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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/09/2020.

Senior Community Mental Health Nurse

Job Reference: 246-CFYP2515993-A

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Mental Health
80 St. Stephens, Norwich
£31,365 - £37,890 gross per annum

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, alcohol treatment, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. We are proud of our staff who have been commended for the care they provide. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we’d love you to join us!

Please follow this link to find out more in our Employee Handbook

Employee Handbook

Please read the job description/person specification carefully and ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience needed.

It is important that you complete a formal application form as CV’s alone will not be accepted.

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Now is the time to come and work for NSFT Children, Families and Young Person’s Service.

With the National conversation increasingly focussed on the mental health of young people this is a hugely exciting time to be at the forefront of the development of these services. With community awareness about the challenges young people face and the importance of supporting them to develop the knowledge, skills and resilience they need to find meaning and purpose in their lives.

We are leading the transformation of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in Norfolk and Waveney. An innovative response to how to meet this growing demand in a spirit of positive and forward-thinking collaboration.

NSFT has a growing and vibrant research culture. Since 2016, over 4000 people have taken part in research in NSFT. In 2018-19, we were the 11th highest mental health Trust in terms of recruitment into research studies. In the last 12 months, the Trust has been awarded multiple national research grants as well as career development research fellowships, and our unique dedicated CFYP Research Development team can support your ideas and career in research.

The NSFT youth service:

* Is at the forefront of national developments in providing support for children and young people across the 14-25 age range.

*Is working in partnership with Norfolk Childrens Services to ensure that families access the right support at the right time from the right professional rather than feeling passed around between services.

*Is actively exploring the development of specific treatment pathways across the Norfolk children’s workforce.

* Is one of the national leaders in developing the Mental Health in Schools Teams described in the Green Paper.

* Is committed to the use of reflective practice groups to improve staff well-being and team development.

* Recognises the central role that continuing professional development plays in supporting staff satisfaction, resilience and well-being.

A job in the Central Youth Team will inevitably be challenging and demanding at times, but it will also be immensely rewarding and provide you with great opportunities to make a genuine difference to the lives of others. Our team is caring, creative, hard-working and clinically led. Due to the developments in our 14-25 youth service we are looking for a variety of enthusiastic and committed practitioners to join our experienced multi-disciplinary team and work in partnership with young people, their families, carers and partner agencies. We will value your ideas about how our service can be improved and ensure that you continue to access training and supervision to develop your own practice and further your career ambitions.


Benefits included with this role are:-

  • NHS pension
  • a comprehensive in house & external training programmes
  • career progression
  • starting annual leave of 27 days per annum increasing to 33 days pa based on length of service (plus paid bank holidays)
  • staff physio service
  • NHS discounts and many more.

Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing their experiences and learning from each other.

NSFT is committed to lifelong learning and continuous professional development (CPD) for its entire staff. There are a variety of definitions of CPD across the professions but it is usually taken to mean learning activities which update existing skills.

CPD is determined through appraisal with a personal development plan agreed between an individual and their manager, with the commitment of the necessary time and resources.

Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in your local communities, click APPLY!

Interviews are to be confirmed, candidates may only be given a minimum of 3 days’ notice, please note this date is provisional and may be subject to change. You will be contacted via email and invited to book a time. These emails may go to your SPAM, so please keep checking all your emails if applying.

Please visit our Facebook and Twitter page @NSFTjobs

For further details / informal visits contact:Name: Sydney MarrimaJob title: Operations ManagerEmail address: sydney.marrima@nsft.nhs.ukTelephone number: 01603 974671

Apart from its legal duties in relation to equality and diversity, the Trust recognises and actively promotes the benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to treating all employees with dignity and respect regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

Additionally, people with disabilities that fall under the Two Ticks - Guaranteed Interview Scheme will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification).

FOR POSTS WITH DIRECT SERVICE USER CONTACT - Please be advised that due to recent changes in the DBS Service, organisations no longer receive copies of DBS Disclosures – these are sent directly to candidates only. Therefore, it will be your responsibility, if successful, to ensure that this is taken to the appointing officer as soon as you receive it.

Alternatively, if you have subscribed to the update service, we will be able to check your status once we have your authority to do so.

The Trust has now introduced a DBS Update Service which is a contractual requirement. You need to subscribe when you have applied for your DBS clearance and there is a time limit to subscribe of 19 days after receipt of your DBS disclosure. Please ensure that this is completed within the set time scale.

This update service is an annual subscription at a cost of £13 to you. This will enable the Trust to have instant online access to your DBS record, with your consent, and so will remove the need for you to have to apply for this repeat check again.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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