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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Behaviour Therapist Band 7 (Children and young people who have Learning Disabilities)
NEW Suffolk Countywide Specialist Service for Children and Young people who have Learning Disability and Mental Illness and/or challenging behaviour across East and West Suffolk.
Are you passionate about the development and transformation of services for Children and Young People with a Learning Disability?
Do you want to be part of developing a new service to be proud of?
Do you have a flair for engaging positively with children and young people, their families and wider networks?
We are looking for a behaviour therapist to be part of our new specialist service for Children and Young People who have a Learning Disability and who have mental health and/or very challenging behaviours (LD CAMHS).
We are seeking a flexible, committed, driven and innovative clinician . You will have an interest and/or experience in this area along with a understanding of the particular barriers our service users and their families face.
You will have knowledge and expertise in undertaking functional analysis, applied behavior analysis and developing targeted positive behaviour support plans with a range of interventions and their delivery.
You will be passionate about supporting Children, Young People their families and carers to maximise the child/young person’s potential and achieve their highest outcomes by remaining in their home, school, workplace and local community.
You would be part of a specialist ,skilled, experienced and supportive multidisciplinary community team. There is a real ethos of care for the children and young people seen and understanding of their needs through team review, integrated multi agency working and supervision processes. Team development is valued and clinical team meetings will be strongly embedded in the culture of the team. You would receive regular supervision within the Trust supervision model and provide clinical supervision to others.
Our Child and Family Pathway provides mental health services for children and young people across the county. Our service also consists of specialist community teams such as services for Children in Care, ADHD, Enhanced Child and Family service (0-14) and our Youth Pathways . It has good links with our Primary Mental Health Worker Service.
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 development 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.
Please see the supplementary information attached to each of the job descriptions and specifications.
Applicants will be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills, proven ability to be self-motivated, able to work within a team as well as on their own initiative and committed to developing high quality standard of work.
We will provide a full induction on recruitment.
We have a genuine commitment to training and development with an extensive teaching matrix and protected time for managerial and clinical supervision supported by psychology input. Staff working within Learning Disability also have the opportunity to access the LD knowledge and skills framework.
Interviews will be held on 4th April 2018
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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Clinical team lead LD CAMHS
tel 01473 237055
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