Band 4 Mental Health Worker - Southmead Hospital

Bristol, City of Bristol, England
BS1 6AY
Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS £ 22.549 - 24.882 Per year Full time Save This Job
Pay
£ 22.549 - 24.882 Per year
Hours
Full time
Type
Permanent
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Posted
14 Sep 2021
Closes
14 Oct 2021

Job Description

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
1. Promote and value the rights, responsibilities and diversity of people.

2. Promote and maintain effective communication with people in order to build and sustain positive working relationships with individuals, families and carers, (including undertaking carers assessments) team members and other agencies. This may include accessing translation and interpreting services.

3. Contribute to the planning, implementation and review of care packages, including implementing specific parts of an individual care plan on behalf of different care professionals.

4. Promote continuity of care by maintaining regular contact with service users during episodes of inpatient treatment, liaising closely with the ward/hospital and helping to facilitate early discharge.

5. Maintain accurate, confidential records of patient activity, writing reports and letters.

6. Enable people to understand and manage their mental health needs in line with their care plan and relapse prevention strategies. This may include enabling people to manage their own domestic and personal resources, enabling people to access learning / training, or work opportunities and helping people with their housing needs

7. Support individuals in developing and maintaining their identity and personal relationships, including sometimes difficult or potentially difficult relationships.

8. Enabling people to explore a range of behavioural responses and to develop coping strategies in liaison with appropriate specialist teams.

9. Enable people with Mental Health needs to undertake their own health care, in accordance with their care plan.

10. Contribute to the protection of individuals from abuse and harm in line with local policies and procedures.

11. Develop own knowledge and practice, making use of supervision and available learning opportunities.

12. Promote, monitor and maintain health, safety and security in the workplace.

Policies and Procedures

Trust employees are expected to follow Trust policies, procedures and guidance as well as professional standards and guidelines. Copies of Trust policies can be accessed via the staff intranet (Ourspace) or from your manager. In particular, attention is drawn to the Trust's arrangements in relation to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults as well as infection prevention and control.

All employees are expected to be familiar with the Trust's approach to risk management, take a risk management approach to their own work and take responsibility for the management of the risks they own.

Confidentiality

Much of the work is of a confidential nature. This means that no discussion should take place about the care, needs, or activities of any service user, except in the clear interest of that service user or other members of staff. Staff are reminded that personal information concerning colleagues is also confidential

Equality and Diversity

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust is committed to the fair treatment of all people, regardless of their gender, gender re-assignment, race, colour, ethnicity, ethnic or national origin, citizenship, religion, beliefs, disability, mental health needs, age, domestic circumstances, social class, sexual orientation, ex-offender status, political allegiance or trades union membership.

The Trust requires all of its employees to treat all of its stakeholders including colleagues, service users, carers and their visitors with dignity and respect.

Person specification

Qualifications
Essential criteria
  • Care Act Certificate


Desirable criteria
  • 2 years community experience


Skills
Essential criteria
  • Able to work independently


Desirable criteria
  • Shows evidence of lone working


Skills
Essential criteria
  • Effective written and verbal communication


Desirable criteria
  • sound working knowledge of AWP systems or equivilent


Skills
Essential criteria
  • Experience of front line assessments


Desirable criteria
  • Experience in mental health crisis work


Skills
Essential criteria
  • Evidence of risk managment skills


Desirable criteria
  • Having experience of working with other agencies


Skills
Essential criteria
  • Evidence of relevant training


Skills
Essential criteria
  • evidence of telephone work
  • uderstanding of legal frameworks used within mental health


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Job Details

Band 4 Mental Health Worker - Southmead Hospital

Bristol, City of Bristol, Englandd Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS
Pay
£ 22.549 - 24.882 Per year
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Hours
Full time
Posted
14 Sep 2021
Type
Permanent
Closes
14 Oct 2021

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