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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/07/2021.

Crisis Practitioner (Band 5)

Job Reference: 376-DCG-0153

Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust
DCG Access Team
£24,907 to £30,615 pa pr

Crisis / Recovery Lounge Practitioner (Band 5)

As part of the redesign to unplanned mental health services in Doncaster we are able to offer a rare opportunity for motivated professionals to join Doncaster Crisis Resolution Service.

The Crisis Resolution Service is opening a brand new crisis assessment unit (Recovery Lounge). The facility is open 24/7 and provides an extended chair based crisis assessment for 2-3 people who are experiencing acute mental distress and crisis. This will allow comprehensive assessment and formulation to determine if admission is clinically indicated or treatment within the wider community is more appropriate. The assessment unit will offer a safe and low stimulus environment.

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and highly motivated staff to join our busy teams who have a passion and desire to work with individuals in crisis within the community delivering a caring and safe service.

We are looking for passionate, reliable and progressive staff who work within a strength and recovery based approach. Liaison with families and supporting their understanding of crisis management is an important part of the role.

The post will require individuals to work alongside partner organisations, third sector and peer support services, transparency and openness is vital.

If you are interested in one of these positions and would like to discuss the role in more detail, please contact Joanne Galsworthy, Admin Lead on 01302 794051 and your call will be directed to the Team Manager or Service Manager.

Please ensure that you meet the essential criteria detailed in the person specification before applying for this post

We reserve the right to close down this advert early should there be a high number of applicants.


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