We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

Come and work for NELFT, an organisation that values the best care by the best people.

Are you enthusiastic, motivated and an experienced CAMHS Mental Health Nurse/Practitioner , who has an interest and knowledge of working with Children and Adolescents who present with mental health and significant behavioural difficulties. If so this is the job for you. 

Come and be part of ourdynamic Multi-Disciplinary Team in Orchard House and support us to deliver a responsive Mental Health Service to the children and young people and their families in Thanet.

As a key part of our Children and Young Peoples Mental Health Service, the post holder will undertake CAMHS assessments of children and young people up to age 18 with formulation and diagnosis, and recommendations for treatment within a wide range of mental health presentations. You will have a caseload and offering evidence based interventions to children and adolescents with complex mental heath needs and their families .

You will have the ability to deliver a range of evidence based clinical interventions for children and young people and will be supported to train in other treatment modalities . Close working relationships with members of the team and partnership agencies e.g. Social Services, Education and others is essential.

You must demonstrate an interest in multi-agency and multi-disciplinary work and be familiar with evidence-based practice in children’s mental health. There are excellent opportunities for CPD, in service teaching and supervision within the team and the Trust.

You must be able to work independently and have good clinical / therapeutic and case management skills to engage this group of young people.

NELFT have 7 locality teams based across Kent incorporating a range of town and rural communities, each with their own demographic needs.

Probationary Period

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).

Assessment/Interview info

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.

Starting with NELFT

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:

  • Excellent working environments in a mix of state of the art and historic buildings
  • Agile working with outstanding ICT support
  • A long-standing and award-winning approach to Equality and Diversity with supportive networks for ethnic minority staff, staff with disabilities and LGBT staff
  • Staff Benefits including NHS Pension, childcare vouchers, a salary sacrifice car scheme, the MyTrustBenefits discount scheme, cycle scheme and Annual Leave Sale / Purchase scheme, trade union membership and a range of ambassadorial roles
  • A focus on staff health and wellbeing featuring subsidised gym membership, access to Mindfulness, walking groups and other wellbeing support.
  • 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

    Equal opportunities employer

    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.

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