Support Time Recovery Worker

Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust
Tunbridge Wells
08 Nov 2018
16 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Main area Support time recovery workerGrade Band 3Contract PermanentHours Full Time 37.5 hours weekJob ref 380-SR914-A Site Highlands HouseTown Tunbridge WellsSalary £17,787 - £20,448 paClosing Today at 23:59

It’s an exciting time to join us: KMPT has been rated Outstanding for Caring and Good overall in our most recent CQC inspection in January 2017!

South West Kent Community Mental Health Team is currently looking to recruit a Band 3 full time Support Worker. This post will be based at Highlands House, Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

Our service focuses on promoting recovery for those people diagnosed with severe and enduring mental ill health. We provide comprehensive multi-disciplinary services and work closely with local specialist mental health teams (e.g. Early Intervention Service, Maidstone Home Treatment Team, MIMHS and the Brenchley Unit) tertiary service providers, primary care, local statutory and non-statutory agencies, service users & carers.

The main elements of community mental health support work focus on collaborative working with service users to promote engagement and to facilitate an optimum level of independence and self- management. Our expectation is that you will endeavour to establish therapeutic relationships within which to address recovery goals in order to help service users to gain access to a range of resources and services to facilitate involvement and connection with the local community. Part of the expected role of this post is to assist nursing staff with the effective functioning of a depot/clozapine clinic that will include well -being checks. Visiting people at their own home as required.

What we offer:

Engagement and running the STEPPS (System Training for Emotional Predictability and Problem Solving) Group

Working within the Structured Clinical Model for patients with Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder

Participation in groups with Psychology and Occupational Therapy

Opportunities to run groups

What you can expect once you join the team:

  • Monthly supervision (clinical and managerial)
  • Reflective Group to discuss complex cases and share learning
  • MDT Risk Forum to discuss complex cases with high risks
  • Mandatory Training
  • Support with your caseload via MDT
  • Structured Clinical Management Group support
  • Admin support
  • Peer Support

You will have a strong sense of initiative and an excellent team working ability. Effective communication skills and self- governance are required, although you will also be offered regular clinical and managerial supervision to support you. You will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the Recovery Star and how this tool can be used to great effect to assist service users to reach optimum potential.

This post is subject to a six month probationary period for candidates external to the Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust.

Employment in this post is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service.

To deliver an effective service it is essential that you are able to travel between bases in a timely manner.

In the winter of 2017, we launched our new and exciting Nursing Strategy, which is attached here for your reference. Our strategy will support our registered and unregistered nursing staff to provide the best care possible to our patients and their families, whilst enjoying a long and supportive career with us here at KMPT.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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