Senior Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist-Youth Offending Services

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
East Sussex
£40,057 to £45,839 a year Per annum
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Prison and Forensic
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, self-motivated Senior Practitioner / Clinical Nurse Specialist to work within the East Sussex Youth Offending Team (YOT)

The successful applicant will act as a clinical lead in the YOT, providing clinical supervision and reflective practice to the social workers and other team members. Also, consultation regarding case management for young people experiencing mental health crisis and emotional dysregulation.

Main duties of the job

To provide assessment and direct short-term intervention to children and young adults, who are experiencing a range of issues impacting on their mental health and wellbeing, such as, obsessive and compulsive behaviours, anxiety, low mood, behaviours triggered by past trauma, PTSD, complex ASD presentation, self-harming and suicidal ideation.

To protect the health and safety of our staff/workers, patients, and those attending our sites, we encourage our workforce to get fully vaccinated against COVID

About us

Working alongside the YOT management team to establish and maintain a pathway for young offenders who require ongoing support with their mental health beyond any criminal justice intervention working closely with colleagues in Social Care and Mental Health Services.

This post has close links with the Through Care Service and the Under 19's Substance Misuse Service and there is often cross over between the teams of young people you may work with.

Clinical and professional supervision is provided via Swift Specialist Services, Child and Adolescent Team and an Integrated Management Protocol is in place for SPFT staff sitting within this service.

Job description Job responsibilities

To use a positive therapeutic relationship and an Assertive Outreach approach to effectively engage young people.

To provide assessment and intervention for children and young people with complex mental health needs.

To manage a caseload of short- term interventions with named young people.

To provide targeted work regarding mental wellbeing.

To work with children and young adults whose first language is not English.

To work alongside colleagues in childrens social care in creating integrated plans for children and young people.

To assist and advise social workers via consultation and joint work to establish individual care plans.

To contribute to child protection and adult safeguarding processes by attending relevant meetings, providing reports and contributing to risk assessment and planning.

To assess priority situations and respond to identified risk as agreed with the YOT management team.

To provide support, clinical advice and consultation to YOT staff.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse with current registration (mental health / LD/ Adult) appropriate to the job role
  • Degree/diploma level supplemented by specialist qualification, training, experience, courses to masters level equivalent relevant to the care group
  • Evidence of post registration training in relevant service area
  • Completion of Mentorship Course/ENB equivalent
Knowledge/Experience Essential
  • Extensive post qualifying experience in relevant service area
  • Experience of supervising staff and students
  • Able to manage a caseload of patients with complex mental health needs
  • Comprehensive knowledge of interventions specific to service area
  • Awareness of Trust policies and service specification

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