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Band 4 Intensive Support Team Assistant Practitioner

Job Description

C&I has worked closely with current service users and Trust staff to create a set of shared values that make sure people who use the Trust’s services get the best possible chance of a rapid recovery. We expect every member of staff to embed these values in everything they do to drive up the standards of care across the Trust. For people who use C&I‘s services, these values mean that they can be assured that through their journey to recovery they will be guaranteed:

• To receive a warm welcome
• That their dignity will always be respected
• That their care will be founded on compassion and kindness
• To receive a positive approach to care as they journey towards recovery
• High Quality Care from a highly trained team of professionals
• That each individual will be part of the wider team in the journey to recovery –
i.e. ‘no decision about you, without you’.

C&I staff are required to reflect these values throughout their service at the Trust both:
• for people who use the services of the Trust, AND
• within their immediate teams and across the wider business of C&I.

As an applicant for this role, you are urged to demonstrate within your supporting statement a combination of evidence that reflects your competence to meet the job specification and provide examples of how C&I values are an integral part of the way you have and will continue to deliver service.

Work Pattern: 375 hours per week
Job Type: Permanent
Dept.: Recovery and Rehabilitation
Location: Camden
Salary: Band 4

We require an enthusiastic and motivated individual with experience of working with people with Mental Health difficulties in the community. You will have good communication and interpersonal Skills, be able to work as part of a dynamic team, use own initiative and build therapeutic working relationships with service users and carers.

The Intensive Support Team is based in Camden providing mental health and housing related support to service users with severe and enduring presentations to enable them to live independently. The Team’s aim is to provide an accessible and non-stigmatizing service working with both statutory and non-statutory partners. The service utilizes a full team approach and the post holder will contribute within a service structure where client management is shared amongst all staff.

The post holder’s main responsibilities will be to participate in the multi-agency provision of support to people with mental health needs. More specifically they will provide service users with support, on a needs related basis, for up to 2 years aimed at promoting their mental health recovery. This includes working on improving independence in managing tenancies in order to reduce the need for inpatient care or support from adult social care services.

The post holder will use a range of skills and interventions to respond to the needs of people using the service. As this is an intensive service, a degree of flexibility may be required at times in order to meet the needs of service users.
The service utilises a recovery focused model of care. Support includes weekend and bank holidays.

For further information please contact: Darryl Taylor /  ( Phone number removed ) 

This advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received

For further details / informal visits contact:
Darryl Taylor: Interim Service Manager
 ( Phone number removed ) 
( Email address removed )

Only those applicants who demonstrate clearly how they meet our person specification will be shortlisted for interview. If you have not been contacted within 4-6 weeks of the closing date please assume you have not been shortlisted for the next stage.

We reserve the right to close any vacancies from further submissions, when we have received sufficient applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. We are an employer committed to Equal Opportunities and Diversity, with a range of family friendly policies.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects diversity of our population and our service users. We are actively encouraging applications from people with experience of using mental health services and we would welcome applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups such as our black and minority ethnic (BME) communities, and LGBT communities. We also hold the Disability two tick symbol and have made the pledge to commit to employing more people with learning disabilities. If you require this application form in another format i.e. Large print, Braille or audio tape etc., please contact the Recruitment Department on  ( Phone number removed )  or email ( Email address removed )and we will arrange for this to be sent to you.

For more information please go to Camden & Islington NHS FT website.

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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