Primary Mental Health Worker Early Help South and East Hampshire CAMHS
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
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If you are a registered nurse (mental health, paediatric or learning disability), psychologist, social worker or other allied health professional with a passion for working with young people and their families, then please read on.
We have an exciting opportunity to join our Primary Mental Health Workforce Team in South and East Hampshire. Whilst the successful candidate will be allocated to the Havant area they will also work within the single point of access team that covers the whole South East of Hampshire.
This is a very busy but very supportive team - no day is ever the same!
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).
To protect the health and safety of our staff/workers, patients, and those attending our sites, we encourage our workforce to get fully vaccinated against COVID
Main duties of the job
You will be an integral part of the service we provide to our local community and will work within the 'front door' team of CAMHS. There will also be opportunities to run groups, complete initial assessments and manage small caseloads depending on team capacity at the time.
Experience of risk assessment, risk management and collaborative working with young people and families is important in this role.
The ability to work well within a team and forge good working relationships with multi-disciplinary and multi-agency colleagues is an essential component of this role. Experience of working in a mental health setting is essential for this post, and experience working with young people is desirable, but not essential as candidates should be able to demonstrate transferable skills.
Training and development opportunities are available to the team including an in-house new to CAMHS training package and regular informal training sessions and CPD events. There is a robust induction. We have supported social workers through the ASYE programme upon qualifying as well as nurses and mental health practitioners to progress through the bands.
Hampshire CAMHS values the contribution that nursing makes and has a well-established nursing structure and strategy. This ensures robust supervision and governance arrangements are in place and CQC standards adhered to. We are a safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led service.
1) To provide a community based primary mental health service for children and young people as part of the primary tier of CAMHS.2) To offer consultation and advice to primary care workers on all aspects of mental health and well being of children and their families.3) To direct children and their families to the most appropriate service in order to meet their emotional needs.4) To offer assessments individually and jointly with primary care colleagues.5) To offer a variety of evidence based therapeutic group interventions at tier 1 and 2 to children, young people and their families and to hold a small case load.6) To deliver formal and informal training and education to all agencies involved with the emotional care of children and young people.7) To work in the Single Point of Access (SPA) in the service on a rotational basis .
Research and Development
Knowledge, Skills and Competencies
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).