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Mental Health Practitioner - CAMHS Access and Early Intervention/SPoA

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £40,588 a year Per annum
Closing date
29 Mar 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Single Point of Advice (SPOA) is the front door of all children's services within East Sussex. Their purpose is to assess children and young people being referred to ascertain the most appropriate service to meet their needs.

The post supports the development of significant clinical and organisational skills. You will be responsible for coordinating the intake of referrals into East Sussex CAMHS, carrying out telephone triages, and brief interventions with children aged 0-18 years and their families.

This role does not involve working with a caseload but some rotation into the Tier 2 PMHW team to undertake initial assessments will be encouraged.

We are seeking Either an experienced Mental Health Practitioner or an individual who wishes to develop their clinical skills / return to practice or gain significant triage and assessment experience within mental health.

We welcome applications from a wide range of professional backgrounds and disciplines including: - Social Work, Occupational Therapy and Nursing including newly qualified practitioners.

Main duties of the job

The role involves triage and assessment of new mental health referrals, consultation with other professionals and clinicians; working across an integrated service.

Successful applicants will work alongside established CAMHS colleagues in the SPOA and will rotate regularly into our Community CAMHS Team as a Mental Health Practitioner.

The role involves the assessment of cases to ensure that service delivery is appropriate to the needs of the individual following a Stepped approach.

All practitioners will have a commitment to the development, modelling, and delivery of high quality, compassionate, person centred service for children and young people with emotional, behavioural and mental health needs and their families.

About us

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trustprovide Mental Health and Learning Disability Services to adults, children and young people across East Sussex, West Sussex, Brighton and Hove, and children's services in Hampshire. We have been awarded an overall rating of 'good' by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), and assessed 'outstanding' for being caring.

As a Trust we make a positive difference to thousands of people's lives across Sussex, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients and we are always looking for people with the right core values to join our team. The Trust is clinician-led, and provides the highest possible level of clinical expertise throughout its services.

Job description Job responsibilities

We encourage flexible working. We know that a positive work/ life balance brings about huge health-related benefits, which has a positive impact on the care we provide. Please speak to us about flexible working, for example, home-working, part time hours, flexible start/ finish times or anything else. If it works for you and works for the role, we'll do our best to make it happen.

Please see attached job description and person specification.

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).

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • NMC or HCPC Registration or BCBP registration
Experience Essential
  • Experience of triage and assessment
  • Post qualification experience

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