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Mental Health Practitioner

Employer
South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust
Location
Barnsley
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
19 Jul 2024

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Profession
Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you passionate about helping young people with mental health problems? Are you committed to getting the best outcomes for children, young people, and families? Are you looking for an opportunity to develop and share your skills and knowledge in mental health? Would you like to be part of a forward thinking, supportive and developing service? If you answer yes to these questions, then Barnsley Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), Crisis and intensive home-based treatment team is the place for you!

Our team strive to support the most vulnerable and at-risk young people, by improving their access to mental health services in times of crisis.

Main duties of the job

The CAMHS crisis service operates between 9am to 5pm 7 days a week.

The successful candidate will work autonomously and as part of the team, providing timely access to specialist services for children and young people who present in crisis or who present a significant and immediate risk to themselves or others. You will utilise an outreach model to provide intensive support where required to meet identified needs and contribute to the prevention of admission to inpatient provision and facilitate the timely discharge from inpatient care. You will manage your own caseload, providing high quality care appropriate to the young persons needs including risk assessment and risk management. You will develop good working relationships with key professionals across the district. Excellent communication and engagement skills are essential. A commitment to improving service delivery and developing new ways of supporting children, young people and families experiences is crucial to work within the CAMH team.

In return we will provide a comprehensive induction programme, regular clinical and management supervision, and yearly appraisals with a view to developing knowledge and skills where appropriate. The service understands and respects the central importance of staff wellbeing, we will support the right candidate to work flexibly to promote a healthy work life balance.

For an informal chat or to arrange a visit please contact Samantha Thompson, Team Manager, on 01226 644829.

About us

We are a specialist NHS Foundation Trust that provides community, mental health and learning disability services for the people of Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. We also provide low and medium secure services and are the lead for the west Yorkshire secure provider collaborative.

Our mission is to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities, we do this by providing high-quality care in the right place at the right time. We employ staff in both clinical and non-clinical services who work hard to make a difference to the lives of service users, families and carers.

We encourage and welcome applications from all protected characteristic groups, we value diversity and want our workforce to be reflective of our communities.

Being a foundation Trust means were accountable to our members, who can have a say in how were run. Around 14,300 local people (including staff) are members of our Trust.

Join us and you will be one of over 4,500 staff committed to supporting and improving the mental, physical and social needs of the thousands of people we meet and help each year.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment.

We do reserve to right to close vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post-holder will:

Provide assessment and treatment to children and young people with mental health needs

Work autonomously and collaboratively within the MDT, providing consultation for other agencies/professionals

Promote the safeguarding and welfare of children and young people.

To provide routine and urgent assessment and interventions to young people with a wide range of emotional and psychological problems who are referred to specialist CAMHS, in keeping with evidence based practice with supervision from a senior clinician within professional guidelines and within the overall framework of the teams policies and procedures.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Substantial post qualification experience, some of which must be working with Children, young people and their carers in a mental health or other complex care setting.
  • Multidisciplinary team working.
  • Inter-agency liaison and consultation.
  • Experience of supervising/mentoring junior staff.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and guidance e.g. NHS plan, Mental Health Legislation, Childrens act, Education Act, Working Together, Childrens NSF, Every Child Matters, etc.
  • Clinical/therapeutic knowledge and skills in mental health.
  • Experience in assessment and risk management and ability to implement evidence based practice.
  • Proven ability to work with other agencies and disciplines and in partnership with other organisations.
  • Experience of safeguarding children and young people.


Desirable

  • Experience of community settings.
  • Experience of working in different cultural contexts.
  • Knowledge and experience of working with Equality and Diversity.


Training

Desirable

  • Training and experience relating to specialist CAMHS.
  • Experience of delivering training to others.


Qualifications

Essential

  • Relevant professional qualification, e.g. nursing, or other professional allied to medicine.
  • Dip SW or relevant mental health profession.
  • Membership of professional body.


Desirable

  • Post Registration qualification e.g. degree.
  • Post graduate qualification in mental health (e.g. CBT, Family Therapy, Counselling).
  • A teaching and assessing qualification.


Experience

Essential

  • Substantial post qualification experience, some of which must be working with Children, young people and their carers in a mental health or other complex care setting.
  • Multidisciplinary team working.
  • Inter-agency liaison and consultation.
  • Experience of supervising/mentoring junior staff.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and guidance e.g. NHS plan, Mental Health Legislation, Childrens act, Education Act, Working Together, Childrens NSF, Every Child Matters, etc.
  • Clinical/therapeutic knowledge and skills in mental health.
  • Experience in assessment and risk management and ability to implement evidence based practice.
  • Proven ability to work with other agencies and disciplines and in partnership with other organisations.
  • Experience of safeguarding children and young people.


Desirable

  • Experience of community settings.
  • Experience of working in different cultural contexts.
  • Knowledge and experience of working with Equality and Diversity.


Special Knowledge/Skills

Essential

  • Good verbal and communication skills.
  • Ability to manage own caseload.
  • Good negotiation skills, and problem solving skills.
  • Customer service orientation.
  • Effective record keeping and report writing skills to include care planning and risk assessments.
  • IT skills.
  • Have good team working skills. Be able to work across disciplines with an ability to predict and manage inter-disciplinary tensions and foster good working practices.


Physical Attributes

Essential

  • Ability to undertake the duties and demands of the post. A satisfactory sickness record over the previous 2 years (subject to the need to act with fairness and equality of opportunity, particularly where the sickness is related to a disability and/or pregnancy).


Employer details

Employer name

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust

Address

New Street Health Centre

Upper New Street

Barnsley

S70 1LP

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