This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced nurse to work in the community with service users who are experiencing mental health issues. The post is based at Kensington Town Hall, in a small friendly team that covers the whole of the borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
The team works with rough sleepers, or service users who have a history of rough sleeping. Most service users will reside in hostels and may be experiencing multiple complex issues such as substance misuse and behavioural problems in addition to their mental ill health.The team offers excellent supervision and support, and there are plenty of opportunities to pursue training.
The successful candidate will have experience in working with people who experience mental ill health, and be familiar with current practice and guidance in this area. Familiarity with safeguarding procedures will also be expected.
The post will involve managing a case load of service users with mental health needs, monitoring their health, linking them into services, and supporting them to obtain stability in their health and housing.
We are a multi disciplinary team made up of a CPN, social workers, and housing staff. The team is attached to Kensington Housing department and you will be expected to work closely with Housing colleagues to advocate for your service users ensuring that the best housing options are available for your service user.
Meeting the clinical needs of your service users is paramount. Many of our service users are non engaging and resistant to accepting help. Skills in engaging with resistant service users would be beneficial though support in developing these skills will be offered by the team.
Compliance with administrative requirements are essential, keeping good record keeping.
This post gives a good opportunity for anyone wanting to develop their community skills and gain experience of working with homeless service users.
Interview date: The week commencing 2nd October 2017
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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