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Primary Care Mental Health Support Worker

Band 4

Main area
Adult Mental Health
Band 4
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Saffron Ground, Ditchmore Lane, Stevenage, SG1 3LJ
£21,089 - £23,761 per annum
23/07/2019 23:59

Values Based Screener

At Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust we are looking for people to join us who share our values and those of the NHS. Before your application can be considered please take part on our online values questionnaire, which you can find below. When you have finished you will be sent a 'completion code' by email, which will be valid for 6 months and required to submit your application form.

An exciting opportunity for the post of Primary Care Mental Health Support Worker has become available within North Hertfordshire Adult Community Mental Health Services.

You will work as part of the GP Plus service ensuring the highest standards of practice and service delivery, working across the interface between Primary Care and Mental Health Services alongside the Primary Care Mental Health Practitioners.

In this role you will work to build trusting and collaborative relationships with service users and their carers. You will also assist in the formulation, implementation and monitoring of recovery care plans, attending and contributing to multi-disciplinary meetings in the planning, implementation and review of service user care plans.

You will also assist in the provision of low intensity psychological interventions to support service users in achieving personal goals to resolve concerns with anxiety and low mood.

You will provide an effective link between General Practitioners, housing, carers centre, and other statutory and non-statutory agencies and secondary care, to act in an advisory capacity to professionals in other fields and to develop joint working relationships.

You will support the recovery journey of those who are being discharged to primary care from secondary care during the transitional phase.

You will also identify and support GPs in the management and care of those patients who are frequent users of services.

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

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Applicant requirements

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

Ms Karen Howard at The Letchworth Wellbeing Centre on 01462 417790