Band 5 - Community Mental Health Practitioner (EI), Kingswood

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity for practitioners with experience and enthusiasm in delivering psycho-social interventions to contribute to the provision of services for these people and their families.

A community mental health practitioner is required to provide care coordination to our service users and deliver a range of psycho-social interventions.

This is an exciting time to join Early Intervention, with the role out of new standards and the opportunity to train and develop specialist skills.

Within the role you would be expected to understand and implement the model for First Episode Psychosis, be familiar with psycho-social interventions and working with individuals experiencing psychosis alongside their families.

You will be committed to a recovery based approach promoting social inclusion. You will be enthusiastic about making links with colleagues as well as other agencies and have an interest in talking to groups of people about psychosis.


Main duties of the job


To assess people with psychosis or possible first episode psychosis

To plan and implement specialist programmes of care for people following the first appearance of psychosis or for a limited period where psychosis is suspected, including carrying a specialist caseload of clients and acting as care co-ordinator

To liaise and work in collaboration with other agencies in planning and assessing programmes of care

To provide specialist advice to young people, carers and professionals

To develop awareness sessions around psychosis and early intervention to be delivered within education and youth services

To undertake audit, research and development activities.