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Mental Health Worker

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Mental health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Come and work for NELFT's Children and Young People Mental Health Service (CYPMHS) in Tunbridge Wells 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 Newly qualified nurse/OT/ social worker to join our dynamic multi-disciplinary team based in Tunbridge Wells. Driven by the principles underpinning the national CYP-IAPT programme (Children and Young People's Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) the service offers 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.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Use of AI

Applications for this role should be written by the applicant. If artificial intelligence (AI) programmes are used then the application may be rejected due to this document being an important part of the assessment process. This does not prevent applicants seeking appropriate support with applications should they need to for the purposes of any declared disability.

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

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

Please see the attached job description and person specification for more information about this role and working at North East London NHS Foundation Trust. We encourage you to refer closely to this when completing your application.

We welcome your application even if you do not meet all the criteria listed in the person specification. Any development needs to help you succeed in the role, can be discussed at the interview stage.

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.

Although we are a registered sponsor organisation, we are unable to offer sponsorship for some job roles, and this will be identified through filtering questions at the start of any job application on the Trac recruitment system.

If you have applied for this vacancy within the last 3 months please do not reapply

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


Highlands House

Calverley Park Gardens

Tunbridge Wells, Kent


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