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.
Are you passionate about supporting the Armed Forces community? Are you committed to developing services and making the most of new opportunities?
A very exciting new opportunity has become available to offer an additional level of support and engagement to the Veteran’s Transition, Intervention and Liaison Service (TILs)
There are two roles available: one working across Wiltshire and Dorset, the other working across Bristol and Somerset.
The TIL Service was established to support those who are transitioning from military service to civilian life and the Veteran community (regardless of how long since they left service). It offers a full and comprehensive assessment of needs (incl. mental health, substance misuse, benefits, family life) with a view to ensuring that where a need is identified, the Veteran is able to access support to improve their situation. Whilst there is a broad range of support available to the Veteran community, navigating it and making sense of what is on offer can be an overwhelming task.
These exciting new roles aim to complete the cycle of support offered by TILs through 1:1 community-based engagement. This will ensure that the Veterans that have been assessed and have identified support needs are able to access and utilise the broad range of community services available to them.
The post holders will actively engage and work with a small number of Veterans who are likely to have a wide range of mental health problems, along with a level of co-existing complex needs, including trauma, substance misuse problems, increased risk, homelessness 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 Veterans, enabling them to access a wide range of services that can provide help, support and treatment with any identified mental health, housing, social exclusion, substance misuse, education, employment and debt management difficulties. The post holder will also develop good links with community resources in order to enable improved and supported access to services.
These posts will support Veterans in their community environment to promote their recovery, and will assist the Mental Health Practitioners to assess, plan, implement and evaluate short term care plans.
Previous military service is not essential but may be helpful, as would an understanding of issues facing the Veteran community.
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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Community Services Manager
m: 07712 424162