Mental Health and Wellbeing Practitioner Trainee
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Inclusion Drug and Alcohol Services are delighted to be supporting three full-time trainee Mental Health and Wellbeing Practitioner roles (two in Hampshire and one in Buckinghamshire), with the required training course planned to start in January 2024.
Over the 12-month training period individuals will attend study at University of Sussex (in person and remote learning) as well as spending time working clinically in a Drug and Alcohol service. These are exciting roles created by NHSEWTE to support the transformation of community mental health and drug and alcohol services. Your training will be fully funded, and you will be eligible for a full-time qualified permanent position on completion of the training course. In return, we ask that you commit to staying with us for at least two years after you qualify.
The services are based in:
- One Recovery Bucks: Walton Street, Aylesbury HP21 7QP
- Inclusion Recovery Hampshire: Orion Centre, Dunsbury Way, Havant PO9 5BG
In order to start the training programme, successful applicants need to be able to start employment in January 2024.
Please note that we are expecting a high level of interest in these roles and will close the advert once sufficient applications have been received.
During the 12 months training this role will be paid at band 4 AFC. On successful completion of training the role will move to a band 5 position and offered as a permanent post.
Main duties of the job
As a trainee MHWP you will, under supervision,
- Work within a substance misuse service when not completing the programme of study.
- Complete all aspects of the taught programme of study and progress successfully through all aspects of appraisal related to this.
- Develop and practice psychologically-informed interventions (not therapy) under supervision, with adults in our service and our communities.
- Support collaborative care and treatment packages, alongside other members of the multi-disciplinary team.
- Develop caring, supportive, and empathic relationships with people using our services who may be in significant distress alongside guiding towards partner services which may benefit them or their families/carers.
- You will need to have flexibility and adaptability and a passion for working with adults with complex needs. Additionally, you may have some knowledge of substance misuse work and feel passionate about supporting this client group.
Inclusion, created in 2002 is part of the Specialist Services Care Group of Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT).
We provide caring and effective services across England, including, West Yorkshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, West Mercia, Thames Valley, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Thurrock, Essex.We support individuals, families and communities who are affected by addiction, crime, mental health or need treatment for their sexual health.
We believe that the individuals and families who use our services should receive high quality, committed and inclusive care, realising all the benefits a modern NHS organisation can provide.
We work with patients and our staff teams to achieve the best outcomes we can. We invest heavily in training and development, and the wellbeing of our people, both staff and service users is central to who we are.
Here at MPFT, we are proud of the comprehensive wellbeing and lifestyle support offer available, in addition to in-house training and coaching support.
Our services are robustly governed, evidence-based, inclusive, and designed and provided in conjunction with service users. We are committed to providing the best service we can, and if you share our values, we want you on our team!
The post-holder will work in a defined substance misuse service and work within a specific location, whilst undertaking a programme of training for this role.
These posts are suitable for people with a degree or equivalent qualifications, who have the right personal qualities. As a Trainee Mental Health and Wellbeing Practitioner, you will be expected to work under supervision as part of a community drug and alcohol service, supporting people to receive the right care and delivering psychologically informed interventions.
During the one-year graduate certificate or postgraduate certificate training, you will, under supervision, develop knowledge and practice skills to employ wellbeing-focused psychologically informed interventions for adults individually and in groups, with specific focus on clients who are or have been affected by substance misuse problems.
These interventions may include:
- Behavioural Activation and Graded Exposure using the "GOALS" programme
- Improving sleep
- Recognising and managing emotions
- Confidence building
- Support with medicines management
See attached detailed job description and person specification for full details.