We are looking for a motivated, qualified and registered professional who has significant experience within adult mental health services and/or experience of working with children and young people, preferably within a community CAMHS service.
The role is based within the Kingswood Civic Centre with the South Gloucestershire Recovery (South) Team. The role covers the whole of South Gloucestershire. The caseload is small to reflect the complexity of the work involved.Main duties of the job
To establish and support a transitions pathway between CAMHS and adult services
To identify young people within CAMHS experiencing emotional dysregulation and work alongside them to support transition into adult services
To provide specialist advice to young people, family and professionals
To support planning of specialist programmes of care
To review transition process after 9 months and identify notable practice or areas for improvement
Working with young people experiencing emotional dysregulation in South Gloucestershire
Ensuring a cohesive, smooth transition from CAMHS to adult services (AMHS) for people experiencing emotional dysregulation is evidenced as being significant in terms of their longer term recovery and is the driver for this role. Also, NICE guidelines detail good practice in respect to the transition process and these will inform practice.
Work will be undertaken in both CAMHS & AMHS, alongside interface with psychological therapies in adult services.About usWe are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust)
a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care.
We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B& NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset.
Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.
At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.
We welcome potential applicants to make contact to discuss the opportunities of this roleJob descriptionJob responsibilities
1.To work as a member of the South Gloucestershire adult recovery service but also specifically link into, and share a base with, the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service.
2.To provide comprehensive and specialist advice around the development of a care pathway for a young person experiencing emotional dysregulation who is transitioning into AMHS
3. To work with professionals and carers for the young person to ensure transition is seamless
4.To plan, prioritise, and work alongside the young person to ensure the transition process is clearly understood and managed effectively
5.To ensure that a care coordinator is identified within AMHS and that joint working is undertaken during the period of transition
6. To ensure that any other multi-agency input is in place to meet the young person's needs
7. To work with and on behalf of young people in a way that promotes and develops their efforts, resources and quality of life. To deliver services in a manner that is appropriate, relevant and respectful to all community members, recognising diversity of ethnicity, culture, belief, privilege and capacity.
8. To liaise and work in partnership with staff from other statutory services, voluntary agencies and community groups that work with adolescents,
9. To facilitate and improve pathways from third sector/statutory services to relevant adult and
10. To provide advice and to assist other professionals working with young people with interventions which draw on own specialist professional knowledge.
11. To provide advice and support to carers/ relatives of young people,
12. To participate in clinical meetings g. CPA and client reviews as appropriate.
13. To support the full implementation of the Care Programme Approach.
14. To ensure that legal and Trust requirements affecting service user and staff are adhered to, and ensure a safe working environment for service users and staff. To cooperate with statutory agencies with the responsibility to protect children and ensure that issues of risk and safety of young people are assessed and any necessary action is implemented.
15. To maintain a high degree of professionalism at all times when working with highly distressed people
16. In line with Trust policy, to receive regular clinical supervision. To also participate in caseload supervision arrangements provided by the Wiltshire Early Interventions for Psychosis Service.
17. To maintain accurate records relating to clinical and professional activity and to monitor clinical workload using agreed systems.
18. To communicate complex and sensitive information to patients, carers and professionals, including information about diagnosis and prognosis, to find ways of enabling young people and their families to take this information on board, and to provide empathy and reassurance. To communicate hopefulness.Person SpecificationRegistration and qualificationsEssential
- Professional registration
- Minimum 2 years post qualification experience
Knowledge and skillsEssential
- Experience working in CAMHS
- Experience working in adult mental health
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Knowledge of Mental Health Act
- Experience of working in the Care Programme Approach
Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS TrustAddress
Kingswood Civic Centre
High Street, Kingswood
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