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PSI Group Lead - Wakefield Inspiring Recovery

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Turning Point is a leading Social Enterprise which supports people with a wide range of complex needs across Learning Disabilities, Mental Health, Substance Misuse and Public Health. We are currently recruiting for a health care professional to work in our Wakefield Inspiring Integrated Substance Misuse Service as a PSI Group Lead where you’ll have the chance to make a real difference to the lives of the people we support who are experiencing difficulties from drugs and alcohol usage.

Passionate about people, you’ll enjoy the opportunity and support to enhance your own life and career too, as you gain the experience and training you need to progress in your career within a social enterprise. So if you’re ambitious and ready for a fresh challenge with a sector leader then this could be the opportunity for you.

Running health and social care services as a social enterprise, we invest every penny back into our care – and our people. So, if you’re ambitious and ready for a fresh challenge, progress your career with a sector leader.

Role Responsibility

Co-ordinate and support implementation of the psychosocial group programme working under the direction of Clinical / Counselling Psychologist or PSI Lead. The PSI Group Lead will support and provide training for the teams to ensure high quality group interventions. encourage reflective practice and support all internal and external audits and inspections. To supervise a small team of PSI practitioners as required. Inspire the teams and have an inclusive and participatory management style.

The Ideal Candidate

Essential Requirements:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills at all levels to engage, build relationships and influence.
  • Plain English skills – both verbal and written to bring clarity and purpose.
  • Ability to tailor message to the audience.
  • Adaptable and able to work in a challenging and changeable environment.
  • Building exceptional relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders including commissioners.
  • Demonstrable commitment to the Recovery Agenda.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of substance misuse issues and the ability to recognise the indicators of increasingly chaotic and risky misuse of substances amongst Service Users.
  • Understanding of the issues faced by Service Users with substance misuse/or dual diagnosis (mental health and substance misuse) challenges.
  • Extensive experience of facilitating group work.
  • Experience in managing a caseload of Service Users with complex needs.
  • Proven track record in managing incidents of challenging behaviour.
  • Excellent understanding of issues surrounding clinical risk.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the issues surrounding work and other social factors and the impact if can have on mental health / benefits and employment systems.
  • Knowledge of medication used in the treatment of people with drug and / or alcohol problems.
  • Demonstrates an understanding for the need to use evidence-based psychological therapies and how it relates to this post.
  • Able to demonstrate a good knowledge and value base in a relevant service specialism.

About us

Why Turning Point?

As a leading health and social care provider with more than 300 locations across England, we take real pride in the services we offer.

Across the varied regions, sectors and settings we operate within, our organisation is held together by a shared vision – and our people are connected by the same values. These include belief in potential, confidence in communication, embracing positive change and always treating each other as individuals.

We run all of our services on a not-for-profit basis; instead, we invest every penny back into our services and people. We never stop believing in change for the better, and we work constantly to improve the lives of the people we support.

Our people bring our vision to life. So, if you are enthusiastic, motivated and committed to support others to fulfilling their potential, here at Turning Point, we don't just offer you a job – we offer you a career.

What Benefits Will I Receive?

Of course, we know it's not about the money. But that doesn't mean we don't reward our people for their invaluable work with a benefits package that includes:

  • Comprehensive opportunities to learn and develop, with silver accreditation from Investors in People
  • 28 days’ paid holiday a year, increasing with each year of service up to 30 days. Plus the option to purchase additional holidays
  • Flexible benefit options including cycle to work schemes and season ticket loans
  • Competitive pension and life assurance schemes
  • Employee assistance programme and access to online health and wellbeing support
  • Flexible working patterns to support work-life balance
  • Access to a wide range of discounts, including cinema tickets, grocery and high-street shopping and gym memberships

We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closed date.

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