We are excited to advertise a new opportunity to join our Specialist Community Forensic Team.
We are looking for someone who is passionate about mental health and helping others.
The successful candidate will understand the different aspects involved in supporting people with complex needs to access the right kind of support at the right time.
Second Step is a leading mental health charity in the Southwest offering housing, support and hope to thousands of people with mental health and other problems. Our goal is to inspire hope and deliver change for everybody and every community we work with.
We are excited to advertise a new opportunity to join our Specialist Community Forensic Team. SCFT is a Multi-Disciplinary Team that focus on support people in secure mental hospitals in their transition to the community. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion are central to our work. We encourage a culture where staff are valued and supported with as much thought as our clients receive, helping to nurture an environment where team members have a real chance to learn, thrive and develop whilst putting your skills and passion to practice. Because we are an inclusive team, we want to encourage people from different cultural backgrounds to join us. Not only do we value this, but we also see the positive impact this will have on our team and clients we support. Also, at Second Step we highly value lived experience of staff and the unique insights and creativity it brings to challenges, growth and effective interventions.
We are looking for:
Someone who is passionate about mental health and helping others.
Someone who is able to connect with people who have been hospitalized, struggled with substances misuse and other complex needs.
Someone that can multitask and work well in a clinical professional team with protocols and forms, but also being flexible to adapt to a client’s needs and can build meaningful professional relationships.
Someone passionate about mental health and who can support Second Step’s work bridging the gap between primary and secondary mental health services.
The successful candidate will;
Understand the different aspects involved in supporting people with complex needs to access the right kind of support at the right time.
Demonstrate an understanding of the mental health sector and landscape, including knowledge of appropriate services and organisations.
Have some knowledge of coaching and motivational interviewing techniques used to support and enable healthier behaviours with clients.
Be able to offer personalised support, advice and guidance to individual clients with a focus on co-produced individualised interventions.
Be able assess and adapt to varying degrees and complexities of risk.