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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/09/2020.

Eating Disorder Practitioners

Job Reference: 354-CS-20169

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Chalkhill, Haywards Heath
Band 7 - £38,890 - £44,503 per annum

We are a large NHS Mental Health Trust in South East England and are looking for people to help us provide high quality services for the patients, carers and local communities that we serve.

We want patients and staff to recommend our organisation as a place where they would be happy for their friends and family to be treated. You can help us to do this by bringing your skills, experience and commitment to Sussex Partnership.

Sussex Partnership is an equal opportunities employer, with a sincere commitment to our people’s health and emotional wellbeing and as such, we have signed the Time to Change pledge and provide a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme.

In addition, our workforce is currently under-represented by people from Black and Minority Ethnic and Disabled communities. We welcome applications from people of these communities as we want our workforce to reflect the communities we serve.

The Trust is committed to providing opportunities for flexible working.

Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that’s job share, part time or another flexible pattern.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated our services good, following their most recent inspection, and outstanding in the caring domain.

There are new exciting opportunities for enthusiastic, motivated and compassionate clinicians to join our expanding Sussex-wide Family Eating Disorder Service (SFEDS). The service prides itself on delivering high quality evidenced based treatment in accordance with NICE Guidelines and National Access and waiting Time Standards. The service works with young people aged 10-18 with Anorexia Nervosa or Bulimia Nervosa. The service works with young people and their families and carers to support recovery through Evidence Based Interventions such as Systemic Family Practice.

We are a service of highly skilled and experienced Family and Systemic Psychotherapists, Psychiatry, Pediatrician, Clinical Psychology, Nurses, Dietitian and Social Workers. We are looking to recruit 3 new dynamic members of staff including a Band 7 Clinician covering Duty and Initial Assessments, a Band 7 Home Intervention Practitioner and a Band 7 Eating Disorder Practitioner. We invite Mental Health Professionals including Nurses, Social Workers, Family Psychotherapists and other disciplines to apply for these roles and be part of a service that is growing and developing.

The posts available are:

1x 1.0 Band 7 Duty Clinician - This role will entail covering duty tasks such as screening and triaging new referrals and liaison with referrers and young people and their families providing timely 24 hour response. This role will also include offering Initial Assessments to young people presenting with Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa and working as part of our MDT in the formation of diagnosis, care planning and risk management.

1x 1.0 Band 7 Home Intervention Practitioner - This role will support the Treatment Care Plan established between the Therapist and family. The post holder will provide treatment and intervention within families/carers homes to support with feeding, meal planning and the management of risk. This enhanced support is provided to offer least restrictive options for young people, to enable young people to remain living in their communities and avoid hospital admissions were possible.

1x 1.0 Band 7 Eating Disorder Therapist - This role will involve delivering evidence based treatment in accordance with NICE Guidelines in providing family intervention to support the recovery of those young people who are suffering from Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa. This clinician will work autonomously and as part of the MDT in delivering a high quality service whilst supporting the delivery of meeting national standards.

When applying for the post please indicate which post you are interested in. The post is open to job shares.

Do you want a career in a trust with a 2020 vision of achieving outstanding care and treatment you can be confident in? With a vision that includes becoming the employer of choice? Where our values guide how we do this?

As one of the largest providers of children and young people's mental health, our Care Delivery Service (CDS) provides care across Sussex and Hampshire. Supported by our Clinical Academic Group (CAG) we work to put research, innovation and learning into practice.

You will be part of a strong multidisciplinary team, receiving high standards of supervision.

Our services build on our CYP-IAPT learning and 'deliver with and deliver well' and we have built the infrastructure to sustain this with our collaborative work with our service users who help shape our transformation with their lived experience. Our psychology and intern infrastructure support the meaningful use of the service wide outcome measures framework.

Our offer is for a career not just a job, in a team and a trust committed to delivering the best care possible to the community whilst being committed to the wellbeing of its staff - and endeavoring to show this by how we do, what we do - that our staff are our greatest asset and that staff wellbeing is a key priority.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Janine Chan

Clinical Service Manager


Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust takes its responsibilities for the safeguarding and protection of children and young people and vulnerable adults very seriously and expects this of all its employees and bank workers. The Trust works with adult and children’s social care to ensure that the integrated service has systems in place to equip staff and bank workers with the knowledge and skills to recognise abuse, and take action to safeguard and protect vulnerable adults and children and young people.

Successful candidates are normally offered salaries at the bottom of the relevant salary range. However, where previous or equivalent NHS experience in a similar role can be demonstrated and evidenced, this may be taken into consideration when setting the starting salary.

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We welcome and appreciate every application that we receive but regret that we are unable to advise every candidate if they have not been shortlisted. If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the closing date then it is likely that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion, however please do not be discouraged from applying again.

In the event of an excessive number of applicants the Trust does reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than indicated.

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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