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.
This is a fixed-term/secondment for 6 months. If you are an internal candidate on a substantive contract you may only apply for a secondment. Please ensure you have the support of your current line manager before applying. At the end of your secondment you will return to your current post at your current grade.
We are looking to recruit a suitably experienced/qualified Mental Health Worker to join the Swindon Intensive Team, CANDIDATES MUST HAVE NVQ level 3 in Mental health or equivalent
The Intensive Team provides assessment and home treatment to individuals and their carers as an alternative to hospital admission, relapse prevention, short term therapy work and help provide facilitated discharge from hospital. the team are very proud of the high quality empathetic care they deliver.
The team operates 24 hours per day 7 days per week 365 days per year, as such the successful candidate will be expected to be able to undertake a shift pattern of working.
Mental Health Workers in this team offer a variety of psychosocial skills to service users whilst working under the guidance of registered practitioners. there is also the expectation of lone working at times. The Intensive team has a shared caseload so Mental Health Workers are not required to provide care co-ordination.
We are looking for someone who has successfully undertaken the NVQ Level 3 in Mental Health or equivalent qualification, is enthusiastic, has experience of working with people and families in distress due to mental health crisis and are able to work under pressure. The Swindon Intensive team works to promote recovery and operates a non-exclusion policy.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Rebecca Aston or Suzie Bird on Apply