Occupational Health Mental Health Advisor

Location: Police Headquarters, Carmarthen. SA31 2PF

Salary Grade H – SS41 to SS44 - £38,700 to £41,745

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Dyfed Powys Police for an Occupational Health Mental Health Advisor. The vacancy is part time – 20.35 hours a week and is permanent.

You will be a highly motivated and experienced professional who could take the lead on all aspects of psychological well-being within force providing comprehensive Occupational Health and well-being advice with particular emphasis on Mental Health to management and staff, ensuring compliance with relevant legislative requirements.

Your main duties will include:

  • To oversee the effective running of the Force’s psychological provision undertaking responsibility for the supervision and development of the Force counselling team.
  • To consult with Managers and other relevant stakeholders to support case management and sickness absence and undertake individual and sickness absence consultations relating to psychological health issues, for Police officers and Police Staff formulating management reports and rehabilitation programmes.
  • To provide representation at Case Conferences, Management Meetings and Strategic Boards, when required.
  • To provide management an accurate picture on the Mental Health culture of the force by producing clearly written reports and statistical management information
  • To provide advice on reasonable adjustments and liaise with external support agencies such as Remploy and MIND, where applicable.
  • The post holder will be expected to promptly identify the need to signpost clients to other services where clinically indicated i.e., assessing for suitability into the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services against locally agreed criteria and in line with National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines, where applicable.
  • To liaise with the Senior Manager Occupational Health on all aspects of Mental Health and keep updated with changes to national standards and legislation, impacting on the Police Service.
  • Liaise with other force leads, both locally and nationally on all aspects of Mental Health within the Police Force taking the lead on ensuring appropriate programmes of Mental Health support are implemented for Dyfed Powys Police.
  • To incorporate all aspects of Mental Health Legislation, Health & Safety at Work Legislation, disability provisions of the Equality Act, Working Time Regulations, Data Protection and GDPR and other relevant legislation within daily activities.
  • Deliver presentations / training sessions to promote Mental Health and wellbeing within the Force.
  • Liaise with administration staff to ensure effective workload management.
  • Participate in the provision of the Hepatitis B and flu vaccination, health promotion, medical screening and health surveillance programmes, as required.

Role Requirements:

  • Must be a registered Mental Health Nurse (RN3/RNMH) on part 1 of the NMC Register. Must also hold a qualification in Occupational Health / Case Management / Workplace Rehabilitation, Specialist practitioner Mental Health, or equivalent.
  • Must have sound knowledge of Mental Health Legislation and Occupational Health and Safety Legislation, including the Equality Act, Medical Records Act, Data Protection Act, Mental Health Act 1983 (updated by the 2007 Act) and Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Must have significant post qualification experience / knowledge base in Occupational Health / Workplace Rehabilitation along with proven ability to practically apply medical knowledge and experience within a complex organisation with specialist requirements
  • Must have previous experience of undertaking sickness absence consultations and producing comprehensive management reports / rehabilitation programmes
  • Should hold a qualification in Counselling / Psychotherapy and / or Cognitive
  • Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), or equivalent
  • Should have previous experience in vaccination / health surveillance / health promotion programmes.

To apply please follow this link: https://www.dyfed-powys.police.uk/en/join-us/
Close date: Wednesday 14th August 2019 at midnight
Interview date: Wednesday 21st August 2019
Please note that CV’s are not accepted
Should you have any queries please contact: workforceplanningteam@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk