Primary Mental Health Worker


Company : Sussex Partnership NHS FoundationTrust


Job Location : Ashurst, UK


Posted on : Wed, 27 May 2020 06:09:02 GMT




Job Description :

Sussex Partnership is offering an exciting opportunity for a special person to join us as a Band 6 Primary Mental Health Worker, based in our Andover Early Help team. You will be required to work across the East of the county, in particular Ashurst.

You will have a core qualification such as nursing, social work, OT, teaching, and a sound knowledge and understanding of mental health difficulties in children and young people and their families.

The successful applicant will join a well-established team of highly skilled and motivated clinicians and we are looking for someone with passion, enthusiasm and commitment to help deliver the core aspect of our work.

The role is multi-faceted, and our service is entering into a period of exciting new development as we look to expand our work into schools and opportunities will exist to help shape the future of the service.

As part of this role, the post holder will work within the Single Point of Access Service where all new referrals are received into the service. This is a key role within the wider CAMHS service and we are looking for someone who is able to deliver a set of special skills. You will require a high level of skill in assessing new referrals, collating information, undertaking telephone assessments, liaising with families and professionals and developing comprehensive care plans and risk safety plans. You will need to be able to make theoretically and clinically informed decisions. You will be able to provide a timely response, often managing a high level of emotional need. The work is busy and challenging but rewarding.

The role will support you to identify and deliver relevant treatments and interventions to young people and families and you will have opportunities to develop therapeutic skills in evidenced based interventions such as direct work and group work. The appointed member of staff will also have the opportunity to participate in offering consultation and training to external agencies, as well as public events hosted by CAMHS, enabling interface with our partner agencies, parents and carers, and the wider community.

Excellent team working is an essential component to this post. The post holder will require a high degree of professional autonomy and self-management, and will be required to account for their professional practice through appraisal and audit

As a Trust, we recognise the impact of the nature of our work and are committed to staff well-being, providing activities that promote the positive health of our staff, such as arts projects and staff development. We are committed to regular line management and supervision and offer a range of internal training and CPD activities.

This post offers the Trust's £2000 Golden Hello for band 5 or 6 Nurses, or a relocation package up to a maximum of £2000 (subject to terms and conditions).

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