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Crisis and Home Treatment Worker

Job Description

This job may close early if a large number of applications are received. You are advised to submit your application as early as possible to avoid missing your chance to apply.

Should your application be successful you will receive a letter inviting you to interview. However if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

We are looking to recruit professional practitioners to Band 6 registered nurse, social worker or occupational therapist posts in the Derby City and South County Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team.

This well established, multi-disciplinary team offers a high quality assessment and home treatment service as an alternative to hospital admission, to individuals experiencing acute mental health crises. Working in partnership with clients, families and existing service providers, the team offers a range of interventions and approaches aimed at emphasising hope and optimism, and developing personal strengths to help achieve recovery. The CRHT remit brings us into contact with clients with a range of mental health, social, psychological and situational difficulties from the diverse population of Derbyshire.

As a service we are looking for individuals who are genuinely warm and engaging and focussed on client / customer satisfaction. You will be a good communicator, able to meet our commitments, and demonstrate respect and dignity. We strive to display common courtesies, listen more than we speak, explain why, and act when something isn’t right.

Risk assessment and formulation skills are essential together with experience of working with people with severe mental illness. The applicant must hold a relevant professional qualification. Two years post registration experience and applied knowledge and training in therapeutic interventions such as CBT, Solution Focussed Therapy is desirable. This is a 24 hour service across a 7 day week, 365 days per year and as such the successful candidate will be expected to work as part of a 24 hour rota, including nights.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Sam Kelly, Consultant Nurse or Cath Dunning, Senior Nurse, South Derbyshire Crisis Service on  ( Phone number removed ) .

Derbyshire Healthcare is proud to deliver compassionate care from smoke-free environments.

A focus on recovery

Here at Derbyshire Healthcare, we are committed to working alongside the people who use our services, to help them lead meaningful and satisfying lives. Click the link on the right of this page to watch a short film featuring some of the people who use our services, discussing ‘recovery and flourishing families’ (please see link to the right):

Apply online by clicking the ‘Apply Now’ button at the bottom of the screen. You must submit the application form before the closing date. If you encounter difficulty with either the application form, or if you prefer not to apply online, please contact our Recruitment Services Team (24-hour answerphone) on  ( Phone number removed ) , quoting the job reference number. PLEASE ENSURE YOU READ THE GUIDANCE NOTES BELOW BEFORE COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION FORM.

DBS Check

The cost of undertaking a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service formerly known as CRB) disclosure will be met by the individual. The Trust will meet the initial costs of the disclosure which will be deducted from your first month’s salary. The current price of a standard check is £26 and an enhanced check is £44.

Under new guidance, we are obliged to check employment history for at least the past 3 years for successful candidates. Please ensure that the referees you provide us cover at least the past 3 years of your employment/training.

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of all our staff. We will consider applications to work flexibly.



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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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