Mental Health Practitioner
Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
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PALMS is expanding again and we are seeking to appoint motivated, committed, flexible and forward thinking Mental Health Practitioners to contribute to the development of a Crisis Team for the PALMS' population.
The PALMS' crisis team will include an Administrator, Clinical Psychologist, Consultant Psychiatrist, Outreach Workers, PALMS' Urgent Responders and/or Mental Health Practitioners and a Specialist Positive Behaviour Analyst. This MDT will work collaboratively and in collaboration with the wider PALMS' MDT to support these CYP as well as working with colleagues in the existing Hertfordshire crisis service C-CATT (CAMHS Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team).
Main duties of the job
The ideal candidate will be able to:- Work directly with families, carers and other agencies to support them at times of high distress.- Contribute to the formulation and development of individual intervention plans and risk assessments and implement agreed aspects of these plans in conjunction with PALMS' colleagues, other agencies, children and young people and their families.- Use initiative and practice autonomously, within parameters of the role, to ensure agreed goals and outcomes are achieved following multidisciplinary assessment and as part of the care planning process.- Maintain a high degree of professionalism when working in settings where there is a highly emotive atmosphere.- Be flexible in their approach and have resilience under pressure- Work both in a team environment and autonomously
We can offer you:
- Regular clinical and professional supervision- Regular appraisal, personal development planning and opportunities for continuing professional development.- Regular opportunities to meet as a team- Regular CPD and Peer Reflection- Opportunities to work closely with a multi-disciplinary team and learn from other evidence based frameworks and approaches.- Involvement in service development- Opportunities to provide line management and clinical supervision to other members of the PALMS team- In addition to the basic salary, this post attracts a High Cost Area Supplement of 5% of basic salary subject to a minimum payment of £1,066 and a maximum payment of £1,845 per annum pro rata.
PALMS has longstanding commissioning arrangements to provide input to Children and Young People (CYP) on three distinct pathways of tailored intervention: standard, heavy and intensive. There has been an increase in the number of CYP presenting in/at risk of going into crisis; These children and families require a significant amount of clinical input to enable de-escalation, reduce risks and decrease the likelihood of being placed out of county.
Throughout 2020/21 PALMS have been able to collect robust data on the time and skills required to meet the needs of CYP presenting in crisis and demonstrated significant positive outcomes for CYP and their families. In addition, PALMS has been able to evidence the importance of a MDT approach to support these CYP. Simultaneously, Hertfordshire is committed to realising the vision of the long term plan. PALMS have therefore been provided with additional funding to support the PALMS population who are at risk of, or at, crisis.
Alongside supporting these CYP and their families, the work of the team will provide decision makers with evidence informed options and clear recommendation for developing and delivering an effective multiagency crisis service that is responsive to needs within Hertfordshire and which fully meets the vision of the long term plan.
The post is 0.5 WTE and permanent; Roles within the crisis team are flexible in terms of base as most of the work will be within the community across the county and as such a full valid driving license and access to a car to use regularly for business purposes is essential (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010).
Closing date for applications will be midnight on Sunday 5th June 2022 with Interviews running on 17th June 2022. Interviews will be run using video conferencing and full details and instructions will be provided to successful candidates.
Please note there will be a group task at the beginning of the day which all candidates will need to attend. Successful candidates will then be invited to return for their individual interview later in the day. Timings will be allocated on the day.
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