Mental Health Practitioner: Community Connections
We have looking for skilled and enthusiastic mental health practitioners to play a pivotal role in our new Social Interventions Service for people in crisis.
About the organisation
Warwickshire County Council is top-performing two tier authority with a reputation for innovation and innovation. The post holders, as employees of the Council, will work in close collaboration with our NHS partners in Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust, who provide local specialist mental health services.
About the team and the role
To improve responses to people in mental health crisis we are setting up a new pilot service to offer flexible and timely support to those who whose difficulties are primarily or significantly social in nature. The team will enhance the work of existing mental health services and comprises a full-time social worker and 2.5 fte social care practitioner posts. It forms part of a wider multi -disciplinary Crisis Plus Service being developed across the local health and social care sector. Under guidance and supervision you will undertake direct work with individuals who come into regular contact with crisis mental health services and other agencies. Through the provision of a range of strengths-based, community-focused interventions, individuals will be be supported to find lasting solutions to the difficulties which lead to their frequent contact with crisis mental health services.
This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Please be aware that this post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.
If you would like to discuss the role informally please contact Patrick Finnegan, Operations Manager, on 07867 390421.
Closing Date: 3rd August 2021
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Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce, this is because we really understand the importance of different voices, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds within our workforce. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. WCC has a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for employees who hold these and other identities. See more.