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Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner - Bristol

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
29 Jun 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 6
Full Time
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Are you a Qualified Nurse who would like to work with young people aged 10-17 in a Secure Children's Home? Vulnerable children are placed in Secure Children Homes when they are remanded to custody by the courts or are serving a custodial sentence. They usually have a range of complex needs and may have missed a lot of education , have unmet emotional and physical health needs and have suffered a great deal of trauma in their lives. SCHs provide a safe place where these vulnerable children can receive the care, education and support they need, with the aim of encouraging them to develop a range of personal skills, supported by changes in behaviour and attitude, which will enable them to manage safely and responsibly when they return to the wider community.

The Mental Health Practitioner role at Vinney Green Secure Children's Home is focused on developing meaningful therapeutic relationships based on trust, acceptance and understanding whilst empowering young people aged 10 to 17 years old that are on their criminal justice pathway. The role is to complete Assessments with all new young people that are admitted to Vinney Green Secure Children's Home using the Comprehensive Health Assessment Tool - CHAT. The Mental Health Practitioner will jointly provide appropriate, effective interventions alongside the Multi- Disciplinary Team, Residential and Education staff.

Main duties of the job

To deliver high quality, compassionate and evidence-based care to young people during their stay at Vinney Green Secure children's Home using a broad range of interventions and person-centered approaches which promote health and independence.

About us

The Health and Wellbeing Team is hosted by South Gloucestershire Council at Vinney Green Secure Children's Home and works alongside the Care and Education Teams to help and support young people during their time in the Home. The team is composed of Psychologists, Mental Health Practitioners, a Substance Misuse Practitioner, and Occupational Therapist and a Speech and Language Therapist as well as a Team Leader and a Team Administrator, all employed by AWP. Physical healthcare and input into the team is provided by a doctor and nurse employed by another organisation. The skill mix and range of strengths and knowledge afforded by the range of disciplines means colleagues support each other's work effectively, improving its value to the young people. Colleagues are also able to develop good working relationships and support the achieving of shared goals.

Job description Job responsibilities
To work autonomously and be accountable for own clinical practice and professional development in line with NMC standards, ensuring professional supervision from a fully registered nurse when

To adhere to professional codes of conduct ensuring skills and competencies are maintained and to receive clinical and management supervision

To participate in local host team arrangements in order to ensure consistent care in a collaborative manner

To recognise and works within the limits of competence, actively seeking to develop own skills and knowledge

To ensure that all young people have appropriate individualised Care Plans, assessments, management strategies, risk assessments, providing accurate feedback to the multi- disciplinary team and Review as

To personally build hope, inspiring relationships with the young people who live at Vinney Green Secure Childrens Home, which acknowledges their personal journey and focuses on strengths and

To demonstrate effective approaches to monitoring signs and symptoms of physical, mental, cognitive, behavioural and emotional distress, deterioration or improvement and reviews, reassesses care needs as

To evaluating the effectiveness of assessments and interventions and delivery and discusses and agrees changes to the plan of care with the Multi-Disciplinary Team as required.

To identify affective means of the young people managing their own thoughts and feelings De-escalation and listening

To actively involve young people in their care, encouraging independence and supporting them to improve and maintain their mental and physical health and

To respects the privacy, dignity, needs, beliefs, choices and preferences of young people

To obtain the appropriate consent for the identified care to be undertaken, ensuring the young person has a good understanding and knowledge of the decision-making process and is provided with accurate and appropriate

To maintain clear and accurate individual records using several different IT systems and maintain your own workload making full use of electronic

To recognise and effectively responds to emergency situations using escalation protocols in a timely and appropriate manner and protect the young people from abuse in line with policies and procedures and be competent in restrictive practice models

To work in accordance with local policy and practice, including safeguarding and raising concerns.

To demonstrate excellent communication and negotiation skills in situations which may be highly sensitive and emotive, underpinned by the principles of data protection, dignity andconfidentiality.

To work as an effective member of the multi-disciplinary team, actively developing team and interdisciplinary relationships.

To provide support, guidance, training to others and show a willingness to support practices which foster and maintain effective team working

Person Specification essnetial Essential
  • Two year post registration experience
Essential and desirable Essential
  • Registered on the NMC Register as a current Qualified Nurse
  • Two year post registration experience
  • Experience of working with children or evidence of transfer of skills
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of mental health issues, taking a positive, non-judgmental approach towards service users, carers, colleagues and members of the public
  • Is able to autonomously and effectively deliver a range of key therapeutic interventions
  • CAMHS/MDT experience
  • Secure Service experience
  • Knowledge, ability, experience to be self-motivated to complete assessments with an expected deadline
  • Evidence of working within relevant policies and procedures - Mental Health Act, Children's Act, Safeguarding and able to articulate a sound understanding
  • Ability to work within a team and independently
  • Experience of working in a host team environment
essential Essential
  • Registered on the NMC Register as a current Qualified Nurse

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