Primary Mental Health Worker (PMHW)

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year Per Annum
Closing date
22 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity have arisen to join our Primary Mental Health Team who are fully embedded into the Specialist CAMHS structure providing advice, support and brief interventions to children and young people in the Bradford /Airedale/Craven area. We are seeking to recruit Band 5 Practitioner to work within our PMHW role.

This role involves liaising, consulting and supporting VCS, Schools, alternative provisions and other health professionals to improve the emotional mental health of young people. The successful post-holder will maintain a case -load and offer short-term interventions to support children and young persons experiencing emotional distress and to support resilience and recovery of well-being. A percentage of your caseload will be CORE CAMHS work which may require a longer intervention and neuro-developmental gathering information.

Closing Date: 22nd March 2023

Shortlisting Date: 24th March 2023

Interview Date: 11th April 2023

Main duties of the job

To contribute to the development and provision of the service to children and young people with mental health needs. This will include assessing, planning and delivering short term packages of care. To work as part of a multidisciplinary team and offer specialist support, consultation and training to staff within the service and other agencies as appropriate.

The post holder will be expected to provide assessment and therapeutic interventions at Tier 2 and Tier 3 level. In addition, the post holder will provide consultation and liaison to the teams.

We are committed to providing high quality care for the people of Bradford, Airedale and Craven. Are You?

As a provider of care for people of all ages who have mental and/or community health needs we are dedicated to providing a high-quality service, close to where people live and as much as possible tailored to an individual's needs.

About us

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values: -

We Care - We act with respect and empathy, and always value difference

We Listen - We understand people's views and respond to their individual needs

We Deliver - We develop and provide excellent services and support our partners

We will consider a variety of flexible working arrangements to enable staff to balance their work and home lives and support staff by offering a fantastic range of benefits including :

Additional cost of living payments for bands 1 - 7

Increase mileage rates for > 3500

A wide range of health and wellbeing support packages

A range of internal and external development and learning opportunities

Plus many more.

We are also proud to pledge our support to the Armed Forces and hold a Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

BDCFT is dedicated to environmental and social sustainability by delivering on the commitments within our Green Plan. All staff are actively encouraged and supported to participate in training and to identify and implement sustainable quality improvement across all service areas and activities.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please read the attached Job description and the person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Current professional registration with an approved professional body
  • oEvidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • oRegistered newly qualified nurse or social worker. Alternatively, qualification must be achieved within agreed timescales
  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area
Experience Essential
  • Current experience of working in mental health setting

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