Senior Primary Mental Health Worker

Posted 16 September by NHS Business Services Authority

Are you an experienced Child Mental Health Clinician with a clinical proven record and excellent clinical skills? Are you an enthusiastic practitioner within mental health with a passion for providing and developing quality specialist for young people in a service rated outstanding by the CQC? We could have the opportunity you are looking for.

This is an exciting time to join our team as a Senior Primary Mental Health Worker as we build on our existing track record and develop our range of services in line with a regional Transformation programme modelled on Thrive, to ensure our services are future focused

At ELCAS, our vision is to be a recognised centre of excellence providing high quality Child and Adolescent psychological and mental health services that exceed people’s expectations. As well as rated Outstanding by the CQC, we are also accredited by the Quality Network for Community CAMHS, part of the Royal College of Psychiatry Centre for Quality Improvement.

As a senior practitioner, you will provide robust clinical interventions for families and training to primary care staff around young people’s mental health issues. You will be responsible for clinical service delivery of specialist mental health services in the community at a primary care level.

You will need to be able to clinically prioritise the demand as well as provide supervision and support for other team members and those across the specialist CAMHS teams.

Primary Mental Health Workers support specialist mental health intervention at the primary care interface to work directly with children and their families before considering referral into the Tier 3 Specialist Team.

Comprehensive recent experience of working with children with mental health difficulties (Band 6 and above) is essential, together with a robust, proven track record in delivery of high quality mental health interventions with children and families Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team and experience of service evaluation are also essential.

You will be expected to contribute to service evaluation reports where appropriate for presentation both within and external to the organisation.

The service offers placements for trainees in core Psychiatry and General Practice; higher specialty trainees in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry; and students from a wide range of disciplines including nursing and clinical psychology. You will be expected to contribute to the overall training offered within the service and to outside agencies. There are good links with the Universities of Manchester, Liverpool and Central Lancashire.

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust is a large and integrated healthcare organisation, with a vision to be widely recognised for delivering safe, personal and effective care. ELCAS is part of the Division of Family Care, and we have close relationships with Paediatric colleagues. We have an innovative Primary Care team working with local GPs and schools, and enjoy strong relationships with a range of third sector agencies through our CYP IAPT Partnership.

We want to support you in developing your career in children, young people and young adults’ mental health, and give you the opportunity to drive your ideas forward, having a positive impact on the lives of children and young people.

The role involves travel between sites, so access to private transport for work purposes is essential.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameLindsey BonnickJob titleOperational LeadEmail addresslindsey.bonnick@elht.nhs.ukTelephone number

Reference: 40885485

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