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Neurodevelopment MH Worker

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum
Closing date
10 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
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 Band 5 practitioner to work within our Neurodevelopmental Team.

Closing Date: 09 August 2022

Shortlisting Date 10 August 2022

Interview Date: week beginning the 15th August 2022

Main duties of the job

Job Purpose

To contribute to the development and provision of services to children and young people with neurodevelopmental and 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 develop assessment skills in assessing and diagnosing ASD and ADHD.

About us

We are a provider of award winning, high quality mental health, community and learning disability services that look after the 'whole person', caring for their physical and mental health needs. We work with individuals, their carers and our partners to ensure that people get the right care, in the right place with the right support.

Our health care services cover all ages, so if you live in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale or Craven.

We know that you want your care to be delivered in your own home, or as close to your home as possible and we are committed to providing high quality community care tailored to your needs.

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values: - We Care, We Listen, We Deliver

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

Main duties: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 staff member

To assess and assist in the diagnosis of children with possible ASD/ADHD, under the supervision and clinical leadership of a senior staff member

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 servicesTo 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 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

Provide and receive information in order to solve problems and make decisions in conjunction with the clinical teamTo maintain comprehensive clinical notes and records in line with BDCT and CAMHS standards

To share information, skills and experience with colleagues

To make sound professional judgements whilst handling sensitive information within the framework of confidentialityKeep up to date with recent developments in clinical practice and as a result provide evidence-based interventions

Contribute to the formulation and review of CAMHS policies and protocols as directed

Contribute to the formulation of CAMHS standards and audit of practice

Contribute to the initiation and implementation of change and improvement in service, in full liaison with other professionalsTo contribute to the development of the team, individuals and self to enhance performance

Listen and be open to the views of others

Suggest and critically explore new concepts without prejudice or assumptionParticipate in regular supervision

Participate annually identifying, developing and agreeing your own development plan with your line manager using the Trust Appraisal process

Comply with all Trust policies, procedures and protocols and those specific to CAMHS

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

Maintain professional appearance

Maintain and develop own professional skills/knowledge

Attend all mandatory training as identified for professionals working within specialist CAMHSDemonstrate an understanding of the need for flexible responses to mental health crises

Respond to regulatory and professional climate

Plan and manage own time to meet the demands of the workload, in liaison with the senior nurse

Observe all health and safety at work policies

Display flexibility in line with changes in service delivery, including flexibleworking hours, as negotiated

Following two years Post Qualification Social Work experience, Social Workers will complete Practice Educator training.

Staff Supervision and Support

Provide support to your direct reports and team members around their personal health and wellbeing

To contribute to the multi-disciplinary staff meetings, professional debates and seminars, discussing clinical work, sharing knowledge and experiences and participating in training

Create, maintain and enhance effective working relationships and networks with colleagues within and external to the directorate

To contribute to effective communication and working relationships with other disciplines and organisations

Please see the Job specification for full details

Person Specification Professional qualification Essential
  • Registered with a professional body
Mental health experience Essential
  • Evidence of working in a mental health setting
Experience of working with children and families Essential
  • Evidence of working with children and families

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