Mental Health Social Worker | Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
|Posting date:||22 August 2019|
|Additional salary information:||£28,050 - £36,644|
|Closing date:||21 September 2019|
|Location:||North West England, BL9 0BT|
|Company:||Pennine Care NHS FT|
Interviews for this post will be held on 16th September 2019
Here at Pennine Care Trust NHS Foundation Trust we are looking to expand the North West NHS Veterans’ Transition Intervention and Liaison Service (TILS) and seeking to employ a number of enthusiastic and motivated Mental Health Nurses who are interested in veteran mental health.
The TILS is a North West-wide community service for ex-serving personnel and those transitioning out of the armed forces with a discharge date. The service offers a single point of entry, assessment and brief intervention/case management service to veterans who are experiencing mental health difficulties.
The TILS is co-located with the Military Veterans’ Service - a multi-disciplinary team of practitioners led by a Consultant Clinical Psychologist which is commissioned to offer treatment and interventions to Veterans of the British Armed Forces (including current reservists when not mobilised) who are experiencing complex mental health difficulties related to their military service.
The work is interesting and varied, ranging from recognising the early signs of mental health problems, providing access to early support, dealing with crisis/duty calls to assessment, offering case management and brief interventions. Help is also, at times provided to the veteran for other needs that may affect mental health and wellbeing – for example, with housing, finances, employment, social support and reducing alcohol consumption.
Key Responsibilities of the Post:
The post includes the delivery of clinical appointments within a range of community venues across the North West or a home setting where clients’ needs necessitate this. Clinical appointments include; initial face to face mental health, social care and risk assessments (including collecting standardised assessment measures); and case management of an assigned group of clients who require on-going monitoring of their mental health and risk management; emotional and practical support; and the delivery of evidence based interventions for depression, anxiety, and anger.
The post holder will also contribute to a duty rota (in the office base at Bury) where responsibilities include: initial triage of referrals as part of the Transition, Intervention and Liaison single point of access, liaising with referrers and other services and providing advice and support both to other members of the MVS and to other professionals working with veterans with mental health difficulties in relation to clinical management and safeguarding issues.
Key Requirements of the Person Specification:
In order to be considered for the post you need to be a Registered Mental Health Nurse and be able to demonstrate:
• Experience of Case managing clients who have common/complex mental health difficulties Worked within a community NHS setting
• Worked within a multi-disciplinary team
• Experience of working with Military Veterans or demonstrate an understanding of Military Communities
• Managed a community client caseload
• Delivered a variety of therapeutic interventions within a community setting
• Excellent knowledge around risk management
• Ability to conduct a thorough psycho-social assessment and develop a collaborative care plan with the client
This advert closes on Friday 6 Sep 2019