Mental Health Practitioner - CAMHS/Single Point of Advice

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £39,027 a year Per annum
Closing date
5 Jul 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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We currently have an exciting post for EITHER an experienced Mental Health Practitioner Band 6 or a newly qualified Mental Health Practitioner Band 5 developmental post (with the aim of becoming a band 6 after 1 year if meeting clearly defined targets) to be part of our well established multi-disciplinary CAMHS service offering an integrated and responsive service to young people in East Sussex.

The position requires a flexible approach with the ability to work both within a team environment and autonomously, whilst maintaining a high degree of professionalism when working in settings where there is a highly emotive atmosphere.

Our service is committed to the values of Transforming Care, and to supporting children and young people with mental health problems or behaviours to receive treatment and care within their local communities wherever possible.

Our team ethos is to empower children, young people and families; by valuing the expertise of the families and carers who use our service.

Main duties of the job

This role does not involve working with a caseload. We are looking for a practitioner who is skilled in triage and initial assessments, has excellent communication skills and high standards of practice. We will welcome applications from a wide range of professional backgrounds and disciplines including: - Social Work, Occupational Therapy and Nursing including newly qualified practitioners.

This post offers an exciting opportunity to work within our new Single Point of Access (SPOA), which CAMHS are co delivering with colleagues in the Local Authority.

The role involves triage and assessment of new referrals, consultation, and training of other professionals and clinicians; working across an integrated service. Successful applicants will work alongside established CAMHS colleagues in the SPOA; will rotate regularly into our Community CAMHS Team; and will have a commitment to the development, modelling, and delivery of high quality, compassionate, person centred service for children and young people with emotional, behavioural and mental health needs and their families.

About us

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provide Mental Health and Learning Disability Services to adults, children and young people across East Sussex, West Sussex, Brighton and Hove, and children's services in Hampshire. We have been awarded an overall rating of 'good' by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), and assessed 'outstanding' for being caring.

As a Trust we make a positive difference to thousands of people's lives across Sussex and Hampshire, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients and we are always looking for people with the right core values to join our team. The Trust is clinician-led, and provides the highest possible level of clinical expertise throughout its services.

We encourage flexible working. We know that a positive work/ life balance brings about huge health-related benefits, which has a positive impact on the care we provide. Please speak to us about flexible working, for example, home-working, part time hours, flexible start/ finish times or anything else. If it works for you and works for the role, we'll do our best to make it happen.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification.

This post offers a Golden Hello, or a Relocation package up to a maximum of £2000. (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions. Please see attached Protocol document).

Covid-19 full vaccination may be a condition of employment for this role, unless an exemption applies. The successful applicant may have contact with vulnerable service users and we will therefore seek proof of being fully vaccinated during the recruitment process.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • NMC or HCPC Registration or BCBP registration
Experience Essential
  • Experience of triage and assessment
  • Post qualification experience

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