Children and Young People Senior Primary Care MH Practitioner

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
12 Feb 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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To lead on the liaison relationship between Rise CYP Mental Health services and Primary Care. Your role will be to support clinical decisions and discussions for CYP who are not known to Rise services or those who are open to Rise Mental health care so as to support GPs who need advice. You will lead in the approach to review CYP referred from primary care and assess where there needs can be best met. Your role will involve offering professional advice, joint support, and advice to aid discussions on CYP needs in primary care who have been discharged or not engaged with Rise services, ensuring that the needs of the CYP are navigated to the right place alongside the GP. .

The role will provide an opportunity to support primary care and increase access for clinically evidence based interventions for mild to moderate MH needs of CYP. The roles will enhance CYP journeys and create better joint working across primary care and CYP mental health care services.

To offer brief interventions to CYP who have mild to moderate mental health needs in their community. The role will include delivering low intensity Evidence based interventions with some short term case management. You will in your role co lead on the youth worker role as part of the PCN offer as well as work closely with social prescribers and other professionals within the PCNs multi-disciplinary teams, to support the CYP to access the right services in the right place and at the right time.

Main duties of the job

To provide support to the locality PCNs as part of a team to ensure patients are seen and provided support/interventions/therapies based on needs chairing the referral meeting and ensuring relevant actions are coordinated to support plans of care for CYP.

The post holder will be a resource of clinical knowledge and competence in the service area. The post holder will be expected to supervise other staff.

Provide dedicated support and presence within primary care settings Build long-term relationships and improve communications with primary care colleagues and other stakeholders

About us

Are you a Mental Health Practitioner looking for an exciting opportunity to be part of a new Children and Young Peoples mental health initiative?

Do you have a passion to support CYP Mental Health needs by increasing access to early intervention and Evidence based programmes of care?

Then we would love to hear from you.

This band 6 role would suit a Mental Health Nurse, Social worker, Occupational Therapist, CBT practitioner with CYP experience or Senior Childrens Wellbeing Practitioner.

In return we can offer: -
  • Ongoing opportunities for further training eg . Postgraduate study with Reading and Coventry Universities.
  • Regular clinical, management supervision and appraisal
  • Flexible working patterns and hours, which will include some virtual working
  • Opportunities for creative specialised or shared roles
  • Reflective practice and complex case discussion groups
  • Friendly experienced MDT settings
  • A service that is at the forefront of development with opportunities to lead transformation
  • A chance to be part of a service with a Good CQC rating, QNCC (Quality Network Community CAMHS) membership and CORC (Child Outcome Research Consortium) accreditation

Job description Job responsibilities

The CYP MH ARRS aspiration is to deliver early intervention MH care to CYP and their families with expert help from one easy access point within their community. The team will be hosted by the Rugby PCN for the Rugby CYP population. You will be working alongside the GP practices delivering care to CYP in their own community.

As the first CYP MH ARRS team across the county of Warwickshire you will also be leading on informing future models and input into the development of a newly invested opportunity.

Alongside the embedded youth worker you will a key role in the development and collaborative links with the voluntary sector community provision.. This will include providing supervision of clinical cases as required.

As a CYP MH ARRS worker you will assess, signpost, and offer short term interventions for children, young people, and their families for their mental health, ensuring that they get the best possible care and outcomes. You will also work alongside VSCE Youth workers to support CYP being connected into their community offering longer term recovery and positive mental health.

The new CYP MH ARRS service will come under the Rise umbrella of CYP Mental health services. RISE is a family of NHS-led services providing emotional wellbeing and mental health services for children and young people CYP in Coventry and Warwickshire. Together, we aim to build resilience and empower our CYP children and young people (as well as the adults in their lives) to know where to go for help and advice.

Enhance the skills and capacity in primary care and VCS through training and facilitation of joint working
  • Improve access to mental health services for service users and carers at the first point of contact as required.
  • Participate in receiving and screening referrals that the Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner can then complete a Mental health assessment and complete comprehensive risk and evidenced based decisions.
  • To recognise and describe effectively symptoms of mental illness and distress and escalate concerns effectively and in a timely manner. This may include decisions made with CYP Specialist MH colleagues / GPs and social prescribers. Decisions may include signposting to the appropriate services, either within the CWPT, or externally as appropriate, and providing advice and feedback to referrers.
  • To communicate and provide case studys and any other required to internal (CWPT / GP) and external stakeholders.
  • To make telephone contact with referred CYP within an agreed time as appropriate.
  • To agree with the CYP and their family brief interventions to be offered (maximum 4 -6 sessions) or other support single session to relevant support such as Early Help, education and or community youth worker appropriate
  • To participate as an effective member across the locality PCNs and MDT.
  • To support the Primary Care Mental Health Clinical lead with the development and implementation of a person-centred approach to care: screening and decision making for referrals, identifying the needs of CYP and their families
  • Facilitate onward referral to the Voluntary sector via social prescribers.
  • Facilitate short term case management within Primary Care offering professional advice, joint support and information.
  • Use specialist assessment skills to undertake high quality Brief low intensity Solution Focused work when appropriate and facilitate referral on for appropriate interventions if required within Rise CYP MH care.
  • To determine priority, need and plan service user intervention, where service user presentations are complex, include risk assessment and support onward referral to the appropriate service.
  • To meet the physical, psychological, social and cultural needs of the individual and their family, using research-based knowledge and skills to maintain the individuals identity.
  • To recognise the needs of the family/carers, ensuring their involvement in support where appropriate whilst offering advice and education.
  • To apply specialist clinical knowledge and experience to provide education for service users to develop a greater understanding of their mental health condition and working in a person-centred way with service users to help develop their awareness of their condition, life skills and coping strategies.
  • To work collaboratively with the Lead Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner and wider team around performance and future needs with the PCNs project development teams

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • A good standard of education including minimum GCSE Grade C and above in English and Maths (or equivalent)
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience
  • Registered professional qualification
Experience Essential
  • Relevant experience working with individuals or professional groups
  • Knowledge and experience in Mental health community services including, needs and interventions required for routine referrals and to have a theoretical knowledge of this.

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