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Waveney Primary Mental Health Worker

Employer
Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust
Location
Lowestoft
Salary
£40,057 to £45,839 a year gross per annum
Closing date
29 Jun 2022

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Job Details

Are you looking for an exciting and diverse role working to improve the lives of young people in Waveney?

We are looking for a committed Primary Mental Health Worker to work in both Suffolk Youth Justice Service and Children's & Young Peoples Services in the North of Suffolk.

The post is split equally between the two services where your primary aim will be to ensure that vulnerable children aged 0-18 years experiencing emotional or mental health problems have access to timely, integrated, high quality, support from PMHW's and/or access to suitable referral pathways to specialist mental health assessment, treatment and support for them and their families.

Main duties of the job

o Provide assessment of mental health for those with mild-moderate mental health difficulties identified by Suffolk Youth Justice Service Children's & Young Peoples Services and in collaboration with the young person and their family/carer network.o Signposting or referring on to Wellbeing or other appropriate services, or step up to the appropriate mental health team or Forensic CAMHS for those young people whose mental health needs and forensic needs are more complex or can be better met elsewhereo Provide a face-to-face service for those who don't meet criteria for other mental health services, for either individuals or family,o Provide feedback to caseworkers for assessment or court and Referral Order Panel reportso Provide feedback for Social Work Assessments and additional meetings/reports where appropriate and relevant, and attend meetings as required (CP Conferences, CIC Reviews etc)o Act as a link between services and liaise with the team of professionals around the child/young person.o Increase SYJS / CYPS workers skills and knowledge by delivering trainingo Develop SYJS /CYPS staff understanding of the young people's needs from a mental health perspective

About us

We are looking for people who see challenges as opportunities and can influence, inspire and energise others, as well as work with people's strengths to strive service improvement and patient experience.We are looking for a flexible, dynamic, friendly PMHW to help deliver mental health services which truly meet the needs of young peopleYou will be offered the opportunity to be mentored and coached and be supported with training and development. If you want to make a difference in young people's lives and change it for the better, we want you to be part of our fantastic team!We want you to come join us to help us lead and develop a team using your skills, knowledge and experience as a Primary Mental Health Worker to make a difference to families in Norfolk and Waveney.

Job description
Job responsibilities

To provide collaborative partnership working Consultation advising both professionals and families Assessment of mental health for those with mild-moderate mental health difficulties based upon an outline of concerns identified by Suffolk Youth Justice Service practitioner and in collaboration with the young person and their family/carer network. Signposting or referring on to Wellbeing or other appropriate services, or step up to the appropriate mental health team or Forensic CAMHS for those young people whose mental health needs and forensic needs are more complex or can be better met elsewhere Provide a face to face service for those who dont meet criteria for other mental health services, for either individuals or family, provided they fit the remit of the PMHW role and are early and brief in intervention usually no longer than a 12 session episode Provide feedback to caseworkers where there is consent provided for assessment or court and Referral Order Panel reports. Record on Suffolk Youth Justice Service case management system Act as a link between services and liaise with the team of professionals around the young person. Attend risk and other multi agency meetings Operate or practice in accordance with professional and clinical guidelines Maintain links, keep up to date with relevant changes in practice, participate in supervision, training within NSFT

Please take care to read both NSFT & Suffolk YJS job descriptions.
Person Specification
Qualifications
Essential
  • Appropriate professional qualification e.g.; Registered Nurse on Parts 1, 3, 5 or 13 of the Nursing and Midwifery Council Register; Social Worker; Occupational therapist or other relevant professional qualification.

Desirable
  • Evidence of ongoing post-qualification professional development

Experience
Essential
  • Experience within Specialist CAMHS setting

Desirable
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team

Skills
Essential
  • Good verbal and written communication skills

Desirable
  • Ability to adapt to changes within the working situation.

Knowledge
Essential
  • Awareness of personal and professional responsibilities in regards to child protection and can demonstrate an understanding of child protection procedures and practice guidelines.
  • Knowledge of child and adolescent development, child and adolescent mental health disorders and knowledge of specialist therapeutic interventions within the CAMHS speciality.

