The Haringey Specialist Dementia Service is looking for an Occupational Therapist, Social Worker or Registered Mental Health Nurse with experience and interest in working with people with dementia. We are a small multi-disciplinary team, working closely with the CMHT for Older People and Haringey Memory Service to provide specialist support for service users with moderate-severe dementia and their carers. Many of the clients referred to the service will be experiencing significant Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) and a high level of skill in working with the families, carers and support networks around the person with dementia will be central to the role.
The successful candidate will enjoy working with people with dementia and their families, show that they are able to formulate a case on multiple levels and be able to work flexibly to address the varied needs of our service users. They will need to be able to work autonomously but equally work well within a team. Mental Health Services for Older People in Haringey have been rated as Outstanding by CQC and we are committed to a Continuous Improvement approach to service development. This will be a real opportunity to make a difference to the lives of people who are experiencing directly or indirectly the symptoms of dementia and to contribute to an excellent and highly valued team.
BEHMHT is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health (MH) and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million. In Enfield, we provide a full range of child and adult community health services, which over the last few years has been integrating with its mental health services to provide better and more holistic care.
BEH manages the renowned North London Forensic Services (NLFS) which delivers MH care across some of the prisons and provides MH services as HM Young Offenders Institutions in Aylesbury. We are rated as 'Outstanding' by the CQC. We have also been appointed as the lead provider of forensic mental health services across North London managing the devolved New Models of care budget of £170m from 2018/19.
Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.
interview date 16th December 2021
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Dr Rachel Butterfield
Lead Clinical Psychologist