Community Mental Health Practitioner | Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust

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Posting date: 21 November 2019
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £30,401 - £37,267 pa
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 21 December 2019
Location: Tunbridge Wells, TN1 2JN
Company: Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 2130020/380-SR098-C

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We have an exciting new vacancy for Band 6 Care Coordinators to join the Early Intervention in Psychosis Service (EIP). The post is for 37.5 hours in South West Kent.

This is a time for transformation where the Early Intervention in Psychosis service is evolving to meet demand. The team have recently extended the age range from 35 to 65 years and is offering a number of interventions to service users who are presenting with a first episode of psychosis and their families and carers . This development is following the introduction of the Access and Waiting Time Standards. The service has a strong ethos of ensuring service users and their families/carers are central to leading their recovery. We are looking for a qualified practitioner (Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker working under KMPT Terms and Conditions) with relevant experience, who is motivated to work within and contribute to the continued development of this exciting service. Experience of working with the older client group where a differential diagnosis may be indicated as opposed to first episode of psychosis would be beneficial however not essential.

The Early Intervention in Psychosis Service forms part of the Community Recovery Service Line Directorate. The existing team is comprised of Community Psychiatric Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Psychological Practitioners, Support Time and Recovery Workers, Admin and Clerical Workers.

A commitment to continued professional development is essential. We offer on-going clinical and professional supervision and access to relevant courses to assist you in developing your career. Are you interested in developing skills and gaining experience in this dynamic service working with clients with first episode of psychosis? Care Coordinators have capped caseloads to allow for innovative and focused interventions in partnership with service users, families and carers promoting recovery, social inclusion and well-being. Experience of working directly with people with psychosis is essential. Applicants need to be able to work flexibly, creatively and be responsive to the needs of this client group and their carers. This post is subject to a six month probationary period for candidates external to the Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust. Employment in this post is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service.To deliver an effective service it is essential that you are able to travel between bases in a timely manner. As part of the Band 6 Nursing team you will be required to attain a mentoring qualification. In the winter of 2017, we launched our new and exciting Nursing Strategy, which is attached here for your reference. Our strategy will support our registered and unregistered nursing staff to provide the best care possible to our patients and their families, whilst enjoying a long and supportive career with us here at KMPT. Kent? Where’s that? Take a different view of this unique part of the country. With miles of incredible coastline, rolling countryside, lively seaside towns, diverse communities and easy access to London and Europe, this could be the place to develop your career. Add to that a real commitment to innovation and integration in health and social care, and some of the best-rated public sector organisations in the country – we think you’ll love it. Need more convincing? Follow the hashtag #takeadifferentview

This advert closes on Thursday 5 Dec 2019

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