Community Mental Health Nurse/ Social Worker

Band 6

Main area
Mental Health
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
363-LB3885
Site
BED Mid Beds Op CMHT
Town
Bedfordshire
Salary
£26,565 to £35,577 pa
Closing
23/07/2018 23:59

ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare, HSJ Provider Trust of the Year and graded as Outstanding by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2016. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients.

We have set ourselves the mission of providing the highest quality mental health and community care in England, and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.

Geographic areas our services cover

ELFT provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton. We provide psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond, as well as Children and Young People's Speech and Language Therapy in Barnet.

In addition, the Trust provides forensic services to the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, and some specialist mental health services to North London, Hertfordshire and Essex.

The specialist Forensic Personality Disorder service serves North London and the specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME adult outpatient service serves North London and the South of England.

The Trust's specialist Mother and Baby Psychiatric Unit receives referrals from London and the South East of England.


 

CARE COORDINATORS- COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES- BEDFORD

FOLLOWING THE SUCCESSFUL REDESIGN OF OUR COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES, WE HAVE THE REMAINING 5 VACANCIES FOR QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED MENTAL HEALTH NURSES AND SOCIAL WORKERS.

BASED IN THE CENTRE OF BEDFORD, YOU WILL BE PART OF ONE OF THREE COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH TEAMS PROVIDING ASSESSMENTS, CARE PLANNING AND EVALUATION OF PEOPLE WITH A MODERATE TO SEVERE MENTAL HEALTH DIAGNOSIS.

THE SERVICE HAS A NEW MANAGEMENT TEAM, WITH A FOCUS OF DEVELOPING AND UTILIZING THE SPECIALIST / ENHANCED MENTAL HEALTH SKILLS OF INDIVIDUAL STAFF AND EMBRACING THEIR CORE COMPETENCIES AS NURSES AND SOCIAL WORKERS.

IF YOU WANT TO BE PART OF A TEAM WHERE YOUR SPECIALIST SKILLS ARE WELCOMED, CLINICALLY EFFECTIVE IN PRACTICE AND DEVELOPED THEN PLEASE APPLY. WE ARE PARTICULARY INTERESTED TO HEAR FROM APPLICANTS WITH BACKGROUNDS IN RECOVERY, ADDICTIONS, CAMHS, CRISIS MANAGEMENT AND LEARNING DISABILITIES.

WE HAVE MANY OPPORTUNITIES TO PARTICIPATE IN TEACHING AT THE RECOVERY COLLEGE, FACILITATING DBT AND OTHER GROUPS, QUALITY IMPROVEMENT AND WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH DRUG & ALCOHOL, CAMHS AND OTHER SERVICES.

VACANT POSTS:

BEDFORD NORTH- X 1 COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH NURSE BAND 6 AND 1 COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SOCIAL WORKER BAND 6

BEDFORD WEST- X 2 COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH NURSE BAND 6 AND 1 COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SOCIAL WORKER BAND 6

Interviews will be held on 27/07/2018 

 

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

SANDRA HARLEY- MANAGER BEDFORD NORTH CMHT- 01234 880404

KESHIA ALLUM- MANAGER BEDFORD WEST CMHT- 01234 880404

JOSH MUGOTA OPERATIONAL MANAGER - 01234 880404

If you have problems applying, contact

Telephone
0207 655 4158