Vacancies

Senior Practitioner Ref: 17/384

Organisation
Richmond Fellowship
Contract Type
Permanent
Application closing date
30/11/2017
Salary
£18,710.00 (with progression to £19,695.00)
Region
North West
Location
Blackpool, Preston and Blackburn

 

Job Advert

Do you have substantial experience of working with high needs clients with mental health problems? Are you qualified to QCF Level 3 in Health and Social Care, or equivalent? Would you like to be part of an organisation that counts on the professionalism, insight, expertise and passion of its staff to inspire individual recovery for the people they work with? Then join us as a Senior Practitioner.

Recovery Focus is a new group of expert charities with the shared aim to inspire individual recovery nationwide. Between us we have a track record of more than 200 years of developing and running personalised services that work with people with mental health, substance misuse and other complex needs to achieve their ambitions. Each partner organisation has its own rich history of success, and together we can lead the way in evidence-based recovery pathways.

Right now, one of our partners, Richmond Fellowship, is recruiting for a Senior Practitioner to join their new Crisis Service in Lancashire. The new services, launching between November 2017 and March 2018, will provide support and short term interventions for people experiencing a mental health crisis.

Your challenge? To manage the service’s resources and monitor, develop and share good practice across staff teams to ensure everyone is better equipped to work with a greater range of challenging support needs. We’ll also rely on you to provide high quality support to clients, build positive relationships with multi-disciplinary organisations and make sure that data entry onto our MI & reporting systems is accurate and timely. And, when it comes to supporting the management of the service’s risk load or providing strong leadership when formulating support plans, again, it's you we’ll turn to.

Solution focused and outcome driven, you’re great at leading and motivating others using tact and diplomacy and a firm but inclusive, open and encouraging management style. You also have a flair for managing conflicting demands and priorities, a flexible attitude to working hours and a willingness to be part of an ‘on call’ rota. A proven track record in a mental health care setting is, of course key, as is a good understanding of recovery and coproduction and experience of carrying out investigations and writing reports and recommendations. Experience in support planning, delivering therapeutic tools and interventions and managing crisis situations is a must. It is essential that you are able and willing to drive and have access to a vehicle on a daily basis.

Subsequent salary progression up to a maximum of £19,695 will apply to this post, subject to the post holder meeting the eligibility and performance criteria.

In return, you can expect some great benefits, including 25 days' annual leave (pro rata) plus statutory bank holidays and a contributory pension scheme after a qualifying period.

Closing Date: 30th November 2017

Job Description & Person Specification
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