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Mental Health Practitioner (NMC, HCPC, SWE)

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,391 to £42,503 a year Incl 5% High Cost Area Supplement
Closing date
27 Mar 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

What are we looking for? CYPS Community Teams across Guildford Frimley, Chertsey, Epsom and Redhill are looking for passionate Registered Mental Health Practitioners, Occupational Therapists, and Social Workers who are enthusiastic to start a new role in CYPS. Come and work at one of our friendly, committed and established CYPS Community Teams where your knowledge and skills will be valued.

We are looking for clinicians who are creative, highly motivated, show initiative and are passionate and committed for ensuring high quality services for young people with mental health difficulties.

Main duties of the job

The IASTTT Practitioner will be 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 behavioural problems.

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 CYPS Community Teams.

You will have demonstrable expertise working with young people under the age of 18 years.

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 of 6-8 sessions 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.

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 Experience Essential
  • 2-year post qualification experience of working in the community with young people with mental health difficulties and their families.
  • Experience of and ability to undertake:
  • - Mental Health Assessments,
  • - Risk Assessment and implementation of risk management plans
  • - Use of outcome measures to evidence good practice
  • This position is suitable for someone who is passionate about providing high quality, evidence-based care and treatment to young people with emerging mental health issues.
Qualifications Essential
  • Degree or diploma level qualification in Nursing, Social Work or Occupational Therapy.
  • Relevant NMC or HCPC professional registration

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
SABP, Azalea House

Farnham Road Hospital, Bray Road



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