Mental Health Practitioner Lead

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £49,587 a year Incl. 5% Fringe HCAS
Closing date
26 Mar 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

What are we looking for? CYPS Community Team in North West Surrey is looking for a passionate Registered Mental Health Practitioner, Occupational Therapist, or Social Worker who is enthusiastic to come and work at a friendly, committed and established CYPS Mental Health Service where your knowledge and skills will be valued.

As part of a busy CYPS Directorate and alongside our Alliance Partnership including local voluntary sector organisations, you will be ensuring children, young people and families are at the centre of decision making to promote person centred care and outcomes, you will support the Community Team in the implementation of the getting help and getting more help elements of the ITHRIVE framework.

We are looking for a clinician who is creative, highly motivated, show initiative and are passionate and committed for ensuring high quality services for young people with mental health difficulties, along with the relevant leadership and supervision skills.

Excellent opportunities will be available for training and professional development both locally, within SABP network and across the entire alliance including the Tavistock and Portman.

Main duties of the job

We have B6-7 development opportunities with the post holder being a member of the multi-disciplinary specialist team, providing services to children and young people 5-18 years and young people in transition to adult services with mental health needs, emotional and behavioral problems whilst also providing leadership to our IASTTT team.

The main responsibilities of the post holder will be providing assessments and treatment within our Initial Assessment and Short-term Treatment Team (IASTTT) either individually or with a member of the multidisciplinary team depending on the complexity of the referral, both in clinic and community settings. The post holder will be able to offer a range of therapeutic interventions appropriate to the care pathway the young person is on.

As part of a busy CYPS Directorate and alongside our Alliance Partnership including local voluntary sector organisations, you will be supporting the team in leading with the implementation and embedding of the THRIVE Framework across our newly created CYPS Community Team in Surrey.

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Job description Job responsibilities

• Carry own caseload and undertake holistic assessments including risk of the child/adolescent /family needs, either individually or in identified complex cases jointly with another member of the CYPS Community Team.

• Provide short term treatment to CYP.

• To liaise with Social Care, Education and other appropriate agencies/professionals /carers to ensure best outcomes for CYP.

• Act as a lead professional for CYP following initial assessment. Developing appropriate plan of care.

• Offer support for Students on placement.

  • Provide leadership and clinical supervision to the IASTTT Clinicians.

• Co-work with other members of the team MDT.

• Take responsibility for maintaining accurate and timely records of all work undertaken in accordance with Trust policies and Professional body requirements.

• Provide statistical information on all activity undertaken, in line with Trust procedures. Have basic IT skills and Data entry skills to enter clinical information on the data bases.

• Contribute to the teams overall standard of services provided.

• Promote effective liaison with all statutory and voluntary agencies concerned with CYP and mental health.

• Through the appraisal and supervision systems identify own training needs and undertake continuous professional development.

• Ensure high standards of care are provided, and that regard to dignity, individuality, self-esteem and wellbeing of individuals and their families are given. Monitored and evaluated on a continuous basis.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registration with NMC/HCPC or SWE
  • Evidence of transferable mental health skills and practice
  • Post qualification training to degree level is desirable
  • Post qualifications in the areas of child development, attachment, or family functioning
Experience Essential
  • 2 years post qualification experience of working in the community with young people with mental health difficulties and their families
  • Experience of mental health assessments
  • Experience of risk assessment and implementation of risk management plans
  • Experience of supervising staff

Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
UK Registration
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details Employer name
Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Surrey & Border Partnership Trust

Curfew Bell Road



KT16 9FG

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