Mental Health Practitioners - Youth Justice Services
Staff Group: Allied Health Professionals
Specialty/Function: Children and Family Health Devon
About Devon Partnership NHS Trust
We provide mental health and learning disability services, as well as a range of specialist and secure services for the wider south west region and nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery.
We not only recruit employees based on their qualifications and experience - we recruit individuals who possess and demonstrate the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation. These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity and compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile, making time for people, challenging ourselves and others and being open to new ideas.
We are committed to being an inclusive employer and applications are encouraged and welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time, job share and flexible working applications will be considered and supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health and learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Employer. Applicants who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria in the job description will be invited to interview.
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• Are you an experienced CAMHS Mental Health Clinician looking for a new challenge and opportunity?
• Do you have extensive clinical experience, and an interest in working with children and young people in the youth justice service?
• Are you keen to keep young people and their communities safe through collaborative working to help young people recognise and repair harm that is caused by offending?
• Are you interested in working with young people together with multi-agency colleagues using a Child First approach to create positive outcomes?
• Would you like to experience life in one of the UK s most beautiful areas, with exciting cities, charming countryside and magnificent coastlines?
We are looking for two Band 6 Senior CAMHS Mental Health Practitioners who will be based within the Children and Families Devon Directorate, CAMHS service and work into the Devon and Torbay Youth Justice services as key health professionals. You will be based in one of our Youth Justice Team sites - Barnstaple, Exeter or Torbay - with the support of a county-wide team alongside you.
You will use your skills and experience as a mental health practitioner to deliver high quality care, developing and sustaining relationships across agencies and working as a core member of the Youth Justice multi-agency and disciplinary team. Using both evidence-based practice and routine outcome measures, you will use a strength-based approach to work collaboratively with people, in line with CYP-IAPT key principles.
Our Children and Young People say
"We would like the people who work for Child and Family Health Devon to be understanding, patient and respectful. They should be trustworthy and make us feel safe and comfortable. It is important that they use their skills and experience to listen carefully in a non-patronising and non-judgemental way. When staff are positive and friendly, they help to create an environment that is informal and without pressure."
You will be an experienced and qualified CAMHS professional (RMN, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist) with extensive experience working with children and young people with complex needs. You will have an interest in those who require support within the criminal justice system. You will be able to work alongside colleagues in a multi-disciplinary team and develop strong working relationships within the Youth Justice team, CAMHS and across external agencies to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children, young people and their carers/families. The ability to adapt communication and intervention style to meet individual need is important and you will have knowledge of child development and child protection procedures.
Assessing and managing multiple risks and being able to assess mental health presentations in the community is a core part of this role, responding to both urgent and routine, planned and unplanned need. You will be required to work flexibly across a range of clinical, community and home-based settings to meet the needs of the child/young person. You will be required to work flexibly with service users with an aim of fostering trust and engagement in change. You will be patient and tolerant and able to connect with children and young people who may demonstrate complex social and emotional connections.
You will be responsible for providing therapeutic intervention that is strengths-focused, evidence-based and tailored to meet the needs of the child/young person and their family/carer. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about working with children/young people in the community with the confidence to intervene to meet a range of mental health needs and a desire to work with others to continually improve what we do.
Employed by Devon Partnership NHS Trust, you will be part of Children and Family Health Devon, an Alliance that is unique and brings together six leading providers of adult and children s community, acute and mental health services in Devon, along with key voluntary sector organisations and academic partners.
This Alliance has designed a system-wide service model to deliver integrated, co-ordinated support wrapped around the child, young person and family. It builds on our strong relationships across education, health, social care and voluntary sector services in Devon, and, most importantly, it has been developed and refined in partnership with children, young people and their families/carers.
Our offer to you
We recognise our people want to learn and develop, becoming the best that they can be. We offer all our staff a range of training opportunities including a variety of in-house training programmes designed and delivered by experts, and opportunities to access external training where appropriate.
In addition to ongoing training and development opportunities, we are committed to providing an environment in which you can thrive.
Benefits of working at Devon Partnership NHS Trust include:
• Commitment to flexible working where this is possible;
• 27 days of annual leave per year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years service with the NHS so you can really enjoy what Devon has to offer;
• Individual personal development plans and a commitment to ongoing training;
• Generous NHS pension scheme;
• Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits;
• Health service discounts and online benefits;
• Incremental pay progression;
• Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7;
• Access to our staff networks;
• Health and wellbeing opportunities;
• Cycle to Work Scheme and reduced public transport rates;
• Structured learning and development opportunities;
• Refer a friend scheme applies - both earn up to £500 (see terms & conditions).
Devon offers beautiful coastal and countryside locations with a wide range of social and leisure opportunities.
Application supporting information
As part of the application process, you may be asked four simple values based recruitment questions. Your responses will determine we are happy to progress with your application.
If you are shortlisted, you will be contacted by email with interview details. Therefore, it is important that you check your NHS jobs account regularly. To access emails from us, please log into your account, and go to 'My Applications'.
In submitting an application form, you authorise Devon Partnership NHS Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process should you be appointed. We will not seek references until you have been made a conditional offer.
Please note by applying for posts that require a professional registration, you are also consenting to this being checked prior to interview. Preference will be given to staff at risk in priority order.
Any identification documents supplied as part of the recruitment process will be verified manually and electronically in line with NHS employment check standards.
This advert will be withdrawn when a sufficient number of applications have been received. If you have part completed an application, we will contact you to advise you of this.
As a new member of staff to Devon Partnership NHS Trust, you will be required to attend a full induction programme at the beginning of your employment. The content and length of this programme will depend on your new job role and where you will be working. This can be between one day for non-clinical staff and up to ten days for inpatient clinical staff.
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