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Mental Health Worker

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
Sheerness Kent
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
25 May 2024

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Mental health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Come and work for NELFT's Children and Young People Mental Health Service (CYPMHS) in Swale and be part of one of the UK's most innovative healthcare Trusts

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a graduate health professional (e.g., nurse, social worker, occupational therapist, qualified children's wellbeing practitioner) to join our dynamic multi-disciplinary team based in Sheerness. Driven by the principles underpinning the national CYP-IAPT programme (Children and Young People's Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) the service provides the latest in evidence based NICE compliant psychological interventions to children, young people and their families experiencing emotional wellbeing and mental healthdifficulties.

You will be a highly motivated and innovative individual with experience of working with people with emotional wellbeing and/or mental health difficulties.

About us

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

COVID-19 Vaccination

We continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff and their families.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will:

- Routinely measure clinical outcomes and deliver evidence-based clinical interventions in line with the CY-IAPT programme within CYPMHS.

- Promote the mental and emotional health of children, young people and families in the community through clinical interventions in the care pathway

- Undertake initial school based and community-based assessments and deliver a range of early interventions to children and young people with a range of emotional and psychological difficulties where appropriate

- Assess and develop plans of care to meet the needs of patients with a variety of conditions.

If you are an overseas qualified nurse and wanting to start your journey to becoming a UK based registered nurse with the NMC, you can check whether you are eligible to be supported through our Capital Nurse consortium. Please visit Whilst NELFT is happy to welcome overseas nurses we are unable to consider your application directly. You should submit your interest and apply through the Capital Nurse London group.

Person Specification



  • Successful completion of a graduate training (e.g. nursing, social work, occupational therapy) or equivalent substantial CAMHS clinical experience
  • To be eligible for registration as a full member of the appropriate professional body (e.g. HCPC, NMC) where appropriate



  • Experience of working with difficult, disturbed or challenging children/young people requiring skilled and complex interventions
  • Experience of working therapeutically with parents/carers/families of children and young people with complex mental health problems
  • Experience of assessment carried out autonomously in order to determine the most appropriate treatment plan from a range of options for the child/young person



  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.



  • Knowledge of risk management and ability to monitor and assess risk.

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


Seashells Family Centre

Rose Street

Sheerness Kent

ME12 1AW

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