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Bank Band 7 CPN/SW/AHP Stevenage

Band 7

Main area
Mental Health
Band 7
  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Flexible working
37.5 hours per week
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Saffron Ground, Stevenage, SG1 3LJ
£40,057 - £45,839 pa pro rata
Salary period
Session by session
27/09/2021 23:59

Values Based Screener

At Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust we are looking for people to join us who share our values and those of the NHS. Before your application can be considered please take part on our online values questionnaire, which you can find below. When you have finished you will be sent a 'completion code' by email, which will be valid for 6 months and required to submit your application form.

We currently have opportunities to join the Nursing Bank within Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) in Stevenage as a Community Psychiatric Nurse/Social Worker/AHP

All roles on the bank are for as and when workers and therefore in particular may suit those already working part-time, with other commitments, or who want to work on a short-term basis.

  • Job Summary

    To deliver a high quality service working with, adolescents and their families/carers and to professionals from other organisations to ensure practices that respond effectively to both individual and service need.

    The post holder will be autonomously responsible for assessing and delivering intervention to children, young people and families in relation to a range of highly complex emotional, psychological and behavioral problems within the context of CAPA (The Choice and Partnership Approach) and CYP-IAPT.

    The post-holder will work within professional guidelines and under the clinical/professional supervision of senior clinicians of own and other professions.

    The post-holder will provide clinical/professional supervision to trainees on placement, more junior staff of the same discipline and multi-disciplinary colleagues for purposes of training and continuing professional development.

    The post holder will contribute to research, audit and evaluation for service development.

    All staff should comply with the Trust’s Anti-Discriminatory Statement, Employee Charter, Trust Policies and Procedures, Code of Conduct and Equality and Diversity.


    Job Responsibilities


    Clinical Responsibility

    • To be responsible for a caseload of complex assessment, treatment and consultation work with children, adolescents and their families/carers and caring networks for those with problems of behavioral, emotional, attachment and trauma, emotional, psychological or mental health issues.
    • To operate as a member of the multidisciplinary team providing child and adolescent mental health services in line with the principles and practice of CYP-IAPT.
    • To work in ways which are sensitive to and appropriate for the needs of families from a wide range of racial, cultural and religious backgrounds. This includes abilities to understand and offer therapeutic interventions to a variety of family forms including single parents, same sex couples and their families, extended families, foster carers and people with mental health difficulties.
    • To act as a role model in the delivery of care and uphold public confidence.
    • To assess, plan and implement programmes of care for individual children and young people, carers and families with complex behavioral, emotional, psychological or mental health issues.
    • To undertake risk assessment and risk management for all children and adolescents, including the protective and risk factors in the network of significant relationships.
    • To be responsible for a defined caseload selecting and using appropriate interventions to meet care plan objectives and goals privileging core skills as appropriate.
    • To develop, implement and manage specialised interventions within the child/young person’s context, employing evidence based practice.
    • To evaluate and adjust practices based on feedback.
    • To act as care coordinator, where appropriate, ensuring provision of a care plan, taking responsibility for initiating, planning and review of the client’s care, ensuring the work of others involved and communicating effectively with the child/ the carer/ professional as appropriate, monitoring the progress of multi-disciplinary interventions.
    • To carry out assessments and interventions.
    • To work jointly with co-workers from the multi-disciplinary teams as appropriate.
    • To contribute and develop skills in Clinical Governance.
    • To maintain up to date knowledge of legislation, national and local policies and issues in relation to both the specific client group and mental health
    • To maintain a personal and professional profile in accordance with Post Registration Educational Practice (PREP)

Please see the JD attached for more information

Trust IDMenopause Friendly EmployerMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident employerCare quality commission - OutstandingStonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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