CAMHS Mental Health Nurse / Mental Health Practitioner

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year PA / Pro rata for part time
Closing date
27 Mar 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Digital Team is a relatively new team in Hampshire CAMHS. We are friendly, supportive and offer a positive environment within which to continue (or start!) your CAMHS journey.

We have been operational for a year, focusing our work on children, young people and families with some of the longest waits in our service. We work primarily across two pathways delivering ADHD assessments and providing interventions for low mood and anxiety via CBT.

We are keen to recruit experienced B6 Mental Health Nurses and/or Practitioners, with 2.5 WTE positions available (i.e. full or part-time).

We're keen to receive applications from clinicians with interests / specialisms in either neurodevelopmental work or CBT, as well as from those eager to work across the range of pathways and presenting difficulties.

You will be familiar with working both virtually and face to face, and will be excited by the prospect of using digital technology to support your practice. We use Minddistrict (an ehealth platform) which acts as an adjunct to therapy, as well as supporting psycho-education and the use of Routine Outcome Measures.

You will bring a broad range of skills and experience to the team (preferably from CAMHS), and will have previously supervised colleagues.

Our permanent team base will be in Eastleigh, although currently colleagues mainly work from home or from clinics across the county, depending on where young people need to be seen.

You will be required to travel county-wide for this role.

Main duties of the job

You will:

- deliver high-quality mental health interventions to a caseload of young people and families in partnership with colleagues in the Hampshire CAMHS Digital Team MDT and the wider service

- have experience of managing risk, and be able to demonstrate good initiative and the ability to work across a range of presenting needs

- be an excellent communicator, with the skill to liaise closely with other teams and external agencies, advocating for the needs of those children and families you are working with

- support the ongoing development of the Minddistrict ehealth platform and contribute to practice-based evidence in this field

- offer supervision and leadership to other colleagues in the team

- work to develop the team and its clinical offer in line with the needs of the wider service

This post offers a Golden Hello, or a Relocation package up to a maximum of £2000. (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions. Please see attached Protocol document).

About us

This is a great time to join Hampshire CAMHS which is undergoing significant expansion across all areas of the service.

We have a strong clinical and managerial leadership structure, committed to staff wellbeing and professional development.

Nursing and Allied Health Professional colleagues are supported with a robust induction programme, regular clinical and line management supervision, as well access to a comprehensive range of development opportunities both within the service and the wider Trust. Development opportunities are regularly available, with colleagues able to progress within the organisation.

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

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the detailed Person Specification and Job Description attached.

Please ensure that part of your application you are able to relate your experience, skills and knowledge to the person specification, paying particular attention to the qualification/s.

Person Specification Essential Essential
  • Registered Nurse or Mental Health Practitioner with current registration appropriate to the job role
  • Significant post qualifying experience in the relevant care group
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Experience of providing a range of clinical interventions to people in the designated care group with a variety of health problems
  • Experience of conducting clinical assessments including risk assessments
  • Experience of working consultatively with professionals and or working in partnership within and across statutory and non-statutory teams and agencies
  • Ability to develop good therapeutic relationships and establish and maintain communication with individuals, families, carers and groups about difficult or complex matters overcoming any differences in communication
  • Experience of undertaking neurodevelopmental assessments and a comprehensive understanding of autism and ADHD and their impact on YP and families
  • Experience of delivering CBT / CBT-informed or other psychological interventions to children, young people and families, both 1:1 and in groups
  • A keen interest in the use of technology to support healthcare interventions

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