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CYPS IRIS Operational Lead – Band 8a

Job Reference: 327-19-085

2gether NHS Foundation Trust
Acorn House
£42,414 to £49,969 per annum

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2gether NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health and learning disability services to the people of Gloucestershire and Herefordshire.

Rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission.

**1 x Fixed Term contract/secondment opportunity for up to 6 months**

*Internal applicants who wish to be considered for a secondment opportunity should discuss with their line manager the suitability of a possible secondment*

The Children & Young People Service (CYPS) provides high quality specialist mental health and learning disability services for children and young people.

Gloucestershire’s Intensive Recovery and Intervention Service (IRIS) supports a small percentage of extremely vulnerable young people aged 11-18 years old who have very high risk and complex issues which are best met through close multi agency collaboration. IRIS is a multi-agency service commissioned by Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) and consists of a multidisciplinary casework team, diversion placement/support, day provision and foster carers.

We are seeking a highly enthusiastic and committed highly specialist and registered mental health professional to undertake a 6 month fixed term contract/secondment role within this innovative service development as a Band 8a Operational Lead.

Key objectives within this role include:

  • Ensure the young person is understood from a mental health, social care and psychological perspective via the provision of Part 1 Assessments, detailed clinical formulations and Network discussions.

  • Hold a small caseload of young people with complex and high risk mental health needs, typically “stepping down” from Tier 4 adolescent units.

  • Facilitate a “different” understanding of the young person needs from psychological, mental health and trauma focused models.

  • Provide full range of operational and line management roles and responsibilities to CYPS staff including:

  • Governance overview including oversight of continuous improvement, quality assurance initiatives and reflective practice.

  • Contribute to the planning, development and delivery of service and quality improvements.

In addition, the successful candidate should be able to demonstrate:

  • Substantial experience in providing evidence based clinical interventions to manage young people presenting in crisis and where intensive treatment is either to avoid Tier 4 admission or facilitate earlier discharge where clinically indicated.

  • Extensive experience of providing high quality clinical supervision to colleagues, including staff from other areas within children’s services.

  • Experience of leading projects or other clinically based initiatives which will have made a contribution to delivering innovative and high quality services to children and young people.

  • Experience in offering specialist CYPS/CAMHS consultation where a young person’s vulnerability and maladaptive behaviours may not due to diagnosable mental health disorders but due to difficulties related to attachment, trauma or loss.

  • Provide regular clinical supervision to social care staff.

  • Significant training and experience in delivering evidence based Dialectic Behavioural Therapy (DBT) is desirable.

What we can offer you?

  • Opportunities to develop your highly specialist clinical and managerial skills through training, profession specific support and development supervision and personal coaching initiatives.

  • The opportunity to develop highly specialist knowledge, experience and skills with a leading CAMHS provider,

  • The challenge of complex and varied work within an integrated multi agency team

  • A variety of competitive employee benefits including access to a range of salary sacrifice schemes and discounts.

Our service is proud of its strong multi-disciplinary ethos within its clinical delivery and has robust clinical supervision, workload management and Continuing Professional Development structures in place.

The successful applicant must have the necessary professional qualification, including current registration as outlined in the person specification i.e. nursing, OT and clinical psychology. All CYPS Registered Practitioners hold a generic job description, however specialist skills and responsibilities for this role will be clearly reflected within a personalised job plan.

This post is full time, and will require flexible working which may include some evenings and weekends.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

The 2gether NHS Foundation Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trust’s view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need, therefore we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

For further information regarding this opportunity, please contact Melanie Harrison, Service Manager, at Email: Tel: 01452 894300

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.

To ensure you fully understand how the 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document ‘2gether NHS Foundation Trust Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice’ prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render him/her liable to dismissal.

Applicants who have been shortlisted will be contacted via NHS Jobs. Please check your account regularly. If you do not hear from us within 3 weeks of the closing date you have probably not been shortlisted. We are sorry that on some occasions we are unable to let you know the outcome of your application. The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

Applicants should note that all appointments to 2gether NHS Foundation Trust (excluding Medical Staffing appointments) are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probation period.

Please be aware that all employees of the Trust who need to have a DBS check in order to carry out their role, will be required to repay the cost, which is currently £50 for an enhanced check or £32 for a standard check.

Flexible working arrangements will be considered. Any request will be set against genuine operational requirements and limitations and it is not obligatory for a manager to accede to the request.

As part of the Trust requirement to practice safely all internal applicants, including bank staff, are required to be up to date with statutory and mandatory training, or have booked dates for expired training.

For positions Band 8a and above there is a requirement to participate in an on-call rota to ensure a high quality of care for patients at all times and continued support to all staff with access to the right knowledge and expertise. For further information on this please consult the job description.

Please note that all candidates who declare themselves on their application form to be disabled and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted in accordance with the Trust’s Two Ticks Pledge on disability.

The Trust is a signatory to the Mindful Employer Charter

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

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

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