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Step2 Mental Health Practitioner CYP-IAPT Trainee Under 5's

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
25 Sep 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 6
Full Time
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This role is working with Under 5's.
Before you apply please ensure you have read the full job details in attached documents.
Being a training role, in order to apply for this role you must complete an application to the service and to the university at the same time. Please see details below and the attached guidance on how to apply to UCL. If you have not applied to the university by the closing date of this advert your application will be rejected.

Step2 is an Early Intervention Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service which is working towards improving the mental health and emotional wellbeing of children and young people in Hertfordshire. The service works with children aged 0 - 19 and has clinical practitioners from a range of backgrounds who all share our vision of delivering inclusive and high quality therapeutic care to children and young people with mild to moderate mental health difficulties.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidates would be working in Step2, Early Intervention CAMHS Service which is part of Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust.You will be delivering highly skilled clinical work and will be expected to work flexibly, willing to work across the County of Hertfordshire and be able to adapt the way you work to best meet the needs of our most vulnerable children and families.You will have a key role in assessing mental health needs, formulating treatment plans and liaising with partners and families to ensure the treatment pathway is most appropriate for that child. You will deliver a high standard of brief, goal focused, therapeutic intervention to children and young people with a mild to moderate mental health presentation.

About us

In return, we can offer you:o 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service) plus bank holidays (prorata where applicable)o One of the UK's best pension schemeso Special Leave for family and personal reasonso NHS Car Lease Schemeo Eye Care Voucherso Employee Assistance Programme (emotional wellbeing support)o NHS Discounts

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust is voted as one of the 'Top 100 Best Places to Work' (Health Service Journal). Our CQC rating is of 'Good'

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description for full details regarding main responsibilities for this role. It is also important that you review the attached person specification and role advertisement.

Whilst it is not a legal requirement, Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust encourages and supports all staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against COVID-19.

Person Specification
Qualifications and Training
  • Qualifications that demonstrate a capacity to complete academic work at postgraduate diploma level.

  • Minimum second-class Bachelor's Degree from a UK University or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in a relevant subject (e.g. psychology, social work etc).
  • A training in a mental-health related profession (e.g. psychology, nursing, health visiting; social-work, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, special needs teaching, psychiatry, other psychotherapy, counselling).

  • Demonstrates an appreciation of the importance of a child's first five years of life on their development and mental well-being
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues relating to safeguarding children

  • Demonstrates an appreciation of the range of factors that can impact on an infant/young child's developmental and emotional well-being.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of under 5s services (such as, health visiting, family support, early help) and the need for a holistic approach
  • Demonstrates knowledge of theory in relation to early child-development

  • Two years professional experience working with the development and wellbeing of children and young people or their families.
  • Experience of working with safeguarding issues
  • Experience of multi agency working and liaising across internal & external agencies
  • Experience of children aged 0-5 and their development in a personal, voluntary or observational capacity

  • Experience of working with children age 0-5 and their families (such as, a family support team, preschool, nursery, under 5s CAMHS)
  • Experience of working within a professional setting concerned with the mental health, development and wellbeing of infants age 0-5

Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with young children and their carers
  • Ability to adapt communication style according to the varying needs of families
  • Ability to maintain a reflective stance in emotive/challenging interactions with children and their carers
  • Ability to use supervision to reflect on practice
  • Ability to organise own time and diary
  • Ability to follow policy and make proposal for change
  • Ability to maintain accurate records
  • Capability to complete academic work at postgraduate diploma level, including IELTS or equivalent to the appropriate level for students with English as a foreign language (Level: GOOD)

  • Ability to adopt an observational stance, particularly in relation to babies and very young children.
  • Understanding of evidence-based practice and the ability to demonstrate how this influences clinical practice

Personal Qualities
  • Willingness to uphold the Trust's values
  • Eligible to live and work in the UK
  • Hold a full, valid, UK driving licence and have access to a car to use for business purposes (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010)
  • An understanding of, and commitment to, equality, diversity and inclusion

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