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West Essex Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Service (previously CAMHS) has an exciting opportunity for a qualified professionals to step into an established role within a diverse and experienced team. Working as the lead for a EWMHS pathway in West Essex you would have a high standard of knowledge and experience of working with young people in CAMH services who are experiencing a range of mental health presentations. We are looking for two dynamic individuals who are passionate about helping young people and their families. The pathway lead post's are to support the Mood and Anxiety pathway and the complex pathway.
The role of pathway lead is to support the development and implementation of a range of groups and 1-1 therapies within the CYP IAPT model and as indicated by the EWMHS and NICE guidance. You would ideally have experience of supervising and managing others, although support and training can be given for this to the right candidate. You would also have a keen interest in developing innovative strategies to support young people and their families.
Children and young people who are referred to EWMHS have a range of presentations which would include: (for complex pathway) early presentation of psychosis, self-harm and suicidal ideation, extreme anxiety and other trauma related emotional difficulties (for Mood & Anxiety pathway) low mood, anxiety, obsessional compulsive disorders and other mild to moderate mental health difficulties.
As well as holding your own case load, the pathway lead supports their clinical team to deliver therapeutic interventions and continues pathway development through supervision, teaching, and mentoring. Knowledge and experience of delivering interventions within child mental health is essential. Additional therapeutic skills and training such as CBT, SFT, Family / Systemic, DBT and other counselling approaches is desirable.
We welcome interest and applications from experienced psychiatric nurses, psychologists, social workers and other qualified professional staff that meet the person specification and who are currently registered with an appropriate professional body.
We are a large, friendly and innovative team that cover the areas of West Essex including; Harlow, Loughton, Epping, Saffron Walden, Takely and Dunmow.
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.
Each locality EWMHS team has four care pathways. Each care pathway is clinically led, with care pathway leads operationally managing all EWMHS practitioners working in that care pathway. With the support of the team manager, care pathway leads are responsible for assessment, treatment and systematic outcome measurement in that care pathway. EWMHS multi-disciplinary pathway workers and mental health workers may work across more than one care pathway in a locality 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 EWMHS locality teams is for you if you are excited by a modern approach. We would very much like to hear from you.
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. 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.
As an employee of NELFT, you will receive the following benefits:
We have signed the skills pledge and are an accredited Improving Working Lives organisation. We are committed to staff development and offer opportunities which include a wide range of training options and an active Quality Improvement Programme
We are committed to equal opportunities and diversity, are Disability Confident and therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community, people of all protected characteristics. We wish to reiterate that declaring a disability at the point of application, or at any point in a recruitment or selection process, will not count against any individual, nor prevent them from being shortlisted, subject to meeting the minimum criteria of the person specification.
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