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Band 4 Mental Health Support Worker- Swindon

Band 4

Main area
Mental Health Support Worker
Grade
Band 4
Contract
Substantive
Hours
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
342-SWN093-0619
Site
Victoria Centre
Town
Swindon
Salary
From £21,089 per annum
Closing
26/06/2019 23:59

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.


 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 4 Mental Health Support Worker to join our established and dynamic team based at the Victoria Centre in Swindon. We provide specialist mental health services to older people with organic and functional illness across Swindon and we are currently looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and forward thinking Mental Health Support Worker to join our team.

The Complex Intervention and Treatment Team comprises of a multi-disciplinary of professionals including Registered Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers, Mental Health Support Workers, Occupational Therapists, Speech and language Therapists and Dieticians. We work closely with other disciplines and the ward staff, all based at The Victoria Centre, to ensure a seamless service to our client group and their support network.

The position is for a Mental Health Support Worker, preferably with experience of working with older adults and in a community setting. The role includes Care Co-ordination predominantly for older people with organic and functional mental illness in the community. The chosen candidate will demonstrate an excellent knowledge of organic and functional mental illness and will have an understanding of both the CPA and Care Management processes. You will have the knowledge and skills to undertake assessments of an individual’s needs and the ability to communicate this to the wider team.

Candidates will be able to work independently, have excellent time management skills and demonstrate good decision-making skills; they will ideally have experience of managing a caseload of service users, and the ability to work in conjunction with other agencies and family members with team support. Applicants will also need to be proficient with the use of IT systems for both data and documentation purposes.

For an informal discussion please contact Jacqueline Pike (Team Manager), Daljit Sanghara (Senior practitioner) or Michele Curr (Senior Practitioner) on 01793 – 327800.

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Applicant requirements

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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Further details / informal visits contact

Please contact: Jacqueline Pike (Team Manager), Michele Curr (Senior Practitioner) or Daljit Sanghara (Senior Practitioner) on 01793 327800