Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Location Devon, England
Salary £33.00 - £35.50 per hour
A Senior Mental Health Practitioner is required asap on a part time basis, 30 hours per week, days to be discussed at interview. The post holder will deliver high quality comprehensive mental health services. The role involves managing a defined caseload with a focus on providing expert assessment and treatment for people with complex mental health difficulties and their careers. This will include recovery co-ordination (design and co-ordination of treatment packages that are personalised and co-produced). To provide statutory Care Management functions (assessment, care planning, treatment and review). To work as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Devon is a mostly rural county, and as our localities cover a large area and accordingly our candidates can be expected to travel some distance between visits. In some areas, candidates will not be able to rely on walking, cycling or public transport to make visits. We therefore require candidates to have access to their own suitable transport, subject to reasonable adjustments that may need to be made in line with the Equality Act 2010. A full Enhanced DBS is required for this role.
Ensure that caseload is well managed and that care and treatment is provided in line with practice standards and recovery co-ordination (CPA and non-CPA ).  Understand social factors that impact upon mental health  Develop and deliver care packages including assessing, planning, intervention and evaluation.  Ensure that all interventions have clear outcomes and that these are taken into consideration when sourcing the resources to best meet the individual’s needs. This will include enabling individuals to take up Direct Payments and offering the person as much choice and control of resources as appropriate.  Ensure that all social care packages are reviewed within the relevant timescales and April 2012 focus on integration within existing community resources where possible  Deliver services using a recovery and strengths approach where the needs of the individual and their carers are held as central and their involvement is proactively encouraged.  Deliver care in line with evidence based practice and employ engagement and therapeutic skills that are appropriate to the clinical situation presented.  Responsibility for triaging individuals and signposting to the most appropriate services.  Provide specialist advice to referrers/other multi-disciplinary staff in relation to the care of individuals.  Enable communication and engagement of individuals and their carers to ensure that they have a voice about the services they receive and how these are developed. This may include engagement of advocacy services.  Ensure that appropriate action is taken to safeguarding adults and children. This will include providing and receiving highly complex and sensitive information in relation to safeguarding adult and children work, co-ordinating and chairing safeguarding meetings and implementing relevant care plans.  Ensure that assessment and treatment plans are holistic, outcome focused and take into account the physical health and social needs of the individual, including input of significant others  Ensure the monitoring and review of mental health medication taking into consideration interactions with physical health needs.  Assess the eligibility of the person for services including financial maximisation, debt advice, budgetary management, FAB/FACS assessment  Ensuring timely and accurate documentation of all clinical activity in line with professional guidance and best practice.  Practice in a way that actively minimises dependency and promotes recovery. Responsibility for Policy and Service Development Implementation  Participate in programmes of audit and research within the team as agreed by the Directorate and implement the findings.  Contribute to clinical governance arrangements in order to ensure the quality of the service provided, this will include ensuring performance targets are met to provide high quality care.  Involvement in the development of local systems and process that ensure the implementation of Trust policies.