Overview of Role:

Role: Wellbeing Practitioner (click here for Job Description)
Reports to: Service Manager
Salary: Competitive – £27,0000 (pro rata)
Location: Swindon
Hours: Full Time (35 Hours per week)  

Background:
We are looking for Wellbeing Practitioners for a new Community Services Mental Health Framework (CSF) in B&NES, Swindon and Wiltshire (BSW).

Across BSW, the four signed partners for Third Sector are: 

  • Swindon and Gloucestershire Mind (Swindon)
  • Bath Mind (B&NES)
  • Rethink Mental Illness (Wiltshire)
  • Alabaré Christian Care and Support (Wiltshire)

Working across the sector together with Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) and Oxford Health Foundation NHS Trust to provide accessible, responsive, and inclusive mental health support across the local area, as part of the national CSF.

The CSF is a transformative approach to providing community mental health services, and we need 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. 

PLEASE NOTE: All roles require a clean, full driving license and access to a car due to the nature of travel within these roles. 

About the Role:
The Wellbeing Practitioner role is an exciting opportunity work as part of a new community-based service. 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 16+ across community, primary and secondary care pathways.

 

The Wellbeing Practitioner will: 

  • Lead on a holistic assessment, offering emotional and practical support based on the 5 Ways to Wellbeing.
  • Develop safety plans, while also supporting engagement with other system partners as part of the Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT).
  • 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.
  • Work with the person and the CSF 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. 

How to Apply:
Recruitment is being led by Swindon & Gloucestershire Mind on behalf of the Third Sector Alliance for the Swindon locality.

To apply, please complete our Application Forms below: 

1) Application for Employment
2) Personal Details
3) Equal Opportunities

For further information or to send your completed applications to us, please contact us via

Application Deadline: 15th June 2022.
Short Listing Date: 
17th June 2022. 
Telephone Interviews Date: 
21st June 2022. 
Face to Face Interview Date: 
24th June 2022.

PLEASE NOTE: Previous applicants, need not apply.

 

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