The Bank Worker will work within a Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service, providing CAMHS assessment and therapeutic services to children, adolescents and their families who have been referred from, with severe, complex and enduring psychological, emotional and mental health difficulties. S/he will carry out this process in consultation as appropriate with the client and the family, fellow team members, other professionals, and the referrerMain duties of the job
Have specialist skills/training and experience in a variety of evidence-basedtherapeutic techniques and frameworks. The post holder will provide planned interventions based on NICE guidelines and other evidence-based interventions, working independently but with appropriate supervision and maintaining the quality standards of CAMHS and professional guidelines.Be expected to provide a professional assessment and specialist therapeutic service depending on their particular area of skill and expertise.Regularly review and evaluate treatment plans and programmes with patients, carers, the Care Coordinator, clinical team and the CAMHS Manager.Contribute to the development of specialist interventions and treatmentpackages, and manage a complex clinical caseload.Carry out these functions within policy/plans as determined by the Agenda for Change Band and in a manner that conforms to the practitioner's professional body and code of ethics.Work collaboratively with other Team members to provide a multi-modal package of care.Be part of the first point of access service.Undertake CAMHS assessments under the Mental Health Measure when / if required due to changing demands of the service.Participate constructively, critically and supportively to Team supervision,including regular clinical and peer supervision.Be mindful of performance and financial targets for specialist NHS CAMHS in Wales.About us
Being the smallest Heath Board in Wales means that you won't get lost in the crowd. Everybody at Powys Teaching Health Board is valued for the contribution they make to our varied and diverse portfolio of community-based services. Together, we can continue to make a real difference to our patients and build on our unrivalled reputation.
As a supportive and progressive employer, we actively encourage you to carve out a career with us, through a range of development pathways. We're also lucky enough to be situated in one of the most beautiful rural counties in Britain, let alone Wales! Achieving a healthy 'life work' balance is essential, and something we recognise by prioritising your well-being.
To start your journey with us, and to learn more about what we can offer you please visit: https://pthb.nhs.wales/working-for-us/. There you will find information about our benefits and values, read staff experiences and more about what our beautiful county has to offer.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
- The post holder will maintain a high degree of professionalism with clients, other agencies and the service at all times.
- The post holder will ensure personal practice complies with professional guidelines and protocols for good practice
- S/he will communicate effectively and have skills to develop therapeutic relationships with children, young people, parents and carers with severe and complex mental health needs.
- S/he will provide specialist therapeutic interventions of a complex and intensive nature, ranging from brief/partnership intervention to complex treatment plans
- The post holder will demonstrate the ability to liaise effectively with the MDT and other persons involved in the treatment/care plan over any serious changes in the child/young persons mental health to discuss and agree the appropriate course of action,
- The post holder will be instrumental in the maintenance and development of professional working relationships with the primary referrers to the service in order to ensure that young people have ease of access
- The post holder must demonstrate excellent and effective communication skills, applicable primarily when working with young people and their families, but also demonstrable when engaged with other professionals.
- The post holder will appropriately communicate very sensitive condition related information to patients, relatives and other professionals involved with young people.
- The post holder will demonstrate empathy and reassurance and be clear and concise in delivery.
- S/he will promote effective working relationships within the multidisciplinary team by working collaboratively and jointly with other team members and professionals from other agencies.
- Analytical and Judgement Skills
- The post holder will have the ability to assess young people who present with complex needs and/or a high level of distress.
(significant mental health / disorder needs)
- S/he will provide specialist assessments related to mental health disorders or other serious and complex presentations and make clinical formulations on which to recommend a treatment intervention. S/he will design, deliver and review care plans with children, young people and their families and in accordance with NHS and professional standards
- The post holder will provide standard mental state, risk and systemic assessment of children and young people referred to the service including reports for referrers or other professionals and agencies if required.
Person SpecificationQualifications and/or KnowledgeEssential
- The post holder will have the experience and skills required to interpret presentations of distress and crisis by children and young people and provide appropriate treatment decisions and interventions.
- The post holder will be able to demonstrate the capacity to make confident and containing decisions
- The post holder will have knowledge and experience of safeguarding practice and procedures
- To post holder will have the knowledge and skills to provide clinical advice, consultation and recommendations to other professionals
- Qualification Registered Mental Health Nurse or Learning disabilities or scoial work
- Specialist training/ experience in working within CAMHS or in a setting with Children experiencing Mental Health, emotional health or behavioural difficulties
- Clear, comprehensive and concise reporting, both verbally and in writing
- Demonstrate an ability to work effectively as part of the multidisciplinary team
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Specialist knowledge / training / experience in mental health difficulties in children and adolescents Capacity to Interact therapeutically with children and young people with mental health difficulties Expertise and specialist skills in working with complex cases Skills in presenting and communicating information Good working knowledge of The Mental Health Act 1983, Mental Health Measure (Wales) 2010 and Children Act 1989, 2004 Knowledge and understanding of NICE guidelines, Safeguarding policies, risk management and identifying areas of risk Knowledge of fair access and non-discriminatory practice Significant post registration experience of working with children and adolescents with severe and complex mental health problems
- Capacity to Interact therapeutically with children and young people with mental health difficulties
- Good working knowledge of The Mental Health Act 1983, Mental Health Measure (Wales) 2010 and Children Act 1989, 2004
- Knowledge and understanding of NICE guidelines, Safeguarding policies, risk management and identifying areas of risk
- Significant post registration experience of working with children and adolescents with severe and complex mental health problems
- Ability to make decisions and develop treatment plans
- Resilience and the ability to manage stress and uncertainty
Powys Teaching Health BoardAddress
Brecon War Memorial Hospital
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