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”.
Mersey Care’s vision and values drive our organisation and the way we work together to deliver services. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate during recruitment, and any subsequent employment with the Trust, that their behaviour supports our values of Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respectfulness and Enthusiasm (CARE).
The CQC stated “It was clear that most staff across the organisation understood, and were committed to, the vision and values of the organisation. These were well communicated and the work to win both hearts and minds was apparent”.
Do you want to be part of establishing and implementing a brand new service in crisis care?
We are looking for energetic, motivated and experienced practitioners who want to work at the forefront of mental health. The roles require the individuals to exhibit excellent clinical skills and knowledge. The post holders must be able to work and thrive under pressure. The roles are a balancing act of management and clinical responsibility, often when working clinically it will be an opportunity to offer dynamic and live peer supervision with your team. These posts mix the roles of acute practitioner and the autonomy of community work; the post holders will understand the key links with our inpatient units and continue to facilitate our positive and supportive relationship with our colleagues in Community Mental Health.
The team will comprise a mix of professionals and levels of experience, nurses, social workers and support workers. As a cohort we will aim to be kind, knowledgeable and show a level of commitment to our service area which is beyond reproach.
Key qualities of the successful applicants will be knowledge, patience, a positive outlook and an ability to see solutions. We need team leaders who understand the role of leadership, whilst valuing the reflective practice, supervision and humour.
Our focus is to support service users to remain in their own home in order to aid their recovery during the crisis episode. The post requires practitioners to be confident assessors who can make clear decisions about risk management, care planning and the appropriateness of home treatment team interventions. Effective gatekeeping assessment and the identification and delivery of the best treatment packages for people presenting to services in crisis will also be key.
In exchange, you will be working within a highly skilled and knowledgeable multi-disciplinary team who will support you in your development and your ability to deliver the best care you can to our service users. As part of your professional development, you will receive specialist training in the interventions that support people when in crisis.
You will be a qualified Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker and will have worked in a multi-disciplinary team. You will need to have significant post qualification experience in mental health and preferably within crisis services. Experience in substance misuse, Asperger’s services and/or Learning Disabilities would be highly desirable.
The rota for this role includes working weekends and weekdays as a 24 hour service. The team will be based at the Broadoak Unit however we require some Practitioners who are willing to be based at our Southport base.
Shortlisting is planned for 22nd January 2019
Interviews are planned for 30th January 2019
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Only those applicants who demonstrate clearly how they meet our person specification will be shortlisted for interview.
We reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we have received a minimum amount of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.
DBS Update Service
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust expects that all post holders who require an enhanced DBS for their role subscribe to the DBS Update Service. You will be required to enrol for this service for a small annual fee of £13 per year and maintain registration.
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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.
From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.
Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants
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