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CAMHS Early Help Developmental Band 5- 6 Practitioner

Employer
Livewell Southwest
Location
Plymouth
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa, pro-rata
Closing date
9 Jun 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
There is an exciting opportunity for a professional registered clinician band 5 for a developmental post into a band 6, this post will involve competencies which will need to be completed within 2 years dependent on current experience and will be assessed through various methods including feedback, self-directed assessment, direct observation and throughout line management. If not achieved within the specified timeframe will not be able to progress onto the band 6

This post will join an expanding team working within CAMHS Early Help Pathway working with Children, Young people and families to work as a CAMHS Liaison Practitioner on successful completion of the competencies as part of the developmental post.

This role will be joining an already established team within CAMHS service supporting provision of early intervention services within CAMHS early help working with Families and young people providing consultation, assessments and targeted, short term interventions up to 8 sessions within the I-THRIVE model and the focus will be on early intervention.

Previous applicants need not apply.

This role may not be eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route, please refer to the Direct Gov website for more information with regards to eligibility.

This is a full time position working 37.5 hours

Please see attached job description for the full list of main duties and responsibilities.

All Livewell Southwest staff are expected to able and willing to work across a 7 day service.

Main duties of the job

The postholder is responsible for supporting the emotional, psychological and social wellbeing of children and young people. In line with 2015 Future in Mind strategic vision for CAMHS the post holder will promote resilience and early intervention to children and young people in the community.

This post will involve competencies which will need to be completed within 2 years dependent on current experience and will be assessed through various methods including feedback, self-directed assessment, direct observation and throughout line management. If not achieved within the specified timeframe will not be able to progress onto the band 6.

The post holder will work as named Early Help liaison practitioner within the locality linking with other services, families and schools.

The post holder will be responsible for co-ordination of assessment, targeted intervention or group that meet the needs of the child or young person.

This role will co-ordinate training to community professionals and schools to meet the specific needs of each setting or school and co-facilitate training.

This role will require at least 1 years post qualification experience of working with children & young people within mental health or equivalent with a professional registration.

About us

Livewell Southwest is an independent, award-winning social enterprise providing integrated health & social care services for people across Plymouth, South Hams & West Devon, as well as some specialist services for people living in parts of Devon & Cornwall. With teams in community hospitals, GP practices, sports centres, health & wellbeing hubs.

As an organisation with a strong social conscience, we always value being kind, respectful, inclusive, ambitious, responsible and collaborative. Transforming services to make them sustainable, ensuring that we value, support & empower each other.

We are committed to involving the people we care for, families & carers in everything that we do, working towards co-production where we can. Helping us to deliver the right care for people, in the right place & at the right time. By putting people at the centre of what we do, we ensure to support people to lead, healthy independent lives & be the very best at helping people to live well.

Valuing our employees making an investment in their development a priority. We offer:

Protected CPD time for registered staff

Various development pathways and ongoing regular training packages for all staff

Leadership & mentoring programmes

Access & funding for training including Care Certificate, Assistant Practitioners Course & Scholarship Into Nurse Training

A Robust Preceptorship

A bespoke induction programme

Existing members of the NHS Pension Scheme can continue their membership when they join the organisation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • The post holder is responsible for supporting the emotional, psychological and social wellbeing of children and young people with a drive for early intervention. Enabling cultural change in the way first contact services can support children and young people with mental health problems. In line with 2015 “Future in Mind” strategic vision for CAMHS the post holder will actively promote resilience, prevention and early intervention to children and young people in the community.
  • This post will involve competencies which will need to be completed within 2 years dependent on current experience and will be assessed through various methods including feedback, self-directed assessment, direct observation and throughout line management. If not achieved within the specified timeframe will not be able to progress onto the band 6.
  • The post holder will work as the named Early Help liaison practitioner within the locality. The post holder will directly link with other services, families, professionals and schools supporting with potential requests for involvement into CAMHS promoting emotional, health and wellbeing as part of the whole school approach.
  • The post holder will offer consultation about identified young people to the referrer, network or directly to the child, young person and their family. The post holder will be responsible for the co-ordination of further assessment, targeted intervention or group that would meet the needs of the child or young person.
  • The post holder will co-ordinate training to community professionals and schools to meet the specific needs of each setting or school and co-facilitate training when appropriate.
Key Responsibilities and Tasks
  • To work as the identified Early Help Liaison practitioner to deliver consultation, advice and signposting to community services and schools working with children and young people who may present with emerging mental health difficulties.
  • Co-ordination and implementation of evidence based targeted interventions in a timely manner, in collaboration with the other clinicians in the early help pathway.
  • To ensure that children and young people access timely assessments and the appropriate targeted interventions.
  • Organisation and delivery of groups based within the school and community setting on a needs led approach. To support the delivery of evidence based programmes for children and young people with mental health issues.
  • Take a lead in representing CAMHS in multi-agency meetings such as EHAT, SEND meetings or child protection meetings to co-ordinate and have oversight of mental health element of a multi-agency plan around a child.
  • To function as a member of the locality facing CAMHS early help pathway taking appropriate responsibility for the implementation of decisions made by the team.
  • Ensure planned interventions are implemented effectively and evaluated using Routine Outcome Monitoring (ROMS)
  • Participate in the delivery of training programmes for schools and community services from a portfolio of available CAMHS training
  • Maintain standards of care to highest level within available resources.
  • To actively participate in line management with senior and junior members of staff.
  • To liaise effectively with the other CAMHS community teams across the city.
  • To develop and maintain relationships with providers statutory and non-statutory.
  • To maintain confidentiality in respect of the young people at all times.
  • Communicate clearly with children and young people, their families and all other health professional groups about their health problems.
  • Actively participate in clinical governance and quality improvement initiatives, e.g. clinical audit, essence of care or clinical policy development.
  • Ensure that children and young people are encouraged to play a part in decision making about the help they need and how they can access specific interventions. This is to promote person-centred planning.
  • Contribute to the provision of the advice line, providing advice, support, signposting and resources.


