restore confidence.
  7. Where appropriate, advise on home, school, and workplace environmental alterations, such as adjustments for wheelchair access, technological needs, and ergonomic support.
  8. Teach coping strategies and support adaptation to manage long term conditions for physical and mental health.

Advise on specialist equipment and organisations to help with daily activities

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • See attached Job Description

Desirable

  • See attached Job Description

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (opens in a new window). From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Salus Medical Services Ltd

Address

Aldershot Centre For Health

Hospital Hill

Aldershot

Hampshire

GU11 1AY


Employer's website

http://www.salusmedical.co.uk/


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Supervising Social Worker - By the Bridge with Cambian - Thames Valley

National Health Service

Fifield, HC
5 days ago
Fifield, HC
£32k - £34k Per Year
5 days ago
£32k - £34k Per Year

Job Reference: J187-A-21-7838

Employer:
Cambian Group
Location:
Fifield
Salary:
£32,000 - £34,000

Job Title: Supervising Social Worker

Reporting To: Registered Manager or Regional Manager

Location: Thames Valley - Fifield, Office based, with regional travel

Salary Range: £32,000 - £34,000


Role Purpose

The Supervising Social Worker builds positive relationships between By the Bridge, the foster parent and the child’s social worker. It is a key role that helps the foster parent to sustain the child in placement and ensure outcomes for children are being met within the foster family.

You will work closely with key internal and external stakeholders, to enable foster parents to be informed, accept, understand and operate within the regulations and national minimum standards and in accordance with BtB policies and guidance.

Crucial to successful outcomes for children are positive working relationships between all the professionals around the child. The Supervision Social Worker role is a combination of monitoring and safeguarding on behalf of the children as well as supervising and supporting foster parents in their role.

About By the Bridge

By the Bridge with Cambian is aninnovative,dynamic,independent fostering organisation providing high quality foster care and services to children and their foster families.

We aim to create an environment where all people feel valued and can grow, develop and achieve their goals. We work to ensure that By the Bridge with Cambian is an organisation, which thrives on the diversity of its staff, families and children, to ensure that we assist and care for those most vulnerable, and advocate with them, and on their behalf.

Role Responsibilities

  • To be responsible for supervising and supporting foster parents and promoting the rights and safety of children placed with foster parents and managing cases.
  • To ensure children’s wishes are sought regularly and acted upon by themselves and the foster parent.
  • To ensure that By the Bridge with Cambian are meeting the expected indicators set out in the Fostering Regulations and National Minimum Standards with regards to the child’s health, well-being, promoting social and emotional development , as well as providing support to manage their responses.
  • Work as part of multi-disciplinary professional team around the child, this will include – attending meetings, completing reports and preparing assessments.
  • Partnering with key stakeholders to ensure foster parents work within the delegated authority and medical consent given.
  • Provide effective support, information and advice to enable foster parents to provide consistent, high quality care to children.
  • To ensure matches of children place are made on defendable decisions.
  • Supporting foster parents with children achievements in education, learning and development whilst promoting equality and diversity.
  • To undertake and produce high quality assessments and reports.
  • To work in line with our policies and procedures, adhering to reporting and recording requirements.
  • Maintain professional registration with regulatory social work body and ensure that you take personal responsibility for your own professional development.
  • Prepare for and engage in regular supervision with line manager.

Role Objective

  • Ensure all children have a completed safety plan. All safety plans are to be effective, proportionate and relevant to foster parents practice.
  • To undertake unannounced home visits to foster parents, as per BtB policies and procedures
  • To carry out a minimum of once monthly home visit and weekly telephone calls or more frequently as required.
  • Enable foster parents to support children’s family time and appropriate relationships, in line with the child plan.
  • Each foster parent to have a suitable Personal Professional Development Plan and to have completed their TSD within appropriate timescale.
  • Ensure all safety, medical and home checks are suitably assessed and resolved as necessary.
  • Facilitate supervision meetings/support groups with foster families as per BtB policies and procedure.
  • To conduct as required, initial visits to and assessments of prospective foster parents.
  • Facilitate training, including Skills to Foster training (as required).

