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RNMH/Social Worker Qualification/OT
NHS AfC: Band 6
33.75 hours per week
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Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
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£28,050 to £36,644 pa
01/04/2019 23:59
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Healthy Young Minds Mental Health Practitioner

NHS AfC: Band 6

About the Trust

Formed in 2002, Pennine Care has grown to become a leading provider of community and mental health services.

Our vision is to deliver the best care to patients, people and families in our local communities, by working effectively with partners to help people to live well.

We provide services across six boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside and Glossop and Trafford – with a combined population of more than 1.3 million people.

Our 6,000 community and mental health staff work tirelessly to deliver the very best care – and provide around 2.4 million patient contacts each year. We are privileged that some of the most talented and leading experts choose to work for us.

We consider ourselves lucky to be based just a few miles from the wonderful city of Manchester. If you’re looking to re-locate, there’s no GREATER place to live and work than MANCHESTER.                                                  

Our city offers an outstanding, yet affordable quality of life. Where else does vibrant nightlife and diverse culture meet the peace and tranquillity of the rolling Pennines?

Interviews are being held on 16th April 2019

Healthy Young Minds, Oldham are looking for professionals who want to join us in working within CAMHS services for children, young people and their families. Our vision is for our local community to be well-equipped to support children and young people, the adults of tomorrow, to grow up with good emotional health and well-being. Where children, young people, families or professionals feel concerned for a child’s mental health we want to be sure that they can get high quality advice and expertise about how to help, quickly and with minimum fuss. Where treatments are needed we will promote access to them and work with others to offer wider support within community and school settings.

We will be working closely with our partners in education, children’s services and the 3rd sector to achieve the recently developed ambitious Local Transformation Plan for CAMHS services. This plan provides us with the guide and resources to begin delivering our vision of having CAMHS workers available in new ways, for example attached to every school in our area, embedded in our multi-agency assessment hub and working closely with children’s universal and targeted services in each of our locality areas.

You will be joining a vibrant, established and well-trained multi-disciplinary team where values based, high quality care delivery is integral to all decision making. The team enjoy working together, setting new challenges and jointly celebrating success.

The support, development and well-being of our workforce are the foundations on which we will grow our services to ensure children and young people get the best care. We have strong links with local universities and are active in the North West CYP IAPT Collaborative which allows access to training in CBT, IPT, Systemic Family Practice, Parenting and Service Leadership and Transformation. You will receive robust clinical supervision in a range of modalities both individually and with peers to help you achieve the high standards of care we deliver. Your development is our development; we will invest in you and your future.

Are you an energetic, skilled mental health professional? Are you somebody that relishes change and service development? Do you see the opportunity to positively influence a young person’s emotional health and well-being as a privilege? If so,we want you to join us on our journey to be the best we can be for our community.

Healthy Young Minds Practitioner

We are seeking a highly skilled Healthy Young Minds Practitioner to provide specialist support to universal and targeted services in their work with children’s emotional and well being through education, advice, supervision and consultation. You will also provide case management and robust risk assessments, prevention and early intervention through consultation and education to schools and other partner agencies. The post involves working within our Triage system where an initial assessment is completed. As a Healthy Young Minds Practitioner you will complete a fuller assessment with cases transferred through from triage.

Experience of assessment work is crucial as is experience of working with children, young people & their families.

Promoting Mental Health and wellbeing amongst partner agencies will be a key part of your role. As a Healthy Young Minds Practitioner you will  participate in Single Point of Entry meetings and be part of the duty rota.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

John Birch - Operation Manager or Sophie Croft - Clinical Psychologist

0161 716 2020