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Mental Health Nurse /Occupational Therapist /Social Worker

Band 6

Main area
Early Intervention
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Various across Suffolk
£28,050 - £36,644 gross per annum
21/10/2018 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!

Please follow this link to find out more in our Employee Handbook

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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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Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust has secured investment to develop evidence based specialist Early Intervention in Psychosis Services. This service will be based across Suffolk delivering NICE approved interventions to service users experiencing from first episode psychosis.

The model of care will focus around social recovery, vocational work, physical health care, Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Family Therapy. You will be part of the development of this service as it grows towards becoming an experienced multi-disciplinary team in providing a comprehensive Early Intervention Service.

You must have excellent clinical skills, be able to demonstrate an ability to complete comprehensive mental state examinations, thoroughly assess risk, formulate safe and effective risk management plans and document and communicate these clearly.

The Band 6 vacancy holds some management responsibilities with supervising less experienced staff and having the necessary requirements to supervise / sign off students.

It is essential that the candidate has a clear understanding of the Care Programme Approach and is able to work within a multidisciplinary team.  Our interventions are based on the Social Recovery and Stress Vulnerability model of care with Person centered and Anti Discriminatory practice being at the forefront of our ethos. Working with a wide variety of agencies, from all sectors to meet the National Early Intervention Guild line is essential to enable best outcomes and recovery for our client group. The successful candidate must have knowledge of key pieces of Legislation such as the Children’s Act,  Mental Health Act and the Care Act.

Experience of working with service users who experience psychosis will be of benefit. You will have access to clinical supervision and the opportunity to undertake the appropriate training in order for you to assume this specialist role.

We are looking for well-rounded and experienced practitioners with a Nursing/Occupational Therapy/Social Work background and who must have a warm and friendly disposition and have very good communication and interpersonal skills. You must be a team player, be confident and motivated as well as being flexible and able to show initiative. You must be robust and resourceful and willing to work in an environment which will sometimes be demanding and challenging. You will be committed to the delivery of Early Intervention Services and have a passion for recovery focused work.

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 to hear from you.

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits and in addition:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Generous holiday entitlement (subject to length of service)
  • FREE physio service
  • Cycle scheme tax-free bikes and accessories
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Support with revalidation
  • Post graduate training opportunities
  • We will pay for your initial DBS check (excluding the annual update service charge of £13)

Proposed interview date will be within one calendar month.

I would welcome informal discussions around this post from those that are considering applying or who are wanting to gain further information.

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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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