General Responsibilities

  • To work in accordance with By the Bridge with Cambian policies and procedures.
  • To contribute to the culture of By the Bridge with Cambian.
  • This job description is subject to change as the role evolves.
  • To uphold and embody our values at all times, ensuring the protection of children is paramount.
  • To adhere to responsibilities under data protection, health and safety legislation and policies.
  • To demonstrate a positive commitment to equalities and diversity.
  • To undertake such other duties as may be reasonably expected or commensurate with your role.

Person Specification

  • Qualified and registered Social Worker
  • Knowledge and awareness of Ofsted regulations and safeguarding
  • Experience of working in fostering or therapeutic childcare environment
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Emotionally intelligent and good intuition
  • Self motivated and works with a professional and positive demeanour
  • Ability to organise and prioritise work, efficiently and effectively
  • IT literate (specifically Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Database systems experience – advantageous

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Community Mental Health Nurse / Social Worker

National Health Service

Basingstoke / Bridge Centre, Southern
3 days ago
Basingstoke / Bridge Centre, Southern
£31.365k - £37.89k Per Year
3 days ago
£31.365k - £37.89k Per Year

Job Reference: 348-MNH-406A

Employer:
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
CMHT Basingstoke North - North Area - MH
Location:
Basingstoke / Bridge Centre
Salary:
£31,365 to £37,890 pa

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities.


** We are offering £2,500 Golden Hello Payment to external candidates from outside of Hampshire and Isle of Wight! **-

Are you are looking for a new and exciting challenge? We need Care Coordinators in the Basingstoke CMHT to support the delivery of high quality community mental health services in the North Mid Hampshire area.

The team has a strong focus on patient and carer engagement, providing excellent personalized care for our patients and staff wellbeing. We are urgently recruiting for band 6 Care Co coordinators to join our team. The post-holder is expected to fill a care co-ordination role.

The post holder will operate within the principles of recovery, deliver a high standard of care, developing care plans, risk assessments and crisis plans with service users and their family, enabling a planned integration into local community facilities and then discharge as part of the patient’s recovery plan.

As an experienced mental health practitioner, the post holder will direct and supervise junior staff and/or students and resources within their area of responsibility and take an active participation in clinical quality assurance and learning programmes. Clozapine & Depot clinics, outreach depots, co facilitate groups with psychology colleagues.

  • To have clinical responsibility for a case load as specified by the Team leaders
  • To assess service user needs, plan effectively, monitor and evaluate interventions using evidence-based practice which is relevant to individual needs and within a framework of research and audit.
  • To participate in duty work on a rota basis with other team members when necessary.
  • To support service users to comply with medication regimes, and where appropriate to administer depot medication.
  • To provide interventions in the most appropriate settings according to service user need and choice, including client’s own homes, community venues, and CMHT premises.
  • To provide the necessary supervision of other professionals and students where applicable.
  • To develop effective partnerships within the multidisciplinary team across other agencies.
  • To ensure the implementation of Trust and national policies in particular with regard to CPA and risk strategies.
  • To maintain comprehensive case records in line with Trust requirements and using RiO, the Trusts electronic record system.
  • To maintain a holistic approach with clients and work with them in all aspects of their lives in a variety of settings, in order to promote health and maximise independence.
  • To be aware of the professional responsibilities in relation to the UKCC Code of Practice and Nursing and Midwifery Council guidelines.
  • To effectively implement Trust policies and procedures and ensure adherence to them.

Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire

Shifts/Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

In return for your hard work and your professional, caring and reliable service you will have access to the following benefits:

  • Relocation package up to £8,000
  • £1,000 if you recommend a friend to come and work in the trust
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Regular clinical supervision and training opportunities
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • Free parking on site
  • A range of staff discounts
  • Childcare vouchers

Ability to drive and use of a car for work purpose is essential in this role!

If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, we would love to hear from you.

Further details are set out in the Job Description and person specification. For additional information and informal discussion please contact Caroline Fonseca – Basingstoke CMHT Team Manager – 01256 316300

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We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community and we are committed to equal opportunities
We strongly encourage candidates to read all available information to support their application, please use the application form to demonstrate that you meet the requirements laid out in the job description and person specification.
If you are short-listed for this post you will be informed via your email address therefore, please check your NHS Jobs Account on a regular basis. Previous applicants need not apply within a six month period for the same role.

