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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/09/2022.

Community Mental Health Nurse

Job Reference: 301-VA-22-134520

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
CAMHS Crisis & Intensive Support Team
South Staffordshire
£27,055 - £32,934

An award winning organisation with over 9000 employees across services in North & South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Essex, we are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers.

What can we offer you?

  • Our SOOTHE resources are supporting staff across the trust with their physical and mental health. In addition to the support offered from our occupational health provider Team Prevent.

  • Counselling support and lifestyle information with advice on a variety of personal matters

  • Annual Big SOOTHE week provides time to reflect on the demands following the pandemic and connect with others to feel able to face future challenges as we move forward.

  • “In our Gift” provides a platform for your voice to be heard to implement change

  • Purchase additional annual leave as well as wellbeing days

  • Career development opportunities and coaching

  • Access to in house training programs, leadership management and NVQ qualifications as well as our wellbeing and recovery college

  • Innovative research training program entitled STARS (Supporting the advancement of Research Skills)

  • Flexible working wherever possible including opportunities for homeworking

  • Opportunities to connect of important issues such as Sustainability and digital working

  • Empower and engage our staff with LOVE awards, LOVE long service awards and STAFF Surveys

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Commitment to create a more diverse and inclusive organisation through our Staff Equality Network

  • NHS pension scheme

  • You would be eligible for NHS discounts including blue light card and red guava

Mental Health Nurse

Children’s and Young People (Crisis and) Intensive Support Team

Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services, South Staffordshire

Base: Across South Staffordshire


Hours: 37.5 hours

Pay scale: Band 5

Permanent position

Multiple post available (previous applicants need not apply)

Due to this expansion we have a number of posts available within the team including:

Mental Health Practitioners

Mental Health Nurses

Support Workers

Occupational Therapist

Are you a qualified Mental Health Nurse, with a passion for working with Children and young people with complex Mental Health needs? Would you like to be part of a developing service, helping to shape the future of Children & Adolescent Mental Health?

If so we need you:

We are actively seeking applications for a band 5 developmental post from staff with a professional qualification in Mental Health Nursing. Experience in working with CYP in Mental Health, Autism or Learning Disability services would be beneficial

Following extensive investment as part of National and Local Sustainability and Transformation planning, the CAMHS Intensive Support Team are expanding and transforming our current Intensive Outreach Team to develop a robust flexible Intensive Support Team, offering Community based Mental Health Intensive Support for our Children & Young People (CYP) and families in South Staffordshire within their localities ; with additional investment for the future to offer the addition of Crisis response and brief intervention to create a full Crisis Response and Intensive Support Service.

In MPFT Children and Families Mental Health Function, we work with young people who have a wide range of needs in an inclusive way. Our model places our young people’s needs at the heart of what we offer to ensure that they are getting the best care possible. The Intensive Support Team offers: support and intervention for young people with high risk and complex mental health needs in an intensive time bound way. We recognise the CYP’s home or community environment as being an important part of their recovery therefore working as part of the multi-disciplinary team the post holder will assess the need of CYP presenting to services, delivering safe and effective interventions for CYP and their families in their communities and in places of safety, working to avoid hospital admission and manage complex risks, in accordance with recognised clinical guidance.

If you have the passion and motivation for working with CYP we would love to hear from you. Experience of working in CAMHS is not essential (although beneficial) as you will have the opportunity to expand your skill set and integrate with our core services. We offer learning and development opportunities such as shadowing and specialist supervision, and consultation from others working with CYP & Families.

The team are currently working 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday however we are hoping to be offering support to CYP and families 8am-10pm, 7 days per week, and 365 days per year once we are fully operational.

We are looking for full time and part time staff and may be able to offer flexibility in working days/hours to meet the needs of the service as well as offering greater work life balance for staff.

We want our children and young people to have the best practitioners possible to support their needs in the right place at the right time; as such we will consider offering relocation packages where appropriate.

What our CYP and families have said about us so far:

“I thought the service I received was great and I really appreciate the support as I’ve come so far since this service got involved”

“They listened well and helped me realise it’s okay not to be okay”

“The fact they listened to me and supported me through my hardest time and stayed involved every step of the way”

“Extra support and regular appointments”

“The flexibility to increase/decrease care as necessary”

“They listened to me and were patient with me when I found it difficult to talk”

For further information or an informal discussion please contact

Sharron Chamberlain (Team Leader & Mental Health Practitioner) , Tel: 07800 715328

Ann Cox (Nurse Consultant) Tel: 07812 471025


IMPORTANT INFORMATION about your application. Please read. .

The Trust treats personal data collected during the recruitment process in accordance with the Information Governance Policy. Information about how your data is used and the basis for processing your data is contained within the Trust’s Privacy Notice

1. UPDATES & CORRESPONDENCE – All correspondence will be sent via email to the email address you used when making your application. Please check your email regularly. If you have selected updates by text messaging we will also correspond via this method.

2. EMPLOYMENT CHECKS – If selected for interview, you will be sent an email with the details of the documentation you need to bring along with you to verify your Right to work in the UK, your identity and DBS Check. Failure to bring the documentation will delay your employment if you are successful at interview.

3. REFERENCES - Please ensure you provide email addresses for all referees for the last 3 years of employment and advise of any gaps in employment. We will not request references prior to interview unless you have given permission on your application form to do so, however, if you are offered a position with the Trust, references will be requested at the point of offer and by completing this application you are giving your approval for this information to be requested.

MPFT is committed to the equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, skills and potential and welcome applications from a wide range of candidates from all areas of the community, who meet the specific criteria of the post regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, physical / mental disability or offending background.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The Trust has a positive attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues.

PLEASE NOTE: should we have a high volume of applications the Trust may close the vacancy early

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