Primary Mental Health Worker

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
Bradford or Keighley
Depending on experience £30,401 to £37,267 pa, pro rata
Closing date
16 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Exciting opportunities have arisen to join our Primary Mental Health Team who are fully embedded into the Specialist CAMHS structure providing advice, support and brief interventions to children and young people in the Bradford /Airedale/Craven area.

This role involves liaising, consulting and supporting VCS, Schools, alternative provisions and other health professionals to improve the emotional mental health of young people. The successful post-holder will maintain a case -load and offer short-term interventions to support children and young persons experiencing emotional distress and to support resilience and recovery of well-being. A percentage of your caseload will be CORE CAMHS work which may require a longer intervention and neuro-developmental gathering information.

This is a full time permanent vacancy, however, we will consider a part time / job share

Please contact Sadia Ashiq on 01274 723241 if you wish to discuss a part time job share for an informal chat.

Closing Date: 16/08/2022Short Listing Date: 17/08/2022Interview Date: 25/08/2022

Main duties of the job

To contribute to the development and provision of the service to children and young people with mental health needs. This will include assessing, planning and delivering short term packages of care. To work as part of a multidisciplinary team and offer specialist support, consultation and training to staff within the service and other agencies as appropriate.

The post holder will be expected to provide assessment and therapeutic interventions at Tier 2 and Tier 3 level. In addition, the post holder will provide consultation and liaison to the teams.

About us

We are committed to providing high quality care for the people of Bradford, Airedale and Craven. Are You?

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 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

  • To build close working relationships and networks within the Directorate and other agencies in order to develop an efficient and effective multidisciplinary assessment and therapeutic response to children, young people, families and carers.
  • To work closely with colleagues from other disciplines to ensure the coordinated delivery of multi-disciplinary care and maximise the effectiveness of early intervention
  • To make comprehensive assessment identifying needs including general medical/nursing assessment based on the interpretation of complex facts, information and situation. To then decide upon appropriate action, which may require referral into CAMHS specialist teams.
  • To assess plan implement and evaluate care to children and young people, including those with a learning disability/mental health need in line with nursing process.
  • 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 young people in an empathic and supportive way using appropriate shills 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 children and adapt language for young people with learning differences.
  • To adopt an investigative approach to therapeutic work.
  • Using Nursing skills and experience in conjunction to specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health experience to support training and to offer consultation to staff within the Directorate and other agencies such as school nurses and nurses on the general paediatric wards.
  • To ensure Bradford/Airedale, and Carven/North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children and 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 homes, school or other community bases.
  • Contribute to the formulation and review of CAMHS polices and protocols.

  • For full details read job description

    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.

    Person Specification Qualification Essential
    • Professional qualification and training in either: 1.Registered Nursing, Social Work, Occupational therapist,
    • Band 6
    • 2 years Post qualifying experience
    Experience Essential
    • 2 years experienced as a practitioner and able to work autonomously with confidence in their abilities and knowledge. 2.Experience of working with children, adolescents and families using various approaches, e.g. individual, behavioural, family, group. 3.Experience of networking, liaising and/or consulting to other professionals. 4.Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team.

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