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Generic Mental Health Practitioner

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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** HCPC Occupational Therapist, Phycologist, NMC RMN Nurses, Social Workers welcome to apply**

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within Bradford and District 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.

We have posts available for Mental Health Practitioners . Please see the attached job descriptions.

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 welcome applications from a breadth of professions such as Nursing, Occupational Therapy and Social Work but please refer to the person specification.

Closing Date: 25th September 2022

Shortlisting Date: 26th September 2022

Interview Date: W/C 3rd October 2022

Main duties of the job

  • Job Purpose:

  • 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 packages both within groups and also individually and working as part of a multidisciplinary team.

    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
    • To plan, implement and evaluate care to a defined caseload of children and young people using NICE guidelines and evidence based interventions
    • 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.
    • Communicate effectively with patients, relatives/carers and colleagues from diverse backgrounds in a manner that is sensitive, open, welcoming and person-ce
    • Use IT systems effectivel
    • Maintain accurate, up to date clinical records in accordance with Trust policy.
      • Provide clinical leadership to the Assistant Psychological Therapists.
      • Delegate tasks to staff within their competency and ensure that the delegation/escalation process forms part of the culture of the service.
    4. Working as part of a Team
    • Effectively communicate with other disciplines/agencies/patients and carers.
    • Maintain professional relationships with all colleagues to ensure professional standards are met.
    • Encourage participation in the appraisal process.
    • To 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 assumption.
    5. Managing Self
    • Participate in regular management and clinical supervision.
    • Participate in appraisal annually, developing and agreeing your development plan with your line manager using the Trust appraisal and KSF process.
    • Responsible for identifying areas for own professional development.
    • Attend all mandatory training.
    • Maintain registration as a qualified health professional.
    • Carry out duties with due regard to the Trusts Equal Opportunity Policy.
    • Comply with all Trust policies, procedures and protocols.
    • Pay regard to materials and equipment.
    • Maintain a professional appearance.
  • 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.
  • Safeguarding

  • All staff members have a duty to report any concerns they have about the safety or well being of adult service users, members of their families, including children. Employees should be aware of their roles & responsibilities to both prevent and respond appropriately to abuse. They should undertake the safeguarding training required for their particular role.

    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) Current Registration on part 3 or part 13 of NMC register.
    • Or Occupational Therapist registration HPC
    • ENB 998 or other teaching certificate.
    • Qualified psychological therapist
    Experience Essential
    • Experience in relevant area of mental health practice.
    • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team, e.g. CMHT
    • Involvement in innovative clinical practice.
    • Clinical leadership experience.

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