Band 3 OPD General Support Worker-Bristol Probation Office

Job description

The Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) service has developed innovative approaches to working with high risk offenders with Personality Disorders who are seen by the National Probation Service in Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.

The OPD Service provides specialist input across the AWP area to other clinical teams and to the Probation Service. The services helps to identify, assess, risk manage and treat offenders with personality disorder in prisons (including NEXUS, the inreach PD service at HMP Eastwood Park), secure hospitals and the community across the South West.

Working from home is supported, but regular attendance is required to our offices and Approved Premises across Avon, Gloucestershire, and Wiltshire along with meetings that may take place at other Trust sites across these localities. All individuals working in the team are expected to spend at least 40% of their working time at an office location. If you would like to discuss work patterns and locations, please contact one of the team via the contact details provided below. We will be happy to discuss any queries or concerns you have regarding this post.

PS: The proposed interview date is 22nd July 2024.

This post is from additional funding we have received for 1 year to support our Core and IIRMS OPD services. The post holder would be expected to work independently according to a plan agreed with the qualified clinician and within the overall framework of the team’s policies and procedures. Tasks would include running screenings and reviews with probation practitioners, seeing service users 1:1 in the community and hub spaces, note take for consultations, and attend approved premises alongside other OPD colleagues. All work is done under the supervision of a clinical supervisor.

This post does not have a central base though their main office will be in Bristol. Support to all OPD localities (Bristol. Gloucestershire and Wiltshire) will be required.

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care.

We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset.

Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds; we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

You will enjoy the benefits of working in AWP, an NHS Trust that is committed to developing highly skilled workforce and actively encourages professional development opportunities. You will be encouraged and supported to participate in additional training and development activities.

You will also benefit from the generous NHS pension scheme and exclusive NHS discounts.

Job Description and Personal Specification attached.

We are keen to encourage creativity and staff development and regular, supportive clinical supervision and line-management will be provided.

If you have any questions reading this post or the service, please do contact us via the contact details provided below.

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