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Band 5 Mental Health Practitioner

Job Reference: 284-19-FTBSM-1013

Employer:
Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Forward Thinking Birmingham
Location:
Birmingham Children's Hosipal
Salary:
£24,214 to £30,112 per annum

If you are Ambitious, Brave and Compassionate there has never been a more exciting time to join our team. Ambitious and proud to provide world-class care everyone who works at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust team plays an important role in making our hospitals the incredible places they are. Our vision is to build a world leading team to deliver world class care.

Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust are committed to creating the best place to work, where all staff can reach their full potential. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and welcome and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation. We look forward to receiving your application.


Be part of a unique and exciting development in mental health services for 0-25s in Birmingham. Forward Thinking Birmingham launched in April 2016 bringing an innovative model of care to children, young people and young adults’ mental health care across the city.

This role presents an exciting opportunity for a band 5 nurse with CAMHS experience to join our unique service as it developing. The post holder will undertake a wide range of duties to develop, support and enhance the case management within our community mental health team for our patients. We are particularly looking for highly motivated nurse with a strong background in Children Psychiatry and emotional well-being

Applicants will need to demonstrate some experience and knowledge in the areas of the delivery of mental health care in the community, with particular reference to the needs of children and young adults, together with an understanding of both the Care Programme Approach (CPA) and care management processes.

The post will involve follow up crisis assessment, signposting and liaison, specialist clinical input to children and young people with physical health and co morbid mental health issues (e.g. eating disorders), working with parents schools and educating colleagues. You would need to develop skills around positive risk assessment and management, and be able to provide brief solution-focused interventions to support children, young people and their families.

You will be required to provide care being a named nurse for an allocated caseload of service users with substantial and critical mental health needs. This will include key tasks of undertaking high quality assessments, developing care plans, delivering and reviewing therapeutic interventions. You will act as a supervisor and role model to others.The post will involve working with young people with a wide range of severe and challenging needs. Involving a holistic person centred approach to assess individual needs including social, leisure, education and employment.

Applicants will be expected to demonstrate a level of decision making skills and to work independently. You will also need to be proficient with the use of IT systems for both data and documentation purposes.

 

For an informal discussion regarding this post please contact Louise Lorne (Senior Lead Nurse) on 01213339999 ex 6627 or Paul Allen 01213339999 ex 9718

 

We are flexible in our approach to supporting applicants to develop their clinical expertise within the age range of our service. If your experience doesn’t stretch across the full 0-25 age range, please don’t let that discourage you from applying.

Successful applicants will be employed by one of our NHS partners on behalf of Forward Thinking Birmingham. We always aim to recruit and retain the best people for our new service and are committed to the personal and professional development of our staff.

About our service:

Forward Thinking Birmingham is a ground-breaking mental health partnership established to revolutionise mental health care and give children, young people and young adults up to the age of 25 the modern service that they need and deserve.

Our vision is to be the first city where mental health problems are not a barrier to children, young people or young adults achieving their dreams.

Bringing together the expertise of Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, the Priory Group, Beacon UK and The Children’s Society, Forward Thinking Birmingham provides a single point of access for children, young people, young adults and families, GPs, schools and local authorities, to get the right support at the right time.

From flexible community and home-based care, to inpatient and crisis service, we offer children, young people and young adults mental health support, care and treatment that is truly fit for purpose and tailored to their requirements, no matter where they live in the city, or how complex their needs are.

Our ambitious mission is to exceed all expectations of what mental health services can achieve for children, young people and young adults in Birmingham, resetting the bar for generations to come.

Could you be part of this? Young people have told us that the right people are key to their experience of services and are just as important as the actual care they receive.

We’ve redefined the way we deliver support and have a range of positions available. We’re looking for staff who are committed to delivering safe, caring and innovative solutions to mental health services for 0-25s.




Please ensure that you read and understand the person specification for this post prior to applying as this is what you will be shortlisted against.

We would encourage all applicants to apply early as this vacancy may close earlier than the stated closing date once we receive sufficient applications. We do not accept cv’s (with the exception of consultant posts). Please be aware that any false information on your application form can lead to withdrawal of any offer of employment, disciplinary action and/or a criminal conviction

Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside 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 Border Agency 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 Border Agency website.

As this post involves a regulated activity you will be required to have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and the disclosure, where appropriate to the role, include information against the Independent Safeguarding Authority barred lists for working with children or working with adults or both.

*Please read additional documents attcahed relating to probation period and Brexit*


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



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