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Community Nurse- Early Help

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year Per annum
Closing date
29 Sep 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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We have an exciting opportunity for a Registered Band 5 Mental Health Nurse to join our Primary Mental Health Team within the Early Help Service in Hampshire CAMHS. We are interested in hearing from newly qualified and experienced nurses who maybe looking for a change of direction.

The successful candidate will be based within the Primary Mental Health Team in either Basingstoke or Aldershot. The post holder will be part of a team triaging referrals into the service, completing initial assessments as well as offering group interventions and time limited 1-1 interventions to young people and families.

Candidates will have knowledge of mental health difficulties, good communication, assessment and risk assessment skills. A desire to work as part of a forward thinking and motivated team to ensure we deliver high quality, safe and effective care to the young people and families accessing the service.

As a service we recognise the importance of supporting staff development especially for those at the start of their careers or wishing to change specialism. Regular line management and clinical supervision is provided to all staff. The service also offers a robust training programme internally and externally.

The North Early Help Team consists of various professionals with differing backgrounds providing a rich foundation of multidisciplinary skills and knowledge, an environment that will nurture individuals knowledge, skills and experience.

Main duties of the job

As a Community Nurse within Early Help, you will have the opportunity to build links and relationships with other partners such as schools, GP's and third sector organisations that deliver services to young people and families.

You will work as part of a highly skilled team offering early intervention based on a stepped care approach.

We offer a range of intervention from the first point to contact, through to assessments, workshops, group work and some individual therapeutic intervention.

The Single Point of Access responds to all referrals into the service providing consultation, triage, risk assessment and care planning.

Providing consultation and training to our partner agencies, schools, school nursing, primary care and third sector agencies.

About us

Hampshire CAMHS has an extensive and robust nursing structure which provides experienced and skilled nursing leadership. The successful candidate will be provided with a robust induction package, regular clinical supervision and line management and be supported to complete the trusts preceptorship programme where appropriate. There are many opportunities to develop with in the service via various external and internal training programmes.

Hampshire CAMHS is provided by Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust, who actively supports the Hampshire CAMHS culture of innovative practice and a passion for improving the service we offer. Sussex partnership offers staff a variety of benefits as well as supporting staff well-being.

We'd love you to join our organisation that is rated 'good' overall and 'outstanding' for caring by the Care Quality Commission. Our staff agree, with 82% of people in our recent staff survey telling us that they recognise that care for patients is our top priority.

We invite you to contact us to find out more about these exciting opportunities within our service.

We can be flexible with where your office base is, and travel between sites will be paid.

This post offers a Golden Hello, or a Relocation package up to a maximum of £2000. (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions. Please see attached Protocol document).

Job description Job responsibilities

Working within the Early Help Team, triaging new referrals, completing initial assessments and delivering group interventions as per the Early Help Stepped care pathway.

Providing safe and effective care to young people and families in North Hampshire.

See attached job description and personal specification for further details

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • oProfessional qualification, with evidence of continuing professional development, in a field relevant to child and adolescent mental Nursing, Social Work, Occupational Therapy
Experience Essential
  • oSome experience of working with Children & Families
  • oSome experience of working with children and families, including work with child mental health needs
  • oTo be able to recognise in children and young people a range of clinical and behavioural presentations.
  • oDemonstrate knowledge and skills to safeguard and protect children and young people's welfare in line with the Children Act 2004 requirements
  • oDemonstrate skills to assess risk using already established assessment tools
  • oDemonstrate knowledge and skills for development of protocols with families to manage risk
  • oDemonstrate knowledge, skills and attitude to promote safety for themselves and others

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