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Mental Health Nurse/ Occupational Therapist/Social Worker

Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust
Bury St Edmunds
£33,706 to £40,588 a year gross per annum
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

This role has a £3,000 welcome bonus external applicants only and up to £5000 relocation package external applicants only.

We currently have several Band 6 Nursing/Social Worker/Occupational Therapist vacancies in our West Suffolk CFYP Team based in Bury St Edmunds and in our East Suffolk CFYP Team based in Ipswich.

We are looking for mental health or paediatric nurses, social workers or occupational therapists or equivalent with experience and skills in working with children, young people and their families and carers. CAMHS experience would be especially welcome as would knowledge of attachment, child development and working systemically.
The feedback we receive from student nurses and CAMHS trainee doctors has been how they have been welcomed into a highly skilled supportive team and learned so much from their rich experience.
Main duties of the job

The Child and Family team in the CFYPS ( Child and Family and Young People's Service) assess and offer a variety of evidence based interventions to young people up to 18 years and their families/carers. We are the CAMHS team embedded within a 0-25 years model. The Child and Family team also works closely with the Youth Team who see young people over the age of 18 years, which allows there to be some flexibility around which team might be more appropriate for the young person's needs.

About us

We can offer;o £3000 Welcome Bonus for external applicants only or up to £5,000 Relocation Package external applicants onlyo The equivalent of 33 days annual leaveo Free parkingo Wellbeing support and activitieso Career development and trainingo Pension contributiono Life Assuranceo Enhanced Maternity Packageo Flexible working opportunities

There is also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, car leasing and much more.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Bury St Edmunds is a developing market town situated in the heart of West Suffolk. It has a delightful retail and leisure area located in amongst the historical sites and buildings of the town. The Community Mental Health Team sits on the edge of the town, ideally located for accessing the local villages and surrounding areas. Bury St Edmunds has good transport links to local cities, Ipswich Cambridge and London, accessible via trains and buses.

The team consists of nurses, an art therapist, a family therapist, social workers, psychologists and doctors who work well together and are compassionate and responsive. There are processes to review our work, to develop areas of good practice, therapeutic skills and support learning and development of staff.

The team has been developing ways of working which help to identify the types of needs that arise for young people and their families and channel resources appropriately.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Juliet Hondo, Clinical Team Manager on 07852 769101

Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in your local communities, click APPLY!

Person Specification
  • Nursing degree/NMC registration

  • Mentorship

  • Previous community experience

  • Young People experience

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.



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“Welcome to Norfolk and Suffolk foundation Trust, we provide an extensive range of mental health services across two counties , working with our communities and partners we continue to develop and transform our services so we can really meet the needs of the people we serve .We are an organisation which truly values nurses , acknowledges the special , unique skills they bring and is committed to developing clinical, academic and leadership pathways whilst supporting, nurturing and caring for you .We have strengthened nurse leadership, created Nurse Consultant , Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist roles with many more expected . We have over 80 Non medical prescribers and will continue to support more each year .  Nursing In NSFT is not without its challenges but we have used them to create opportunities, to learn, to improve and to work differently . Our absolute priority , our number one aim is to improve the care we provide and we will achieve this. Join us and be part of something very special" - Diane Hull, Chief Nurse

Diane Hull - NSNHSFT

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is the main provider of specialist mental health services for the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, serving a population of 1.6 million people. We are a large organisation covering a wide geographical area divided into ‘Care Groups'. There are also Care Groups supporting children, family and young people’s services, and specialist services, including Forensic mental health services.

Each Care Group has its own Leadership team, with the aim of supporting clinically led decision making locally, to support the needs of people accessing services. 

We have inpatient facilities across both counties with smaller bases in rural locations. Many of the Trust’s services are offered in the community, enabling people accessing services to receive the support they need in an environment familiar to them.

At NSFT we believe in recovery and wellbeing, and understand the importance of good physical health, maintaining relationships and achieving a balance between treatments and continuing an active life.

The people in our care, families and carers are at the centre of all aspects of all we do and are vital in helping shape and support our service strategy. Our strategy supports and enables people with mental health problems to live a fulfilling life and make their personal recovery journey. 

Norfolk and Suffolk, in the East of England are some of the safest places to live in the UK, with low crime rates making it a community to be proud of. Housing prices are frequently cited as a reason to move here, as you get an incredible amount for your money compared with other major UK cities.

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About our location

Norwich in Norfolk has something for everyone. It has retained a strong local identity and, with that, a sense of community. Locals say hello to each other, baristas remember our coffee orders and you’ll be among the first to know about interesting local projects.  This strong sense of community, along with excellent shopping, eating out, affordable house prices and excellent schooling is why Norwich has been ranked by the Guardian as the UK’s best city to work in.

Ipswich in Suffolk is steeped in history, yet full of life. According to The London Economic, affordable house prices and hourly commutes to London have earned Suffolk’s county town a slot in their top ten property destinations. “In Ipswich we have got a fantastic cultural offer far better than what towns and cities bigger than us are offering.  We have got very good transport links, especially to London, and house prices are a lot cheaper in the area.

One of Norfolk’s most famous stretches of beaches, Great Yarmouth attracts around six million tourists each year! Situated at the mouth of the River Yare, this old port town is home to beautiful golden sandy beaches and neighbouring towns and villages with scenic views and homely charm.

Full to the brim of history and with a vibrant town centre, King’s Lynn is the ideal destination to enjoy the superb mix of history, shopping and entertainment on offer!  A small, historic market town, King's Lynn is the perfect place to live and work, with fantastic train links and short drives to fantastic beaches.

Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk is a unique and dazzling historic gem. An important market town with a richly fascinating heritage, the striking combination of medieval architecture, elegant Georgian squares and glorious cathedral and abbey gardens provide a distinctive visual charm. With prestigious shopping, an award-winning market, plus variety of attractions and places to stay, Bury St Edmunds is under two hours from London and convenient for Cambridge.

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For family members who love (or need) to travel, you’re ideally located. Trains run to and from London every 30 minutes from both Ipswich and Norwich, and there are direct rail services from Manchester, Nottingham and Cambridge.   Both counties are well connected to major road networks and Norwich has an international airport. 

Some of our valued employees have told their story of working at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust... use the links below to read these.

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