CAMHS Early Help Service Primary Mental Health Worker

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum / pro rata for part time
Closing date
28 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Hampshire CAMHS Early Help Service needs YOU!! We are offering a permanent contract in the CAMHS Early Help Service and are calling all nurses, social workers, Occupational Therapists to join us! .

There has never been a better time to join Hampshire CAMHS. We are excited to be a service that has achieved new, significant investment from our commissioners, in recognition of the increasing need there now is for support with children's mental health. We are a service that is just about to get bigger, and we are excited about making our service stronger, and sustainable for the 21st century. We need suitably qualified, registered and experienced staff to join us.

We are looking to recruit a social worker, nurse or Occupational Therapists to join us as a Band 5 Primary Mental health Worker in our South East Hampshire Early Help Service , covering Fareham and Havant. This is a fantastic opportunity for newly qualified staff, looking for a career in mental health and in particular focusing on early intervention and is the place to learn and hone your skills alongside some very expert staff.

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).

Main duties of the job

To work within the CAMHS PMHW team to provide a community based primary mental health service for children and young people as part of the primary tier of CAMHS.To work with colleagues to offer consultation and advice to primary care workers on all aspects of mental health and well being of children and their families.To direct children and their families to the most appropriate service in order to meet their emotional needs.To offer assessments individually and jointly with primary care colleagues.To offer a variety of evidence based therapeutic interventions at tier 1 and 2 to children, young people and their families and to hold a small case load. To work with your PMHW colleagues to deliver formal and informal training and education to all agencies involved with the emotional care of children and young people.To work as part of the team in the Single Point of Access (SPA)

A core qualification such as nurse, social worker or occupational therapist and evidence of registration with a professional body where appropriate is essential.

About us

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust takes its responsibilities for the safeguarding and protection of children and young people and vulnerable adults very seriously and expects this of all its employees and bank workers. The Trust works with adult and children's social care to ensure that the integrated service has systems in place to equip staff and bank workers with the knowledge and skills to recognize abuse, and take action to safeguard and protect vulnerable adults and children and young people. It is expected that all staff and bank workers familiarise themselves with the appropriate structures and policies and with the Sussex child protection and safeguarding procedures and the Sussex multi-agency policy and procedures for safeguarding vulnerable adults and undertake the relevant essential training and further training appropriate to their role.

Successful candidates are normally offered salaries at the bottom of the relevant salary range. However, where previous or equivalent NHS experience in a similar role can be demonstrated and evidenced, this may be taken into consideration when setting the starting salary.

Hampshire CAMHS covers the whole county, except for the unitary authorities and is a fabulous place to be based. If you love and enjoy coastline, forest, water sports, arts and culture, vibrant town life, festivals and a close proximity to London, then Hampshire is the place to be for you and family life

Job description Job responsibilities

This post will allow us to expand our stepped care model and work with our evidenced based programmes. It will allow you to enjoy and experience the mix of early help, preventative work, and interventions on both a one to one and in a group style. You will work with groups of young people delivering our various anxiety based groups and emotional coping skills and resilience focused work. You will have the flexibility of working in schools, our clinics and being part of our single point of access team that triages referrals and supports external colleagues and families with advice and signposting information and expertise.

The new financial investment into our service is a reflection of the level of confidence, and trust, in a service that has worked consistently hard and proved a high level of achievement. Hampshire CAMHS is known for its innovation and creativity as well as significant involvement from young people, parents and carers with its on-going development.

A core qualification such as nurse, social worker or occupational therapist and evidence of registration with a professional body where appropriate is essential.

Our service has an excellent track record, and a commitment to robust evidence based supervision and ongoing training. This is a service that is also focussed on staff support and wellbeing, with team champions leading this work, reporting directly into the leadership team.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Professional Qualification
  • Some experience of working with Children & Families

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