The Early Intervention in Psychosis Team in Scarborough are seeking a Band 6 Young Person's Community Practitioner to be a part of the team. Applications are welcome from registered mental health nurses, social workers and occupational therapists.
This is an opportunity to be a part of a very supportive team, where your contribution and development are highly valued. The successful applicant will work exclusively with individuals experiencing a first episode of psychosis across the Hambleton, Harrogate and Richmondshire area.You will be predominantly working with young people aged 14 to 21 years old, this may exceed up to leaving care age. You will be able to make good working relationships and work alongside local children's mental health services and third sector agencies collaboratively.
You will be able to work autonomously and will be willing and able to develop your skills and knowledge for this specialist role. You will be involved in completing holistic assessments and delivering evidence-based therapeutic interventions to people on your caseload. Care co-ordination is part of your role, however in EIP we aim to keep caseloads to a manageable level to enable our clinicians to focus on quality interventions and increased clinical contact, with an emphasis on recovery. You will have a caseload between 15 -20 service users across the patch.Main duties of the job
The successful candidate will assess patients' with first episode of psychosis. They will be able to assess the needs of this client group, formulate, develop and implement programs of care as part of a multi-disciplinary team in the following areas:
Evidence based therapeutic interventions for psychosis.
To use a recovery focused approach to support the client's journey
The successful candidates will ensure that all appropriate & relevant people have been consulted with during every aspect of assessment, planning & evaluation and demonstrate their ability to engage with those with particular complex needs requiring an assertive approach to engagement.
If you are a motivated individual with the relevant experience and want to gain more knowledge and experience in this rewarding service this opportunity could appeal to you. An interest in a whole system approach to care is essential. About us
We're committed to co-creating a great experience for our colleagues. This means listening to what staff are telling us and working together to be the best employer we can be.
Our staff are our most important asset and recognising their excellent work and the vital contributions they make to patient care is very important.
We have achieved the gold Investors in People (IIP) standard and have been commended on great people management practice and demonstrating a commitment to staff development.
All staff who join us are provided with a comprehensive induction programme, starting on their first day of employment.
Continuous professional development is important to us. Once you're comfortable in your new role, you and your manager will work collaboratively to form a Personal Development Plan (PDP), your personal career aspirations are taken into account and the trust will provide you with the resources you need to develop.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.
Informal visits and enquiries are welcomePerson SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Current professional registration with appropriate body in healthcare or social work.
- Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
- Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area (within agreed timescale)
- Depending on work area, recognised sign-off mentor (or equivalent) or must be achieved within agreed timescale.
- Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)
- Leadership or management qualification.
- CAMHS Degree
- Working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers.
- Providing clinical supervision
- Leadership or management experience
- Significant experience working with children and young people with mental ill health in a community setting.
- Demonstrable knowledge to post-graduate level of evidence-based practice in caring for children and young people in the designated field
- Detailed understanding of Safeguarding and its application in practice.
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Provide leadership and monitor, co-ordinate and prioritise the activities of a team.
- Communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to children and young people, carers/families and all members of the multidisciplinary team
Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation TrustAddress
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