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Early Intervention Specialist Worker

Band 6

Main area
Community Mental Health
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Fixed term: 12 months
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
040-NMR503-0722-B
Site
Early Intervention in Psychosis Service
Town
Risca
Salary
£33,706 - £40,588 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
20/10/2022 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Please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any time should it be filled via the internal redeployment process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

An exciting opportunity has arisen in ABUHB’s Early Intervention in Psychosis Service.

We are able to offer a 11 month fixed term secondment for a Band 6 EIS Specialist Worker covering maternity leave until August 2023.

The Early Intervention Service is a pan Gwent MDT that is in partnership with Hafal. We are based in Risca. This secondment will mainly be covering the areas of Newport and Lower Monmouthshire.

The Early Intervention Service provides an extensive care coordination and case management service to young people (14-35) experiencing a first episode of psychosis, focusing on psychosocial, vocational and family interventions. The Early Intervention Service is a specialised Mental Health Service providing individual tailored evidence based intervention to young people in the early stages of their first episode of psychosis.

Early identification and treatment of symptoms is seen as crucial to longer term outcome. By adopting the principle of assertive outreach, the team aims to engage young people early using low stigma community based approach. Assistance will be offered with psychological adjustment and recovery, prevention of relapse, vocational/employment opportunities and interpersonal and social development.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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

Main duties of the job

This role would involve providing an extensive care coordination and case management service to young people (14-35) experiencing a first episode of psychosis, focusing on psychosocial, vocational and family interventions.

The Early Intervention Service is a specialised Mental Health Service providing individual tailored evidence based intervention to young people in the early stages of psychosis. In the form of CBTp informed interventions and family work.

Early identification and treatment of symptoms is seen as crucial to longer term outcome. By adopting the principle of assertive outreach, the team aims to engage young people early using low stigma community based approach. Assistance will be offered with psychological adjustment and recovery, prevention of relapse, vocational/employment opportunities and interpersonal and social development.

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 speciality 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

Qualifications

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Experience

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Skills

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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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Amanda Biddle
Job title
EIS Team Lead / Occupational Therapist
Email address
amanda.biddle@wales.nhs.uk
Telephone number
01633 238800
Additional information

If interested, we welcome you contacting our service to speak to any of our team.