Peer Supported Open Dialogue Practitioner

Canterbury, Kent, England
Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust £35392.0 - 42618.0 Per year Full time Save This Job
£35392.0 - 42618.0 Per year
Full time
Other Qualified Professional
9 Jul 2024
23 Jul 2024

Job Description

Job overview
An exciting opportunity has arisen for Open Dialogue Practitioner to facilitate the on-going development of the Peer Supported Open Dialogue service (POD) within KMPT, the only stand-alone NHS Open Dialogue service in the UK.
Within this position, you will participate in promoting POD and co-facilitate training sessions for others. Your responsibilities will involve working alongside pod-trained staff and trainees, supporting service users and their social networks from crisis to recovery, and integrating this new care model throughout KMPT.

Main duties of the job
You will be a trained and registered mental health worker (nurse, OT, therapist) who is currently trained in, or participating in open dialogue training. This OD training must be recognised by KMPT. You will have a minimum of 2 years post-registration experience or have experience in working within an Open Dialogue team, working alongside service users and their social networks in crisis, as well as understanding the importance of peer-supported work. You will ideally have experience of prioritising casework and allocation /delegation of tasks to others. Experience of liaising with a variety of stakeholders both internal and external to organisations. Awareness of clinical governance and its relationship to clinical effectiveness patient safety and patient experience.
You will be willing to co-facilitate training of POD

The post holder must hold a full, valid, UK driving licence and have access to a car/vehicle to use for business purposes

Working for our organisation
Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.
We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.
The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.
You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.
The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Please refer to the attached job description for full details and the main responsibilities of the role.

Person specification

Professional reg

Essential criteria
  • 1.5- 2 years post reg experience
  • RN (MH), OT or therapist MH
  • Worked with Mental Health Services
Desirable criteria
  • Mentor to students
Facilitating learning

Essential criteria
  • Has experience of teaching/ training / mentoring
Desirable criteria
  • Has professional experience of presenting to others
  • Has experience of developing research into practice
  • Has experience of research
POD awareness

Essential criteria
  • Trained in POD that is recognised by KMPT
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working in POD
  • Willing to be POD trained
  • Awareness of POD and research in POD such as ODDESSI
KMPT Staff Benefits:
NHS pension scheme Your employer pays 20.6% towards your pension and life assurance benefits.
Please see Apply. Apply/Pensions.aspx for more details.
Annual leave for Agenda for Change On appointment to NHS
27 days for full time or pro rata if part time
After 5 years NHS service
29 days full time or pro rata if part time
After 10 years NHS service
33 days full time or pro rata if part time
Plus bank holidays, that's up to 41 days - more than 8 weeks paid time off!
Medical staffs have national Terms and Conditions.
Buying and selling of annual leave is also available as part of our flexible approach to staff benefits.
Recommend a friend campaign If you already work for us you could refer a friend from outside of the Trust to any of the roles below and you can receive £1000 if they are successfully recruited; Nursing staff - RMN RGN RNLD - Band 5 and 6, Medical Doctors, Clinical Psychologist and Allied Health Professionals,
Flexible working Covers job share, term time working, flexible shifts etc. Just ask and we will try to help.
Statutory and occupational maternity, paternity or adoption leave Dependant on length of NHS service
Other paid/unpaid leave This can be for Jury Service, Reserved Armed Forces, etc. This is paid outside of annual leave.
Non paid leave for career breaks
Staff Support KMPT offers a face to face counselling service for any issues not just work related problems.
NHS discounts and shopping vouchers Staff can sign up for Red Guava, PS discounts and Health Service Discounts to receive a variety of discounts in travel, fashion, technology, mobile phone contracts, food and drink, days out etc.
Learning and Development opportunities In addition to the mandatory subjects there are a number of leadership, management and staff topic areas, including coaching and mentoring.
KMPT is committed to supporting all new staff and this includes a comprehensive Induction programme. The programme's duration depends on role and can be from 2 days to 4 weeks (not always consecutive days).
The Induction programme will provide an excellent opportunity for new staff to meet and engage with KMPT's subject specialists and include the required training.
The programme may involve some travel to the various training venues across Kent and Medway, the main ones being Canterbury, Maidstone and Dartford.
New starter bonus At the Trust we really value our nurses and the skills they bring. To recognise this we offer a New Hire Bonus of £1200 pro rata for band 5 and 6 nursing staff.
Staff Network Forums A variety of staff network forums which empower, support and encourage network members and allies, to reflect KMPT values and promote equality and diversity.

Lease car scheme, Cycle to work scheme, the list goes on.........!
Probation Period . New employees external to Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust are subject to a six month probationary period.
To deliver an effective service it is essential in some of our roles that you are able to travel between work bases in a timely manner.
Production of false or forged documents/qualifications in order to obtain employment is a criminal offence and will be reported to the Police.
Disclosure and Barring Service Check.
Certain roles are subject to criminal record checks called Disclosure and Barrin

Ref: EK159A

Job Details

Peer Supported Open Dialogue Practitioner

Canterbury, Kent, Englandd Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£35392.0 - 42618.0 Per year
Job level
Other Qualified Professional
Full time
9 Jul 2024
23 Jul 2024

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