Mental Health Advisor – Hammersmith & Fulham, Ealing & Hounslow Mind

Posted on: 03-08-2023 | Deadline: 10-08-2023

Job Description

Service Delivery: Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team by providing containment and care to service users attending the Circle under direct supervision as required. Support children and young people, their parents/carers, families in the self-management of presenting difficulties. Provide practical 1:1 support through onboarding and telephone engagement as required. Assist in implementing the delivery of programmes of care as requested by the Team Manager and Supervisor Support the design of training materials and co-facilitate group or workshop delivery to promote emotional regulation, crisis identification and management, mental health awareness and self-care.

Awareness of community resources by developing local knowledge of the area, its services and facilities. Responsible for mapping these services, creating and updating as a service resource to work from. Supporting appropriate signposting and partner agency referrals for service users where the need for additional support is identified and agreed with CYPs parent or carer. Support the delivery of workshops and peer discussion groups as required by the team.

Ability to recognise Safeguarding situations; be aware of and adhere to Safeguarding guidelines; know when to inform and share these concerns with other colleagues and raise safeguarding alerts. Observe and report any changes in the service users physical, mental health and behaviour to the Team Manager or Supervisor during handover huddles. Support other Youth Services service delivery, when required and agreed with Team Manager. Support the development of Youth Services tools, materials and services including carrying out audits and preparing service data for stakeholder presentation, training and wider service presentations.

Participate in the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of crisis interventions under direct or indirect supervision of the Team Manager or Supervisor Participate in the regular case and service reviews or discussions and have support responsibilities for cases. Initiate, organise, and evaluate practical support with therapeutic/clinical advice with support from the Team Manager or Supervisor To utilise skills flexibly and effectively so that interventions and practical support can be creatively thought about and facilitated in other appropriate settings. Service Accountability: Support the monitoring and evaluation of the effectiveness of the services delivered under the guidance of Supervisor/ Team Manager. Contribute to gathering and presenting information for quarterly monitoring reports.

Maintain records of clinical activity in accordance with wider and local service policies and procedures by keeping administrative processes, databases and client records up to date. Maintain accurate and timely information, documentation and reporting systems in accordance with agreed standards, HFEH Policies, Procedures and the Data Protection Act. Awareness of the HFEH Mind Complaint Policy to promote excellence of service and consumer satisfaction. Work within the constructs of and adhere to HFEH Mind and MSS agreed Covid-19 protocols/requirements.

Adhere to established policies, procedures, protocols within the service and those specifically relating to HFEH Mind and the MSS Team. Appropriately and without undue delay seek support and consultation regarding any complex or high-risk cases that have been referred. Maintain an awareness in the field of CYP mental health and managing crisis by attending training courses and workshops and accessing up to date literature. Participate in regular shared learning activities and developmental experiences across CAMHS.

To participate in new service initiatives designed to improve efficiency and outcomes for children, young people and their families. Ensure that allsupport provided from has an inclusive values base which recognises and respects difference. Maintain comprehensive records of all training and intervention activity Monitor and track progress against access targets for your caseload and develop plans with your supervisor to reach access targets Attend relevant educational opportunities in line with identified professional objectives Carry out additional tasks as required by the Circle Team Manager Partnership Working: To maintain and nurture a positive working relationship with partners To liaise with and develop positive partnerships and relationships with other services. Administration: To receive/attend regular group and 1:1 supervision clinical and management supervision and participate in appraisal processes as required.

To attend handover meetings; case review meetings and/consultation; regular team and handover meetings as required. To attend mandatory in-house and relevant external training opportunities, to support own ongoing development.

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