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 the care of older people?
Do you hold a professional registration?
Do you want to join a friendly and supportive team who strive to offer high quality, person centred care?
If the answer is yes then we want to hear from you!
We have a vacancy within our Dementia and Later Life Liaison Team based at the Victoria Centre in Swindon.
The service works to support older people with mental health illness, including dementia, who are admitted to the Great Western Hospital (GWH) and /or who live in care homes within Swindon.
Successful applicants will join a highly experienced and dedicated team who pride themselves on collaborative working with service users, carers and other professional, who provide assessment and treatment of mental illness. We are passionate about supporting care staff in the community to use person centred approaches to reduces distress and promote wellbeing of their residents. We also aim to minimise the need for hospital admission, however if admission is required we try to make this as short and smooth as possible.
The successful applicant will hold an appropriate professional registration (i.e Mental Health Nursing, Social Work Occupational Therapist) will have a strong proven clinical knowledge and demonstrate ongoing professional development. Previous experience of working with older adults is desirable. The role will include use of computer systems so proficient use of IT is necessary.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
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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Luke McNeill, Team manager or Georgie Mackie-Forrest, Senior Practitioner (01793) 327927.