Mental Health Lead


Eden Futures provides high quality, person centred care, support and enablement for people with disabilities and support needs. We develop services around the individual at all stages of their care pathway from treatment and support under the Mental Health Act, on discharge from hospital under a CTO, to lifestyle support in the community.

 

We have a brilliant opportunity for a dedicated, enthusiastic and motivated Mental Health Lead to come and join us, who has a passion to empower people to lead fuller lives and the ability to work group wide. Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing a clinical oversight on the operational management of our services where people with enduring mental ill-health receive support from us.
  • Managing a caseload and providing timely assessment, risk management and follow up intervention for people presenting behaviour that may limit their opportunities or pose risks to their physical health and that of others. This will be undertaken in liaison with external professionals in the person’s MDT.  Assessments may take place in a number of settings and locations.
  • Advising the organisation on current best practice and where policy and protocols can be improved upon in social care services.
  • Encouraging support workers to think differently in support delivery to enhance the quality of life for service users by promoting positive risk taking.
  • Working collaboratively with internal and external professionals (e.g. Psychology, Psychiatry, CPN, SALT, OT, RC, Social Worker, Behaviour Support Team, MAYBO Team, Group Autism Lead, Challenging Behaviour Foundation, National Autistic Society) to promote the rights of service users.
  • Imparting difficult and sensitive information in relation to service users whose enduring mental ill-health is affecting their behaviour to their detriment.
  • Assisting the leadership team to implement systems, processes and procedures ensuring the service meets external quality standards and regulations.

What are we looking for?

 

  • Evidence of professional clinical knowledge acquired through working in a Health or Social Care setting supporting people whose behaviour has been described as challenging because of enduring mental ill-health.
  • RMN qualified and up to date PIN.
  • Working knowledge of PBS and the competency framework.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, guidelines, policies and government-led initiatives in relation to people with learning disabilities, autism and behaviours described as challenging.
  • A proven track record of working successfully with people with EUPD, substance mis-use, enduring mental ill-health, those whose behaviour is described as challenging, and delivering positive outcomes for service users.
  • Experience of delivering learning and development sessions to staff teams.

 

Benefits

  • Car allowance as travel across our regions will be required, including regular working at our Head Office in Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire.
  • Individual group pension scheme.
  • Westfield Health Scheme.
  • LifeWorks well-being platform which also offers discounts on food, retail and leisure.
  • Childcare vouchers.
  • 20 days paid annual leave plus bank holidays.
  • Comprehensive training and development support.

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