A DBS check is required by the Employer for this post. The Employer will undertake an initial check at the appropriate level on appointment. As a condition of employment you are required to register with the online DBS update service and maintain this registration throughout employment; costs associated with this will be reimbursed, subject to taxation in line with guidance from HMRC. You will comply with all Employer processes in order to provide yearly permission to the Employer enabling it to view your status and to undertake random checks as required. If you change to a role where a check would no longer be required this will be confirmed and you may end your membership if desired.

Any personal information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence and in

Any personal information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

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.

UK Registration -

Applicants must have current UK professional registration.



We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community and we are committed to equal opportunities. We strongly encourage candidates to read all available information to support their application, please use the application form to demonstrate that you meet the requirements laid out in the job description and person specification.
Previous applicants need not apply within a six month period for the same role.

A DBS check is required by the Employer for this post. The Employer will undertake an initial check at the appropriate level on appointment. As a condition of employment you are required to register with the online DBS update service and maintain this registration throughout employment; costs associated with this will be reimbursed, subject to taxation in line with guidance from HMRC.

Any personal information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND ADULTS AT RISK

Southern Health Foundation Trust (SHFT) is committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect. As an employee, you are accountable to ensure that you know to how to respond when you are concerned for the safety of a child, young person or adult at risk, applying the principles of the Family Approach to ensure evidence based analysis, risk management and appropriate action and escalation. SHFT require staff to work effectively together using the Family Approach to achieve better outcomes for adults, children and families. The Trust will support you in this duty by providing ongoing training, support and advice and have a Corporate Safeguarding Team who can be contacted for guidance and the provision of safeguarding supervision.

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Mental Health Practitioner - Memory Clinic

National Health Service

OPMH Services Wokingham, HC
5 days ago
OPMH Services Wokingham, HC
£26.152k - £32.146k Per Year
5 days ago
£26.152k - £32.146k Per Year

Job Reference: 371-MHW670-A

Employer:
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
OPMH Services Wokingham
Location:
OPMH Services Wokingham, Wokingham
Salary:
£26,152 - £32,146 per annum, pro rata (incl of HCA

These are the values that we live by at Berkshire Healthcare:

  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Please find attached the behaviour framework that underpins these values for this job role.


The Wokingham Community Older Adults Mental Health Team is looking for an enthusiastic, caring and highly motivated Mental Health Practitioner with a relevant professional qualification (Social Worker, Mental Health Nurse or Occupational Therapist) to join our friendly and innovative Memory Clinic.

Your base would be Wokingham Community Hospital where we have access to free parking facilities, staff room and a friendly and welcoming team. There is also the opportunity to work remotely and a balance of the two would be encouraged.

The Wokingham Older Adult Mental Health Service is a multi-disciplinary team with specialist skills in caring for older people with mental health needs in the community. The post holder will offer support to older people with mental health problems and their carers, providing advice, information and treatment in the service-users own homes and the clinic setting. You will be jointly responsible for patients on the Memory Clinic caseload, working collaboratively with the other Memory Clinic practitioners, the wider team and other disciplines from both statutory and voluntary sectors, as well as contributing towards the development of the service.

There will be an expectation that the post holder will facilitate patient and carer involvement in all aspects of service delivery, which may include delivering training and educational programmes as well as participating in audit and research.
You must be enthusiastic, caring and highly motivated to contribute towards maintaining standards of high-quality care to our patients. In our latest CQC inspection we achieved ‘Outstanding’ and therefore the successful candidate would be expected to work towards helping the service maintain these accolades of high standards

Full training will be provided

This post is 18.5 hours a week

About the Job

  • The post holder will undertake comprehensive assessments in a range of settings including the patient’s own home
  • To identify and select from a range of health, social and voluntary agencies which could assist and improve the care of individuals and their families.
  • To be jointly responsible for the Memory Clinic caseload working collaboratively with other Memory Clinic practitioners.
  • To monitor and evaluate the agreed care plan, making adjustments as appropriate in collaboration with the wider team.
  • To have a good problem-solving abilities

Some of the benefits of joining our team:

    • AfC Salary ranging from £26,152 - £32,146 per annum, pro rata (incl of HCAS)
    • Flexible working opportunities and a strong emphasis on your work, life balance
    • Annual leave – 27 days for new starters, plus bank holidays. Increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years NHS service. Pro rata for part time staff
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities
  • Salary sacrifice scheme for a new car
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave for eligible staff
  • Advanced IT enablement and support
  • Confidential telephone care service providing independent support and advice for staff.
  • And so much more

The “must haves” for you to be considered for this role:

  1. Have the relevant professional qualification (Social Worker, Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Speech and language therapist)
  2. A passion and understanding for working with Older People
  3. You must be enthusiastic, caring and highly motivated with some mental health / clinical experience
  4. Be a car driver with the ability and readiness to travel

If you recognise yourself in these requirements, we would recommend you apply today!

