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Mental Health Nurse / Social Worker / Occupational Therapist

Band 6

Main area
CFYP community Mental Health
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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Northgate Hospital
Great Yarmouth
£26,565 - £35,577 gross per annum
27/05/2018 23:59

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, alcohol treatment, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. We are proud of our staff who have been commended for the care they provide. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we’d love you to join us!

Please follow this link to find out more in our Employee Handbook

Employee Handbook

Please read the job description/person specification carefully and ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience needed.

It is important that you complete a formal application form as CV’s alone will not be accepted.

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Do you have a passion for working creatively with children and families? We have fantastic opportunities to join our new service in exciting and challenging roles.

The Great Yarmouth and Waveney Youth Service work with young people between the ages of 14 and 26 years who experience varying degrees of mental health difficulties. We work within a multi-disciplinary team which includes Nurses, Social Workers, OTs, Psychologists and Doctors. This role offers practitioners the opportunity to support young people whilst maintaining strong links with families, education and carers.

The chosen candidate would be expected to work in a self-directed, dynamic way managing their own case load, developing risk management and care planning skills. The individual will also be involved in links with schools and other third party agencies delivering consultation and education.

There is also a vacancy in the Community Crisis Support Team. This new and innovative service provides rapid and intensive support for children under 18 experiencing a mental health crisis. It is a close-knit multi-disciplinary team who work alongside families, carers and education, covering extended hours up until midnight.

The successful candidate will need to be able to work independently making assessments of risk. The team hold a collaborative caseload which requires the staff to have excellent communication skills. We work hard closely with our colleagues in the Acute Hospital, and the ability to maintain links with other organisations will be essential.

You will have regular clinical and management supervision with a yearly appraisal to discuss your goals and aspirations and working for the NHS you will get a yearly pay review. We have an extensive, research capacity working closely with industry partners to conduct clinical research.

Benefits include:

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits and in addition
• Flexible working hours
• 30% Enhanced rate (20:00 – 00:00)
• Up to 307 hours holiday entitlement (subject to length of service)
• Removal / relocation benefit of up to £5000. (Need AG to approve)
• Welcome Bonus - £1000.00 (subject to role & location)
• Access to in-house Leadership and management training.
• Subsided local gym membership.
• FREE physio service.
• FREE Yoga and Pilates
• Cycle scheme tax-free bikes and accessories.
• Childcare voucher scheme
• Support with revalidation.
• Post graduate training opportunities
• We will pay for your initial DBS check
• FREE on site parking

Have a look at our trust website ( to find out more about living and working in Norfolk and Suffolk. In Norfolk and Suffolk you will find vibrant cities, historic market towns and some of the most beautiful villages in the country. Our cities offer an impressive mix of stylish restaurants, cafes, theatres, cinemas, clubs and bars. The nightlife is excellent and the shopping experience first class, with a superb range of independent shops and boutiques.

To help you decide if this is the right place for the next step in your career we would love to hear from you, please contact Sam Whitham on 01493 337738 for further discussion or to arrange a visit. If you haven’t worked in a similar role but are interested in developing your skills in this area of work we would still love to hear from you, tell us in your supporting statement why this is the right job for you.

Please be advised there are three permanent positions and one 12 month fixed term position. Interviews are due to be held on the 13th of June 2018, though please be advised this date is subject to change.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Sam Whitham - 01493 337738


If you have problems applying, contact

01603 421137