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Mental Health Practitioner Children and Young People post

Band 6

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Children and
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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Mariner House
£26,565 - £35,577 gross per annum
25/02/2018 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

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

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Our Children and Young People Pathway team are looking for four Qualified Nurses with child and young people experience within Mental Health to join our fantastically friendly and supportive team. Currently part of our Access and Assessment Team, we are the single point of referral for all families across Suffolk and working directly with referrers and families to ensure they are provided with the most appropriate service or intervention. Norwich and Suffolk Foundation Trust are now working on an exciting project improving services for Children and Young People as part of the Suffolk Emotional Wellbeing 2020 Transformation Plan. This team will now be in liaison with the new Emotional Wellbeing Hub initially providing all of the face to face assessments following referral and the team will then evolve to also provide relevant interventions and follow up

We are looking for a special kind of person, are you a Mental Health Practitioner in the team who is motivated and self-driven? Do you have great interpersonal skills? Have worked with people under 25 years and have working knowledge of other agencies and disciplines?  Do you already have the commitment, confidence and creativity to support the development the service. We are looking for people who are excited about working within a developing service and keen to be part of that development, if you are- all you need to do is apply and join us.

We are currently based at Mariner House which is situated in the beautiful town of Ipswich. With a buzzing town centre, and nightlife as well as being an ideal commuter town for London, Colchester or Norwich, with great public transport and a central Train station. As part of the changing service, the post holder will be able to drive and work from various locations across Suffolk.

Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust offer great benefits, with sick pay, holiday and a fantastic NHS Pension. You can also receive great discounts with local gyms to ensure your wellbeing is looked after as well.

For more information on the job role, please click on the Job Description provided, then Click APPLY to start your candidate experience.

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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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