We are happy to answer any questions that you may have. Please don’t hesitate to call: Clare Leask on 0118 949 5101 or email: clare.leask@berkshire.nhs.uk who’ll be delighted to help.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameClare LeaskEmail addressClare.Leask@berkshire.nhs.ukTelephone number0118 9495101



We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from apps.trac.jobs. You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, that as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

Appointment to any position is conditional on the satisfactory completion of the core NHS Employment Checks Standards. Information disclosed in your application will be checked and any offer of appointment may be withdrawn if you knowingly withhold information or provide false or misleading information.

The Trust may close any vacancy prior to the advertised closing date due to the high level of responses we receive for some of our vacancies.

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust is committed to improving the health of its staff, patients and the wider community by providing a smoke free environment. A smoke free policy is in operation and smoking is not permitted on any of the Trust’s sites.

The Trust is also committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults.

NO AGENCIES TO CONTACT BERKSHIRE HEALTHCARE DIRECTLY PLEASE

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Community Mental Health Practitioner

National Health Service

Wokingham, HC
2 days ago
Wokingham, HC
£26.152k - £32.146k Per Year
2 days ago
£26.152k - £32.146k Per Year

Job Reference: 371-MHW704

Employer:
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
OPMH Services Wokingham
Location:
Wokingham
Salary:
£26,152 - £32,146 pa, pro rata (Incl of HCAS)

These are the values that we live by at Berkshire Healthcare:

  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Please find attached the behaviour framework that underpins these values for this job role.


The Wokingham Community Older Adults Mental Health Team is looking for an enthusiastic, caring and highly motivated Mental Health Practitioner with a relevant professional qualification (Social Worker, Mental Health Nurse or Occupational Therapist) to join our friendly and innovative Community Team

Your base would be Wokingham Community Hospital where we have access to free parking facilities, staff room and a friendly and welcoming team. There is also the opportunity to work remotely and a balance of the two would be encouraged.

The Wokingham Older Adult Mental Health Service is a multi-disciplinary team with specialist skills in caring for older people with mental health needs in the community. The post holder will take responsibility for the assessment and implementation of intensive care and treatment in the homes of people with functional mental health problems, as well as people with dementia.

The successful candidate must display a passion and understanding for working with Older
People,
appropriate training and support will be provided as needed.
You must be enthusiastic, caring and highly motivated to contribute towards maintaining standards of high-quality care to our patients. In our latest CQC inspection we achieved ‘Outstanding’ and therefore the successful candidate would be expected to work towards helping the service maintain these accolades of high standards

Normal working core hours across Monday to Friday are 9-5

This post is 28.5 hours a week

About the Job

  • The successful candidate will be responsible for managing their own case load, monitoring the mental health needs of patients and working alongside their carers and assessing care needs under the Care Act. Knowledge of appropriate legislation such as the Care Act, Mental Capacity Act and Mental Health Act is key to this post.
  • To identify and select from a range of health, social and voluntary agencies which could assist and improve the care of individuals and their families.
  • To monitor and evaluate the agreed care plan, making adjustments as appropriate in collaboration with the wider team.
  • To provide specialist consultation and advice on issues relating to the care of older people with mental health problems to other professionals within the wider care community such as Residential Homes, Sheltered Housing, Day Centres etc.
  • To have knowledge of therapeutic interventions such as crisis intervention and problem solving

Some of the benefits of joining our team:

  • AfC Salary ranging from £24,907 - £30,615 per annum
  • Flexible working opportunities and a strong emphasis on your work, life balance
  • Annual leave – 27 days for new starters, plus bank holidays. Increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years NHS service. Pro rata for part time staff
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities
  • Salary sacrifice scheme for a new car
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave for eligible staff
  • Advanced IT enablement and support
  • Confidential telephone care service providing independent support and advice for staff.
  • And so much more

The “must haves” for you to be considered for this role:

  1. Have the relevant professional qualification (Social Worker, Nurse, Occupational Therapist)
  2. A passion and understanding for working with Older People
  3. An understanding of the relevant legislation surrounding the Mental Capacity Act / Mental Health Act
  4. You must be enthusiastic, caring and highly motivated with some mental health / clinical experience
  5. Be a car driver with the ability and readiness to travel

If you recognise yourself in these requirements, we would recommend you apply today!

