Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) is a significant provider of high quality mental health services across a core catchment area covering Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. The Trust also provides specialist services for a wider catchment extending throughout the south west.
Our aim is to enable and empower people to reach their potential and to live fulfilling lives through providing recovery and reablement focused services that yield positive outcomes for our service users and their carers.
Specifically, The Trust provides services for people with mental health needs, with needs relating to drug or alcohol dependency and mental health services for people with learning disabilities. We also provide secure mental health services and work with the criminal justice system.
Increasingly AWP provides treatment and care in people's own homes and other community settings, reflecting the preferences of our service users. Our community services are supported by high quality inpatient services that provide short term assessment, treatment and care.
North Somerset Early Intervention for Psychosis Team
The development of Early Intervention Services remains a priority for the Trust. This is an exciting opportunity for practitioners with experience and enthusiasm in delivering psychosocial interventions to contribute to the continuing development of services for people and their families.
The service provides a comprehensive range of interventions to individuals who experience a first episode psychosis.
The post involves the provision of Psychosocial Interventions, including support around housing, benefits and groups for people experiencing their first episode of psychosis. A significant part of the role will be supporting care coordinators to implement care plans which will include cognitive behavioural approaches and family interventions. There is also an expectation that this post develops a comprehensive programme of group activities. The following skills will be required for this post
• Experience of working within a mental health setting.
• Committed to a recovery based approach promoting social inclusion.
• Development of a group programme around activity, sport and wellbeing interventions
• Enthusiastic about making links with colleagues as well as other agencies and have an interest in running groups for service users and there families.
• Working closely with the other Early Intervention Workers and members of the local Recovery and Intensive Support Team.
This post will be based at the Coast Resource Centre in Weston-super-Mare.
This is a great opportunity to work in an exciting and developing area of mental health practice and is a good opportunity for career development and CPD 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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