We are looking for SMI Outreach Wellbeing Practitioner’s for a new Community Services Mental Health Framework in B&NES, Swindon and Wiltshire.

Swindon and Gloucestershire Mind, Bath Mind, Rethink Mental Illness and Alabare Christian Care and Support are a Third Sector Alliance, working across the sector together with Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust and Oxford Health Foundation NHS Trust to provide accessible, responsive, and inclusive mental health support across the local area, as part of the national Community Services Mental Health Framework.

The Community Services Mental Health Framework (CSMHF) is a transformative approach to providing community mental health services, and we need Service Managers who will be leading this transformation on the ground. We are looking for experienced professionals who have a desire to work closely with the communities and residents they serve, and to re-imagine the way in which community mental health services are provided across organisational boundaries.

This role will provide support to local Health services with their SMI (Serious Mental Illness) clinics. The clinics are dedicated to support the improvement in take up and quality of AHC’s by inviting community members with existing mental health conditions who have been contacted by GPs to attend a non-clinical setting to receive a  comprehensive Annual Health Check (AHC) by a team of nurses. The nurses will check blood pressure, weight, BMI and complete a blood test as well as exploring the persons lifestyle and provide guidance on improving physical health. In addition to this, there is the opportunity for people to talk to a SMI Wellbeing Practitioner about their mental health and understand what support is available to them.

The SMI Wellbeing Practitioner will also provide 1:1 proactive support to encourage and enable people to attend their annual health checks, for example by providing anxiety management strategies.

Key responsibilities  

  • Working with people with mental health problems, supporting them through their AHC and having one-to-one conversations to support their broader mental health and wellbeing – including opening up opportunities for wider interventions or accessing support or services
  • Signposting individuals looking for further support to other local organisations that might be able to support them
  • Providing warm handovers to other organisations if a referral is appropriate as part of the persons journey to access mental health support in the community
  • Clients make their own way to appointments, but candidates will need access to a car as venues are often in rural locations and some home visits may be required.

Role: SMI Outreach Wellbeing Practitioner

Reports to: Service Manager

Salary: Competitive – £27,0000 (pro rata)

Location: Roles available in B&NES, Swindon and Wiltshire

Hours: Part-time roles available     

Deadline: 5th December 

Telephone Interviews: 15th December

In Person Interviews: w/c 20th December 

Recruitment is being led by Swindon & Gloucestershire Mind, on behalf of the Third Sector Alliance with further details of the individual roles being available at https://www.sgmind.org.uk/vacancies/. For further information or an informal conversation, please contact Chris Watts (Third Sector Mobilisation Lead).

Benefits: 25 days annual leave plus 8 days bank holiday entitlement (pro rata for part time staff), pension scheme, ongoing training and development opportunities and team away days to support a culture of wellbeing and teamwork.

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