Mental Health Practitioner
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
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The role of the Mental Health Practitioner/Nurse/Social Worker is to work in partnership with service users in the designated care group with complex health presentations, developing their care plans and recovery plans to enable them to lead fulfilling lives. They will demonstrate an understanding of clinical interventions relevant the care group to include education, care plans and discharge planning, working closely with carers, families and partner agencies to facilitate this. The post holder will work at all times to promote the safety and the well being of service users and their families/carers. The post holder will assess, plan and implement care, and provide specialist advice and carry out specialist nursing procedures. They will provide clinical supervision to staff and students
Main duties of the job
The post holder's role will focus on completing assessments, duty work and completing short term interventions such as group work.
Candidates will require experience of duty work, risk assessments and should be able to demonstrate a good level of initiative and an ability to work with a range of different presenting needs.
If you enjoy being a part of a team, are creative, seeking a new challenge and want to make a positive difference to the lives of children & young people and their families, then we would be delighted to hear from you.
Hampshire CAMHS is committed to exploring ways of providing timely, locally delivered, high quality and effective interventions. These aim to maximize mental health and maintain children and young people within their home and educational environment. Hampshire CAMHS places supervision of its staff as a priority. It also uses audits, evaluations and routine outcome measures to continuously improve our service.
This post offers a Golden Hello, or a Relocation package up to a maximum of £2000. (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions. Please see attached Protocol document).
The local area provides a perfect match or outdoor activities as we are close to the sea and surrounded by beautiful countryside with excellent shopping and historical opportunities with Portsmouth, Chichester and Brighton easily accessible.
As a team we pride ourselves on being inclusive, friendly and welcoming. We take a person-centred approach which always puts the young person and their family at the heart of everything we do. You will receive regular supervision opportunities from experienced clinicians, who will support you to grow and develop your skills for working with children and young people with a range of mental health and neurodevelopmental conditions. Well-being is always prioritised. Caseloads are well managed by the team manager to prevent over load and there is access to a senior clinician each day to offer guidance as required. We encourage personal and professional development in areas of special interest, for example we have supported nurses to train as non-medical prescribers, DBT training, coaching, DDP, family and systemic therapy. We also enjoy socialising outside of work with walking groups, yoga and book club, we don't need much excuse to join together for a celebration, including volunteering to support Portsmouth Pride youth events.
We are happy to share testimonials from students and colleagues sharing their positive experiences with the team
- To contribute to the management of a team caseload of clients with complex needs, using CPA principles, evidence based/client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions, which will be delivered mainly in the home or community setting.
- To support care co-ordination within the Tier 3 teams and attends relevant team meetings.
- To, provide specialist assessment and intervention as part of a multi-disciplinary approach, with specific responsibilities regarding the acute care pathway.
- To support the locality Lead in providing leadership and day-to-day management for junior staff, through supervision and appraisal.
- To support the locality Lead with, and to participate in, the planning, development and evaluation of local services within the Tier 4 CAMHS, involving day care, outreach and appropriate input into inpatient services.
- To contribute to and facilitate evidence based assessments and individual and group interventions within home, school and community settings.
- To contribute to the maintenance and development of the Service.
- To regularly share and supervise students on practice placement, and junior staff as appropriate.
Disclosure and Barring Service Check
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
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).