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Step2 Mental Health Practitioner

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year
Closing date
8 Jul 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting time to join a growing team of dynamic professionals as early intervention is becoming a growing priority nationally.

We are looking for highly motivated, creative individuals to join our team that is committed to improving child and adolescent mental health in Hertfordshire.

Step2 is an Early Intervention CAMHS service that is seeking to recruit an innovative, enthusiastic practitioner who has training and experience of working therapeutically with young people. Theindividual will be committed to providing high quality of care for children and young people while working in a dynamic, supportive and caring team.

We have vacancies in our triage and assessment team delivering high quality assessments and formulations of mild to moderate mental health difficulties and will hold a small treatment caseloadin addition. We also have vacancies in our treatment team delivering brief targeted interventions to children and young people up to the age of 19.

Main duties of the job

Qualified to post graduate level (or equivalent) in a child mental health discipline you will be delivering highly skilled clinical work. You will be expected to work flexibly, willing to work across the County of Hertfordshire and be able to adapt the way you work to best meet the needs of our most vulnerable children and families.You will have a key role in assessing mental health needs, formulating treatment plans and liaising with partners and families to ensure the treatment pathway is most appropriate for that child. You will deliver a high standard of therapeutic intervention to children and young people with a mild to moderate mental health presentation.

A full valid driving licence and access to a car to use regularly for business purposes is essential (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010).

In return, we can offer you:o 5% on top of basic salary high cost allowance supplement (subject to a minimum and amaximum payment pro rata)o 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service) plus bank holidays (prorata where applicable)o One of the UK's best pension schemeso Special Leave for family and personal reasonso NHS Car Lease Schemeo Eye Care Voucherso Employee Assistance Programmeo NHS Discounts

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust is voted as one of the 'Top 100 Best Places to Work' (Health Service Journal). Our CQC rating is of 'Good'

We look forward to hearing from you!

About us

A big thank you for considering joining us at Hertfordshire Community NHS TrustYou'll find it a great place to work with many benefits offered to you as a member of our staffWe put our patients, their families and carers at the centre of our vision - Outstanding Services and Healthier Communities Our staff are proud to be Innovative, Caring and Agile in their work to help achieve the Trust visionWe welcome diversity in our workforce and are interested in applicants from all backgrounds We don't want you to miss out so we'd like you to know that if we have a high level of interest in this role, the vacancy may close prior to the advertised closing date, so please make your application as soon as possible - Apply nowYou've made a great decision to apply to join to HCT - we're looking forward to taking the next steps of the journey with you.

Job description
Job responsibilities

See the attached job description and person specification for further information about the role.

Interview - 23rd June

Whilst it is not a legal requirement, Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust encourages and supports all staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defense against COVID-19

Person Specification
Qualifications and Training
  • Qualification relevant to child mental health at postgraduate level or accredited as a mental health practitioner
  • Training in a specific mental health intervention such as CBT, attachment focused or systemic psychotherapy

  • Evidence of continuing professional development

Experience and Knowledge
  • Knowledge of legislation and policy and its implications for both clinical practice and professional management in relation to the client group and mental health

  • Experience of working with young people and families
  • Experience working in a brief intervention model

Skills and Abilities
  • The ability to engage with the client group and their families and to develop a trusting therapeutic relationship amid complex and painful difficulties
  • The ability to work with children and young people with complex needs, safeguarding and vulnerable clients
  • The ability to manage conflict and challenging situations
  • The ability to work and cooperate actively as a member of a team and with the wider professional network including other agencies
  • IT skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships and boundaries with young people

  • An understanding of Children's IAPT, Thrive and NICE
  • The ability to identify criteria for setting priorities, and set them accordingly and manage the workload dictated by these

  • Hold a full, valid, UK driving licence and have access to a car to use for business purposes (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010)

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