Service Care Solutions Ltd

Band 6 Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Band 6 Senior Mental Health Practitioner
Southern Health NHS Trust
The Lighthouse Out of Hours Drop in Service
Options Wellbeing - The Annexe, 147 Shirley Road, Southampton, SO15 3FH
Monday - Friday 16:00-00:00 5 Night per week (37.5 Hours)
£30ph Weekdays, £35ph Nights, £40ph Bank Holidays

An exciting opportunity has arisen be part of the development and expansion of our award winning service.

Due to the success of The Lighthouse over the past 12 months, funding has now been awarded to open a second base in the East of the City of Southampton.

This additional facility will complement the existing service and improve access to crisis care across the city.

The successful candidate will be in a unique and exciting position to be involved in the planning and implementation of the new part of the service.

The Lighthouse offers a self-referral, drop in service for anyone who feels they are experiencing a mental health crisis with no exclusion criteria.

This is complimented by our innovative virtual service, enabling support to be offered via text and telephone alongside the face to face element.

Main duties of the job

The primary function of this role is to provide clinical leadership to the day-to-day operation of The Lighthouse team.

The Lighthouse is a partnership service delivered between Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust and Solent Mind.

The service will be open from 4.30pm until midnight 7 days per week.

Job responsibilities

Working with people in significant emotional distress to support them to access their own resources to keep themselves safe.
Working as part of The Lighthouse team to create an emotionally and physically safe environment for people to engage in peer support and self-management whilst access The Lighthouse.
To work, alongside peer specialists in a socially inclusive way alongside in line with the principles of The Lighthouse.

To skilfully and sensitively ensure people accessing The Lighthouse agree to and adhere to code of conduct
To be able to communicate clearly with a diverse group of people whether it is people accessing The Lighthouse or from other agencies.
Promoting and participating in highly skilled brief-solution focused approaches to managing crisis.
To encourage people to access support from carers friends, local community and provide signposting.
To identify needs of people with caring responsibilities and signpost to further support if required.
To effectively assess safety and risk plans and be able to identify when The Lighthouse is no longer able to meet a persons needs and when other services will be required to be involved (e.g.

Mental Health Act Assessment, AMHT, Police or Ambulance, Safeguarding)
To participate in regular supervision and guidance with team and line manager
To build a good working knowledge of the mental health system in regards to statutory and third sector provision across Southampton

We also offer a £250 bonus for starting this contract this will be paid out to you after 150 hours completed (4 Weeks)

If you know anyone who may be interested in the position we can also offer a £250 referral fee

If anything is of interest, please just respond to this Advert or call Jake on 01772 208963.

  • Start: ASAP
  • Duration: 3 Months+
  • Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + Uplifts for Nights
  • Location: Southampton, England
  • Type: Contract
  • Industry: Medical
  • Recruiter: Service Care Solutions Ltd
  • Contact: Jake Nuttall
  • Tel: 01772 208963
  • Fax: 01772 471473
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  • Posted: 2023-02-21 12:40:24 -

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