STR Worker | Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Job details
Posting date: 19 April 2021
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 19 May 2021
Location: Blackpool, FY1 6JJ
Company: Lancashire Care Foundation Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 3096605/351-MH1687-CL

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An opportunity has arisen for a full time Band 3 Support Time and Recovery Worker to join our team in the Acute Therapy Service (ATS) based at The Gateway, Seasider’s way, Blackpool. We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and reliable worker to support us to continue delivering a psychologically led service that provides an alternative to inpatient admissions and also facilitates early discharge from the inpatient units.

The aim of the ATS service is to provide brief structured psychological input, practical, occupational and social support and respite in a safe and containing environment.

You will have experience of working in Mental Health Services and the duties will include:

Direct involvement with service users; you will help to provide and facilitate a therapeutic responsive service for adults with mental health difficulties. This will involve supporting them to implement coping strategies learned in the ATS service. You will also deliver problem solving and social groups.
• To assist in the provision of a DBT Led Therapeutic Environment that facilitates early discharge from the acute psychiatric ward or provides an alternative treatment to admission onto an acute psychiatric ward;
• The post holder is expected to contribute to and support the day to day operational functioning of the service by working between 9 and 5pm Monday to Friday;
• The post holder would have the opportunity to work creatively within the teams to meet the demands & needs of the service & service users.
• The post holder would work without direct supervision on completion of his/her initial induction program;
• Support to carry out this role will be provided by management, clinical and staff team.

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

This advert closes on Monday 3 May 2021

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