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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Bradgate Mental Health Unit, Glenfield Hospital, Glenfield, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE3 9EJ 


Closing date:28 November 2021 at midnight 

Assertive Inreach
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Mental Health Assertive Inreach Team, based at the Bradgate Mental Health Unit, Glenfield Hospital.
We are seeking applicants with recent experience of providing services, in collaboration with people experiencing mental health issues and their carers, from a range of different ethnic backgrounds and cultures, promoting choice, involvement and autonomy.
Applicants must have a sound understanding of issues faced by people experiencing mental and emotional distress, along with excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal/networking skills. You must be able to work on your own initiative, as part of a small team and wider multi-disciplinary team.
The role includes supporting people to understand and manage issues relating to be benefit applications, along with signposting and supporting with referrals to community resources, in preparation for discharge from hospital into the community.
The service criteria are currently under review, with a view to expansion to include better links with community resources, to encourage and support the transition from hospital. Applicants must therefore be committed to development of the service and process of change.
You must have the ability to keep clear and accurate records on various IT systems and be able to proactively organise and prioritise your own workload, working on your own initiative, within a supportive team.
You will support with identifying any potential barriers to the discharge planning process.
Applicants must have awareness of discrimination, in all its forms and be able to make appropriate challenges where necessary, to support and empower people using the service.
You must also have a sound understating of issues around confidentiality and data protection.
An understanding of Reablement and Recovery models in mental health would be desirable.
The salary is Grade (8 point 15) £22,185 to (point 18) £24,495
For informal enquiries, please contact Nina Manning, Mental Health Service Manager on 0116 305 0746.
We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.    
For further information about working for Leicestershire County Council, please click here.
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