Co-occurring Conditions Recovery Worker

Inclusion

The closing date is 26 February 2024

Job summary

The No Wrong Door service is an innovative and exciting opportunity to provide a bridge between Primary Care, Community Mental Health services and Substance Use services.

For too long, people who have co-occurring conditions have been referred around between services, none of which meets their overall needs for support.

No Wrong Door aims to change this by using a person-centred approach to ensure that appropriate agencies are involved in a person's care when they need it the most.

These vacancies have arisen as a result of an unmet need identified for those members of the public who struggle with the co-occurring conditions of poor mental health and substance use.

At MPFT we pride ourselves on staff wellbeing and development and can we offer you:

  • Counselling support and lifestyle information with advice on a variety of personal matters
  • The opportunity to purchase additional annual leave
  • Opportunities for flexible working (depending on the role)
  • Career development opportunities and coaching plus access to in house training programs
  • Innovative research training program entitled STARS (Supporting the advancement of Research Skills)
  • Child Care Vouchers Scheme

Main duties of the job

  • Liaising with partner agencies in Primary Care, Community Mental Health care and substance use services
  • Facilitating joint assessments with partner agencies and the individual
  • Formulating joint care plans with partner agencies and the individual
  • Ensuring that people receive the most appropriate care at the most appropriate time
  • Advocating for clients with partner agencies
  • Embracing the concept of recovery and demonstrating this in your clinical work
  • Ensuring that your work is evidence based, up to date and in accordance with current policy and legislation.
  • Keeping up to date and accurate records and documentation.

About us

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!

Date posted

01 February 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

Depending on experience Per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

301-IT-24-6023927

Job locations

Inclusion Basingstoke, Andover and Winchester

Jacobs House, Jacobs Yard

Basingstoke

RG21 7PE


Job description

Job responsibilities

The role lends itself to applicants who have a strong foundation of knowledge and practical experience in Mental Health or Substance use.

We recognise that a hybrid of both skillsets may not be available, and would support the successful candidates in gaining the knowledge they currently lack in the area in which they are currently less experienced.

Delivery of harm minimisation, facilitating safe reduction plans as part of robust care planning, liaison with multiple health care professionals, conducting home visits, and meeting people outside the normal healthcare environment will form part of the role.

In addition to this, the successful applicants will also be required to create holistic care plans, identify and manage risks accordingly. Caseload management skills and good organisational skills are essential to supporting the clients treatment journeys.

A current driving licence and own transport is essential.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The role lends itself to applicants who have a strong foundation of knowledge and practical experience in Mental Health or Substance use.

We recognise that a hybrid of both skillsets may not be available, and would support the successful candidates in gaining the knowledge they currently lack in the area in which they are currently less experienced.

Delivery of harm minimisation, facilitating safe reduction plans as part of robust care planning, liaison with multiple health care professionals, conducting home visits, and meeting people outside the normal healthcare environment will form part of the role.

In addition to this, the successful applicants will also be required to create holistic care plans, identify and manage risks accordingly. Caseload management skills and good organisational skills are essential to supporting the clients treatment journeys.

A current driving licence and own transport is essential.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Foundation Degree / HNC in related field which may include counselling, social work, nursing, psychology, human resources, social studies

Desirable

  • Relevant training / Qualification in associated field oCBT oMotivational Interviewing oBrief solution focussed therapy oMapping techniques (ITEP/BTEI)

Experience

Essential

  • Considerable experience of working with service users in the community with substance misuse and/or mental health needs. A commitment to and understanding of harm recovery and recovery approaches to working with people with co-occurring conditions of mental health and substance misuse. Excellent communication skills and a willingness to promote service user involvement

Desirable

  • Experience of working with multiple agencies in primary and/or secondary care
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Foundation Degree / HNC in related field which may include counselling, social work, nursing, psychology, human resources, social studies

Desirable

  • Relevant training / Qualification in associated field oCBT oMotivational Interviewing oBrief solution focussed therapy oMapping techniques (ITEP/BTEI)

Experience

Essential

  • Considerable experience of working with service users in the community with substance misuse and/or mental health needs. A commitment to and understanding of harm recovery and recovery approaches to working with people with co-occurring conditions of mental health and substance misuse. Excellent communication skills and a willingness to promote service user involvement

Desirable

  • Experience of working with multiple agencies in primary and/or secondary care

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

Inclusion

Address

Inclusion Basingstoke, Andover and Winchester

Jacobs House, Jacobs Yard

Basingstoke

RG21 7PE


Employer's website

https://www.mpft.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Inclusion

Address

Inclusion Basingstoke, Andover and Winchester

Jacobs House, Jacobs Yard

Basingstoke

RG21 7PE


Employer's website

https://www.mpft.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Service Lead

Chris Cunnane

christopher.cunnane@mpft.nhs.uk

07929833236

Date posted

01 February 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

Depending on experience Per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

301-IT-24-6023927

Job locations

Inclusion Basingstoke, Andover and Winchester

Jacobs House, Jacobs Yard

Basingstoke

RG21 7PE


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