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Locality Mental Health Practitioner

Employer
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Rochdale
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jul 2022

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Profession
Practitioner
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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The post of a locality mental health practitioner within the Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale (HMR) is an exciting opportunity to offer early help, advice and signposting to young people presenting with a variety of emotional and mental health needs at the earliest and most crucial time.

As an experienced practitioner you will be responsible for the assessment and advice of young people seeking support with their mental health needs. You will support professionals with identifying young peoples needs and ensuring they gain the right support at the right time from the right people.

Working within the wider Mental Health service offer within HMR including our early attachment team, young persons mental health support team (Schools based offer), #Thrive, CAMHS, crisis response services and our VCSE provision in the borough you will support early identification of need and support a Thrive aligned service offer to ensure young peoples needs are met.

Please be aware this post is based in the Police Station and is subject to additional vetting alongside a DBS. Please contact Stuart Bell should you wish to discuss this prior to application

Main duties of the job

  • To ensure high quality CAMHS assessment of children and families referred to single point of access
  • To provide or provide access to a range of quality psychotherapeutic interventions in accordance with individual assessed need. This will include the assessment planning implementation and evaluation of a variety of therapeutic approaches either alone or as a member of the team
  • To be responsible for and manage a defined caseload and undertake case management responsibilities within the
  • To identify and develop strategies to manage risk to the child and others in line with Pennine care and CAMHS procedures
  • To liaise closely with a wide range of agencies regarding individual care packages and to promote awareness of child and adolescent mental health issues within these agencies
  • Undertake liaison and joint work with other professionals outside of the MDT
  • To provide consultation and training on a wide range of children's emotional health and well-being issues to professionals from a range of services including GP's, Early Help and Primacy Care Services, Adult Mental Health Services, Youth Offending Services and Education


About us

You will be supported to achieve success by a highly motivated local across-system leadership team who are committed to embedding a thriving culture within HMR. You will be a key member of the HMR SPOA and Locality team, receive excellent supervisory support both through clinical and management team and we will work with you to support your development. We know that the support and development of our staff is fundamental in ensuring that those that need our services get the best possible experience.

Job description Job responsibilities


  • To ensure high quality CAMHS assessment of children and families referred to single point of access
  • To provide or provide access to a range of quality psychotherapeutic interventions in accordance with individual assessed need. This will include the assessment planning implementation and evaluation of a variety of therapeutic approaches either alone or as a member of the team
  • To be responsible for and manage a defined caseload and undertake case management responsibilities within the
  • To identify and develop strategies to manage risk to the child and others in line with Pennine care and CAMHS procedures
  • To liaise closely with a wide range of agencies regarding individual care packages and to promote awareness of child and adolescent mental health issues within these agencies
  • Undertake liaison and joint work with other professionals outside of the MDT
  • To provide consultation and training on a wide range of childrens emotional health and well-being issues to professionals from a range of services including GPs, Early Help and Primacy Care Services, Adult Mental Health Services, Youth Offending Services and Education
  • To attend team, clinical, business and other meetings as
  • To manage own workload and time
  • To undertake accurate record
  • To provide and enter data for local information management
  • To contribute to peer supervision within the CAMHS and within community CAMHS.
  • To be responsible for the supervision of other staff as appropriate including junior staff and
  • To give and receive regular clinical management supervision and to participate in appraisal.
  • To participate in the development of education and training
  • To maintain own education and awareness of current developments within CAMHS.


Person Specification Education Essential
  • Education / QualificationsoRegistered Nurse - Mental Health (RMN), or Learning Disability, Registered Sick Children's Nurse, Registered Adult Nurse (General Nursing and Enrolled Nursing is insufficient) oSocial Work - CQSW, DipSW, MA Social Work, or BA/BSc Hons Social Work. Registered with one of four UK regulators - Social Work England (SWE), Social Care Wales (SCW), Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) and Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) oArts Therapists - HCPC Registered oMedicine - Psychiatrist or General Practitioner, MBChB or MBBS, and usually PG training with membership of MRCGP, MRCP or MRCPsych oOccupational Therapy - BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy, MSc Occupational Therapy, or Dip C.O.T and HCPC Registered oPsychotherapy/ Psychother apeutic Counselling - UKCP Registration oPostgraduate Doctorate in Clinical/Counselling Psychology - accredited by the British Psychological Society and HCPC Registered as Practitioner oApplication Form oCertificate(s) oInterview Psychologist oEducational Psychology - Doctorate or QEPS - must
Experience Essential
  • oProfessional involvement with the users of mental health services.
  • oExperience of case management of young people
  • oExperience of multi-agency working
Desirable
  • oExperienceof relating to young people in a group or community setting
Knowledge Essential
  • oKnowledge of mental health issues in young people
  • oKnowledge of relevant legislation and National policies in relation to young people.
  • oKnowledge of therapeutic interventions with young people
Desirable
  • oUnderstanding of Youth Offending services.
  • oKnowledge of drug and alcohol issues relating to young people
Skills Essential
  • oAbility to undertake appropriate mental health assessments
  • oAbility to carry out therapeutic interventions with this client group
  • oAbility to work well with a team
  • oAbility to manage a caseload
  • oAbility to work independently
  • oAbility to work creatively and flexibly in a clinical context


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