Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. We also provide specialist services extending throughout the south west.
We employ over 4,000 dedicated members of staff who deliver services from more than 90 locations, working in approximately 150 teams across a geographical region of 2,200 miles, for a population of approximately 1.8million people.
We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery. Our staff are pivotal in everything we do and we are committed to involving them fully in the development of the Trust and our services.
Based in the City of Bristol, one of the UK's most desirable places to live, you will find one of the most cosmopolitan and culturally diverse areas of the UK.
Bristol has wonderful stores, museum and Art Galleries. amongst its' amenities and attractions are Michelin starred restaurants to a wide variety of wonderful ethnic restaurants or pop up stores; the beautiful countryside of the Cotswolds and Mendips on your doorstep ; the River Severn and the Avon and Kennett Canal to name a few.
Working alongside Criminal Justice Mental Health Practitioners, the post holder will be based within the Bristol Advice and Support in Custody and Courts Team (ASCC) . The role will cover predominantly Bristol Courts and Police stations (at Keynsham and Patchway), working with individuals (to include adults, young people and children) with mental health problems and other vulnerabilities that have come into contact with the Criminal Justice System.
The post holder will support clients, who are often deemed ‘hard-to-engage’, to access and utilise a range of community services in order to improve their use of these resources, which is likely to improve their mental health, social difficulties, and reduce the risk of them re-offending. The post holder will actively engage and work with a small number of individuals with offending histories who are likely to have a wide range of mental health problems, along with a level of co-existing complex needs, including homelessness, substance misuse problems, significant risk histories and social exclusion, and who at times may present with extremely challenging behaviours. The ST&R workers will provide time limited 1:1 support to clients, enabling them to access a wide range of services that can provide help and advice with, for example, mental health, housing, social exclusion, substance misuse, education, employment and debt management difficulties. The post holder will be expected to develop good links with community resources in order to enable improved and supported access to services.
In summary, the post holder will support service users in their community environment to promote their recovery, and will assist the Criminal Justice Mental Health Practitioners to assess, plan, implement and evaluate short term care plans.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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