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Specialist Mental Health Practitioner/Youth Offending Service
NHS AfC: Band 7
37.5 per week
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Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
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£31,696 - £41,787 per annum
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Tier 3 Specialist Child Mental Health Workder/YOS Link Worker

NHS AfC: Band 7

Formed in 2002, Pennine Care has grown to become a leading provider of community and mental health services.

Our vision is to deliver the best care to patients, people and families in our local communities, by working effectively with partners to help people to live well.

We provide care to thousands of people every day. In fact our community and mental health services support around 2.4 million patient contacts each year across six boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside and Glossop and Trafford.

As well as looking after our patients, we look after our 5,500 staff, and we’re proud to be listed in the HSJ and Nursing Times ‘Top 120 Places to Work’ list (2015). Staff are supported to continue their professional development with relevant training and progression opportunities. 

We consider ourselves lucky to be based just a few miles from the wonderful city of Manchester. We have vibrant city life in one direction and rolling green countryside in the other – the best of both worlds!

The Trust provides support to all new starters, in patient facing roles bands 1 to 4, to successfully complete the Fundamental Care Certificate standards relevant to their role. The certificate provides knowledge and skills to enable staff to perform safely and effectively.


Trafford Healthy Young Minds….Be part of our future….

Band 7 Specialist mental health Practitioner / Youth Offending Service Link worker role

We are looking for professionals who want to join us on our journey to transform CAMHS services for children, young people and 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 a 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 team of nurses, social workers, psychologists, occupational therapists and psychiatrists. You will also have the benefits of being co-located with partner services for children and families. A key focus of the service leadership team will be implementing transformation and reducing waiting times whilst ensuring that values based, high quality care delivery is integral to all decision making.

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.

Trafford Healthy Young Minds are currently looking to recruit a Senior Mental Health Practitioner/ YOS link worker to join our developing team to offer mental health assessment and intervention. You will also act as a case co-ordinator and take up a role within our duty system offering urgent and emergency mental health assessments on a rota basis. Part of the role may be dedicated to some group work (in your specialist area of interest perhaps) and in offering consultation and training to staff in the locality based, multi-agency family support teams.

You will have experience of working with children and young people who have mental health problems and undertaking mental health assessments and interventions autonomously. Experience of assessing and managing risk is also vital.
Applications are invited from nursing and allied health professionals who have experience of working in this area. You must have excellent communication skills, be flexible, self-motivated and have a proven track record in multi-agency working.

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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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Further details / informal visits contact

For further information on this post please contact Claire Rennie, Team Leader 0161 716 4747 /

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