This role is focussed on providing appropriate, effective interventions and treatments to people with severe and enduring mental health needs, and their carers (including friends and relatives) and their supporters in the community, enabling and assisting them to meet daily health, social care and well being needs, in line with personal recovery goals, and facilitating engagement with mainstream services.
Always under the overarching framework of CPA, the post holder will be contribute to the ongoing assessment, planning delivery and review of activities and interventions against identified health, social care and well being needs, acting as care/ for a defined group of service users. The role will also require undertaking and delivering specific health or social care assessments and interventions, according to care clusters, including identified service users on other caseloads. This maybe either on a one to one basis, or as part of a group activity.
At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds; we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.
Main duties of the job
The focus of the team’s work will be on improving individual service user’s quality of life by drawing on knowledge of a wide range of interventions.
As well as a focus on improving lives, the service also aims to reduce hospital admissions for this service user group, to improve the frequency and engagement with physical health monitoring, to evidence the offers we can make in terms of support from our colleagues in voluntary services and to reduce service user contact with the Intensive Support Team.
The service user group will comprise of those with ongoing or recurrent psychosis and affective disorders, whose lives are severely impacted by their symptoms. They may present with instability in many aspects of their lives, a high level of risk and problematic alcohol or drug use; they may also have accommodation issues and be vulnerable in their community, and may be involved in the Criminal Justice System.