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Mental Health Practitioner

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
25 Jun 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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The role of the Mental Health Practitioner/Nurse/Social Worker is to work in partnership with service users in the designated care group with complex health presentations, developing their care plans and recovery plans to enable them to lead fulfilling lives. They will demonstrate an understanding of clinical interventions relevant the care group to include education, care plans and discharge planning, working closely with carers, families and partner agencies to facilitate this. The post holder will work at all times to promote the safety and the well being of service users and their families/carers. The post holder will assess, plan and implement care, and provide specialist advice and carry out specialist nursing procedures. They will provide clinical supervision to staff and students

Main duties of the job

The post holder's role will focus on completing assessments, duty work and completing short term interventions such as group work.

Candidates will require experience of duty work, risk assessments and should be able to demonstrate a good level of initiative and an ability to work with a range of different presenting needs.

If you enjoy being a part of a team, are creative, seeking a new challenge and want to make a positive difference to the lives of children & young people and their families, then we would be delighted to hear from you.

Hampshire CAMHS is committed to exploring ways of providing timely, locally delivered, high quality and effective interventions. These aim to maximize mental health and maintain children and young people within their home and educational environment. Hampshire CAMHS places supervision of its staff as a priority. It also uses audits, evaluations and routine outcome measures to continuously improve our service.

This post offers a Golden Hello, or a Relocation package up to a maximum of £2000. (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions. Please see attached Protocol document).

About us

The local area provides a perfect match or outdoor activities as we are close to the sea and surrounded by beautiful countryside with excellent shopping and historical opportunities with Portsmouth, Chichester and Brighton easily accessible.

As a team we pride ourselves on being inclusive, friendly and welcoming. We take a person-centred approach which always puts the young person and their family at the heart of everything we do. You will receive regular supervision opportunities from experienced clinicians, who will support you to grow and develop your skills for working with children and young people with a range of mental health and neurodevelopmental conditions. Well-being is always prioritised. Caseloads are well managed by the team manager to prevent over load and there is access to a senior clinician each day to offer guidance as required. We encourage personal and professional development in areas of special interest, for example we have supported nurses to train as non-medical prescribers, DBT training, coaching, DDP, family and systemic therapy. We also enjoy socialising outside of work with walking groups, yoga and book club, we don't need much excuse to join together for a celebration, including volunteering to support Portsmouth Pride youth events.

We are happy to share testimonials from students and colleagues sharing their positive experiences with the team

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To contribute to the management of a team caseload of clients with complex needs, using CPA principles, evidence based/client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions, which will be delivered mainly in the home or community setting.
  • To support care co-ordination within the Tier 3 teams and attends relevant team meetings.
  • To, provide specialist assessment and intervention as part of a multi-disciplinary approach, with specific responsibilities regarding the acute care pathway.
  • To support the locality Lead in providing leadership and day-to-day management for junior staff, through supervision and appraisal.
  • To support the locality Lead with, and to participate in, the planning, development and evaluation of local services within the Tier 4 CAMHS, involving day care, outreach and appropriate input into inpatient services.
  • To contribute to and facilitate evidence based assessments and individual and group interventions within home, school and community settings.
  • To contribute to the maintenance and development of the Service.
  • To regularly share and supervise students on practice placement, and junior staff as appropriate.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree/Diploma in Nursing/Social Work Or Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
  • Registration with the HCPC as a Social Worker /Clinical Psychologist/Nurse-NMC
  • Training in the use of standardised assessment tools
- Knowledge/Experience Essential
  • Experience as a qualified mental health practitioner
  • Experience of working with clients with a range of mental health problems
  • Experience of both group and individual work
  • Experience of multidisciplinary working
  • Experience of supervising staff and students
  • Experience as a Care Coordinator
  • Experience with Looked after and Adopted children
  • CAMHS Experience
  • Lived experience of mental health issues

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