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Mental Health Practitioner

Employer
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Horsham
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 a year pro rata
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Profession
Practitioner
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
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We are delighted to offer this opportunity for a dynamic Mental Health Practitioner with a passion for community CAMHS.

The successful applicant to this permanent part-time Band 6 post, based at Northern West Sussex CAMHS in Horsham, will be a fully integrated member of the locality team. They will provide assessment, treatment and care co-ordination and working within a multi-disciplinary team to develop formulations and care plans. The post involves working with external agencies to support child and young people with a range of complex mental health, social and environmental needs.

Our service model is a blend of face to face and remote work with young people and families.

The post-holder will receive high standards of individual and group supervision, plus peer and Trust wide CPD opportunities.

Covid-19 full vaccination may be a condition of employment for this role, unless an exemption applies. The successful applicant may have contact with vulnerable service users and we will therefore seek proof of being fully vaccinated during the recruitment process.

Main duties of the job

To develop & maintain specialist clinical skills and expertise in the assessment of young people referred to CAMHS.

To ensure assessment, care and support of each client is appropriate to individual needs.

To feed back outcome of assessment to the referrer and agree care and risk plans.

To ensure that children and young people requiring further assessment and help are referred on appropriately.

To know how to access appropriate services and develop effective networks and channels of communications.

To adhere to relevant code of Professional Conduct.

To attend case conferences & meetings as relevant to the job description.

Work in accordance with Sussex Partnership Foundation NHS and East Sussex Hospital trusts' policies, guidelines and protocols.

This post offers a Golden Hello, or a Relocation package up to a maximum of £2000. (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions. Please see attached Protocol document).

About us

We are the most active mental health research organisation in the south of England, with more than 9000 participants having taken part in our high quality research studies. We are a University Trust and run courses with Brighton and Sussex Medical School and seven other universities across the South East and beyond. Our events and courses aim to bring staff of different disciplines, students, service users and carers together, to share experiences and ideas so that we can work well together. Also, by joining Sussex Partnership you would be able to reap the benefits of a varied lifestyle living along the South coast. Whether it is enjoying the beaches and vibrant city of Brighton and Hove, taking in the outstanding natural beauty of the South Downs National Park in Hastings or visiting to the seaside town of Worthing, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Continuing Professional Development Sussex Partnership actively supports staff in the completion of their continuous professional development including regular clinical, managerial and professional supervision, annual appraisal and reflective practice. Additionally, staff are able to apply for funding for completion of professional training which if awarded will be supported by a Learning Agreement.

See the attached 'Partnership Perks' document for details about our benefits package.

Job description Job responsibilities

We are delighted to offer this opportunity for a dynamic Mental Health Practitioner with a passion for community CAMHS.

The successful applicant to this permanent part-time Band 6 post, based at Northern West Sussex CAMHS in Horsham, will be a fully integrated member of the locality team. They will provide assessment, treatment and care co-ordination and working within a multi-disciplinary team to develop formulations and care plans. The post involves working with external agencies to support child and young people with a range of complex mental health, social and environmental needs.

Our service model is a blend of face to face and remote work with young people and families.

The post-holder will receive high standards of individual and group supervision, plus peer and Trust wide CPD opportunities.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Professional Health or Social Care Qualification (i.e. RMN, OT, NURSE, SOCIAL WORKER)with post-graduate training or experience relevant to child and adolescent mental health or an accredited formal post-qualification training in Mental Health e.g. iapt Or Professional Health Qualification ( RGN, Paediatric Nurse, School Health Nurse) with formal post-graduation qualifications in child and adolescent mental health and experience of working in a mental health setting (as student or other), working with children, young people
Experience Essential
  • oSignificant post qualification experience
  • oExperience of working with people with serious mental Health problems
  • oExperience of risk assessment of & research into suicide and self-harm
  • oExperience of working with self-harm client group
  • oExperience of supervising staff


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354-CS-20753-C
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