Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Do you have an interest in working with Veterans and their families? Do you want to be at the forefront of a new service aiming to improve outcomes for Veterans? If so then this may be the opportunity for you - to support the implementation of a new service and to make a positive difference to Veterans who require specialist mental health services and wider support.

LYPFT are very proud to be the Lead Provider for the newly commissioned Veterans Mental Health High Intensity Service in the North of England, working in a Provider Collaborative which includes Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust, Combat Stress and Walking with the Wounded.

The HIS team will operate across the whole of the North of England 7 days per week, and will be a multi-disciplinary team (Mental Health Practitioners, Psychology, Liaison & Support Officers) who will provide a liaison, advice and support service for local crisis mental health teams, the Veteran and their family. The model will involve ensuring Veterans are empowered to access services for health and social support.

We need a highly motivated senior mental health practitioner (either RMN, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker) to join this new service; working in the North East. You will have post registration experience and be able to demonstrate an understanding of the needs of military veterans’ suffering from mental health problems in order to support local services to provide veteran-centric care for veterans and their families.

You will be required to support veterans in crisis, alongside local crisis services across organisations, utilising the CPA framework, for the delivery of care; maintaining a focus on recovery and adopting a person-centred approach. You will have excellent communication, organisational and clinical reasoning skills, as well as the ability to travel across the geographical region of the service.

You will support assessments, risk management and interventions for veterans, working with local services to support them to deliver effective care for veterans experiencing crisis and receiving inpatient care. You will also work closely with our Liaison & Support Officers (Walking with the Wounded) to ensure that health and social needs of the veteran and their family are met, and promote the active involvement of veterans and carers in all aspects of their care delivery.

You will contribute to the delivery of a training programme aiming to increase awareness and skill across a range or organisations who may provide care for veterans.

You will receive training, support and supervision from a senior practitioner, with a strong emphasis on personal and professional development. This role is community based and it is essential that you have a full UK driving licence and use of a car.

For further details / informal visits contact:

We strongly recommend contacting the service prior to making an application. For further details or an informal conversation, please contact Samantha Hannar-Hughes, Clinical Team Manager on .

Reference: 40883825

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