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Health Living Advisor.

Employer
Tees, Esk and Wear Val
Location
Houghton House, Durham
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
5 Aug 2021
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We are one of the largest specialist mental health and learning disabilities trusts in the country, with an annual income of £320m and a workforce of some 6,700 staff operating from around 100 sites in Durham, Teesside, North Yorkshire and York and Selby. We provide a range inpatient and community services to 2m people living in County Durham, the Tees Valley, Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale, Harrogate, Hambleton and Richmondshire. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.

We deliver our services by working in partnership with eight local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.

We are a multi-award winning trust and are included within the Health Service Journal's Best 100 Places to Work. The trust take a positive and proactive approach to support staff in their personal development and has embedded the Talent Management approach within the Trust, with the vision of helping people to be as good as they can be, helping TEWV to do things better.

Are you seeking a new challenge and a unique opportunity to develop your career? If so, then this post would be an excellent opportunity for you! We are looking for a dynamic, passionate and proactive individual with excellent communication skills to help develop work with Age UK (Durham) to develop a new service for Older People in Durham and Darlington.

This post has arisen from a successful funding bid to work with Age UK to provide support for Older People who are experiencing such issues as loneliness, isolation, lack of motivation and low mood in response to the on-going Covid Pandemic.

The post is to join a new team that is being set up in partnership with Age UK (Durham) Professional support to the current Care Home Liaison service. We are seeking a highly skilled and knowledgeable team-player who is able to think holistically and creatively in order to deliver interventions for people in their own homes or via telephone and video support. This is your chance to make a real difference to people experiencing mental health problems and associated distress in response to the Covid pandemic.

This collaborative, multi-disciplinary service will work with Age UK (Durham) Community support staff to provide wellbeing and psychologically informed interventions such as Exercise, Occupation, Anxiety Management, Sleep, Graded exposure.

The overall aim is to:
  • Improve wellbeing of older people in response to Covid Pandemic
  • Provide low level interventions and support for people to prevent the need for secondary mental health involvement
  • Provide a rapid route into secondary mental health services for people who are experiencing mental health crisis

We are committed to the health and wellbeing of our staff and have a number of initiatives and support for staff including access to psychology and counselling services. We are keen to support flexible patterns of working and able to accommodate full or part time hours. The work base will be at Age UK Durham office but some home working may also be required.

The service is being managed by Age UK (Durham) with TEWV working in partnership with Age UK (Durham). TEWV will provide clinical supervision. Consideration would be given to a secondment opportunity for staff in the Trust however a pplicants must ensure that prior to applying they have agreement from their current line manager that they can be released on a secondment basis. This post will have not an impact upon NHS service or benefits

In the event that permanent funding is secured for this post the successful applicant will be confirmed in post on a permanent basis.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Michael Mulvey, Team Manager

michael.mulvey@nhs.net - 0191 554 9000

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Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust is committed to the protection of staff, service users and visitors to the Trust from second hand smoke and currently operates a no smoking policy which ensures all buildings and grounds are smoke free.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from individuals who have experience of mental ill health or learning disabilities. Our service users and carers tell us our staff should be consistently concerned with maintaining and improving care with pride, empathy and compassion.

This job advert may close as soon as sufficient suitable applications have been received. If interested please apply for this post as soon as possible

Your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from apps.trac.jobs. You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages via the NHS Jobs website and therefore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information within this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the NHS Electronic Staff Records system

Please note that if the post you are applying for requires a DBS check, you will be required to also subscribe to the DBS Update Service, if successful, and thereafter renew your subscription each year. The Trust will reimburse the subscription fee.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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