We have a vacancy within our Children and Young People Mental Health Service (CYPMHS) Dartford and keen to appoint a nurse, social worker or occupational therapist who has a passion for working with children who present with mental health difficulties and to be part of their recovery journey. Experience and training in therapeutic interventions is desired for this role, however for the right candidate training could be offered.Main duties of the job
The role involves seeing young people who present with mental health difficulties. The young people may be seen in their family homes, in school or within the local community, and this may be individual contacts or groups offering therapeutic interventions in line with their formulation and diagnosis.
You will work autonomously within a full MDT and the right candidate will be able to work well under pressure and in the face of emotional situations. The candidate will also be supported through MDT meetings, handovers and supervisions.
The team cover the whole of Gravesend, Dartford and Swanley. The job includes working from our clinic in Dartford or assesses young people at home school depending on the their care need. All equipment will be provided to support staff in working in an agile and flexible way.
The team operate 5 days a week, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. There is opportunity to discuss flexible working options with the right candidate.About usProbationary Period
This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff). Starting with NELFT
NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.
We continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff and their families.Job descriptionJob responsibilitiesKey Responsibilities:
1. To routinely measure clinical outcomes and deliver evidence-based clinical interventions, both in-line with the CYP-IAPT programme within the service within CYPMHS.
2. The post holder will be responsible for delivering clinical interventions within individual care pathways within CYPMHS locality teams/crisis teams or SPA, receiving clinical supervision from the Care Pathway Lead or a senior psychological practitioner within CYPMHS or from the crisis team lead or SPA team manager.
3. Promoting the mental and emotional health of children, young people and families in the community through clinical interventions in the care pathway/crisis team/SPA.
4. To improve the knowledge and understanding of emotional and mental wellbeing services among school staff where appropriate
5. To undertake initial school based and community based assessments and to deliver a range of early interventions to children and young people with a range of emotional and psychological difficulties where appropriate
6. To prevent more serious mental health problems in children and young people by early identification of the development of mental health problems in children and young people
7. Providing a direct service to children and young people and their families, in an accessible and less stigmatizing environment, based on the best available research evidence, within clinical governance Leadership
1. To provide leadership, and to promote initiative, creativity and motivation in CYPMHS Mental Health Workers where appropriate.
2. To be part of an effective team and the development of productive working relationships throughout the Trust
3. To actively promote integrated health professional working internally and externally
4. To facilitate the development of a positive and supportive team culture by taking responsibility for dealing effectively with potential conflict
5. To participate in the audit process, linking in with the clinical governance agenda
6. To advise, encourage and share knowledge with CYPMHS Mental Health Workers utilising the latest research and practice development, through literature and peer reviews Clinical Skills
1. To act as an autonomous, registered practitioner who is legally and professionally accountable for own unsupervised actions guided by the professional code of conduct and Trust guidelines and protocols
2. The post-holder will be a graduate qualified health care professional (e.g. nurse, social worker, occupational therapist), or will have substantial CAMHS clinical experience, and where appropriate will be fully registered with the appropriate professional or regulatory body (e.g. HCPC, NMC). They will have extensive clinical experience working with children and young people with emotional wellbeing and mental health difficulties.
3. Further professional knowledge will have been gained through accredited courses workshops, study and in house training programmes (e.g. CYP-IAPT training).
4. To be responsible, and accountable, for service delivery to clients/patients, via NICE compliant pathways and in accordance with the crisis care concordat.
5. To be able to assess and develop plans of care to meet the complex needs of patients with a variety of conditions. This includes brief and longer term intervention through talking therapies, recognising own limitations and seeking advice when necessary. This will include continuously evaluating and acting on outcomes and activity.
6. To be able to initiate referrals to other health professional specialist services and agencies.
7. To provide patients and relatives with information and education thus ensuring they have meaningful choices that promote dignity, independence and quality of life.
8. To ensure practice is supported by research, evidence based practice, literature and peer review.
If you are an overseas qualified nurse and wanting to start your journey to becoming a UK based registered nurse with the NMC, you can check whether you are eligible to be supported through our Capital Nurse consortium. Please visit https://www.capitalnurselondon.co.uk/how-to-apply/. Whilst NELFT is happy to welcome overseas nurses we are unable to consider your application directly. You should submit your interest and apply through the Capital Nurse London group.Person SpecificationEducationEssential Desirable ExperienceEssential
- Working with Children and Young People
- 2 years working in the role
Desirable QualityEssential Desirable
- 2 years post qualification
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Desirable but not essential
NELFT North East London Foundation TrustAddress
Unit 1 Twistleton Court, Dartford
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