18-25 Transition Pathway Specialist Practitioner

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£46,836 to £52,849 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
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Your normal place of work will be in a Core Locality Hub in Enfield, working within designated Primary Care Network. However, you may be required to work at any other location of the Trusts interests, including travelling to appropriate meetings, outside of the borough, as required.

To provide highly specialist psychological and systemic assessments of clients aged 18-25 years accessing Adult Mental Health services, based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex data from a variety of sources including: assessments of attachment security; neuro-psychological considerations; self-report measures; rating scales; direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with clients, their family and carers, and others, for example social workers, involved in the client's care.

Main duties of the job

The delivery of care and treatment will be agile and flexible designed to meet the specific needs if young adults who may find it difficult to access Mental health Services. As such the post holder will work in community settings and in partnership with other organisations in young people's network.

To support the internal training, further support (such as supervision) of team colleagues in their intervention with the young adults and their families.

To deliver specialist group-based interventions.

To maximise the use of specialist interventions designed to support young adults experiencing moderate to severe mental illness.

To liaise with clinical specialists in the other divisions in the development of the service to assure alignment and to reduce variation in offer.

To communicate in a highly skilled and sensitive manner, information concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment plans of clients under their care and to monitor and evaluate progress.

To identify and develop models of both assessing and working with families and young people.

Deliver training to a range of staff with differing levels of qualification and professional background.

Regularly update and maintain highly complex and confidential electronic records.

Responsible for the use of Trust computer systems.

About us

At Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS Community and Mental Health Trust our staff and service users have worked closely to create a set of values that make sure people who use our services get the best possible chance of a rapid recovery.

The Trust's values are:
  • Compassion
  • Respect
  • Being Positive
  • Working together

By coming to work at Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS Trust you will be joining a multiple award-winning, combined mental health (MH) and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached the Persons specification and job descriptions for a detailed overview of the job.

Person Specification Education & Qualifications Essential
  • Degree level as a minimum plus developed specialist and practical knowledge equating to postgraduate degree/ Masters' level. Or Equivalent experience.
  • Recognised and relevant qualification as either a Registered Mental Health Nurse, Registered Social Worker, Qualified Systemic Family Psychotherapist Masters level, Qualified Psychotherapist, Clinical or Counselling Psychologist or Occupational Therapist
  • Registration with NMC or HCPC or other recognised professional body
  • A supervisory qualification in the relevant professional discipline.
  • Qualifications/ training in other approaches e.g. neuropsychology CBT, NVR, AMBIT and DBT
Experience Essential
  • Experience of developing and delivering brief evidence-based and needs based interventions in community settings with individuals and groups.
  • Experience of specialist assessments and treatment of young adults across the full range of care settings, including outpatient, community, primary care and in patient settings.
  • Minimum 1 years' experience of working in a mental health setting in the NHS at Band 6 level.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, especially young people, presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity.
  • Experience of maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.
  • Experience of working in consultation and collaboratively with Social Care Teams.
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision.
Knowledge and skills and abilities Essential
  • Knowledge of THRIVE framework and model.
  • Knowledge and skills of brief evidence-based and needs based interventions delivered in community settings with individuals and groups.
  • Knowledge and skills of doing complex assessments and brief interventions, frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration.
  • Experience of working in a multi-ethnic community and of working with interpreters.
  • Knowledge of legislation and its implications for both clinical practice and professional management and mental health in relation to children, young people, and their families particularly in relation to looked after children and the impact of abuse on children and families, trans-generationally, and impact on caring families and professional systems.
  • Well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.
  • Knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practiced within the fields of psychology and systemic family psychotherapy.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the HCPC and other relevant registration bodies.
  • Good organisational and time management skills, ability to plan and prioritise own workload.
  • Willingness to work flexibly.
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of psychological/systemic therapies working with client groups needing specialist approaches (e.g., personality disorder, dual diagnoses, people with additional disabilities etc.).
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation.
Other requirements Essential
  • Working to Professional Guidelines.
  • Must be accountable for own professional actions and interpretation of policies
  • Commitment to Equal opportunities
  • Record of having published in either peer reviewed or academic professional journals and/or books.

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