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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/12/2019.

CYPS Registered Practitioner - Band 6

Job Reference: 327-19-079

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust (previously 2gether NHS Foundation Trust)
Acorn House
£30,401 to £37,267 per annum

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust was formed in October 2019, following the merger of 2gether NHS Foundation Trust and Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust. The two Trusts joined together to provide integrated mental health, physical health and learning disability services to communities.

We are looking for enthusiastic Band 6 clinicians to join our Level 3 Children and Young People Service (CYPS) to provide partnership/treatment work within a strong community multi-disciplinary team. We welcome applications from a range of qualified and registered professionals (e.g. mental health nurses, occupational therapists and social workers).

CYPS provides high quality specialist mental health and learning disability services to children and young people up to their 18th birthday.

We are a supportive, experienced and progressive multi-disciplinary team. You will have the opportunity to develop skills assessing children, young people and families and ensuring they receive evidence based and effective interventions in a timely manner. We offer individual, family and group interventions which may be time limited or longer term therapies according to need.

The successful candidates will have the necessary clinical skills and knowledge to complete clinical assessments including sound clinical formulations and clinical risk assessments. You will be expected to demonstrate experience in providing evidence based mental health treatment interventions.

If you are a social worker or a registered mental health professional working within an adult setting, we would welcome your interest as you will have excellent transferrable skills and competencies to join our CYPS Team within Gloucestershire.

Key elements of the job:

  • Providing a range of CYPS assessment and treatment interventions in line with the Choice & Partnership Approach (CAPA) system for children and young people and their families/carers who present with emotional and mental health difficulties.
  • Undertaking care coordinator responsibilities for a caseload of children and young people who have moderate/severe emotional and mental health needs. This includes adhering to risk management and care planning processes in line with Trust policies, liaising with multi-agency colleagues as required.
  • Opportunities to contribute to a priority treatment pathway for those children and young people presenting with high risk, safeguarding or other vulnerability needs.
  • Provision of CYPS specialist clinical risk assessments (including Self Harm assessments) and complex risk management plans as part of routine clinical work.
  • Demonstrating a commitment to ensuring routine outcome measures are embedded within clinical work to demonstrate clinical based improvements for children, young people and parents/carers.
  • Demonstrating a commitment to working with team colleagues to develop a strong multidisciplinary ethos and focus to deliver high quality clinical services where the “voice” of the child is central when developing personalised care planning.

What we can offer you:

  • Opportunities to develop your clinical skills through training, profession specific support and development supervision and personal coaching initiatives
  • The opportunity to develop specialist knowledge, experience and skills with a leading CAMHS provider
  • The challenge of complex and varied work through a manageable caseload
  • A variety of competitive employee benefits including access to a range of salary sacrifice schemes and discounts

The successful applicant must have the necessary professional qualification, including current professional registration i.e. NMC or HCPC. All CYPS Registered Practitioners hold a generic job description, however specialist skills and responsibilities related to this role will be reflected within a personalised job plan.

The 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.

For further information please contact Kelly Tidmarsh, Level 3 Team Manager, / 01242 634050

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.

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 personally. The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

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.

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

Successful candidates are expected to self-fund either an enhanced or standard or basic DBS check, and sign up to the DBS update service if required for the role.

Please note that if you are successful in your application and you have previously worked for an NHS Trust, GHCNHSFT will request confirmation of your previous NHS service from your last NHS employer via the inter authority transfer system to verify service, pension, sick pay entitlement and pay grade. Your permission will be sought at application and /or later in the process.

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.

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.

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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Applications from job seekers who require current 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 current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration 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.

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