CAMHS Parenting Support Worker, Band 3

Child & Adolescent Mental Health

Posted: 1 week ago

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust

£11,287 to £12,477 p.a.

Permanent

Dorset HealthCare is a dynamic, forward-thinking Trust, running 12 local hospitals and providing a wide range of integrated community and mental health services to a population of almost 700,000 people. Whether working in busy urban locations such as Bournemouth, Poole, Dorchester and Weymouth or serving residents in rural areas, our 5,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do.

Staff thrive in a supportive, ‘family’ atmosphere in which we recognise that the importance of how we do things is just as important as what we do, and what we achieve. We strongly encourage behaviours that promote compassion and care between colleagues, supporting staff to be proactive, positive, respectful, supportive, reliable and trustworthy. We are also an organisation which leads the way in challenging stigma and discrimination experienced by those with lived experience of mental health problems or emotional distress. We relish the chance to provide quality care – a recent survey showed that 90% of staff feel their work makes a difference to patients and service users.

As well as job satisfaction, staff enjoy benefits ranging from a car lease scheme to free use of beach huts, flexible working options and a host of advanced training and career development opportunities. We offer a 24/ 7 employee assistance service, alongside many health and wellbeing initiatives.

Dorset itself offers the opportunity for a truly outstanding work/life balance, whatever your age or outlook. Millions of people each year come to holiday in the place where most of our staff live and work every day - enjoying access to award-winning beaches along the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, picture-postcard villages, great weather and stunning countryside. We have excellent schools, top-rated family attractions and endless sporting/leisure opportunities, plus plenty of country pubs and lively nightclubs.


This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the Bournemouth and Christchurch CAMHS team. This post will be best suited to an applicant with experience of providing evidence based parenting programmes (for example, the Incredible Years) for parents whose child/children display emotionally unsettled behaviours, where a subsequently high level of distress and difficulty is evident within the family. This post will be dedicated to working with parents and carers to promote their own skills and expertise in understanding and supporting their child. Interventions will be offered through both group and individually with parents and carers where there are significant needs.

We are looking for someone with relevant skills who is motivated and enthusiastic. You will be part of a core CAMHS team, and therefore be able to work closely with other team members e.g. mental health nurses, family therapists, clinical psychologists. The post will be supported by a senior parenting practitioner. Experience of working in a therapeutic, supportive and/or liaison role with parents and carers would be essential, and previous experience of working in a CAMHS service or similar would be desirable but transferrable skills will be considered.

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Zoe Carter, Team Leader on 01202 646300




Our vision:

is to lead and inspire through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Our ambition:

is to inspire patients, partners, local people and professionals alike by achieving excellent clinical outcomes and experiences, by supporting people with compassion and kindness, and by being experts in our roles.

Our Behaviours:

How we do things around here is just as important as what we do and what we achieve. Our behaviours provide a guide to bringing our vision to life, and help everyone think about how they approach their work and other people. The behaviours below, have been identified by those within and external to Dorset HealthCare as being the most important, and are behaviours we hope everyone will experience at Dorset HealthCare.

Proactive

Positive

Respectful

Supportive

Reliable and Trustworthy

Be part of an organisation leading the way to challenge the stigma and discrimination experienced by those with lived experience of mental health problems or emotional distress.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Before applying for this post, please refer to the ‘Application Guidance’ for further guidance on the recruitment process. Please also ensure that you have read the job description and person specification carefully.

It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies before the closing date due to an exceptional response - please apply for this vacancy as soon as possible.

Please note the Trust does not pay interview expenses.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system, TRAC. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from apps.trac.jobs. You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Dorset HealthCare transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system and to accept a privacy notice under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

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