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Mental Health Nurse/ Social Worker/ Therapist - Children and Youth Prevention

Band 6

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Mental Health
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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Thurlow House
Kings Lynn
£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!

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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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We have a fantastic opportunity to join our new prevention, assessment and intensive support service. As a practioner specialising in preventative and assessment interventions we would welcome applications from Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers or Therapists.

The role is part of our Child Family and Young Persons service (CFYP) in Kings Lynn, working with schools, families, psycho education and GP support working together to prevent young people from entering mental health services.

As part of this team, responsibilities would include undertaking assessments of children and young people in crisis, working collaboratively with families and other supporting agencies to manage crisis, close working with our local acute hospitals and brief 1:1 interventions as part of the crisis service caseload. The role also involves some community Intensive support, working with young people and their families on a short to medium term basis in periods of acute mental illness.

We are confident that being part of our small team, this role will assist in letting you be the practioner you trained to be with the time and facilities to make a difference. We are lucky to have the much wider network of the bigger trust CFYP team across Norfolk and Suffolk.

We are looking for excellent communicators, self-motivating and committed to delivering high quality standards of care. A confident and experienced practitioner with excellent assessment skills and the ability to formulate clinical decisions and management plans and act on them quickly, whilst working in a demanding and challenging environment. A flexible ‘can do’ attitude, with a willingness to build links with general hospital colleagues is essential to ensure that a proactive interface is created between mental health and acute services.

We provide a service 8.30am-12am Monday-Friday. Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays 9am-1pm. (Enhanced pay is offered for evening and weekends). As part of your application please indicate what shift patterns and days you can offer us, full or part time.

We will provide a full corporate and local induction, regular clinical and management supervision with a yearly appraisal to discuss goals and aspirations. We have extensive training and career development opportunities that can be accessed across the Trust.

Norfolk and Waveney CFYP service is unique and aspires to address the issues raised by the children and young people's mental health and wellbeing tasks force. Over the past 12 months CFYP has seen expansion and growth in existing and new services such as Early Intervention in Psychosis and Perinatal Community Mental Health service. Our CFYP services continue to thrive and innovate nationally. The service was recently awarded £3 million to develop the Mother and Baby unit and is one of three in the country commissioned by NHS England.

Interviews will be the 14th of June 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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