We are looking for Wellbeing Practitioners 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.

The Wellbeing Practitioner role is an exciting opportunity work as part of a new community-based service, commissioned by BSW ICS across Bath & NE Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire. These posts will be based in each area delivering a hybrid of community and remote support, working remotely with each other to scope and develop the model.  The service is focused on supporting people from 16yrs upwards across Community, Primary and Secondary care pathways. The role will lead on a holistic assessment, offering emotional and practical support based on the 5 Ways to Wellbeing and developing safety plans, while also supporting engagement with other system partners as part of the Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT).  System partners include – PCN’s (Primary Care Networks), AWP (Avon & Wiltshire Partnership), Oxfordshire Health and Voluntary Sector to promote and deliver services and achieve the model outcomes.

This role will provide the initial introductions to identify the persons needs and use the recovery model to develop self-confidence and move towards the persons identified goals. The Wellbeing Practitioner will work with the person and the CSMHF Peer Support workers to access relevant organisations and agencies to provide a collaborative service.

Key responsibilities  

  • Supervise Peer Support Workers and offer one-to-one support/debrief meetings when needed by the team.
  • Promote the service by linking in with external agencies to build relationships and promote the service offer, coordinate referrals into the service, and liaise and network with relevant statutory and third sector organisations.
  • Work with the person to identify their recovery pathway to move towards their goals, maintaining a person centred, flexible approach walking alongside the person, implementing interventions/safety plans.
  • Work flexibly, in the community and remotely to meet the service needs, responding to referrals within in service timeframes.
  • Ensure ICT systems and data recording systems are used appropriately in line with policies and procedures. Work with colleagues to ensure effective internal systems including but not limited to maintenance of records and GDPR compliance
  • Carry out work in accordance with policies and service procedures, current legislation and quality standards. Be prepared for, attend, and engage in staff meetings, supervision, appraisal and training as agreed with your line manager

Role: Wellbeing Practitioner  

Reports to: Service Manager

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

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

Hours: Full-time roles (across 7 days) available in each locality              

Closing date: Apply via email and cover letter outlining your suitability for the role and location preference by end of day Wednesday 29th September. Interviews to be held on 11th & 12th October.

Please send completed applications to chriswatts@sgmind.org.uk