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Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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This is an exciting opportunity for a full time Senior CAMHS Practitioner to join Brighton & Hove's vibrant, multi-disciplinary Adolescent Service. The post will be embedded in the local authority's Children's Safeguarding & Care service, as part of our health offer to young people within it. The Adolescent Service works with complex adolescents at risk of, or experiencing, exploitation; family difficulties; substance use and offending.

Main duties of the job

This post has been developed to ensure that specialist mental health input is available, in a timely, responsive, and flexible manner, to a vulnerable and complex group of young people, their families and the professional systems around them. Key elements of the role include offering consultation, case formulation, assessment, direct interventions, training and maintaining timely and accurate case records.

The service is committed to ensuring equality of provision, working within Brighton & Hove which has pledged to be an anti-racist council. The team is fully committed to playing its part in dismantling racist structures and challenging racial inequality and all forms of discrimination.

About us

The Adolescent Service comprises specialists in youth offending, sexual health, substance misuse, functional family therapy and social work, it also has an edge of care intensive support team embedded within it. Relationship-based practice underpins the work with young people, families, colleagues and professional networks. The service takes a creative and innovative approach in responding to young people's needs,focussing on the effectiveness oftrusting relationships, particularly with those young people with experience of trauma and attachment difficulties.This can require workers toutilise their skills and knowledge whilst undertaking tasks which maysit outsidetraditional specialist roles.You will play a role in a Team Around the Worker model, which would involve you receiving or offering specialist support and guidance within complex helping networks.

Job description Job responsibilities

For an informal discussion, please contact Alex Cooter, Adolescent Health Service Manageron 07747807510.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree/Diploma in HPC / NMC registered professional group
  • Registration with the relevant body
  • Training in the use of standardised assessment tools
  • Evidence of post qualification study
  • Additional post qualifying training in mental health and related areas of competence.
Experience Essential
  • Extensive experience as a qualified mental health practitioner
  • Broad experience of working with clients with a range of neurodevelopmental presentations and/ or mental health problems
  • Experience of multidisciplinary working
  • Experience of working with children and young people
  • Experience of supervising staff and students

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