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Young Adult Mental Health Pathway Lead

Employer
Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Location
BRENT OR HILLINGDON
Salary
£53,703 to £59,796 a year per annum inc HCAS
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Service
Adult
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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This post is a unique and exciting opportunity for the right candidate to lead on the development and improvement of a high quality, accessible mental health pathway for 16-25 year olds (young adults) across one borough, either Brent or Hillingdon. The pathway aligns the Trust's newly developed model of care for Young Adults and look to provide a high quality, safe and effective pathway tailored for the 16-25 age range, aiming to reduce gaps, address unmet needs, facilitate smooth transitions, and ensure a positive service user experience.
  • Brent post will be located -27-29 Fairlight Avenue, London, NW10 8AL
  • Hillingdon post will be located - Riverside Centre, Pield Heath Road, Uxbridge, UB8 3N


Main duties of the job

The post-holder will act as a key source of expertise and advice on the 16-25 year old population including providing consultation, supervision, teaching and training on assessing, referring, signposting, managing risk, and working therapeutically with this age range.

The post-holder will lead on relationship building, liaison and partnership work with a range of internal and external partners across sectors, and will also have the opportunity to hold a defined caseload of young adults and undertake psychological interventions.

This post would be ideally suited to someone who has a particular passion for working with the 16-25 year old range and for transforming this population's experience of mental health services for the better.

About us

This post would be ideally suited to someone who has a particular passion for working with the 16-25 year old range and for transforming this population's experience of mental health services for the better.

CNWL is committed to the improvement of support and services for young adults aged 16-25 years

The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will work to ensure that the team work to an agreed operational policy offering a high standard and an integrated triage and assessment service to young adults presenting with mental health problems.
  • To ensure that responsibilities under the Care Act and other relevant legislation are delivered on to a high quality and standard.
  • To develop positive relationships with young adult partners services/agencies served by their borough ensuring that services to those practices are provided to the highest possible standard
  • To deliver a model of providing advice and support to those young adult partners services/agencies in relation to young adults with mental health difficulties and of triaging and assessing referrals from the practices and other referral sources.
  • To deliver a model of working with young adults, ensuring that services are provided to the highest possible standard and attuned to the needs of young adults and their families
  • The post holder will be expected to have well developed clinical skills of their own in order to enable them to appropriately guide and supervise staff at all levels and, undertake clinical work of their own.


Person Specification SCORING Essential
  • Undergraduate degree in relevant area (e.g. psychology, social work, occupational therapy, mental health nursing, youth work) (A)
  • Post-graduate professional qualification in relevant area (A)
  • Full registration with relevant professional regulatory body (e.g. HCPC, BABCP, AFT, UKCP, NMC, Social Work England, National Youth Agency) (A)
  • Post-qualification training in clinical supervision (A)
Desirable
  • Evidence of training in therapeutic interventions appropriate to the age group (A)
  • Evidence of training in therapeutic interventions for trauma (A)
  • Evidence of training in facilitating groups (A)
Experience Essential
  • Experience working as a qualified (specialist) professional with young adults aged 16-25 years in a mental health context for a minimum of two years (A/I)
  • Experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for young people's psychological care and treatment, both as a care coordinator and within the context of a multidisciplinary care plan (A/I)
  • Experience of partnership/collaborative working and of building relationships across organisations
  • Experience of providing teaching, training, and clinical supervision (A/I)
  • Experience of offering consultation and liaison with members of multi-professional teams working with young adults aged 16-25 years (A/I)
  • Experience of working within a multicultural framework (A/I
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation in relation to the 16-25 year old age group (A/I)
Desirable
  • Experience of professional and clinical leadership within a small team or within a function in a large team (A/I)
  • Experience of working in different cultural contexts (I)


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