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!
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Exciting developments are happening in Suffolk Children and Young People’s Mental Health services.
From spring 2018, as part of the Suffolk Transformation Plan for Children, the multi-agency Suffolk Emotional Wellbeing Hub will be a first point of contact, advice and referral for families, children and young people up to the age of 25.
Our previous Access and Assessment service for children and young people will no longer be in place and referrals will be received directly into clinical teams from the Hub.
Are you a highly motivated, compassionate and dedicated mental health professional who is committed to providing high quality care to young people? Do you believe in keeping young people and families at the heart of everything you do? Would you like to work in a dynamic, creative and committed multi-disciplinary team?
We are looking to recruit a Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner in the 0-14 Team Child & Family team, based at Ipswich IDT, Ipswich
You will be able to demonstrate a warm, compassionate and needs led approach to working with our service users and their families. You will ideally have experience in working with children and young people, however we would also welcome applications from qualified practitioners who have a strong desire to work in this field and who wish to transfer into a new area of practice.
In this role you will deliver comprehensive assessment and high quality interventions through evidence based practice. You will be joining an enthusiastic and multi-disciplinary team who meet at least weekly for clinical reflection and review. There is regular and robust supervision with an emphasis on reflective practice and development, with opportunities for further training.
You will have opportunity to build links with local services for young people, working with a multi-agency approach to delivering care. Working alongside other agencies you will be expected to comprehensively assess mental health need, thoroughly risk assess and formulate safe risk management, within the Care Programme Approach.
It is an exciting time to join the service. As with all CAMHS teams, we are undergoing transformation and development plans with other key agencies and developments such as CYP-IAPT. We value multi-agency collaborative working and aspire to values from Future In Mind, such as service user participation and ensuring appropriate and evidence based services for the young people we see.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITIESApart from its legal duties in relation to equality and diversity, the Trust recognises and actively promotes the benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to treating all employees with dignity and respect regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief. Additionally, people with disabilities that fall under the Two Ticks - Guaranteed Interview Scheme will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification). DISCLOSURE AND BARRING SERVICE CHECK (formerly CRB) FOR POSTS WITH DIRECT SERVICE USER CONTACT - Please be advised that due to recent changes in the DBS Service, organisations no longer receive copies of DBS Disclosures – these are sent directly to candidates only. Therefore, it will be your responsibility, if successful, to ensure that this is taken to the appointing officer as soon as you receive it. Alternatively, if you have subscribed to the update service, we will be able to check your status once we have your authority to do so.
The Trust has now introduced a DBS Update Service which is a contractual requirement. You need to subscribe when you have applied for your DBS clearance and there is a time limit to subscribe of 19 days after receipt of your DBS disclosure. Please ensure that this is completed within the set time scale.
This update service is an annual subscription at a cost of £13 to you. This will enable the Trust to have instant online access to your DBS record, with your consent, and so will remove the need for you to have to apply for this repeat check again.
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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Kathryn Searle, Deputy Service Manager or Vicky Knights, Acting Team Manager on 01473 341100.
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