This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced mental health practitioner to join the Homeless Vulnerability Liaison Service (HVLS) a county wide provision. The trauma informed service was commissioned by Cornwall council rough sleeper initiative in 2019 and we continue to develop an expand. The team is a multi-agency service working in conjunction with Pentreath, Rethink, Cornwall Mind and adult social care.
Our client group have multiple needs to include: mental illness mild to severe and enduring, Trauma based need, substance misuse, developmental disorders, acquired brain injury and LD. We work closely with Health for Homeless GP practise, rough sleeper services, accommodation providers to name but a few.
The service is part of the Centre for mental health and justice, based at Bodmin police hub, with a large proportion of our work being carried out in mid and west Cornwall. The successful candidate will be subject to police vetting and require a full driving license.
Main duties of the job
Provide assessment of mental health wellbeing and psychological vulnerabilities to the client group to assist in moving toward safe and appropriate accommodation
Work in partnership with housing , criminal justice and voluntary sector organisations to facilitate engagement with services to address complex needs around accommodation
We work with those who are rough sleeping, sofa surfing, in emergency or temporary accommodation and supported accommodation, who present with vulnerabilities relating to their mental health and psychological wellbeing. Our aim is to support clients to improve their wellbeing and increase the likelihood of sustained tenancy’s.
HVLS is a brief intervention service to engage individuals with a view to referral and sustained engagement with mainstream services. We offer psychosocial assessment, psychology intervention, health and wellbeing recovery work and adult social care intervention, as well as having access to consultant psychiatrist time one day a month.
At present HVLS does not offer a crisis service or urgent assessments. Referrals are triaged by the team at the weekly MDT and allocated to the appropriate team member based on identified need.
Our client group have multiple needs to include: mental illness mild to severe and enduring, Trauma based need, substance misuse, developmental disorders, acquired brain injury and LD. We work closely with Health for Homeless GP practise, rough sleeper services, accommodation providers to name a few.
We’re an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people’s physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.
We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you’ll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.
Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.
We work in people’s homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.
Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.
07 March 2023
Agenda for change
£33,706 to £40,588 a year Per annum
Homeless Vulnerability Liaison Service – Centre for Mental Health and Justice
Bodmin Police Hub, Tollgate
To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.
- Substantial MH Professional Qualification Registration experience
- Relevant Professional mental health qualification
- Experience working across a wide range of service areas, including mental health and learning disabilities
- Experience of working with offenders with mental health problems
- Knowledge of the Mental Health and Capacity Acts and the Care Programme Approach
- Knowledge of substance and alcohol misuse and dual diagnosis
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
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