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EWMHS Intensive Support Service Senior Clinician

Band 8a

Main area
Intensive Support Service
Band 8a
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Castle Point and Rochford
£42,414 - £49,969 per annum
27/02/2019 23:59

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the appointment of a Senior Clinician (Band 8a) to join our developing Multidisciplinary Team within the new Intensive Support Service (ISS), part of the NELFT Emotional Wellbeing Mental Health Service. The service aims to deliver high quality comprehensive community based treatment and intervention to young people and families struggling with mental health crisis within Essex.

The ISS has two pathways of care, A&E Liaison and Community Support. Whilst the successful applicant will support in the development of both pathways, they will adopt a primary focus on the Community Support pathway.

We are looking for a qualified and experienced senior clinician with a strong background and understanding of managing and leading clinical teams in the delivery of brief but comprehensive community treatment for young people and their families struggling with complex mental health needs.

The post-holder will be a post-graduate qualified psychological practitioner (e.g. clinical psychologist, family therapist) fully registered with the appropriate professional or regulatory body - such as HCPC, ACP, AFT, etc. The administration base for this post will be central within the county of Essex but the service covers Essex wide, making use of agile working. The service provides the latest in evidence-based NICE compliant psychological interventions to children and young people with mental health difficulties and complex needs, and their families experiencing emotional wellbeing and mental health difficulties. As an integral member of the multi-disciplinary team the successful candidate will:

  • Lead in the development and implementation of high standards of clinical care, which is needs led, compliant with national guidance and is viewed positively by young people and their families.
  • Have enthusiasm and drive to lead the clinical team in conjunction with the senior management team in delivering evidence-based therapeutic interventions; nurturing and developing the service at this exciting time; and contribute to the structure and development of the service moving forwards
  • Work with the service manager to ensure the provision of high quality, timely and effective evidence-based therapeutic interventions for young people and families who require more intensive therapeutic support and intervention
  • Provide highly specialist assessments where appropriate, which will be used to inform interventions with children , young people and their families as well as the networks supporting them
  • Participate in a rotational oncall phone support system as part of the local service structure
  • Be directly involved in delivering, and where appropriate, formulating a range of therapeutic interventions, which may include parent work, group work, and short term brief focused interventions ensuring that a high quality and timely evidence-based service is available to children, young people and their families.
  • Provide consultation and training to support both junior team members and external professionals including Social Care and mainstream EWMHS services regarding children and families with mental health crisis
  • Provide supervision support and education to junior members of the team, including psychology assistants, and contribute to multidisciplinary decision making as appropriate.

In return, you will receive training and development opportunities, tailored supervision and developmental contact with other professional networks as appropriate.

About NELFT: NELFT is an experienced provider of mental health services for children and young people, already providing these services in four London boroughs, Essex and Kent. It is also one of England’s largest NHS Foundation Trusts. We provide community health services for children and young people with physical health needs in Essex and in the four London boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest. You can find out more about NELFT by visiting our website. Our priority is providing the highest standard of care to all of our service users.

About NELFT’s EWMHS: NELFT’s EWMHS is for anybody aged between 0-18, living in the Southend, Essex and Thurrock areas and is free at the point of entry. The service is also for young people with special educational needs (SEN) up to the age of 25. There are; seven Locality Teams ; one Children’s Single Point of Access (CSPA), Intensive Support Service ;a specialist Eating Disorders team and the Learning Disabilities team. These are located across Southend, Essex and Thurrock local authorities’ area.

The service is driven by the evidence-based interventions, routine measurement of outcomes, access to high quality training and supervision for professionals.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Priority Post – Assessment/Interview info

At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment.  As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham Essex

Please note that the vacancy may close earlier than advertised if there is sufficient applicants for the post. Therefore, prospective candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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