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Mental Health Nurse/Occupational Therapist/Social Worker

Band 6

Main area
Child, Family and Young People's Service
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Mariner House
£28,050 - £36,644 gross per annum
23/01/2019 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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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 the 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.


Benefits included with this role are:-

  • NHS pension
  • a comprehensive in house & external training programmes
  • career progression
  • starting annual leave of 27 days per annum increasing to 33 days pa based on length of service (plus paid bank holidays)
  • staff physio service
  • NHS discounts and many more.

Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing their experiences and learning from each other.

Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in your local communities, click APPLY!

Interview dates are to be confirmed, candidates may only be given a minimum of 3 days’ notice, please note this date is provisional and may be subject to change. You will be contacted via email and invited to book a time. These emails may go to your SPAM, so please keep checking all your emails if applying.

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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

Kathryn Searle, Deputy Service Manager or Vicky Knights, Acting Team Manager on 01473 341100.

If you have problems applying, contact

01603 421431