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Healthy Young Minds Mental Health Link Worker

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
30 Mar 2023

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CBT therapist, CAMHS nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner Link Worker, Bury CAMHS.

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate as we are about high quality care.

As part of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health partnership

in Bury, the post holder will undertake a wide range of duties to develop support and make strong links with partner agencies, including local schools. The Link Worker will provide a key facilitation role in developing collaborative working between CAMHS Minds and local schools/colleges. The main aim of this role is to provide levels of support and advice that will lead to a reduction in the need to refer to CAMHS, but ensuring those children and young people with the most serious needs have easy access to mental health services.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will also be responsible supporting the management of a new Single Point of Access enabling parents, teachers, education psychology services, school support staff and other professionals across all children's and young people's services to get easy access to advice, support and urgent care, where necessary

The successful applicant will be expected to demonstrate excellent understanding of the delivery of the child and adolescent mental health services link role and have the ability to engage with children and young people and families and to develop pathways into third sector and partner agencies.

The post holder will also have experience in screening referrals and decision making in terms of appropriate pathways, along with excellent risk management skills. They will also have duty responsibilities as part of the role.

About us

The Service:

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate enthusiasm, commitment, flexibility and responsiveness ensuring safe and timely care for young people and their families.

The successful candidate will join a busy multi-disciplinary CAMHS team which includes nurses, psychologists, social workers and psychiatrists. You will have the benefit of being sometimes being co-located with partner services for children and families. A key focus of the service leadership team will be implementingtransformation that ensures timely access to high quality care. Our vision is for our local community to be well equippedto support the young people ofBury to grow up with good emotional health and wellbeing.

Job description Job responsibilities

Wework closely with our partners in education, childrens services and the 3rd sector to achieve the recently developed ambitious Local Transformation Plan for CAMHS services. This plan provides us with the guide and resources to begin delivering our vision of having CAMHS workers available in new ways, and working closely with childrens universal and targeted services in each of our locality areas.

If you enjoy working intensively with young people who present with a variety of different mental health and social needs, and you can manage complex cases and systems, we would welcome your application. You would have access to regular team and individual supervision and we would support your training needs.

The support and wellbeingof the workforce are the foundations on which we grow our services to ensure children and young people receive the best care possible. We have strong links with our local Universities and are active in the North West CYP IAPT collaborative and the Greater Manchester iThrive programme. You will receive robust clinical supervision to help you achieve the high standards of care we aspire to deliver. Your development is our development and we will invest in you and your future.

Person Specification Education / Qualifications Essential
  • NMC nursing or social work or equivalent Health /social care qualification
  • Significant post qualification experience in community mental health services to post graduate diploma level
Experience Essential
  • Professional involvement with the users of mental health services.
  • Experience of case management of young people
  • Experience of multi-agency working
  • Experience of relating to young people in a group or community setting.
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of mental health issues in young people
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and National policies in relation to young people
  • Knowledge of therapeutic interventions with young people
  • Understanding of Youth Offending services.
  • Knowledge of drug and alcohol issues relating to young people
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Ability to undertake appropriate mental health assessments
  • Ability to carry out therapeutic interventions with this client group
  • Ability to work well with a team
  • Ability to manage a caseload effectively
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work creatively and flexibly in a clinical context
Work Related Circumstances Essential
  • Appointments to regulated and controlled activities require an enhanced DBS disclosure
  • Willing to carry out all duties and responsibilities of the post in accordance with the Trust's Equal Opportunities and Equality and Diversity policies
  • Use of a car or access to a means of mobility to travel across the Trust footprint in line with service needs
  • Occasional evening and weekend working may be necessary

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