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Band 5 Recovery Outreach Service & Engagement Practitioner (ROSE)

Band 5

Main area
Recovery Outreach Service & Engagement Team (ROSE)
Band 5
Permanent: Substantive
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (The service to cover 9am to 8pm)
Job ref
Callington Road Hospital
Brislington, Bristol
£25,655 - £31,534 pa
Salary period
28/10/2021 23:59

Job overview

We are looking for forward thinking, enthusiastic practitioners, to help shape a new and exciting service as we develop a new Assertive Outreach team.

The service aims to reduce hospital admissions and enable discharges from hospital sooner

Practitioners will have capped caseloads of 15 clients, and limited care coordination responsibilities to deliver enhanced, engagement focused interventions.

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds; we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

Main duties of the job

The service aims to improve the quality of life and independence for people suffering with serious mental illness who have experienced barriers accessing traditional mental health services

Working for our organisation

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care. 

We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset.

Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.  

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

ROSE practitioners to contribute to the full range of activities required to deliver ongoing comprehensive mental health assessment for service users with severe and enduring mental health needs living in the community and in a range of settings. This may include:

The use of standardised assessment tools such as Cluster Allocation Support Tool (CAST), KGV Recovery Star

History, strengths and aspirations

Mental state

Impact of culture and diversity

Functional needs

The needs of family and carer

Evaluation of risk

Physical health

Complicating factors
The interventions and treatments required to enable positive change.

Social Care needs

Safeguarding and public protection

ROSE practitioner will contribute to planning, delivering and reviewing treatment programmes using appropriate frameworks in line with evidence–based practice, including strategies to manage risk for service users with complex needs and carers, bringing in other resources as required.

ROSE practitioner will be embedded within an identified Bristol Recovery Teams, and work closely, with the Recovery Care Coordinator with identified service users, and providing defined interventions to individuals on the ROSE Team shared caseloads.

ROSE practitioner will contribute to the planning, delivery and evaluation of defined,  therapeutic interventions as identified, in line with personal recovery plans, including individuals on the ROSE Team shared caseloads. This might include:
Individual or group therapeutic intervention

Psychological treatments such as CBT, DBT approaches , family interventions

Psychosocial interventions

Motivational and coping enhancement strategies.

Medication management

Interventions under the Mental Health Act,

ROSE practitioner will deliver a range of activities/defined interventions to improve the friends/relatives/carers (carers) ability to support the service user and to enable them in their relationship with the service user.

ROSE practitioner will develop and maintain good partnership working with other services is maintained throughout all treatment episodes, including regular liaison within Primary Health Care Team, inpatient services, day services, voluntary sector and with nominated carers/advocates.

ROSE practitioner will, in collaboration with service users and carers, to be responsible for facilitating the development of comprehensive crisis plans, rapid access plans, advance statements etc, involving other agencies such as primary care etc where appropriate.

ROSE practitioner will personally build, hope inspiring relationships with service users, which acknowledge the personal journey of each person, and focus on strengths and aspirations to allow the creation of meaningful personal recovery plans.

ROSE practitioner will be responsible for maintaining own workload, (via the ROSE shared care FACT board) on a day to day basis, ensuring that time is prioritised effectively, making full use of electronic resources such as diaries/scheduling.

ROSE practitioner will be responsible for the protection of individuals from abuse and harm in line with local safeguarding policies and procedures, by contributing with others to the plans to protect people at risk, ensuring the appropriate sharing of information.

ROSE practitioner will facilitate access for service users and carers to appropriate community services and interventions outside secondary mental health services and across the complete recovery pathway.

ROSE practitioner will work collaboratively and sensitively with individuals with a range of mental health needs to develop skills to manage their own health, in accordance with their personal recovery plan, by actively promoting and using approaches which are affirming, build on strengths, identify past positive experience and success, and use small steps to move towards the persons goal.

ROSE practitioner will maintain the single health and social care record, ensuring both paper and electronic records are kept up to date in accordance with professional and organisational standards.

ROSE practitioner will report and record within agreed timeframes, all activity relating to information reporting and performance requirements.

ROSE practitioner will proactively participate in management, workload and clinical supervision in accordance with trust policy, taking personal responsibility for making appropriate arrangements.

ROSE practitioner will provide mentoring/ training for others in relevant practice areas, according to professional requirements, taking a collaborative approach to practice development and evidence-based care. Specifically this means providing a safe and effective learning environment for the mentoring and supervising of students, participating in their learning objectives and assessments

ROSE practitioner will demonstrate responsibility for developing own practice in line with professional qualifications and for contributing to the development of others, by making use of effective feedback, supervision, coaching and appraisal, and by providing appropriate information to help others.

ROSE practitioner will adhere to professional codes of conduct ensuring required skills and competencies required are maintained

ROSE practitioner will participate in local arrangements in order to ensure consistent care to service users across the local geography

ROSE practitioner will show willingness to support practices which foster and maintain team working.

Person specification

Knowledge and experience

Essential criteria
  • Experience in Assertive Outreach, including the FACT model
  • Experience of assessing risk and developing risk management strategies
  • Mobile with the facility to move quickly across a geographically dispersed area with limited access to public transport.
  • Experience in writing support plans and motivational interviewing

Education & Qualification

Essential criteria
  • Diploma level/Degree in relevant health/social care profession, eg RMN, OT, Social Worker.
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Rob Walker
Job title
Senior Practitioner
Email address
Telephone number
07770 276642
Additional information

You can also send requests for information to  awp.bristolrecoveryoutreachsupport-engagemen@nhs.net