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Early Intervention Practitioner

Band 6

Main area
Community Mental Health
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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£30,401 - £37,267 per annum pro rata
23/02/2020 23:59
Interview date

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist inpatient and community mental health, learning disabilities, addiction services and acquired brain injury services for the people of Liverpool, Sefton and Kirkby, Merseyside. We also provide community physical health services in Liverpool and Sefton, secure mental health services for the North West of England, the West Midlands and Wales and specialist learning disability services across Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside. Our services are currently provided from 124 sites across the North West.

Our ambition is to deliver perfect care and become the world’s leading organisation in physical, mental health, addiction and learning disabilities. We set our own standards and goals for improvements in care rather than aiming to meet minimum standards set by other organisations. Our values are those of: Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respect, Enthusiasm and Support. We are the first Trust in the UK to publicly commit and develop a policy to have zero suicides among people in our care by 2020.

We work closely with service users, carers and partner organisations, we've been able to make real improvements to our diverse range of services, from health and social care, right through to high secure provision. This passion to improve has been recognised by the CQC who have recently rated us “Good” overall and “Outstanding” for being well led.

Do you like working in a challenging and rewarding setting? Do you want to build on and enhance the high level of skills and experience you already possess, why not consider this opportunity to join the Early Intervention in Psychosis team?

The service works with people between the ages of 14 - 65 who are experiencing a first episode of psychosis.

We are looking for qualified, motivated, enthusiastic, self-directed mental health practitioners to join the team as a Care Co-ordinator. You will be involved in the patient journey from triage, assessment through to offering interventions supporting service users to recover from psychosis over a 3 year period.

The service delivers both managerial supervision and clinical supervision from specialist staff. There is in-house training on all aspects of the service including psychological formulation, Family Interventions, CBT skills and assessment skills. Mersey Care also has an active Learning and development team who offer personal, clinical and service development opportunities.

Preferably you will have experience of working in a community setting, but this is not essential.

At Mersey Care we want team members to be able to demonstrate our trust values of respect, continuous improvement, accountability and enthusiasm.

This is for a full time post however, part time would also be considered

Shortlisting is planned for 24th February 2020

Interviews are scheduled for Tuesday 3rd March 2020

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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

Cathie Forshaw Early Intervention Team Manager  0151 330 8593/32

Brian Kielty Early Intervention Advanced Practitioner 0151 330 8532