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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/03/2021.

Homelessness Mental Health Practitioner

Job Reference: 270-TB950-MH

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Mental Health
Countywide, Countywide
£31,365 - £37,890 pa

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen for a fixed term/secondment to work in partnership with the Hope Centre.

The purpose of this post is to be a key member of staff delivering the Hope Centre Hand Up and Learning4living services for Mental Health (assessment and support), Substance Misuse services and Employability skills projects, providing additional specialist mental health support to the support teams working on the projects.

Working proactively and assertively with other services and organisations – including the Homeless Substance Misuse team, Hope Centre Service Delivery, Oasis House and the HARRP (Homeless Assessment and Rapid Rehousing Project).

You will develop a rapport with Hope Centre and their partnership colleagues, and people who are homeless, providing them with access to the support pathways they need .

It is important that you have a passion for working with people with dual diagnosis, and using your knowledge of local services and intervention and treatment options, you will have a proven ability to inspire and motivate people to tackle their mental health and substance misuse issues, enabling them to have more sustainability in their lives.

To meet the requirements of this key role, you must have experience of working with people who have experience of drug and alcohol problems and be able to work flexible hrs dependent on service user need.

You will be an effective problem solver and have an organised and imaginative approach to your work. You will also have experience of managing a caseload and participating in multi-disciplinary case conferences.

Based from the Hope Centre, you will benefit from the joined-up leadership and support of line managers in the Crisis Care Pathway NHFT and the Hope Centre. You will be supervised through the crisis care pathway in which this role sits and you will have close links with NHFT community crisis care pathway services.

This role is initially offered as a 12 month secondment or fixed term opportunity. The hope is by establishing this role and evidencing its need it will allow further exciting opportunities of working more closely with Homelessness organisations.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Richard Tweed

Job title Crisis Pathway Service Manager

Email address

Telephone number07598144376

NHFT is an integrated primary care and mental health Trust, providing physical, mental health and specialty services in both hospital settings and out in the community. Because we put the person at the centre of all we do, we focus on delivering care that is as easy to access as possible. This means many of our services can be provided at home, work or in schools. We also provide health services to several prisons and detention centres in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire etc.

It is our vision to be a leading provider of outstanding, compassionate care. Our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection recognised this with an ‘Outstanding’ rating overall, as well as an ‘Outstanding’ rating for the Caring domain. Applicants will need to demonstrate a commitment to delivering outstanding compassionate care and also commit to the Trust mission statement: Making a difference for you, with you. Our vision, mission and values are all part of the roadmap for all we do.

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.

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