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CAMHS Consultant

Job Reference: 354-CS-19016

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Childrens Centre, Worthing

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

Why Choose Psychiatry at Sussex Partnership?

Sussex Partnership is about the people. The people we work for, the people we work with and the people we want to become. We want to create the right job for you that not only provides a service but works with your interests.

Research – Are you looking to further or start your research? We have Research Assistants embedded within teams and have access to leading edge technology to support you with this.

Education – We have strong links with Brighton and Sussex Medical School. Are you interested in taking students on placement or getting involved with teaching?

Support – We appreciate how caring our staff are and recognise the importance of caring about you too. Are you looking for opportunities to work flexibly or work in teams that understand and support each other?

Sussex – Are you looking to live somewhere that has something for everyone? Sussex has something for everyone, the arts, culture, scenic countryside, characterful towns and villages as well as miles of picturesque coastline.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Children and Young Peoples Mental Health Services (ChYPS / CAMHS) in the West Sussex area. The post will be based at Worthing Hospital and the appointee will work with highly specialist multi-disciplinary team to provide care in the community for children and young people with moderate to severe mental health problems and neurodevelopmental disorders.

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health care for children, young people and their families in Sussex and Hampshire, to support with conditions such as anxiety, eating disorders, psychosis and learning difficulties. We provide services in hospitals, in-patient units and community services and we are seeking people to join us, to help us continue to provide high quality services.

We are now the most active mental health research organisation in the south of England and more than 9000 participants have taken part in our high quality research studies.

Our staff complete both mandatory and statutory training, and are also offered opportunities to take part in individual CPD training, relevant to their professional discipline and experience.

By joining Sussex Partnership not only would you be working in a multidisciplinary and supportive team, you would be able to reap the benefits of a varied lifestyle living along the South coast. Whether it is enjoying the beaches and vibrant city of Brighton and Hove, taking in the outstanding natural beauty of the South Downs National Park in Hastings during a walk or bike ride, or by enjoying a visit to the seaside town of Worthing for a traditional ice cream or a trip to one of their many theatres, there really is something for everyone to enjoy.

Say goodbye to the long commute to work every day and come and join us, living and working in Sussex.”

Whatever your job, we want to help you learn, so that you can do it brilliantly. This might also help you progress in your career so that you can contribute in new ways. All staff who join Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust will complete a full and extensive welcome to the trust including induction and shadowing opportunities.

In the end, it’s all about creating learning that makes a difference to the people who use our services and the people who work in them. We believe learning can help make our services safer, more effective and more compassionate.

We set up staff training, from basic skills to doctorate degrees. We support the placement of tomorrow’s nurses. Psychiatrists, psychologists, psychological therapists, occupational therapists and other health professionals during their training.

We are a University Trust and run courses with Brighton and Sussex Medical School and seven other universities across the South East and beyond. Our events and courses aim to bring staff of different disciplines, students, service users and carers together, to share experiences and ideas so that we can work well together.

Sussex Partnership actively support staff in the completion of their continuous professional development including regular clinical, managerial and professional supervision, annual appraisal and reflective practice.

Additionally staff are able to apply for funding for completion of professional training which if awarded will be supported by a Learning Agreement.

For full information on the role please see the Job Description. Not decided yet or want to discuss your individual interests in working at Sussex Partnership. then please pick up the phone and talk to us! We want to hear your thoughts and ideas on how our jobs can work for you.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Ann-Marie Skarstam, Lead Psychiatrist on 07920284836

Fran Boulter, General Manager on 07710978409

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.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third-party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

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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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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