We are looking for a motivated individual to join Suffolk County Council's innovative multi-disciplinary Crisis Help and Risk Intervention Service (CHRIS) on casual hours as either a Social Worker or Mental Health Nurse. You will be based at our HQ in Ipswich with hybrid working options, including some working from home.
Are you looking for flexible casual working hours or looking to increase working hours?
Are you a confident and reflective Social Worker or Mental Health Nurse?
Are you interested in developing highly specialist knowledge and skills for supporting children, young people, and families experiencing a crisis?
We have an opportunity for you to join our innovative multi-disciplinary Crisis Help and Risk Intervention Service (CHRIS) on casual hours as either a Social Worker or Mental Health Nurse.
CHRIS is hosted by Suffolk County Council and sits within Children and Young Peoples Services (CYP) providing enhanced multi-disciplinary team (MDT) risk support to children and young people up to the age of 18, their parents, carers, and practitioners when they are in crisis, using a psycho-social model.
You will play a vital role in bringing highly specialist knowledge, skills, and passion to where it is needed.
CHRIS offers a range of options to referring practitioners, including consultation, joint work, training, and direct intensive face-to-face work with children and young people up to the age of 18, their parents, carers, and practitioners (CFYP).
You will play a key role in directly delivering interventions, in addition to supporting other colleagues within the service to successfully support CFYP.
Key responsibilities within the role will include:
- working in conjunction with the MDT to ensure the delivery of safe, effective, and responsive care to service users within the Crisis pathway in line with CQC requirements, NICE guidance, and Best Practice qualities and standards
- working in partnership with other agencies and organisations to provide a consistent and joined-up service experience for CFYP
- providing clinical advice, and leadership to Grade 4 staff within the team.
You will need:
- excellent communication skills, and the ability to work flexibly and creatively
- an openness to learning and a commitment to new ways of working
- experience in managing or supporting other practitioners; or relevant transferrable skills with a desire to progress
- current registration with an appropriate regulatory/professional body.
You can view a full list of requirements in the Job and Person Profile (link below). If you think you have what it takes to be successful in this role, even if you don't meet all the requirements, please apply. We would appreciate the opportunity to consider your application.
CHRIS is a risk support service that will focus on the rapid assessment and stabilisation of risk in line with THRIVE and the Signs of Safety framework.
CHRIS wraps around any services that currently work with referred children and young people and the service is being designed to complement existing provisions, forming part of the CFYP Mental Health Crisis Response pathway in Suffolk.
The operational hours for the service are 8 am - 8 pm Monday - Friday, and 9 am - 1 pm on weekends and bank holidays.
We will offer you:
- a comprehensive clinical induction learning and development programme
- extensive and ongoing learning and development package, including full training in the AMBIT and DBT approaches, Suicide prevention training, and LGBTQ+ mental health training within the initial operational year
- access to a robust and comprehensive package to support you within your role, including Suffolk County Council Wellbeing resources, management supervision, monthly individual clinical supervision, monthly reflective practice groups, and weekly MDT meetings
- access to a Child and Adolescent Consultant Psychiatrist is available on an as-required basis.
Travelling requirements for your role
We positively encourage the use of technology to communicate, but in this role, you will need to travel to locations away from your contractual base, so you must either hold a full and current driving licence and have access to personal transport or meet the mobility requirements of the role through other reasonable and suitable means. If you require a reasonable adjustment due to a disability to meet the travel requirements of this role, please speak with the contact detailed below.
Why not click 'apply' today to find out more about the role and be considered as our Social Worker or Mental Health Nurse - we would love to hear from you!
Closing date for Social Worker or Mental Health Nurse: 11.30pm, 8 December 2022
This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. We are also committed to flexible working.
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