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Primary Care Liaison Service
Band 6
37.5 Hours per week
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Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
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Bridgwater, Taunton Mendip or South Somerset (TBC)
Bridgwater, Taunton Mendip or South Somerset (TBC)
£30,401 - £37,267 per annum
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Primary Care Link/ Liaison Worker Band 6 (RMN), Band 6

Band 6

Do you have the passion and enthusiasm to help transform mental health services across Somerset?

Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, in collaboration with the Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (SCCG), Local Authority and the Voluntary Sector are transforming mental health services across Somerset

This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the establishment of this service transformation across the county delivering enhanced high-quality mental health care to all adults, irrespective of the age.

The transformation will remove the traditional boundaries between mental health services and primary care with a single point of access based on a philosophy of ‘no wrong door’. It will include the full range of severity and services based upon the i-THRIVE principles of promoting coping skills, and providing support when needed at the right level:

  • Coping – promoting strengths and resilience in communities and neighbourhoods
  • Getting some support – improved access to support and treatment in primary care
  • Getting more support -  closer working relationships between specialist mental health and primary care and neighbourhood services
  • Risk assessment and management – for those with more severe problems who need secondary mental health and inpatient services

We are looking to recruit Primary Mental Health Link Workers who will provide rapid access to specialist mental health expertise within Primary Care. This will ensure that patients in Primary Care have their mental health needs more clearly assessed, defined, cared for and treated by Primary Care Health Care Professionals and that the pathways to best meet someone’s mental health need are optimised.  For most people this will mean remaining within Primary Care supported by the Primary Care Liaison Service where needed, but for some, needs necessitating, there will be a smooth transfer into Somerset Partnership secondary mental health services. The post holder will also provide support for clients who have been discharged from secondary services. The post holder will work closely with primary care and voluntary sector colleagues to support recovery focussed approaches

All team members will be supported in their ongoing professional development through an induction and training programme.

Please apply for this post if you:

  • Have passion and enthusiasm for working within and developing our approach to mental health services.
  • Are a team player, who works collaboratively to support recovery
  • Want to be part of developing practice across Somerset.

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Applicant requirements

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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Further details / informal visits contact

Tony Wolke, Head of MH and LD Community Services, 07584 556548