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Senior Mental Health Practitioner (Nurse/Social Worker/OT

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker looking for a new challenge? Would you like to join a highly regarded specialist eating disorder service? Then we want to hear from you!

You'll be joining a specialist multi-disciplinary team working with children, young people and their families referred for suspected or diagnosed Eating Disorder (ED). You'll contribute to the delivery of the service offering assessment, formulation and treatment to young people and their families/carers within clinic and service user's homes.

The team are part of the QNCC-ED assurance network.

Main duties of the job

You'll deliver and offer contributions to the development of the specialist ED pathway and close liaison with local community teams, paediatric and inpatient psychiatric wards will be essential.

You'll be responsible for liaising and working with other professionals as appropriate, alongside the promotion and development in the service of a psychological perspective and the use of psychological approaches.

The service model proposed is rooted within a family-based methodology and uses the Maudsley approach as the core intervention. Additional intervention approaches include CBT-E, and other therapies as appropriate to individual presentation. The team is providing a innovative RO-DBT programme and a rolling Multi Family Therapy programme.

The aim of the service is to provide a comprehensive multi-disciplinary approach, with all young people care coordinated through this dedicated service. Initial training has been sourced in the Maudsley approach and continued training and professional development is seen as fundamental in the service specification.

About us

As an organisation, Somerset NHS Foundation Trust offers employees a wide range of benefits including flexible working, NHS pension scheme, generous annual leave allowance and a commitment to career development.You will be eligible for our Blue Light Card and a wide range of NHS exclusive shopping & leisure discounts.We are proud of our skilled, diverse workforce and as an inclusive employer we welcome applications from all backgrounds.Working in Somerset enables you to enjoy the idyllic countryside, areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable.Somerset offers the countryside and the cosmopolitan -- there is truly something for everyone!

Job description

Job responsibilities

Act as a point of contact for patients, carers and referrers and discussing potential referrals with them.

Carry out joint assessments of children and families presenting with a suspected Eating Disorder.

Undertake risk assessment and risk management planning for those presenting with high risk behaviours and liaise closely with colleagues across a range of care teams to provide timely, accurate and effective treatment, supporting non-specialist colleagues in carrying out direct work themselves wherever this is appropriate.

Deliver evidence-based interventions to children, young people, and families/carers presenting with Eating Disorders and co-morbid mental health diagnoses and to be a key member of the multi-disciplinary team.

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Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


Foundation House

Wellsprings Road




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