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Primary Mental Health Worker

Company: Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust (CWPT)    Location: Coventry
Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust provides a full range of expanding physical, mental health and learning disability services to children, young adults, adults and older adults over many sites across Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull.

Services are provided to a population of over one million people living in Coventry and Warwickshire and also a wider geographical area in some of our specialist services, we see on average around 5,000 patients every day.

Please be aware that Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Partnership Trust (CWPT) utilise a third party recruitment system (TRAC). When applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into TRAC and any emails will be sent via the TRAC System. (PLEASE CHECK YOUR JUNK/SPAM)

PLEASE NOTE that this vacancy can be closed as soon as sufficient applications are received. Staff at risk within the Trust will be given priority. Proof of Identification and any relevant qualifications will be checked at interview or during the recruitment process.

To apply for this post you will need to apply online via NHS Jobs or TRAC. If you have any queries regarding your application please phone the Partnership Trust Recruitment Department or hiring manager (telephone number stated on the advert) and quote the job reference number starting with 444-.

Coventry and Warwickshire Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health (CAMHS)

Primary Mental Health Clinician (Nurse / Practitioner)

The post would be suitable for professionals with mental health related training, such as nursing, clinical psychology, occupational therapy, social work etc.

The Coventry Primary Mental Health Service is embracing exciting times of change due to the offer of an enhanced service provision with schools. Our service currently provides training, consultation and advice regarding young peoples mental health to professionals working with children and young people, enabling them to understand and manage mental health difficulties in the young people they work with. The enhanced service will also provide direct work within school settings, working with both staff and young people to reduce stigma around mental health, provide classroom sessions to raise awareness and offer interventions that prevent deterioration in young peoples mental health. Early intervention is the key to improving the outcomes of young people and ensuring there is a whole school culture shift will enable resilience and an open dialogue regarding mental health.

The service aims to ensure early identification and prevention of mental health difficulties through the up skilling of universal professionals. The team may also provide assessment and co-work where appropriate.

The PMHS comprises of staff from CWPT and the voluntary sector, and is co-located with the Specialist CAMHS team. The team also participates in the Navagation Hub (previously Single Point of Entry)that sits within CWPT to triage all referrals and offer general advice and guidance.

The PMHS is managed within the Child and Family Services within the Trust and benefits from close working with other specialist services for children with complex physical health, learning disability and/or neurodevelopmental needs as well as universal services such as health visiting and school nursing.

In our partnership with CW Mind we will be changing culture and influencing the system to see emotional wellbeing and mental health as everyones business. We will with schools, social care and organisations supporting Children and our youth all working together to support our Children and Young People to have resilience and healthy emotional wellbeing working towards the aim of prevention and reduced stigma. Our vision for our new service is that No door is the Wrong door

We are part of the CYP IAPT initiative and work in partnership with the Reading CYP-IAPT collaborative where we have on going opportunities for further training. Embedded in our model are pathways that are built upon Evidence practice and ensure a supportive supervision structure that allows for effective care delivery as well as the development of staff skills and knowledge.

If you are excited about change and want to be part of this new and exciting model with the aspiration to really make a difference we would very much welcome your application.

The post holder must have experience of delivering training, working collaboratively with other agencies, such as education and social care; and managing own caseloads. Experience of providing mental health assessments and intervention to children and young people would also be beneficial.

You will be a qualified professional with current registration with a relevant professional body.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Helen Rogers, Team Leader for the Primary Mental Health Service
Michelle Rudd, Specialist Mental Health Service Manager

Interviews will be held Tuesday 6th February.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of our safe recruitment practice, if appropriate for the role, it is mandatory requirement for all newly appointed staff to be registered with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Update Service.

The Trust is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications regardless of age, gender, race, disability or sexual orientation. Guidance and criteria on the filtering criminal cautions and convictions can be found on the Disclosure and Barring Service website.

Please be aware that Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Partnership Trust (CWPT) utilise a third party recruitment system (TRAC). When applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred third party recruitment system.

Following this, all subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website. Furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. All communication from CWPT will come via the TRAC system. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a post within the Trust, then information will also be transferred into the NHS Electronic Staff Records system. Please note that all systems used by the Trust comply with the Data Protection regulations.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas .

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