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Mental Health Nurse / Occupational Therapist / Social Worker - Eating Disorders

Band 6

Main area
Eating Disorders
Band 6
Permanent/ Fixed term
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Norwich/ Great Yarmouth
Norwich/ Great yarmouth
£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!

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Jodie is now 16 and has been known to us in the Eating Disorder team for two years. When we met her she was very unwell and significantly underweight and her body was struggling to cope. She was referred to our team by her GP and immediately admitted to the local paediatric ward for treatment. Our team visited Jodie and her family on the ward daily throughout her 10 day admission to engage with Jodie and her family to establish a therapeutic rapport.

On discharge, our whole team came together and we continued to work intensively with her and  the family with the aim of empowering the family and preventing the need for a further separation from home. We encouraged her family to take things one day at a time, contacting them daily to provide support and meeting with Jodie at least twice a week. Jodie’s family shared stories of her difficulty to manage her eating, extreme anxiety around meals, persistent exercise, and Jodie’s very limited insight into the severity of the condition. Jodie required constant support and supervision from her parents to be able to manage her eating disorder, and they have said that without the guidance and intervention from our team they would not have been able to do this.

With the support of the specialist eating disorder team over the past two years, Jodie has been able to make remarkable progress in her recovery journey. She is now back at school full-time, her wellbeing is much improved and most importantly she can recognise that recovery can give her far more than the eating disorder ever promised to, something which two years ago she never thought would be possible.

Jodie’s key worker in the team has said: “Working with people like Jodie is the reason why I do my job. When she first presented to our team she was so poorly and we were very concerned that she was going to need an admission to a specialist unit due to how unwell she was.  However, Jodie’s parents have been incredible at offering her the support that we have advised and have taken on board everything that we have told them. I was fortunate enough to be part of Jodie’s treatment from the very beginning and built a very good relationship with her early on. Seeing how hard she has worked in the past few months and knowing that I have been part of her journey is a great feeling. I am so proud of her for how far she has come”.

Would you like to be part of helping someone to get their life back again? Would you like to help young people to see that recovery from an eating disorder is possible?  Would you like to be part of a story like Jodie’s?

Do you have a passion for helping young people with Eating Disorders? If so, then Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust are seeking to recruit you to our teams. This is an excellent opportunity to join established and expanding multi-disciplinary teams at a time of national investment in Eating Disorders. Extensive support, mentoring and training will be provided to successful applicants with opportunities to develop specialist knowledge in this complex and increasingly expanding specialist area of practice.

Central Norfolk and Great Yarmouth teams are recruiting full time Band 6 clinicians to join their expanding Community Teams. The teams provide specialist assessment, treatment and support for individuals and their families who are experiencing an Eating Disorder and their families within Norfolk and Waveney. The post holder will have a role in being care coordinator for young people with Eating Disorders and their families; triaging referrals; making urgent assessments, risk assessments, responding to duty calls triage, multi-agency working and assessment, risk management, multi-agency working and crisis liaison with local hospitals.

The candidate will hold excellent communication skills, be enthusiastic in their approach and demonstrate an understanding of the complexities involved in this specialist area of mental health. Preferably you should have experience of working with people who present with complex needs, to include working with young people and families affected by eating disorders. However, those with transferable skills will be considered.

In exchange for your skills and experience our Eating Disorder teams can offer an opportunity to work and develop your future career in a supportive team of enthusiastic clinicians in an area of specialism which is both challenging and rewarding.

Central Norfolk Child and Adolescent Eating Disorder (CenCAED) Team: is a CAMHS service, based in central Norwich, working with the young people and their families aged 18 years and under. Substantive post opportunities exist for those interested in further developing their clinical experience in this thriving and developing service.

The Great Yarmouth and Waveney’s all-age Community Eating Disorder Service (CEDS), based in Great Yarmouth, is seeking to recruit Band 6 practitioners for a fixed term period of 12 months. The service is a ‘lifespan’ model that works to eliminate the transition of young people to adult eating disorders services where possible with the aim of providing continuity of care and better outcomes for these patients receiving treatment. This presents a rare opportunity to work alongside a close knit team in the ongoing development of this service.

Please make clear in your application the preference of post, whether substantive or fixed term, and your preferred geographical location, Great Yarmouth or Norwich. Interviews are due to be held on the 2nd of March 2018, though please be advised this date is 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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Further details / informal visits contact

To discuss these opportunities further please contact:

Great Yarmouth - Fiona Lain on 01493 337666

Norwich - Danielle Cooper on 01603 421797

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