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NELFT NHS Foundation Trust
NELFT NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and community services for over 4.9 million people living in the London Boroughs of Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Barking and Dagenham, Havering, and across Essex and Kent.
We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.
Primary Care Network Children and Young People’s Mental Health Practitioner
Closed for applications on: 25-Feb-2022 00:01
Vacancy status: Closed
Closed for applications on: 25-Feb-2022 00:01
- Ashford lenworth clinic
- Kent and Medway
- Major / Minor Region
Contract type & working pattern
- Full time - 37.5 hours per week (May need to work evenings up to 8pm)
- £40,057 - £45,839 per annum
- Salary period
- (Band 7)
- Main area
- Children's Mental Health
NELFT NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS trusts of its kind in the country. From 1st September 2017, we provide child and adolescent mental health services and all age eating disorder services across Kent and Medway. This is in addition to mental health and community services across north east London and Essex.
We aim to deliver the best care by the best people to support improved health and wellbeing for the communities we serve. We are committed to making the most of opportunities to work across traditional healthcare boundaries to bring real benefits to our patients and service users.
We work closely with other organisations and are continuously looking to develop innovative, integrated and comprehensive healthcare services that support people out of hospital where possible.
The extensive range of specialist services we provide means that it is possible to get a variety of different working experiences within the same organisation.
Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner
Community Mental Health - Primary Care Mental Health
Sites across Kent and Medway including:
Ashford, Dartford, Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells, Thanet, Medway, South Kent Coast (Deal/Dover)
These new positions are exciting and innovative and will provide mental health support for children and young people to Primary Care Networks (PCNs) in Kent and Medway. PCNs are groups of GP practices who work together in a local geographical area.
There will be numerous posts available across the PCNs (see above)
We want mental health professionals: social workers/nurses/occupational therapists and psychological therapists to be part of this initiative.
It is an exciting time to join services in Kent and Medway as we are beginning a programme of transformation of community Mental Health services, these roles are the building blocks for those developments. Initially in trailblazer localities you will be responsible for embedding the role and the successful applicants will be part of a task and finish group to review the job description and the effectiveness of the role to support the future roll out of the programme.
You will primarily work in the PCNs as a member of the integrated teams in GP surgeries
Main duties of the role:
The role is part of the Additional Role Reimbursement Scheme to embed Mental Health practitioners in Primary Care Networks. The purpose of the role is to bridge the gap between Primary Care and Secondary Mental Health services by delivering high quality Mental Health care in Primary Care settings.
It will allow the Children and Young people of Kent and Medway to receive Mental Health care in GP settings and support individuals to access a range of interventions outside of secondary care services.
The role requires a highly competent, proficient practitioner, who is able to work autonomously & creatively in this busy demanding role. Excellent assessment skills and knowledge of local services is essential to this role, as it is the gate keeper and guardian for referral to secondary services.
Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main responsibilities of the role. This is an exciting opportunity for a practitioner with significant experience of working with children and young people with mental health needs in a community setting.
Full and part time positions available.
This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).
At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.
Starting with NELFT
NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.
For More information contact Katherine Anderson email@example.com
As an employee of NELFT, you will receive the following benefits:
- Excellent working environment in a mix of state of the art and historic buildings.
- Agile working with outstanding ICT support.
- A long-standing and award-winning approach to Equality and Diversity with supportive networks for ethnic minority staff, staff with disabilities and LGBT staff.
- Staff Benefits including NHS Pension, childcare vouchers, a salary sacrifice car scheme, the MyTrustBenefits discount scheme, cycle scheme and Annual Leave Sale/Purchase scheme, trade union membership and a range of ambassadorial roles.
- A focus on staff health and wellbeing featuring subsidised gym membership, access to Mindfulness, walking groups and other wellbeing support.
We have signed the skills pledge and are an accredited Improving Working Lives organisation. We are committed to staff development and other opportunities which include a wide range of training options and active Quality Improvement Programme
Equal Opportunities Employer
We are committed to equal opportunities and diversity, are Disability Confident and therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community, people of all protected characteristics.
Correspondence with us
You are advised to regularly check your emails (including any junk mail/spam folders) for correspondence related to this post.
In the event of a high number of responses to any advert, NELFT reserves the right to close the vacancy early. If you do not hear from us within three weeks of the closing date then please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
- Must hold a professional registration NMC, HCPC etc.
- Have a min of 3 years post qualification experience 3-Expreince of working in CMAHS or equivalent setting with complex cases
- Sound knowledge / skills of EBP in relation to Children's MH and emotional wellbeing
- Good communication skills and ability to work both within MDT and independently
Further details / informal visits contact
- Stacie Hogben
- Job title
- Head of Service
- Email address
- Additional information
Senior Admin/Personal Assistant to Sandra Bryan, Assistant Director
Kent and Medway CYPMHS