Learning Disabilities Mental Health Practitioner
Pennine Care NHS FT
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12 month Fixed term secondment opportunity -Learning Disability
An opportunity has arisen to join our developing CAMHS service for children and young people with learning disabilities. We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed mental health/learning disability professional with experience of child and family work, to provide a quality service to Stockport CAMHS Learning Disability Service.
You will be based with Stockport CAMHS service which has a national profile for innovative practice. You will be expected to maintain a caseload of children and young people with learning and other disabilities working closely with the children's community learning disability team in addition to other support services already in place, supporting the children and young people, their families and carers covering a range of issues.
You will be committed to maintaining our positive partnership relationships, and as a member of Stockport CAMHS you will be supported by other CAMHS professionals who provide clinical services in a variety of settings. You will contribute to the tiered service providing advice, consultation and training to partners who deliver learning disability services for children, young people and families aged between 4 and 18 years of age.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will be a member of the multi-disciplinary CAMH Service.The post holder is responsible for providing mental health assessments andpsychotherapeutic interventions for children, adolescents and families usingevidence based interventions.In addition, the post holder is encouraged to develop a specific therapeutic modality as a speciality for the service.
We are proud to provide high quality mental health and learning disability services, both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.
Our vision is for a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities and our staff work hard to deliver the very best care for the people who use our services. We're really proud of our#PennineCarePeopleand do everything we can to make sure we're a great place to work.
Our ambition is to maximise people's potential and we aim to promote an inclusive environment and improve the diversity of our workforce so our people truly represent the communities we serve.
All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post. We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.
To ensure high quality CAMHS assessment of children and families referred to the Tier 3 service. To provide access to a range of quality psychotherapeutic interventions inaccordance with individual assessed need. This will include the assessmentplanning implementation and evaluation of a variety of therapeutic approaches either alone or as a member of the MDT. To deliver therapeutic input to children and young people referred to the team. Work as a co-therapist where appropriate with other members of the MDT. To be responsible for and manage a defined caseload and undertake casemanagement responsibilities within the caseload. To identify and develop strategies to manage risk to the child and others in line with Pennine care and CAMHS procedures and protocols. To liaise closely with a wide range of agencies regarding individual carepackages and to promote awareness of child and adolescent mental healthissues within these agencies. Undertake liaison and joint work with other professionals outside of the MDT To provide consultation and training on a wide range of childrens emotional health and well-being issues to professionals from a range of services including GPs, Early Help and Primacy Care Services, Adult Mental Health Services, Youth Offending Services and Education Services.
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).