Person Specification

See Supporting Documents

Essential

  • Please see the uploaded supporting documents for this developmental role.


Qualifications

Essential

  • - Core qualification in any Mental health modality such as Nursing / Social Worker/OT with at least 1 years experience of working with children & young people in mental health.
  • - Appropriate Registration relevant to professional qualification i.e. NMC, HCPC


Desirable

  • - Post graduate training qualification in methods of working with children with mental health problems, e.g. systemic practice or post grad diploma in child and adolescent mental health.
  • - Clinical supervisor & assessor training to support students on placements or be willing to undertake this training as part of the role.


Experience

Essential

  • - Experience of post-registration working with children/young people who have experienced mental health and psychological well-being difficulties.
  • - Knowledge and understanding of difficulties that can impact their own mental health i.e. attachment, trauma, parental mental health.
  • - Awareness and knowledge of undertaken assessments along with the processes involved including risk management.
  • - Maintaining own safety in Community settings by working within relevant policy and be willing to complete training necessary for their role.
  • - Experience of effective working with families of different cultural backgrounds.
  • - Knowledge/Experience of working within multi-agency safeguarding systems e.g. child protection conferences, child in need meetings.
  • - Be able to manage your own caseload and time management effectively.
  • - Networking with other agencies.


Desirable

  • - Life experience in wide range of settings.
  • - One years' working post registration experience.
  • - Evidence of working with children and young people delivering interventions.


Knowledge

Essential

  • - Mental Health presentations and evidenced based interventions to support this.
  • - Confidentiality.
  • - Safeguarding Children.


Desirable

  • -IT skills
  • - Ethical issues in relation to Mental Health
  • - SystmOne trained


Circumstances

Essential

  • - Ability to travel across Plymouth
  • - Ability to work flexibly (hours of work and duties) both as an individual and with other colleagues in LSW and with partner agencies
  • - Able to undertake the demands of the post with reasonable adjustments where required


Desirable

  • - Car owner/driver or suitable alternative transport to enable you to undertake the job. It is unlikely that public transport will meet this requirement.
  • - Adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Disability Discrimination Act.


Skills

Essential

  • - Mental Health and Risk Assessment, evaluation and intervention skills.
  • - Good organisational skills and be able to prioritise caseload in a timely manner.
  • - Well-developed communication skills - both oral and written
  • - Ability to use IT effectively
  • - Commitment to anti-oppressive practice
  • - Culturally competent assessment and intervention skills
  • - Specific therapeutic skills relevant to working with children and families
  • - Consultation skills
  • - Training skills
  • - Self-motivating and able to work on own initiative
  • - Ability to work in partnership and in collaboration with others, both in and out of own agency/professional background.
  • - Commitment to own learning and professional development
  • - Evidence of excellent communication skills with children and young people.
  • - Team work skills
  • - Administration skills
  • - Interpersonal skills
  • - Supervision of junior staff
  • - Responsible and self-motivated
  • - Able to manage own stress
  • - Flexible and reliable
  • - Empathetic


Desirable

  • - Group interaction skills
  • - Change management skills
  • - Ability to recognise and support stress in others
  • - Mentorship or equivalent


Employer details

Employer name

Livewell Southwest

Address

200 Mount Gould Road

Mount Gould

Plymouth

Devon

PL4 7PY

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

B9832-2024-NM-8933

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