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Healthy Minds Practitioner

Employer
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Lincoln
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Healthy Minds Lincolnshire provides early and preventative emotional wellbeing interventions for children, young people and their families across Lincolnshire. First established in 2017, the service has provided intervention, advice or guidance to over 5,500 children & young people across the County.

Your role will provide support via liaison & consultation to education providers and universal services. It will also involve leading evidence based groups & workshops to children & young people and parents/carers, as well as brief 1-1 interventions.

Healthy Minds Lincolnshire prides itself on its dynamic approaches to supporting children, young people, parents/carers and professionals, and seek those eager to bring creativity & passion to the service.

Healthy Minds Lincolnshire work with children and young people on a variety of emotional wellbeing needs including but not limited to: anxiety, low mood, self-harm, self-esteem, and anger. You will be able to provide excellent clinical & management supervision to Band 4 Practitioners within the team, with the ability to inspire and develop staff to their full potential. This is an exciting opportunity for motivated and highly organised individuals with a passion for children and young people's emotional wellbeing to help shape the Healthy Minds Lincolnshire service.

Main duties of the job

You will be a key link person for Education Settings within your area and will provide guidance and liaison to education providers and support in embedding the whole school approach. You will provide emotional wellbeing support to child and young people including their parents/carers and wider support network. Support will be provided by you in groups, workshops and on a one-to-one basis.

You will also provide management and clinical supervision to the Band 4 Practitioners within the team.

About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,800 staff, and serving a population of over 766,000, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England, in an area heralded as a fantastic place to live and work. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!

We are also leading the way in transforming care, with multi-million-pound transformation of patient environments and radical redesign of community services.

This is the time to join and help redesign our services of the future. We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be a key link person for Education Settings within your area. You will provide guidance and liaison to education providers and support in embedding the whole school approach.

You will provide emotional wellbeing support to child and young people including their parents/carers and wider support network. Support will be provided by the Practitioner in groups, workshops and on a one-to-one basis. You will also provide management and clinical supervision to the Band 4 Practitioners within the team.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • oRelevant degree or equivalent experience e.g. nursing, psychology, education, wellbeing practitioner, OT etc
  • oA maintained professional registration if required by your profession


Desirable

  • Post qualification courses in childcare practice or therapeutic work with children and families.
  • Good understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and/or Solution Focused Therapy.
  • Training qualification.
  • Mentorship module (degree level)


Experience

Essential

  • Significant experience of working with people with mental health needs, including those with emotional wellbeing needs.
  • Experience of delivering evidence-based interventions in a one-to-one and/or group setting.
  • Experience of providing training to professionals and children and young people (or able to demonstrate aptitude).
  • Good knowledge of universal children's services.


Desirable

  • Significant experience of working with children and young people who have mental health or emotional wellbeing needs.
  • Experience of delivering therapeutic interventions.
  • Local knowledge of children's services.
  • Experience of delivering training or group interventions.
  • Experience of providing line management and or supervision.


Skills

Essential

  • Sound knowledge of Child Care legislation and Safeguarding
  • Good knowledge of current local and national strategies concerning Children's emotional wellbeing, Children's Services, and mental health
  • Good understanding of child and adolescent development and risk management of young people in crisis
  • Ability to work in partnership with universal services to provide the best possible outcomes for children and young people.
  • Ability to work both as a member of a team and autonomously and to manage own and other colleagues' anxieties.
  • Sound knowledge of clinical/risk assessment and understanding of Information Governance principles.
  • Highly developed communication skills.
  • Ability to delegate whilst maintaining overall responsibility for service users care, where appropriate.
  • Highly motivated & able to engage with service users & carers to improve outcomes.
  • Ability to be creative and adapt interventions to different age groups and abilities.


Special Requirements

Essential

  • Excellent time management skills, organisational skills, ability to work under pressure and to manage own and other workloads efficiently.
  • Able to travel around the county independently and in a timely manner


Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Address

The Horizon Centre

Monson Street

Lincoln

LN6 7RZ

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274-10828-SP

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