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JOBS – Serious Mental Illness Practitioners and Lead SMI Practitioner

SMI Practitioner x 5 – Full time (37.5 hours per week) Posts – Salary £26k – £28k based on experience

Lead SMI Practitioner x 1 – Part time Post (22.5 hours per week) – Salary WM7 SCP32 £32,067

Bank Peer Support Workers – Sessional, Bank contract – £13 per hour

Hours:  37.5 hours per week (SMI Practitioner)
             22.5 hours per week (Lead SMI Practitioner)
Hours to be agreed with post holder set against the backdrop of the needs of the service and in consultation with the Service Manager as to the most effective operating hours

Contract: 12-month fixed term contract

We are looking for a number of SMI Practitioners & one Lead SMI Practitioner. And Bank Peer Support Workers

There are x5 SMI Practitioner posts, 1 per borough – Wandsworth, Croydon. Kingston Richmond and Merton. Lead SMI Practitioner x1 in Wandsworth, and Bank Peer Support Workers –sessional / on an ad hoc basis.

You work as a team across five South West London boroughs, along with a bank of Peer Support Workers, each with a specific borough focus to work with existing provision to reach a target of 5% additional people on SMI register accessing their annual health checks. 

The roles will be community based and outreach focused, requiring close working with Primary Care Networks, working flexibly, support patients to remove barriers in accessing their annual health checks, working around existing provision and responding to the needs of individuals. The work may involve a one-off intervention, such as a telephone call to prompt and support someone to access their check, to several contacts, including supporting them to the appointment in person, sending messages introducing the service, arranging a Peer Support involvement to enhance engagement in achieving a successful annual health check, and liaison with practices and clinics.

A personalised, proactive and flexible way of working is required for these Posts.

Joined up approach – building relationships with existing partners and targeting the 5% of hardest to reach individuals. 

Postholders will also signpost to other services when needed.

The Lead Practitioner Postholder will line manage the Practitioners and oversee day to day responsibility of the service, ensuring adherence to policies and procedures, supporting the team of Practitioners in meeting service requirements, activity and targets.

They will work within the Southwest London Local Mind Partnership (Mind in Brent, Wandsworth and Westminster, Mind in Croydon, Mind in Kingston and Mind in Richmond). Working across the boroughs of Wandsworth, Croydon, Kingston, Richmond and Merton, working with Primary Care Networks, GP practices and Health clinics and existing SMI providers across these localities.

In partnership with local Minds, we are seeking to fill several Sessional Peer Support Worker roles. The SMI Checks project is for one year with the potential to extend beyond this initial period. Please note they are based at and in different Boroughs.

The local Minds are an equal opportunities employer. No job applicant or employees will be discriminated against on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

SMI Practitioner Job Description

Bank Peer Support Worker Job Description

Lead Practitioner SMI Job Description

SMI Job Application Form

To apply please complete the job application form and send with your CV to:

Closing date for applications is 4th December 2022

Posted on: 16th November 2022

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