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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/11/2020.

Eating Disorders Specialist Clinician

Job Reference: 457-20-101-QN

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
Eating Disorders Service
£31,365 to £37,890 pa

About us

We are a Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust providing a range of diverse services including: generic & specialist mental health care; services for people with learning disability; drug & alcohol services; Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT); GP Primary Care services; dementia care services; and community based services for those with long term neurological conditions. We promote emotional health and well being through the provision of accessible high quality modern services designed around the needs of our local population. Our culture is founded upon effective partnership working and close working relationships with staff, service users and their families/carers. We strive to deliver consistently high quality care through our high performing, dedicated & skilful workforce which you could now become a part of. Our values are fundamental to ensuring people are at the heart of everything we do, our values are Respect, Compassion, Partnership. Accountability, Fairness and Ambition.

Scheduled and Planned Care Directorate

Eating Disorders Specialist Clinician
(Fixed term Contract for one year)

Salary: Band 6 £31,365 - £37,890 pa (dependent on experience)

Location: St George’s Community Health Centre

Hours: 37.5

Post Ref: 457-20-101-QN

This post will be hosted by Sheffield Eating Disorders Service, one of the 3 involved provider organisations on behalf of the Partnership delivering the Sheffield All Age Eating Disorder Service. The partnership also includes South Yorkshire Eating Disorders Association and Sheffield Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) The post holder will work across each organisation to meet the needs of the new All Age Eating Disorder (AAED) Pathway.

Sheffield Eating Disorders Service provides out and day patient care to young people and adults with moderate to severe eating disorders. The Service offers specialist assessment and evidence based treatment interventions which aim to support the service user to work towards recovery. Day treatment may also be offered if the service user requires more intensive intervention. The Service also liaises with medical and specialist units if in patient care is required.

Description of the Team/responsibilities/duties of the role
The post holder will participate in daily triage of referrals and offer both routine and urgent assessments on a weekly basis. The post holder will work closely with the MDT to develop appropriate care plans for service users who have been assessed and liaise with other parts of the pathway, broader Mental Health services and Primary Care. The post holder will deliver therapeutic interventions e.g. CBT/ Motivational work or other interventions dependant on skills and experience.

Mental Health professional qualification e.g. First level professional qualification in Mental Health Nursing or Diploma/degree in Occupational Therapy or Social Work qualification. Previous work experience in mental health setting
Training in CBT, motivational interviewing or other therapeutic approach. Evidence of post qualification training or further study. Knowledge of or work experience with people with eating disorders

Our values are fundamental to ensuring people are at the heart of everything we do, our values are:

  • Respect: We listen to other, valuing their views and contributions
  • Compassion: We show empathy and kindness to others so they feel supported, understood and safe
  • Partnership: We engage with others on the basis of equality and collaboration
  • Accountability: We are open and transparent, acting with honesty and integrity, accepting responsibility for outcomes
  • Fairness: We ensure equal access to opportunity, support and services
  • Ambition: We are committed to making a difference and helping to fulfil aspirations and hopes of our service users.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children and as part of our safe recruitment practice the successful applicant(s) will be subject to a check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) if it is deemed appropriate for the role. The cost of the DBS check (currently up to £48.23) must be met by the successful applicant(s).

SHSC is a Level 2 'Disability Confident' employer, this means that if you have a Disability you are guaranteed an interview if you meet ALL of the essential criteria for this post. Please make sure that when you apply for this post you make it clear how you meet the criteria for the post and also complete the monitoring section of the application where there is a box to tick to indicate that you wish to be included in the guaranteed interview scheme.

The Trust values the diversity of all staff and is committed to equality. We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community regardless of age, gender, racial origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation or disability including people who have experienced mental ill health. We actively welcome applications from people who have used our services.

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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