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Generic Mental Health Practitioner - Duty and Filtering

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience per annum, pro rata
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within Bradford's Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. We are seeking to recruit a number of professionally qualified practitioners to further develop and grow our community CAMHS team service.

You will be working in a community based multi-disciplinary team delivering a service to children, young people and their families in a supportive and lively team, where differences in training are respected and valued. You will have the opportunity to play a significant role in the leadership delivery of a modernised and comprehensive service.

The post requires enthusiastic and self-motivated individuals who are willing to make a real change. Do you have a 'can do' attitude and are you quality focused? Are you enthusiastic, motivated and ready for a challenge, possess excellent communication and organisational skills?

We would welcome applications from newly qualified Social Workers (supported by the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE)) and Nurses (supported through the Preceptorship Programme).

Closing Date: 7th August 2022

Short Listing Date: 8th August 2022

Interview Date: 19th August 2022

Main duties of the job

To contribute to the development and provision of services to children and young people with complex mental health needs. This will include assessing, planning and delivering care under the supervision and clinical leadership of a senior nurse and working as part of a multidisciplinary team.

To take part in the provision of home based treatment service, as an alternative to inpatient care, for children and young people, their families and carers.

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 difference

We Listen - We understand people's views and respond to their individual needs

We Deliver - We develop and provide excellent services and support our partners

Job description Job responsibilities

To build close working relationships and networks within the Directorate and with other agencies in order to develop an efficient and effective multidisciplinary assessment and therapeutic response to children young people families and carers.

To make a comprehensive assessment (including risk assessment) identifying needs, based on the interpretation of complex facts and information. To then decide upon the appropriate action under the supervision and clinical leadership of a senior nurse.

To plan, implement and evaluate care to a defined caseload of children and young people, under the supervision and clinical leadership of a senior nurse.

To develop and maintain therapeutic relationships with children, young people, their families and carers who may at times be in situations of emotional distress.

To provide a flexible approach to children young people their families and carers who may have difficulties engaging with services.

To communicate information regarding children and young people in an empathic and supportive way using appropriate skills in situations which can be emotional and sometimes potentially volatile.

Use a variety of techniques to communicate effectively with people according to their age understanding language and ability. This may include working with interpreters, play skills with a young child and adapted language for young people with learning differences.

To adopt an investigative approach to therapeutic work.

To ensure Bradford and Airedale Child Protection Guidelines and procedures are fully understood by self and others with whom the professional may come into contact.

To ensure the safety needs of the child are met at all times and take appropriate action when the child is felt to be at risk.

To actively promote user/carer involvement in all aspects of care planning and delivery whilst respecting the rights cultural needs capabilities and wishes of the individuals concerned.

To provide an accessible service in a variety of settings this may include home, school or other community bases.

To take part in the facilitation of therapeutic group work within the child and adolescent mental health service as required.

Maintain and provide statistics and management information as required by the service.

Please see the job specification for full details

Person Specification essential Essential
  • Registered RMN/ Registered Nurse
  • Registered Social Worker
  • Understanding family dynamics in systemic approaches
  • Experience of working in mental health settings (including placements)
essential Essential
  • Current Registration

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