We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed practitioner to join our team. The role of the Primary Mental Health Worker is to strengthen and enhance the emotional health and wellbeing provision for children and young people coming into contact with a range of services i.e. Schools etc. The post-holder will provide regular and on-going consultation, joint work, training and advice within a multidisciplinary and multi-agency setting in relation to child and adolescent mental health and may also be expected to carry out comprehensive mental health assessments and direct therapeutic work. Applications are invited from qualified Registered Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers, and Occupational Therapists.
Main duties of the job
This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a multi-disciplinary CAMHs team delivering high quality service provision that promotes and improves the mental health and well-being of children and young people.
As a PMHW you will be expected to take a lead role in the provision of training, consultation and direct evidence based interventions to children, young people and professionals across the Fylde and Wyre locality. Working within a systemic and holistic framework to provide an excellent service and timely response to all those who present to the service.
Successful applicants will be required to co-work effectively with colleagues and maintain good clinical records and data collection.
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.
The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.
Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.
For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT.
Job description Job responsibilities
Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.
Person Specification Education/Qualifications Essential
- Education/ Qualifications - First level Nursing qualification, RMN or equivalent such as Social Work or Occupational Therapy. Additional qualifications relevant to this post ENB 603 or equivalent Specific evidence based therapeutic training Information technology skills sufficient to the undertaking of the post Independent & Supplementary Nurse Prescribing V300
- An ability to think systemically and holistically Demonstrable knowledge and skills in evidence based needs led assessments, of highly complex and co-morbid presentations of children, young people, their families and carers. Demonstrable knowledge and skills in evidence based therapeutic interventions relevant to the needs of this client group Demonstrable ability to communicate to clients, their families and professionals sensitive and often difficult to receive information, using various methods including verbal, non-verbal, written and presentation skills Clinical/ Safeguarding risk assessment skills Good knowledge of legislation, acts and developments relevant to the field of child related work.
- Previous experience of working with child emotional and mental health Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of child emotional and mental health. Evidence of an ability to effectively manage own workload and able to work autonomously Working within a team and /or multi-agency arenas. Experience of working with young people who self-harm Demonstrable leadership and change management skills
Skills & Abilities Essential
- An ability to be flexible and innovative to adapt to the changing needs of the developing service. Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced clearance An ability to travel to and from various places of work to meet the needs of the post Post subject to medical clearance
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