We are happy to answer any questions that you may have. Please don’t hesitate to call: Clare Leask on 0118 949 5101 or email: clare.leask@berkshire.nhs.uk who’ll be delighted to help.



We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from apps.trac.jobs. You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, that as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

Appointment to any position is conditional on the satisfactory completion of the core NHS Employment Checks Standards. Information disclosed in your application will be checked and any offer of appointment may be withdrawn if you knowingly withhold information or provide false or misleading information.

The Trust may close any vacancy prior to the advertised closing date due to the high level of responses we receive for some of our vacancies.

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust is committed to improving the health of its staff, patients and the wider community by providing a smoke free environment. A smoke free policy is in operation and smoking is not permitted on any of the Trust’s sites.

The Trust is also committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults.

NO AGENCIES TO CONTACT BERKSHIRE HEALTHCARE DIRECTLY PLEASE

Job Type

full-time

Posted

1 day ago

Description

Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

North Hampshire Urgent Care

The closing date is 11 March 2021

Job overview

TalkPlus is a high achieving, well-established Long-Term Conditions (LTC) IAPT service, committed to improving health and well being, tackling inequalities and providing high quality service. IAPT supports the NHS in implementing (NICE) guidelines for people suffering from depression and anxiety disorders across Farnham and N.E. Hampshire.

Our dedicated Psychological Well-being Practitioners offer a range of psychological therapies & services to treat and support people in their recovery. Talkplus is committed to developing staff to reach their full potential.

Working as a Psychological Well-being Practitioner for TalkPlus is a very rewarding experience. Knowing that every day you help make a positive difference to someone's life is a great feeling.

We have an exciting opportunity for two Qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWP), to support ongoing delivery and developments of our step two services.

Currently, all employees at TalkPlus are working remotely.

Main duties of the job

Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners work within the IAPT service providing high volume low intensity interventions including Guided self-help based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) self-management interventions to clients with mild to moderate anxiety and depression.

Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners work with people from different cultural backgrounds and ages, using interpreters when necessary and should be committed to equal opportunities.

We are looking for dedicated, enthusiastic individuals who are committed to working with people with common mental health problems.

The successful applicants will hold a Post-Graduate Certificate in Low Intensity Interventions, with experience of working within primary care. Excellent communication skills together with the ability to organise and be self motivated are required.

About us

TalkPlus is a well-established Long-Term Conditions (LTC) IAPT service, that provides high quality patient focused care.

We can offer you

  • specialist training in house and externally such as extra training around supporting people with long term conditions
  • Regular opportunities for ongoing continuing personal development (CPD)
  • Fortnightly Clinical Group Supervision
  • A fair and manageable caseload
  • protected time as a team on a quarterly basis
  • the opportunity to lead on projects or develop specialisms.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Purpose

The post-holder will work within the IAPT service providing high volume low intensity interventions including Guided self-help based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) self-management interventions to clients with mild to moderate anxiety and depression.

The post holder will work with people with different cultural backgrounds and ages, using interpreters when necessary and should be committed to equal opportunities

The post holder will be expected to work out of hours when necessary to meet the service needs.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

CLINICAL

  • Accept referrals via agreed protocols within the service and develop programmes of care packages.

  • Assess and support people with a common mental health problem in the self-management of their recovery.

  • Undertake a patient-centred interview which identifies areas where the person wishes to see change and or recovery and makes an accurate assessment of risk to self and others.

  • Make decisions on suitability of new referrals, adhering to the departments referral protocols, refers unsuitable clients on to the relevant service or back to the referral agent as necessary or steps-up the persons treatment to high intensity psychological therapy.

  • Provide a range of information and support for evidence based high-volume low-intensity psychological treatments. This may include guided self-help, computerised CBT, information about pharmacological treatments. This work may be face to face, telephone or via other media.

  • Educate and involve family members and others in treatment as necessary.

