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EWMHS SPA Multidisciplinary Pathway Worker

Band 6

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EWMHS Single Point of Access (SPA) Team
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Colchester, Essex
Colchester, Essex
£28,050 - £36,644 p.a pro-rata
21/02/2019 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.

Are you a confident and skilled clinician looking to bring positive change to the lives of young people and to the communities in which they live? Why not come and work for NELFT’s Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Service (EWMHS), and become part of one of the UK’s most innovative healthcare Trusts?

We have an exciting opportunity for EWMHS Single Point of Access Multi-Disciplinary Worker.

 The role is to work at the EWMHS Single Point of Access (SPA) triaging new referrals into the service and responding to referrals via telephone calls, and consultation with other professionals and stakeholders.

Responsibilities of the post:

To promote the mental and emotional health of children, young people and families in the community through clinical interventions in the EWMHS Single Point of Access (SPA).

To prevent more serious mental health problems in children and young people by early identification of the development of mental health problems.

To have a wide range of knowledge in approaches to communicating and managing care with families, children and young people.

To have excellent communication skills and to be able to promote integrated healthcare working internally and externally.

The post-holder will be a graduate qualified health care professional (e.g. nurse, social worker, occupational therapist), or will have substantial CAMHS clinical experience and where appropriate will be fully registered with the appropriate professional or regulatory body (e.g. HCPC, NMC). They will have extensive clinical experience working with children and young people with emotional wellbeing and mental health difficulties. In addition the worker will need to evidence that they are able to provide children, young people and their families with information and education thereby ensuring they have meaningful choices regarding interventions. The worker will need to demonstrate that they have a wide range of knowledge in approaches to communicating and managing care.

The single point of access in EWMHS

The SPA receives, screens and directs referrals and provides advice, information, consultation and support to all referrers and a range of other local services. SPA staff are co-located with existing local authority early help and advice services. SPA is often young people’s first, important contact with EWMHS.

The SPA works closely with the EWMHS locality teams and aims to respond earlier to children and young people’s needs in order to help prevent, reduce or delay the need for more specialist interventions.

The service is driven by the principles underpinning the national CYP-IAPT programme (Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies); evidence based interventions, routine measurement of outcomes, access to high quality training and supervision for professionals and true co-production with children and young people.

If working in our EWMHS SPA is for you if you are excited by a modern approach. We would very much like to hear from you.

Each locality EWMHS team has four care pathways. Each care pathway is clinically led and structured as follows in each EWMHS locality team:

  • Mood and anxiety
  • Neurodevelopmental
  • Complex
  • Behavioural and conduct

Care pathway leads and practitioners ensure that a high quality, timely, accessible and evidence-based service is available to all children and young people who need it. This means establishing and maintaining excellent working relationships with the SPA, wider social, health and voluntary services.

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).

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 under work for us. 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.

Starting with NELFT

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.

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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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Stephen Hunt