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Specialist Mental Health IDVA

£13 - £18 per hour hybrid working
Waltham Cross

Job description

Specialist Practitioner - Hope Intensive Support Team

We are seeking a dedicated Specialist Practitioner to join our Hope Intensive Support Team, a peripatetic unit committed to providing comprehensive support to individuals and families facing multiple disadvantages and seeking refuge from domestic abuse. In this role, you will play a pivotal part in delivering intensive, well-planned support to empower our clients to recover from trauma, ensure their safety, and address additional challenges they may encounter.

Key Responsibilities:


  1. Embody and uphold the organisation's vision, values, and strategic objectives.
  2. Maintain high standards of professionalism, staying updated on legislation, standards, and best practices.
  3. Stay informed about the organisation's operating environment.

Main Tasks:

  1. Conduct thorough needs assessments for individuals and families.
  2. Facilitate multidisciplinary collaboration by engaging relevant third-party agencies.
  3. Develop strong one-to-one relationships with clients, utilising trauma-informed approaches.
  4. Apply expertise in supporting individuals with mental health challenges.
  5. Employ a client-centred, strengths-based approach aligned with organisational values.
  6. Manage and coordinate personalised support plans, respecting client's wishes and priorities.
  7. Assist clients in understanding available mental health recovery options.
  8. Enhance client's strengths and community involvement through tailored interventions.
  9. Advocate for client's rights and needs, providing emotional and practical support.
  10. Ensure structured support plans reflect client's evolving situations and priorities.
  11. Foster effective professional relationships with colleagues and external agencies.
  12. Maintain accurate records in compliance with legislation and policy.
  13. Respond effectively to crises, safeguarding issues, and complaints.
  14. Oversee specific client caseloads and liaise with related professionals while adhering to data protection policies.
  15. Participate in regular supervision sessions to review client-related work.
  16. Collaborate in tasking and coordinating efforts to manage client risks and needs effectively.
  17. Develop and review robust risk management plans with clients.
  18. Implement safeguarding measures in line with organisational policies.
  19. Advocate for client's specialist needs with external partner agencies.
  20. Support clients in engaging with relevant programs and opportunities.
  21. Maintain flexibility within assigned shift patterns.


  1. Fulfill additional duties as required.
  2. Participate in the 24/7 onsite rota.
  3. Communicate effectively with colleagues, partners, and clients.
  4. Demonstrate proficiency in recognising, responding to, and reporting safeguarding issues.
  5. Adhere to data protection legislation and organisational policies.
  6. Respect and accommodate the diversity of our community.
  7. Stay updated on organisational procedures, policies, and professional codes of conduct.


  • Relevant qualification in social work, psychology, or related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in supporting individuals facing multiple disadvantages, particularly in cases of domestic abuse.
  • Proficiency in trauma-informed approaches and mental health support.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Commitment to upholding organisational values and safeguarding principles.

Join our team and make a difference in the lives of those most in need. Apply now to be a part of our dedicated Hope Intensive Support Team.

Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment Business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to temporary vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer, job suitability are assessed on merit in accordance with their skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.

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