  • Adhere to an agreed activity contract relating to the overall number of client contacts offered, and clinical sessions carried out per week in order to minimise waiting times and ensure treatment delivery remains accessible and convenient.

  • Attend multi-disciplinary meetings relating to referrals or clients in treatment, where appropriate.

  • Complete all requirements relating to data collection within the service.

  • Keep coherent records of all clinical activity in line with service protocols and use these records and clinical outcome data in clinical decision making.

  • Work closely with other members of the team ensuring appropriate step-up and step-down arrangements are in place to maintain a stepped care approach.

  • Assess and integrate issues surrounding work and employment into the overall therapy process.

  • Operate at all times from an inclusive values base which promotes recovery and recognises and respects diversity.

  • Prepare and present clinical information for all patients on their caseload to clinical case management supervisors within the service on an agreed and scheduled basis, in order to ensure safe practice and the clinical governance obligations of the worker, supervisor and service are delivered.

  • Respond to and implement supervision suggestions by supervisors in clinical practice.

Engage in and respond to personal development supervision to improve competences and clinical practice.

PROFESSIONAL

  • Ensure the maintenance of standards of practice according to the employer and any regulating, and keep up to date on new recommendations/guidelines set by the department of health (e.g. NHS plan, National Service Framework, National Institute for Clinical Excellence).

  • Ensure that client confidentiality is protected at all times.

  • Be aware of, and keep up to date with advances in the spheres of treatment for common mental health problems.

  • Ensure clear objectives are identified, discussed and reviewed with senior therapists on a regular basis as part of continuing professional development.

  • Participate in individual performance review and respond to agreed objectives.

  • Keep up to date all records in relation to Continuing Professional Development and ensure personal development plan maintains up to date specialist knowledge of latest theoretical and service delivery models/developments.

  • Attend relevant conferences / workshops in line with identified professional objectives.

GENERAL

  • To contribute to the development of best practice within the service.
  • To maintain up-to-date knowledge of legislation, national and local policies and procedures in relation to Mental Health and Primary Care Services.
  • All employees have a duty and responsibility for their own health and safety and the health of safety of colleagues, patients and the general public.
  • All employees have a responsibility and a legal obligation to ensure that information processed for both patients and staff is kept accurate, confidential, secure and in line with the Data Protection Act (1998) and Security and Confidentiality Policies.
  • It is the responsibility of all staff that they do not abuse their official position for personal gain, to seek advantage of further private business or other interests in the course of their official duties.
  • This Job Description does not provide an exhaustive list of duties and may be reviewed in conjunction with the post holder in light of service development.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Qualification from PWP Training Course (Post Graduate Certificate or Level 3 undergraduate course)Personal Specification

Desirable

  • Training in nursing, social work, occupational therapy, counselling or within a psychological therapy.
  • Psychology or other health related undergraduate degree.

Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of working with people who have experienced a mental health problem
  • Experience of working in Primary Care Services:
  • Ability to manage own caseload and time
  • Demonstrates high standards in written communication
  • Able to write clear reports and letters.

Desirable

  • Worked in a service where agreed targets in place demonstrating clinical outcomes
  • Evidence of working in the local community

Skills, Knowledge and Other Attributes

Essential

  • Ability to evaluate and put in place the effect of training
  • Computer literate
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including telephone skills
  • Able to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients
  • Demonstrates an understanding of anxiety and depression and how it may present in Primary Care
  • Demonstrates an understanding for the need to use evidence based psychological therapies and how it relates to this post High level of enthusiasm and motivation.
  • Advanced communication skills
  • Ability to work within a team and foster good working relationships
  • Ability to use clinical supervision and personal development positively and effectively
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Regard for others and respect for individual rights of autonomy and confidentiality
  • Ability to be self-reflective, whilst working with service users, in own personal and professional development and in supervision
  • Ability and willingness to travel to locations throughout the organisation

Desirable

  • Received training (either formal of through experience) and carried out risk assessments within scope of practice
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of the issues surrounding work and the impact it can have on mental health
  • Knowledge of medication used in anxiety and depression and other common mental health problems
  • Fluent in languages other than English
  • Experience of working with diverse communities and within a multicultural setting.

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.

Employer details

Employer name

North Hampshire Urgent Care

Address

The Meads Business Centre

19 Kingsmead

Farnborough

GU14 7SR


Employer's website

https://www.nhuc.co.uk/