37.5 hours per week. Shift work required.
South West Staffordshire
We are actively seeking a mature and motivated individual to work in close Partnership with Staffordshire Police and Mental Health Services, with the aim of resolving Mental Health Crises in the community, as identified through existing police channels, across the South Staffordshire area.
The Community Triage Service represents a new joint initiative between Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Staffordshire Police. It is aimed at assessing people in emotional distress (where Mental Health may be a factor) at the point in which they come into contact with frontline local policing personnel.
This Service will be open and accessible to people over the age of 16 years, where emotional distress is a significant factor in necessitating contact with Police services, where it is believed that they may have a mental illness, learning disability, or misuse substances.
You will be required to support the delivery of face to face community based assessments, and will be expected to collaborate with other health, social care and voluntary organisations to deliver high quality care, ensuring wherever possible the involvement of the service user and their family or carer.
The service aims to reduce the numbers and to improve the outcomes and experiences for those who are detained or at risk of being detained under Section 136 MHA, and working in close partnership with Local Crisis Home Treatment team in exploring and offering the least restrictive options.
The post holder will be required to work predominantly unsociable working hours from 4pm – 03.30 am in order to meet the demands of the Service including alternate weekends.
For further information/informal discussion, please contact Rachel Barker or Jacquie Lakin-Woodward on 01785 783101