Job summary

The Homeless and Rough Sleeper Nursing Services in Somerset have an exciting opportunity for you to be part of an expanding Team who will now include Mental Health Workers. We are seeking a Mental Health Practitioner (either as a Mental Health Nurse or Social Worker) to join our Community Nursing team.

This is an exciting time to join a thriving and innovative Team that has received significant investment from NHS England. This enables us to offer an excellent service to Homeless people experiencing mental health / substance misuse difficulties. Ensuring that these people can have the right help at the right time, in the right place, operating a no ‘wrong door’ ethos.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will deliver a high quality, comprehensive mental health service for patients with severe and enduring mental health difficulties within the Homeless and Rough Sleeper Nursing Service. The role involves managing a defined caseload, with a focus on working and referring individuals who experience a complex range of needs and difficulties.

Acting as a key member of the multi-disciplinary team, the post holder will provide assessment, psychosocial, evidence-based interventions using a collaborative, recovery approach and will be skilled at positive risk management. The post holder will contribute to leadership of the team, providing supervision for other team members, as agreed with the Clinical Lead, and participate in team and service development and evaluation. Liaison with a wide range of agencies is central to the role.

The post holder must hold a full driving licence and have permanent access to own transport and have appropriate insurance.

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone’s throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan – there is truly something for everyone!

Date posted

13 January 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum, pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

184-CW4884915-A

Job locations

Magnolia Day Centre Summerlands hospital site

Preston Road

Yeovil

BA20 2BN

Job description

Job responsibilities

As a Registered Mental Health Nurse or Social Worker, the post holder will provide assessment and psychosocial, evidence-based interventions to a caseload of people with mental health difficulties. A focus on a collaborative and strengths-based approach is essential to this role

Please see the attached job description for duties and responsibilities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As a Registered Mental Health Nurse or Social Worker, the post holder will provide assessment and psychosocial, evidence-based interventions to a caseload of people with mental health difficulties. A focus on a collaborative and strengths-based approach is essential to this role

Please see the attached job description for duties and responsibilities.

Person Specification

Essential and Desirable

Essential

  • Work comfortably with clinical risk/risk management
  • RMN/Social worker qualification
  • If RMN ability to provide supervision
  • Ability to work in a person-centred way
  • Ability to offer focused interventions to meet patients’ needs

Desirable

  • Previous keyworker experience/role in Mental Health
  • Additional Post registration qualification in wellbeing/psychological therapy
  • Experience in working with this client group
Person Specification

Essential and Desirable

Essential

  • Work comfortably with clinical risk/risk management
  • RMN/Social worker qualification
  • If RMN ability to provide supervision
  • Ability to work in a person-centred way
  • Ability to offer focused interventions to meet patients’ needs

Desirable

  • Previous keyworker experience/role in Mental Health
  • Additional Post registration qualification in wellbeing/psychological therapy
  • Experience in working with this client group

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

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