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Mental Health Practitioner (Young People's Support Hub)

Employer
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Horsham
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Pro-Rata
Closing date
26 Jun 2024
We are seeking to recruit a passionate, knowledgeable and dynamic Mental Health Practitioner for young people's support and advice hub, i-Rock Horsham District.

You will be part of developing an innovative and exciting safe space for young people, offering early intervention support to work with them at a crucial time in their lives - to help get them back on track and strengthen their ability to manage their mental health in the future.

As Mental Health Practitioner, your role will be to provide support to young people during the opening hours of the project, with particular responsibility for managing presentations with complex health and social care needs, including those service users presenting with higher levels of risk, offering specialist advice and assessment, and contributing to the development of approaches to work with young people with support needs including mental health, wellbeing, education, employment and training and homelessness.

This post is a 6 month fixed term post.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide a needs-led and holistic service to young people aged 14 - 25
  • Working on a drop in basis offering listening support, triage, signposting and brief intervention support
  • Providing specialist advice and resources and through an offer of brief support including sleep hygiene, anxiety management and low mood
  • Signposting or referring to appropriate services to do with: emotional wellbeing education, employment and training, housing and mental health
  • To offer a flexible approach and be a committed team member


About us

Our vision is to improve the quality of life for the communities we serve.

We're working to achieve our mission and vision through our organisational strategy: people, prevention and partnerships. This involves:
  • Joining up services in partnership across health, social care, housing, employment and education
  • Creating and sustaining a collaborative, compassionate and caring organisational culture which promotes inclusion
  • Using our resources wisely, which includes research, innovation and learning to develop new treatments and develop our workforce
  • Promoting health, wellbeing and resilience within the communities we serve.

CAMHS services recognise that young people may be affected by challenges to their emotional wellbeing and mental health at all times. With this in mind our responses are required to be dynamic and needs led,. As part of our exciting transformation agenda colleagues may be required to work outside of the 9.5 working pattern .

This would be negotiated on an individual basis and as part of Sussex Partnership NHS trusts wider commitment high quality services, that are both flexible and accessible to all our users whilst supporting colleagues in pursuit of their own work life balance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Requirements:

In order to be a successful Mental Health Practitioner in our team you will:
  • Be a registered professional with current registration, appropriate to the job role.
  • Have experience of partnership working within and across various statutory and non-statutory teams and agencies
  • Have experience of working alongside people with complex health problems in the designated care group

Main Duties:
  • Providing support to young people during the opening hours of the project, with particular responsibility for managing presentations with complex health and social care needs, including those service users presenting with higher levels of risk
  • Facilitating sessions and individual activities
  • To undertake assessments of individuals presenting to the service with complex health presentations, including those children and young people presenting with higher levels of risk.
  • To provide a highly specialised range of clinical interventions relevant to the care group and have knowledge of evidence-based models of practice.
  • To respect the individuality, values, cultural and religious diversity of the child or young person and contribute to the provision of a service sensitive to these needs.


Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Practitioner with current registration [mental health nurse / social work / occupational therapy]appropriate to the job role
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Evidence of a commitment to lifelong learning
  • Significant post qualifying experience in the relevant care group


Desirable

  • Completion of Mentorship Course/ENB equivalent


KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • Experience of working alongside people with psychosis and complex health and social care problems in the designated care group
  • Experience of supervising staff / Experience of managing a caseload
  • Experience of providing a range of clinical interventions to people in the designated care group with a variety of health problems
  • Experience of working consultatively with professionals
  • Experience of conducting clinical assessments including risk assessments
  • Experience of partnership working within and across various statutory and non statutory teams and agencies
  • Contributed to the implementation of services.


Desirable

  • Previous experience of working in the community


Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Horsham

Horsham

RH12 1RJ

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354-CS-21461-A

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