Mental Health Nurse/Occupational Therapist/Social Worker Youth Team

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

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Is it your passion to work creatively with young people and families? Would you like to work in a dynamic, creative and committed multi-disciplinary team? Are you a highly motivated, compassionate and dedicated mental health professional?

We have an exciting opportunity for a Full Time Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner with an interest in systemic family therapy to join the Central Youth Team. We are wanting to enhance the systemic skills within the team to systemic practitioner level and therefore will be encouraging the successful applicant to undertake their level 1 and 2 Systemic training, effectively the first two years of a part time Masters in Family Therapy. There would also be a possibility of Masters level training for a suitable employee. We are seeking a warm, compassionate and needs -led approach with our service users, their families and their network.

The role includes multi-agency working alongside the family, local acute hospital, primary care sector, social care, education and voluntary services to ensure the child's needs are best met.

As part of this team, responsibilities would include undertaking assessments of young people, working collaboratively with families and other supporting agencies to manage needs, as well as holding a caseload and undertaking duty. We are a proactive team who are committed to growing, developing and supporting each other.

Main duties of the job

We are confident that being part of our team would enable you to be the practitioner you trained, and would like, to be. This role will offer you the time and facilities to make a difference, whilst having the much wider Trust network across Norfolk and Suffolk. There is regular clinical and management supervision with an emphasis on reflective practise. We hold a strong belief in team and individual development. We provide a full induction program and have extensive training and career development that can be accessed across our Trust.

We are committed to formulation and ensuring that the pathway of the young person is based on the biosocial model of care and that the voice of the young adult is heard and validated throughout their episode of care.

Managing and assessing risk is a large part of our role and as a team we robustly make decisions in complete collaboration with all systems.

About us

It is an exciting time join the service. As with all CAMHS teams, we are undergoing transformation and development plans with other key agencies and developments such as CYP-IAPT. We value multi-agency collaborative working and aspire to values from Future In Mind, such as service user participation and ensuring appropriate and evidence-based services for the young people we see.

Benefits included with this role are: -
  • NHS pension
  • a comprehensive in house & external training programmes
  • career progression
  • starting annual leave of 27 days per annum increasing to 33 days pa based on length of service (plus paid bank holidays)
  • staff physio service
  • NHS discounts and many more
  • Relocation package

Job description
Job responsibilities

The team is relatively small and all 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.

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.

To find out more about the role click the job description, then click APPLY to start your candidate experience today!

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!

Interviews are to be confirmed, candidates may only be given a minimum of 3 days notice, please note this date is provisional and may be subject to change. You will be contacted via email and invited to book a time. These emails may go to your SPAM, so please keep checking all your emails if applying.

For informal discussions or observational visits to the team please contact Emma Ellis, Community Team Leader on 01449 745200 or email on emma.ellis@nsft.nhs,uk

Person Specification
  • Nursing degree/NMC registration

  • Mentorship

  • Previous community experience

  • Young People experience

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Priscilla N&S

“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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