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Pathway Lead Mood and Anxiety (Children and Young Peoples Mental Health)

Band 7

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Band 7
Full Time - 37.5 hours per week
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Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells
£37,570- £43,772 per annum pro rata
23/08/2019 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.

Working as the lead for the Mood and Anxiety pathway within the West Kent team which covers Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells area, you would be a professional with knowledge and experience of working with young people in CYPMH services (previously CAMHS), and an interest in the delivery and development of evidence based interventions for mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, OCD etc. 

The pathway lead supports the therapeutic interventions and pathway development through supervision, teaching, and mentoring.  Knowledge and experience  of inpatient and community child mental health care, mental health act and CPA's is essential.  Additional therapeutic skills and training such as CBT, SFT, Family / Systemic, DBT and other counselling approaches is desirable.  

We are a friendly and innovative team that covers the largest CCG area in Kent.

About NELFT’s new CYPMHS

NELFT’s CYPMHS is for anybody aged between 0-18, living in the Kent 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. The previous CAMHS Tier II and Tier III services no longer exist, replaced with an integrated CYPMHS across Kent working collaboratively with a Kent wide all ages eating disorder service, Neurodevelopmental service and Crisis home treatment team.   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 wider social, health and voluntary services.

Working in our CYPMHS locality teams is for you if you are excited by a modern approach to the assessment and Treatment of Child and young people within mental health services, if you are able to adapt and change to the demands of the service in line with evidence based practice and the needs of the young people we are here to help. We would very much like to hear from you.

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).

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.

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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Sue Johnson Team Manager

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