Peer Network Clinical Lead/Manager

Employer
Police Service of Northern Ireland
Location
Carrickfergus
Salary
£40,057 - £45,839
Closing date
5 Dec 2022

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Sector
Public Sector
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Type
Occupational Health
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Peer Network Clinical Lead/Manager

Hours of Work: Full-Time

Location:Monday – Friday 37 hours per week (42 hours gross). Flexible working patterns may also be considered

Job Background:   

The Peer Network Clinical Lead/Manager is a new role within the Police Service of Northern Ireland(PSNI), introduced to recruit, train, supervise and manage the internal Peer teams, and develop a new early interventions service for peer-led referrals for the Mental Health Services.  The post will lead the PSNI Peer teams to deliver a programme of evidence based early interventions aimed at mitigating the risks of psychological harm and injury for all operational officers and staff.

Hours of Work: Monday – Friday 37 hours per week (42 hours gross).  Flexible working patterns may also be considered.

Salary: Band 7 (Agenda for Change) £40,057 - £45,839 

Location: Carrickfergus (may be deployed throughout Northern Ireland)

  Main Activities:  The main duties and responsibilities associated with the role include the following:

Triage, coordinate, monitor and evaluate all requests for peer-led early interventions and EMDR sessions for a range of clients.

Complete eight client contacts per week to include assessment and clinical intervention (i.e. EMDR; Group Traumatic Event Protocol, psychotherapy) for line management and peer referrals. (cases will include moderate to severe range of symptoms of anxiety, depression with an emphasis on psychological work based trauma).

Formulate, implement, deliver and evaluate EMDR sessions for a range of clients with an emphasis on psychological rehabilitation for a return to work and prevention of absence. 

Check internal databases for critical incidents and report to respective district and department supervisors.

Create, implement, monitor and evaluate 24 hour peer referral service and associated rota provision.

Provide monthly group clinical supervision for all peer-delivered early interventions. 

Update and maintain electronic OHW health records for session reviews, psychometrics, suicide risk; GP letter templates, and complete discharge reports for each clinical case. 

Complete case supervision once per month with Head of Mental Health Services.

Provide quantitative and qualitative reports to the Head of Mental Health Services on a monthly basis regarding Peer Network activity and associated capacity versus demand for service. 

Prepare and annual report on service provision and organisational outcomes in conjunction with the Mental Health Research and Development Lead.

Participate in Continuous Professional Development to ensure the provision of national and internationally informed best practice, aligned to professional body requirements, in the field of early intervention for policing. 

Establish and develop an accredited training pathway and Continuous Professional Development for peers to include training in psychological first aid, graduating to International Critical Incident Stress Foundation accreditation, and further to Group Traumatic Event Protocol competence as a para-professional.  

Design and oversee the selection process to expand internal Peer Facilitator capacity and ensure the correct ratio of peer support per district and department.

Create and publish content for all peer network related policies including the primary standard operating procedure, training manuals, supervisory structure, accreditation status of peer teams and their deployment rotas.

Build effective working relationships among team members, peers and stakeholders who call on Mental Health Services through clear communication, collaboration, and knowledge sharing. 

Participate as an integral member of all wellbeing and mental health risk management Committees to inform and promote Peer Support within the organisation.

Design and disseminate all Peer Network promotional material throughout the organisation.  

 

The main duties and responsibilities reflect the main elements of those associated with this position. It is not intended to be exclusive or exhaustive.  

Please note that if successful, you will be contacted by email with further information relating to this process.  We would encourage you to check  the spam within your email system for any relevant correspondence.

Person Specification     

Essential Qualifications 

Accredited by either the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) or the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP) as a Counsellor/Therapist.

Accredited Clinical Supervisor.

Accredited by All Ireland EMDR Association as an EMDR Practitioner. 

Accredited by International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) as a Critical Incident Stress Management Practitioner, Peer Support Facilitator and Trainer.    

Essential Skills and Experience 

Minimum of 5 years post qualification as a BACP/BABCP accredited and registered therapist. 

Minimum of 1 year as an EMDR accredited practitioner and minimum of 2 years in supervised practice. 

Minimum of 2 years accreditation with the ICISF.

Ability to build collaborative, therapeutic relationships to facilitate therapy process and outcomes.

Experience of Critical Incident Stress Management, defusing, debriefing, risk assessment and the implementation and management of early interventions to mitigate the risks of psychological injury. 

Strong leadership skills gained through leading, motivating and driving the performance of a diverse team of paraprofessional staff.    

Essential Other   

Applicants must have a valid driving licence and a car available for official business use, or access to a form of personal transport that will enable you to meet the requirements of the post in full. 

IT literate specifically in the use of the Microsoft Office suite (including MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel and MS Outlook)  

Please note successful applicants will be retained on a merit list for future opportunities arising. 

 

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