An exciting opportunity has arisen at Leighton Buzzard CMHT for a Band 4 Community Support worker. This role is vital in the support of the Care Coordinators in providing holistic care. We encourage you to apply for this great development opportunity. You are welcome to come and meet the team prior to your interview. The team is based in Leighton Buzzard which covers Leighton Buzzard, Linslade and the surrounding villages.
Our teams core hours are Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm. However, we are currently piloting enhanced hours as a quality improvement project. Our enhanced pilot hours are 5pm 7.30pm Monday Friday and 9am 5pm on Saturdays. One of the benefits is showing flexibility for staff working hours. The team members are under no obligation to work the enhanced hours during the pilot. The services are also in the middle of a service transformation, which is an exciting time, as we are exploring how we can further develop the service we provide, meeting the needs of our local community. We also operate a Duty clinician system responding to those who require support in a crisis. Our team provides assessment, care planning, intervention and evaluation of those with a moderate to severe mental health diagnosis for ages between 18 to 65 (up to 70 if already open to the team).
The team is made up of a rich resource of multidisciplinary professionals who support psychological ways of working. The team includes Registered Nurses, Social Workers. Doctors, Psychologists, Assistant Psychologist, Occupational Therapists, Community Support Workers, Psychotherapists, Administrators and an Employment specialist as well as working closely within a designated locality with Primary care mental health link workers, the Local Authorities and voluntary services.
There are many opportunities, such as to participate in teaching at the recovery college, support wit DBT, mindfulness, to be involved in other groups and working closely in partnership with the drug and alcohol, CAMH and other services.
If you are looking to be innovative, a team player and want to be part of a supportive, progressive and effective team, then this will be the post for you. This role is available to existing Band 4s and also Band 3's who wish to progress in their career.
We value you and we are interested in what you want from your career, to grow and develop for your continuing professional development and we will work closely with you to focus on and to tailor your individual needs. We want to explore options for your personal development and to expand your therapeutic skill set. This will include the option to rotate within the service to widen your breadth of experience, skills and knowledge.
This advert closes on Wednesday 5 May 2021
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