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Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Employer
Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Crosby
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Profession
Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Sefton MHST team at Alder Hey are looking to recruit a fixed term B7 Permanent, Team Lead to join our community Mental Health Support Team

The successful candidate will be experienced in undertaking appropriate mental health assessment of children and young people referred to MHST and provide, evidence based clinical interventions informed by assessed individual need. Further providing support, advice and consultation to families, carers and other professionals involved in the life of the child/young person.

They must be able to demonstrate a positive attitude which encompasses our Trust Values of Excellence, Innovation, Openness, Respect and Together. If you are enthusiastic and confident with a friendly and outgoing manner, and a focus on providing the best possible service to children, young people and their families/carers we would like to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will undertake appropriate mental health assessment of children and young people referred to CAMHS, and provide a range of appropriate, evidence based clinical interventions informed by assessed individual need. The post holder will provide support, advice and consultation to families, carers and other professionals involved in the life of the child/young person.

About us

MHST - working for your organisation

Alder Hey MHST is part of the Education Mental Health Team within the Liverpool CAMHS and North and South Sefton Partnership. MHST covers both Liverpool and Sefton and currently has links with around 200 schools. Sefton MHST has two teams North and South Sefton with the third Team currently being recruited too focusing on Transitions. Developing and building strong relationships with schools is a priority.

Refer a friend - Alder Hey staff

Successful candidates who are introduced to the trust by existing staff members will receive �1000 after completion of six months in post. Please include the name/Alder Hey email for your friend in the additional information section of your application.

This will be paid in two parts, �250 in first month pay on commencement in post, and �750 on completion of six months.

Accommodation

Alder Hey will support the cost of accommodation for up to 3 months from the date of employment (up to �500 per month)

The cost is to be paid by the staff member and reclaimed as expenses.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Provide specialist assessments of children and young people referred to the service groupDevelop, implement and review a range of evidenced based treatment plans informed by clinical assessment and the specificneeds of the individual within their wider social contextExercise autonomous professional responsibility for the assessment, treatment and discharge of children/young peopleProvide specialist advice, guidance and consultation to other professional groupsUndertake risk assessment and risk management for individual children and young people and to provide advice to externalagencies regarding appropriate riskAct as care coordinator, where appropriate, taking responsibility for initiating planning and review of care plans under CPAEffectively communicate with families and other professionals involved in the life of the child/young personActively record all clinical outcomes.

Person Specification

Education and Training

Essential

  • Qualified in core profession such as Mental Health Nurse (RMN/RLD), Mental Health Practitioner, Clinical Psychologist, Occupational Therapy, Social Work or creative therapies e.g. Art Therapy - with evidence of relevant professional registration
  • Alternatively a recognised degree level broad based health & social care qualification which will require completion of The British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) Knowledge Skills and Attributes
  • Post qualification study in chosen mental health field


Desirable

  • Pre-qualification training and qualifications in other fields of child and adolescent mental health, research methodology, staff training
  • As a service we are looking to increase our cohort of SFP as a specific work, are you trained in this or is it something you may be interested in.


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of specialist mental health assessment and therapeutic interventions with children and young people with mental health problems and their families
  • Working collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Working collaboratively with other agencies in a variety of venues.
  • Must be experienced in providing risk assessment of self harming behaviour
  • Must be experienced in analysing presenting problems and able to demonstrate ability to work autonomously utilising a range of therapeutic perspectives and modalities, depending on the needs of the client.
  • Must be experienced in and able to demonstrate ability to provide case management supervision for lower banded team members, students and other service group/team professionals as required
  • Must demonstrate ability to be self-reflective and to organise own supervision appropriately. Must be able to demonstrate ability to develop and evaluate consultation and training to other professionals and to staff groups.


Desirable

  • Experience of working with a wide variety of child mental health problems, across the whole age range, reflecting all levels of clinical severity including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems and verbal and physical abuse
  • Experience of teaching, training or supervision
  • Experience of the application of specialist mental health assessment and therapeutic interventions in different cultural contexts
  • Experience of working with children and young people in a range of clinical settings


Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of the legislation in relation to the client group and mental health
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of the evidence base in their practice
  • Must demonstrate understanding of child development and psychosocial influences
  • Must demonstrate a working understanding of systemic, psychodynamic and cognitive theories along with recognition of when each approach is appropriate


Employer details

Employer name

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Burlington House

Crosby Road

Crosby

L22 0PJ

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411-COM-24-6237479

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