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Senior Practitioner, Mental Health x

£26,695.50 - £28060 per annum with future progression possible
37.5 / per week - Full-Time
Weymouth ,

Are you a strong leader with excellent knowledge of trauma based support?

Do you want to lead change and make a real difference to those who are suffering with complex mental health illness?

BCHA is recruiting for a Senior Practitioner for our High supported and transitional Mental Health Accommodation based services in Poole.  You will be responsible for leading and developing high quality and evidence based service, which supports and empowers our customers to have choice.

Safeguarding our customers is of paramount importance to us, to be successful in this post you will be required to undertake necessary checks and complete training on commencement of the position.

Our High supported and transitional Mental Health Accommodation based service accommodate those most in need of support with their mental health and other complex needs, therefore a sound knowledge of Recovery based approaches and a good understanding of Mental Health Crisis Management is required, along with experience of delivering housing services that meet the needs of people who use our services and commissioners.

The ideal candidates will demonstrate these values:

  • The ability to positively promote the organisation at external events.
  • Experience of working collaboratively with NHS mental health services and local authority and stakeholders.
  • The ability to write and interpret complex reports and excellent level of spoken and written English and experience of managing budgets.
  • Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding issues and ability to address them appropriately
  • Commitment to reflective practice and continued learning and development
  • Excellent knowledge of Community Care, Mental health, Health and Safety and welfare benefits legislation.
  • A broad knowledge of methods of assessing, formulating, implementing, recording, reviewing and monitoring and a person centred approach to support and assessment plans.
  • Evidence of offering outstanding service to people we support and co-developing improvements to quality standards
  • Strong leadership skills

This is a great opportunity if you want to make a real difference and support our vision of “better lives, better homes, better communities”. We are looking for someone who has experience in managing related services which support those who have been impacted by trauma and mental health and/or diagnosis.

Your personal values will drive entrepreneurial, creative and innovative service delivery to produce real measurable outcomes for customers. You will be comfortable working collaboratively across sector boundaries, with a diverse range of stakeholders.

Your strong operational, interpersonal and networking skills will inspire and motivate your team to deliver services which meet the needs of a diverse range of complex customer needs. 

As a Senior Practitioner you will work flexibly in a dynamic environment and be prepared to strive for continuous personal development to navigate issues beyond your area of expertise for the benefit of our customers.

DBS checks are required for roles where you will be working with or have lone contact with Vulnerable Adults and Children.

BCHA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

Closing date 08/03/2021

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