Children's Dietitian, Eating Disorders & Mental Health

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Haywards Heath
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
28 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a highly skilled, experienced and dynamic Dietitian to be part of the dedicated multidisciplinary team at Chalkhill adolescent mental health unit in Haywards Heath, West Sussex and the Sussex Family Eating Disorder Service.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right therapist to become a valued member of our vibrant multi-disciplinary team.

You will carry a clinical caseload and also employ your knowledge and passion for Dietetics to support the development of provision to address the needs of children and young people.

The post is at Band 7 and full time

Main duties of the job

As post holder your main duties will be to be responsible for the assessment of, and therapy with, the young person and their network; consultation and support within the wider multidisciplinary team in the inpatient unit and community setting and education for the staff group.

You will receive supervision operationally and from the CAMHS Lead Specialist Dietician and gain additional support from the AHP Professional Lead within the wider CAMHS services

About us

This is an excellent time for a Dietitian to be joining Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust as we have invested in our Dietetic workforce alongside a robust AHP Strategy and can offer the following to you:
  • Regular professional and clinical supervision
  • The opportunity to participate in a range of quality improvement work and service innovations.
  • Access to a wide range of training and CPD opportunities
  • A programme of AHP specific training

Have a look at our AHP strategy and view our film at

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To provide specialist clinical advice and input for clients with complex problems and needs;
  • To ensure dietetic contribution to the provision of quality clinical care and performance standards working in collaboration with the wider MDT;
  • To provide expert advice to patients, carers, and clinicians regarding provision of nutritional intervention for paediatric clients based on clinical evidence. This will involve nutritional diagnosis (interpretation of biochemistry, anthropometrics, clinical condition and diet history) and the development of treatment plans (calculation of nutritional requirements and client-centred goals), prescription of dietary therapy and use of ACBS products where appropriate
  • To support in the strategic development and evaluation of dietetics in conjunction with the Lead Specialist Dietitian and alongside wider system consideration and collaboration with parallel agencies.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • BSc (Hons) Nutrition & Dietetics or equivalent
  • Registration with the HCPC as a Dietitian
  • Evidence of post graduate level study
  • Management/Leadership training
Knowledge/Experience Essential
  • Broad experience of working with clients with a range of mental health problems
  • Experience of paediatric enteral feeding
  • Experience in a clinical area related to the post
  • Experience of both group and individual work
  • Experience of multidisciplinary working
  • Experience of supervising staff and students
  • Experience of multi-agency work
  • Experience in applying a range of assessment tools
  • Quality improvement and research experience

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