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Early Interventions in Psychosis – Recovery Practitioner Adferiad Recovery
Location: Neath Port Talbot, Swansea
Llawn Amser

Contract: 37.5 hours per week, permanent
Salary: £20,041.31 per annum
Location: Based in Neath, covering the Swansea Bay area

To provide early intervention services to service users & families living in the community, focusing on the direct needs of young people experiencing a first episode of psychosis.

The post holder will work with their own caseload of 14-25 year olds experiencing a First Episode of Psychosis from within the SBUHB EIP service, providing recovery focussed early intervention support with a focus on clients social, emotional, and vocational recovery, in collaboration with and complimenting the clinical interventions provided by SBUHB EIP practitioners.

With the support of the team, the post holder will assist in the provision of care and treatment to clients in a community setting across all counties of the Swansea Bay area, in line with the principles and practices of engagement, social inclusion, and recovery.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Providing practical social, emotional, and vocational support for young people aged 14-25 following a diagnosis of a psychotic illness.

Support individuals through a tailored support programme with a view to move-on to community engagement, vocational opportunities using Adferiad Recovery’s Recovery Programme as the basis for doing this

Supporting individuals through a range of activities, on an off-site and peripatetic basis.

Encouraging and facilitating the use of local community services.

Identifying and meeting the needs of individuals to enable them to maintain their health and wellbeing, through engaging individuals in programmes such as Adventure Therapy / Outdoor activities / Physical Health promotion groups and social peer groups.

Providing information, advice, and guidance as appropriate and in a timely manner.

Assisting individuals in identifying areas of support and identifying the best option of support in line with their Care & treatment plan through the use of Dialog+ QOL outcome measure

Providing services on a group basis.

Completion of individual support/recovery plans, exit plans and other documentation as required.

Support and educate carer/wider family members, signposting and referring for additional support where appropriate.

Person Criteria:

There are no specific qualifications but there must be evidence of commitment to personal and career development relevant to the post.

Must have experience of providing care and support services to people, including young people, families, and carers, with a serious mental illness.

Must have experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, preferably within a clinical setting.

Must have sufficient understanding of mental illness to be able to describe the difference between a severe mental illness and mental distress like anxiety and mild depression and the different service responses required.

Must have a sound understanding of the social and emotional needs of young people, specifically those with serious mental illness.

Full driving licence and full access to a vehicle for work purposes.