Desirable
  • Awareness of Mental Health Policies - local and national


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Company

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“Welcome to Norfolk and Suffolk foundation Trust, we provide an extensive range of mental health services across two counties , working with our communities and partners we continue to develop and transform our services so we can really meet the needs of the people we serve .We are an organisation which truly values nurses , acknowledges the special , unique skills they bring and is committed to developing clinical, academic and leadership pathways whilst supporting, nurturing and caring for you .We have strengthened nurse leadership, created Nurse Consultant , Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist roles with many more expected . We have over 80 Non medical prescribers and will continue to support more each year .  Nursing In NSFT is not without its challenges but we have used them to create opportunities, to learn, to improve and to work differently . Our absolute priority , our number one aim is to improve the care we provide and we will achieve this. Join us and be part of something very special" - Diane Hull, Chief Nurse

Diane Hull - NSNHSFT

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is the main provider of specialist mental health services for the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, serving a population of 1.6 million people. We are a large organisation covering a wide geographical area divided into ‘Care Groups'. There are also Care Groups supporting children, family and young people’s services, and specialist services, including Forensic mental health services.

Each Care Group has its own Leadership team, with the aim of supporting clinically led decision making locally, to support the needs of people accessing services. 

We have inpatient facilities across both counties with smaller bases in rural locations. Many of the Trust’s services are offered in the community, enabling people accessing services to receive the support they need in an environment familiar to them.

At NSFT we believe in recovery and wellbeing, and understand the importance of good physical health, maintaining relationships and achieving a balance between treatments and continuing an active life.

The people in our care, families and carers are at the centre of all aspects of all we do and are vital in helping shape and support our service strategy. Our strategy supports and enables people with mental health problems to live a fulfilling life and make their personal recovery journey. 

Norfolk and Suffolk, in the East of England are some of the safest places to live in the UK, with low crime rates making it a community to be proud of. Housing prices are frequently cited as a reason to move here, as you get an incredible amount for your money compared with other major UK cities.

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About our location

Norwich in Norfolk has something for everyone. It has retained a strong local identity and, with that, a sense of community. Locals say hello to each other, baristas remember our coffee orders and you’ll be among the first to know about interesting local projects.  This strong sense of community, along with excellent shopping, eating out, affordable house prices and excellent schooling is why Norwich has been ranked by the Guardian as the UK’s best city to work in.

Ipswich in Suffolk is steeped in history, yet full of life. According to The London Economic, affordable house prices and hourly commutes to London have earned Suffolk’s county town a slot in their top ten property destinations. “In Ipswich we have got a fantastic cultural offer far better than what towns and cities bigger than us are offering.  We have got very good transport links, especially to London, and house prices are a lot cheaper in the area.

One of Norfolk’s most famous stretches of beaches, Great Yarmouth attracts around six million tourists each year! Situated at the mouth of the River Yare, this old port town is home to beautiful golden sandy beaches and neighbouring towns and villages with scenic views and homely charm.

Full to the brim of history and with a vibrant town centre, King’s Lynn is the ideal destination to enjoy the superb mix of history, shopping and entertainment on offer!  A small, historic market town, King's Lynn is the perfect place to live and work, with fantastic train links and short drives to fantastic beaches.

Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk is a unique and dazzling historic gem. An important market town with a richly fascinating heritage, the striking combination of medieval architecture, elegant Georgian squares and glorious cathedral and abbey gardens provide a distinctive visual charm. With prestigious shopping, an award-winning market, plus variety of attractions and places to stay, Bury St Edmunds is under two hours from London and convenient for Cambridge.

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Travel

For family members who love (or need) to travel, you’re ideally located. Trains run to and from London every 30 minutes from both Ipswich and Norwich, and there are direct rail services from Manchester, Nottingham and Cambridge.   Both counties are well connected to major road networks and Norwich has an international airport. 

Some of our valued employees have told their story of working at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust... use the links below to read these.

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