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Specialist Mental Health Therapist

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£41,902 to £47,684 incl fringe HCAS
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you want to be involved in the transformation and development of an exciting new approach in working with children and young people?

There has never been a better time to join child and adolescent mental health services in Surrey & Borders NHS Foundation Trust in our newly developed Surrey Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health (EWMH) Service.

As part of a busy CYPS Directorate and alongside our Alliance Partnership including local voluntary sector organisations, you will be ensuring children, young people and families/carers are at the centre of decision making to promote person centred care and outcomes, you will support the Intensive Intervention (IIT) specialist team in the implementation of the getting help and getting more help elements of the ITHRIVE framework.

Changing the way in which we deliver services, the THRIVE Framework is an integrated, person centred and needs led approach to delivering mental health services for children, young people and families which conceptualises need in five categories; Thriving, Getting Advice and Signposting, Getting Help, Getting More Help and Getting Risk Support. Emphasis is placed on the promotion of mental health and wellbeing, and for children, young people, and their families to be empowered to be actively involved in decisions about their care through shared decision making.

The highly valued and experienced Surrey Mindworks New Leaf Service works with children and young people who are in care, leaving care, adopted or under Special Guardianship orders. We are looking for dynamic, creative, and passionate practitioners to provide clinical interventions, support, training, and consultation for this complex and vulnerable group of children and young people, their parents/carers and professionals.

The role will focus specifically on supporting children and young people providing support for their emotional and mental health needs with specific focus on working with children who present with developmental trauma and attachment issues. The role will also involve providing expertise to the network and building and maintaining effective partnerships with Surrey Children’s Services, Surrey Children’s Homes, Surrey Post Adoption service, Children and Families service, education and other professionals.

Candidates will be highly motivated and skilled, professionally registered mental health practitioners and have a minimum of 3 years post-qualifying experience in working with children and young people in the field of mental health, ideally with a specific experience and understanding of the complex needs of these young people. We welcome applications from professionals qualified and registered in social work, art therapy, nursing, occupational therapy, family therapy.

You will work in a dedicated and supported multi- professional team which includes social workers, nurses, psychology, psychiatry, psychotherapy, and arts therapies. There are excellent opportunities for training and professional development both locally and within SABP network and across the entire alliance including Tavistock and Portman.

For more information please contact Emina Atic-Lee, Service Manager and Clara Hammond, Clinical Lead on 01372 203096.

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