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Mental Health Practitioner - Recruit to Train

Job Reference: 325-A-19-84696

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£31,921 - £39,029 Incl Fringe HCAS

This is an exciting training opportunity to join a committed workforce who are looking develop services for young people in Surrey who are experiencing mental health difficulties. We are particularly keen to increase the expertise available to children with learning disabilities and/or a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder and their families to enable them to access a wider range of treatments options.

Successful applicants will work within our Behaviour Emotional and Neurodevelopmental (BEN) teams and the Children with Learning Disabilities Service. By working across two pathways, the trainees will have the opportunity to develop practice when working 1:1 with mild to moderate LD, working with families where the LD is more severe and working with children and young people to treat needs relating to their ASD diagnoses.

The successful applicants will undertake training on the 2 Year Postgraduate Diploma in CYP IAPT Therapy starting January 2020 for ASD/LD, (delivered at UCL). You can find specific information about the course and caseload requirements in the documents attached to this advert. This is a training role within the Child and Young Persons Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Programme (CYP-IAPT). This intensive training post will equip the post-holder to provide interventions based on CYP-IAPT care principles and also an evidence-based intervention consistent with their training course. The post- holder will work in the service for at least 1.5 days of the week using the newly developed skills whilst attending the training programme for the one day.

This is a permanent post that will be based in Godalming.

Please note that all salaries shown are based on whole time of 37.5 hours per week for non-medical roles and 40 hours per week for medical roles, part time roles are pro-rated accordingly.

The Trust aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee is unfairly disadvantaged on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, marital status/civil partnership, religion/belief or trade union status. The Trust is committed to the employment and career development of people from ethnic minority backgrounds and people with disabilities.

The Trust would encourage applications from people who have experience of using Mental Health & Learning Disability Services.

We reserve the right to close this post early should we be overwhelmed by applications. Please ensure you submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process. If you have a disability and can demonstrate that closing this post early would impact on your ability to submit an application in time, please do not hesitate to contact us to make an offline application within the original timeframe.

Existing work permit holders should be aware that if the post they are applying for is a promotion or with a different Trust, a new work permit application will have to made. We are unable to guarantee the outcome of the decision of the Home Office.

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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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