Specialist Support Officer - Mental Health - North London

Recruiter
Central Care
Location
London
Salary
25000.0000
Posted
19 Mar 2017
Closes
18 Apr 2017
Sector
Public Sector
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Specialist Support Officer - Mental Health - North London

Salary: £25,000

Hours/Rota: 37.5 hours per week, 7 days Monday - Sunday

Duration: Contract/Permanent

Location: Enfield, Hackney, Barnet, Islington

About the service:

These roles are based in high needs mental health supported housing services that run 24 hours 7 days a week. In the specialist support officer role you would provide support 7 days a week on a rota basis including 1 or 2 sleep ins per week.

Knowledge

  • Knowledge and understanding of up to date legislation, government frameworks relevant to the customer group.
  • Understanding of safeguarding children and adults.
  • Knowledge of specialist assessment tools, methods and case formulation.
  • Knowledge of evidence based specialist interventions appropriate for community settings.
  • Knowledge about recovery model, peer support and co-production procedures.

Experience

  • Demonstrable experience of working with vulnerable adults.
  • Experience of undertaking customer assessments, support planning and key-working with a clear outcome focus.
  • Experience working in community settings therapeutically, including assessments, designing interventions and demonstrating outcomes.
  • Experience of promoting Equality & Diversity
  • Experience running therapeutic groups.
  • Experience supervision medication (Preferably)
  • Experience designing and providing training (Preferably)

Area of specialism

Psychology Counselling Psychotherapy

  • Experience providing 121 psychological support to customers.
  • Familiarity with at least two psychological theoretical models.
  • Familiarity producing a formulation of a case.
  • Understanding and regular practice of reflective work.
  • Understanding of the ethical framework around psychological work.
  • Working towards registration with a professional body.


Required Qualifications

  • A relevant professional qualification in the area of expertise (i.e. Drug and alcohol, counselling, psychology, OT, nursing or social work or any other relevant qualifications).
  • Level 3 Diploma, or willingness to work towards it

How to apply:

If you feel that you fully meet the above outlined criteria for this role and would like to apply for this post, please submit your CV for consideration

*Please note the above outlined experience is the 'minimum' first stage criteria for this role, we will therefore be unable to consider your application unless you are able to demonstrate a relevant work history in line with this position.