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Crisis Liaison Worker

Band 6

Main area
Mental Health
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (A shift pattern including nights and weekends)
Job ref
040-NMR869-0922-A
Site
St Cadoc's Hospital
Town
Caerleon
Salary
£33,706 - £40,588 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
06/10/2022 23:59

If you are successful at interview for this post you will receive your conditional offer of appointment and information pack via email.

 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post. If you are short listed for this post, you will be contacted via your email account you used to apply for this post, therefore please check your account regularly.

 

Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English

 

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

 

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board support flexible working.

Please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any time should it be filled via the internal redeployment process

 

Job overview

The successful applicants will work within a merged service comprising of Crisis Resolution Home Treatment and a Psychiatric Liaison Service. The Liaison and Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team (CRHTT) provides a service offering comprehensive assessment, treatment and care of service users who are experiencing severe mental health difficulties within both the community and district general hospital setting within Gwent.  

The service also facilitates the early discharge of those admitted to Mental Health inpatient units, through intensive but time limited interventions in the community. 

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity for a permanent post has arisen within the Crisis Liaison  Team based in St Cadocs Hospital with cover required at the newly built Grange University Hospital in Llanfrechfa.

The successful applicant must be highly motivated, innovative, enthusiastic and passionate about service user centered care. You will be committed to ensuring the delivery of safe, high quality care and contribute to the development of the Crisis Liaison service  across Gwent. 

As part of an integrated Crisis and Liaison Service the successful candidates will be expected to work across both settings and will have knowledge and experience in the care of people experiencing acute mental distress, excellent clinical skills in risk assessment and a sound knowledge of appropriate therapeutic interventions

This position is open to Professional Qualified Mental Health Workers including Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists and Social Workers.  The Crisis Liaison service  operates a twenty four hour service, 7 days per week across a shift system. 

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply. 

Working for our organisation

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020.  Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click “Apply now” to view in Trac. 

Person specification

Qualification

Essential criteria
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse or Registered Occupational Therapist or
Desirable criteria
  • ECDL

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Relevant experience at Band 5 or equivalent
  • Evidence of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Evidence of health and social wellbeing
Desirable criteria
  • Meets all desirable criteria

Skills

Essential criteria
  • Able to undertake a whole person assessment
  • To communicate verbally and effectively with service users, managers and other members of the multidisciplinary team
Desirable criteria
  • Good risk management skills
  • Able to teach individuals and groups

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Welsh language skills are desirable

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Rachel White
Job title
Team Leader
Email address
rachel.white4@wales.nhs.uk
Telephone number
01633 436873
Additional information