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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.
SPA CAMHS Practitioner
Closed for applications on: 20-Aug-2022 00:00
Vacancy status: Closed
Closed for applications on: 20-Aug-2022 00:00
- Colchester, Essex
- Essex House, 200 The Crescent
- Colchester, Essex
- CO4 9YQ
- Major / Minor Region
Contract type & working pattern
- Full time
- Part time
- £32,306 - £39,027 per annum pro rata
- Salary period
- (NHS AfC: Band 6)
- Main area
Do you want to be part of an innovative organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.
Here at NELFT, embracing a Just and Compassionate Culture is our commitment to our colleagues and to our patients that we will support and promote a culture based on fairness, respect, honesty, and trust, ensuring that we have consistent leadership behaviours and styles across the Trust. Our vision is to create an engaging place to work in partnership, where we value diverse perspectives and work in an environment in which you feel valued, supported, understood, and developed. Our professional relationships are built on a foundation of mutual respect, trust and honesty. We are committed to welcoming and making everyone feel valued here at NELFT.
We embrace continuous learning to improve patient outcomes and we provide outstanding professional development opportunities for our workforce. If you want to grow and progress your career with an organisation that values it’s people, take the first step on an exciting career journey and join us today.
Are you a confident and skilled clinician looking to bring positive change to the lives of young people and to the communities in which they live? Why not come and work for NELFT’s Southend, Essex and Thurrock Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (SET CAMHS) , and become part of one of the UK’s most innovative healthcare Trusts?
We have an exciting opportunity for SET CAMHS Single Point of Access Multi-Disciplinary Worker.
The role is to work at the SET CAMHS Single Point of Access (SPA) triaging new referrals into the service and responding to referrals via telephone calls, and consultation with other professionals and stakeholders.
Responsibilities of the post:
To promote the mental and emotional health of children, young people and families in the community through clinical interventions in the SET CAMHS Single Point of Access (SPA).
To prevent more serious mental health problems in children and young people by early identification of the development of mental health problems.
To have a wide range of knowledge in approaches to communicating and managing care with families, children and young people.
To have excellent communication skills and to be able to promote integrated healthcare working internally and externally.
Working for our organisation
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).
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.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
The post-holder will be a graduate qualified health care professional (e.g. nurse, social worker, occupational therapist), or will have substantial CAMHS clinical experience and where appropriate will be fully registered with the appropriate professional or regulatory body (e.g. HCPC, NMC). They will have extensive clinical experience working with children and young people with emotional wellbeing and mental health difficulties. In addition the worker will need to evidence that they are able to provide children, young people and their families with information and education thereby ensuring they have meaningful choices regarding interventions. The worker will need to demonstrate that they have a wide range of knowledge in approaches to communicating and managing care.
The single point of access in SET CAMHS
The SPA receives, screens and directs referrals from across Southend, Essex and Thurrock. Then provides advice, information, consultation and support to all referrers and a range of other local services. SPA staff are co-located with existing local authority early help and advice services. SPA is often young people’s and families first, important contact with SET CAMHS.
The SPA works closely with the SET CAMHS locality teams and aims to respond earlier to children and young people’s needs in order to help prevent, reduce or delay the need for more specialist interventions.
The service is driven by the principles underpinning the national CYP-IAPT programme (Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies); evidence based interventions, routine measurement of outcomes, access to high quality training and supervision for professionals and true co-production with children and young people.
Care pathway leads and practitioners ensure that a high quality, timely, accessible and evidence-based service is available to all children and young people who need it. This means establishing and maintaining excellent working relationships with the SPA, wider social, health and voluntary services.
If working in our SET CAMHS SPA is for you if you are excited by a modern approach. We would very much like to hear from you.
We believe in bringing your authentic and best self to work, in order to provide the best care to our patients. We are committed to supporting our employees holistically. Here is a snapshot of what is on offer at NELFT:
- A long-standing and award-winning approach to Equality and Diversity with supportive networks for ethnic minority staff, staff with disabilities and LGBT staff
- A commitment to supporting our staff achieve a work life balance, through flexible working opportunities and our efforts to support our working parents and carers. This has resulted in us being recognised as a ‘Top 10 Family Friendly Employer’ from Working Families charity
- Proactive health and wellbeing support, including access to our KeepingWell hub, staff psychological support, individual wellbeing conversations and a network of health and wellbeing ambassadors
As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that’s job share, part time or another flexible pattern.
Supporting our Armed Forces
We recognise the valuable contribution that the Armed Forces community make to our organisation. We have signed the Armed Forces Covenant, and achieved Gold Award under the Armed Forces Employer Recognition Scheme. We have supportive policies, guaranteed interview schemes for veterans. reservists and military spouses, and give additional leave to our Reservists so that they can attend their annual camp.
Equal opportunities employer
We are committed to equal opportunities and diversity and positively encourage applications from all sections of the community regardless of any protected characteristic.
We are a Disability Confident employer and have made the pledge to commit to employing more people with disabilities. If you require this application in another format i.e Braille or audio tape please contact the recruitment team on 0300 300 1530 or email email@example.com
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 start will be on the first Monday of the month unless otherwise agreed. Further details of our induction will be sent with your offer letter,
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.
- Successful completion of a graduate training (e.g. nursing, social work, occupational therapy) or equivalent substantial CAMHS clinical experience
- Further professional knowledge will have been gained through accredited courses workshops, study and in house training programmes (e.g. CYP-IAPT training).
- To be eligible for registration as a full member of the appropriate professional body (e.g. HCPC, NMC) where appropriate
- Experience of working with difficult, disturbed or challenging children/young people requiring skilled and complex interventions
- Experience of working with children and adolescents with co-morbid difficulties and special needs. (i.e. combination of organic and emotional deficits, such as autistic spectrum disorders and trauma).
- Experience of working therapeutically with parents/carers/families of children and young people with complex mental health problems
- Experience of using observation (eg. In school contexts) to contribute to assessments of children.
- Experience of carrying out generic assessment with other colleagues in the multi-disciplinary team
- Experience of assessment carried out autonomously in order to determine the most appropriate treatment plan from a range of options for the child/young person.
- Experience of providing individual interventions with a wide variety of children and young people, from 3 to 19 years old- presenting problems at the most severe end of the spectrum.
Further details / informal visits contact
- Tomer Hasson
- Job title
- Essex Single Point of Access Team Manager
- Email address
- Additional information
You are welcome to contact Tomer Hasson and arrange an informal visit to discuss the role of a practitioner and the role of the team.