Healthy Young Minds Mental Health Practitioner

Oldham, UK
12 Jun 2019
19 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
We are proud to provide high quality mental health, learning disability and community services across six boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside and Glossop and Trafford.

Our 5,500 staff work tirelessly to deliver the very best care and we receive excellent feedback from our patients. We're really proud of our #PennineCarePeople and do everything we can to make sure we're a great place to work.

Pennine Care's ambition is to work together to promote an all-inclusive environment which attracts all candidates and signals our ongoing commitment to both celebrate and promote diversity.

As a Disability Confident Employer we offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the minimum selection criteria at each stage of the selection process.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees, developing the Trust as a Great Place to Work. Some benefits we offer:
  • 27 days annual leave rising to 29 (after 5 years) and 33 (after 10 years) plus bank holidays pro rata
  • A dedicated Staff Wellbeing Service
    A number of NHS discounts across retail, leisure and travel
  • Flexible Working
  • Staff Discount with Stagecoach and First Buses

Future plans

We are developing our future strategy, which will focus on providing the highest quality mental health and learning disability services.

As part of this, our community (physical health) services in Bury, Oldham, Rochadale (adult services) and Trafford will be moving to a new NHS Provider in 2019. For Bury, Oldham, Rochdale (adult services) this will take place on 1 July 2019.

We have been very proud to run community (physical health) services over the last seven years, but we believe there are other provider organisations better positioned to enable these community services to achieve more for the benefit of local people. We are working closely with our staff and colleagues in the new provider organisations to ensure the smoothest possible transfer.

Healthy Young Minds, Oldham are looking for professionals who want to join us in working within CAMHS services for children, young people and their families. Our vision is for our local community to be well-equipped to support children and young people, the adults of tomorrow, to grow up with good emotional health and well-being. Where children, young people, families or professionals feel concerned for a child's mental health we want to be sure that they can get high quality advice and expertise about how to help, quickly and with minimum fuss. Where treatments are needed we will promote access to them and work with others to offer wider support within community and school settings.

We will be working closely with our partners in education, children's services and the 3rd sector to achieve the recently developed ambitious Local Transformation Plan for CAMHS services. This plan provides us with the guide and resources to begin delivering our vision of having CAMHS workers available in new ways, for example attached to every school in our area, embedded in our multi-agency assessment hub and working closely with children's universal and targeted services in each of our locality areas.

You will be joining a vibrant, established and well-trained multi-disciplinary team where values based, high quality care delivery is integral to all decision making. The team enjoy working together, setting new challenges and jointly celebrating success.

The support, development and well-being of our workforce are the foundations on which we will grow our services to ensure children and young people get the best care. We have strong links with local universities and are active in the North West CYP IAPT Collaborative which allows access to training in CBT, IPT, Systemic Family Practice, Parenting and Service Leadership and Transformation. You will receive robust clinical supervision in a range of modalities both individually and with peers to help you achieve the high standards of care we deliver. Your development is our development; we will invest in you and your future.

Are you an energetic, skilled mental health professional? Are you somebody that relishes change and service development? Do you see the opportunity to positively influence a young person's emotional health and well-being as a privilege? If so,we want you to join us on our journey to be the best we can be for our community.

Healthy Young Minds Practitioner

We are seeking a highly skilled Healthy Young Minds Practitioner to provide specialist support to universal and targeted services in their work with children's emotional and well being through education, advice, supervision and consultation. You will also provide case management and robust risk assessments, prevention and early intervention through consultation and education to schools and other partner agencies. The post involves working within our Triage system where an initial assessment is completed. As a Healthy Young Minds Practitioner you will complete a fuller assessment with cases transferred through from triage.

Experience of assessment work is crucial as is experience of working with children, young people & their families.

Promoting Mental Health and wellbeing amongst partner agencies will be a key part of your role. As a Healthy Young Minds Practitioner you will participate in Single Point of Entry meetings and be part of the duty rota.

For further details / informal visits contact:

John Birch - Operation Manager or Sophie Croft - Clinical Psychologist

0161 716 2020

All new starters to Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust who are appointed to a post which requires a Disclosure Barring Certificate check (DBS) will be recharged for the full cost of the check. Substantive staff can choose to spread the cost over their first three months' salary or pay the full amount from their first months' salary. Members to the Trust bank must repay the full amount from their first pay. The Trust encourages all staff and bank workers to register with the DBS update service at an annual cost of £13, for bank members this is obligatory. The cost of an enhanced DBS check is £44 and for a standard check £26, both attract an administration charge of £3.50.
  • Priority will be given to applications from NHS employees with an at risk status
  • This post is on PCFT T&C's. If you are an internal employee currently on transferred T&C's and you are voluntarily applying for this post please be aware that should you be appointed the T&C's of this post will transfer to PCFT.
  • Applicants will be informed about the progress of their application following shortlisting. Applicants who clearly demonstrate the criteria listed in the person specification will be shortlisted for interview.
  • You will be contacted via email. Please check your spam filter, if any mail goes to your junk folder you will need to mark it as safe. Computer access is available via your local Job Centre & Library
  • Applicants applying for the position who want to be considered under the disability confident scheme will be guaranteed an interview if they meet the essential criteria on the person specification for the post
  • If you require reasonable adjustments to our recruitment process please contact 0161 716 3181 at the earliest opportunity to ensure that measures can be put in place to enable your application for this post
  • The Trust cannot guarantee the transfer of lease cars or cover the costs of early termination charges
  • We have a strict policy on unsolicited contact from recruitment agencies. Please do not contact Recruiting Managers directly

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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