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Mental Health Practitioner - Crisis

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
Bradford and Keighley
£25,655 to £39,027 a year Per Annum
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity for qualified Mental Health Nurses and/or Social Workers to join the CAMHS Crisis Team. The role is to work as part of a multi-agency team to assess and support young people in crisis, to link with other teams and pathways within CAMHS and to work across agencies such as Children's Social Care.

The successful candidates will be experienced working with children, young people and their families with complex mental health needs. They will be familiar with working through a systemic and trauma informed lens to understand what has happened to people and ways to alleviate their distress. Experience and an aptitude for working with high levels of risk is essential. The role is well supported through group and individual supervision and reflective practice. CPD is encouraged and highly valued and additional training relevant to the role will be provided from both within the service and through external courses.

This is an exciting time to work for BDCFT and for CAMHS, and we welcome innovative and enthusiastic applicants to join in our vision to provide high quality care and standards to connect people to the right care, when and where they need it, and to be the best place to work.

Main duties of the job

To provide a high standard of care through clinical risk and mental healthassessment, formulation and short-term contingency planning to young people presenting in the Accident and Emergency Departments who are in mental health crisis.

Working within the community, providing a range of face-to-face brief solution focused interventions empowering service users, carers and their families in decision making and signpost to a range of health and social care resources for support.

The is opportunity to work alongside the Intensive Intervention Team and alongside other CAMHS pathways to facilitate appropriate intervention and care for clients and their families.

Closing Date: 7th August 2022

Shortlisting Date: 8th August 2022

Interview Date: TBC

About us

Bradford District Care Trust is an award-winning Trust that provides a range of innovative services that have been recognised as best practice nationally. As a provider of care for people of all ages who have mental and/or community health needs we are dedicated to providing a high-quality service, close to where people live and as much as possible tailored to an individual's needs.The Trust's purpose is to create connected communities and help people to feel as healthy as they can be at every point in their lives and our vision is to connect people to the best quality care, when and where they need it and be a national role model as an employer and provide our staff with the best place to work.Everything we do is underpinned by our core values:We Care - We act with respect and empathy, and always value differenceWe Listen - We understand people's views and respond to their individual needsWe Deliver - We develop and provide excellent services and support our partners

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Provide evidence based clinical interventions, making autonomous clinical decisions about own professional practice.
  • Responsibility for the development, planning and implementation of care and treatment interventions for individual patients within the Acute Community Services.
  • Provide assessment, planning and implementation of individual packages of care and treatment.
  • Ensure that individual episodes of care are delivered in a timely, effective and integrated manner.
  • Promote a recovery model that empowers patients, carers and relatives to be at the forefront of decision making and ownership of their packages of care and treatment.
  • Undertake clinical risk assessments, based on latest empirical evidence and compliant with local policies and procedures.
  • Act as the patients and relatives advocate.
  • Enable patients and carers to manage disability, loss and change.
  • Champion patients rights, including: dignity, equality, diversity, choice and respect.
  • When undertaking all of the above ensure good documentation is provided and entered within the appropriate systems of record sharing.

Working as part of a Team
  • Promote a culture that incorporates Trust values, is recovery focused and there to assist patients, carers, families, referrers and colleagues.
  • Provide timely, accurate and appropriate organisation information to the colleagues and the Team Manager.
  • Maintain professional relationships with all colleagues to ensure professional standards are met.
  • Participate in the appraisal process.

Managing Self
  • Participate in regular supervision.
  • Attend all mandatory training.
  • Participate annually identifying, developing and agreeing your own developmentplan with your line manager using the Trust Appraisal process.
  • Comply with all Trust policies, procedures and protocols.
  • Pay regard to materials and equipment.
  • Carry out duties with due regard to the Trusts Equal Opportunity Policy.
  • Seek advice and support from your line manager whenever necessary.

Staff Supervision and Support
  • Monitor practice and development of Band 5 staff and Healthcare Support Workers
  • As required by the team manager, conduct appraisal and performancemanagement of Band 5 staff and Healthcare Support Workers
  • Assist in induction of staff.
  • Provide clinical leadership for Band 5 staff and Healthcare Support Workers.

The Covid-19 vaccination remains the best line of defence against Covid-19 to protect individuals, colleagues, patients, and communities, and the Trust encourages staff to take up the offer of being fully vaccinated. Please note all staff members who are working in healthcare premises, working with patients/service users and/or undertaking patient/service user visits will be required to take a twice weekly Lateral Flow Test, and to produce evidence of their negative test result on request.

If you have any concerns about whether this affects your eligibility to undertake a role with the Trust, you may wish to contact the recruiting manager to discuss this further. Staff are able to order LFT kits through the Government website free of charge.

We would welcome applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

We welcome people from all backgrounds and in particular Bradford District Care Trust is keen to reflect the population we serve, we are currently underrepresented in terms of black and minority ethnic staff. Applications are encouraged from these groups, but it must be stressed that selection will be solely on merit and in accordance with the Trust recruitment policy.

We will consider a variety of flexible working arrangements to enable staff to balance their work and homes lives and support staff by offering a range of benefits including nursery facilities. We are also proud to pledge our support to the Armed Forces and hold a Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

We want to understand how you demonstrate the values, skills and knowledge that we are looking for. Please ensure that you read the job description and person specification attached below as this will help you complete your application.

Bradford has been awarded the coveted status of UK City of Culture 2025. The year is set to deliver more than 1000 new performances and events including 365 artist commissions, a series of major arts festivals as well as exciting national and international collaborations. Its themes will be rooted in the unique heritage and character of Bradford and will reveal the magic of the district that is held in its people, its ambition, and above all, its potential.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Mental Nursing Certificate (RMN) or qualified social worker
  • Qualifications or Training in Brief Psychological Interventions or Therapies
Experience Essential
  • Mental health care/treatment relevant to service area
  • Health & Safety of Lone working
  • Multi-agency working/working across service interfaces
  • Working within a multicultural framework
  • Working with young people presenting in mental health crisis
  • Working within a CAMHS service

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