Children & Young Person’s (CYP) Mental Health Partnership and Intake Lead – Jami

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Children & Young Person’s (CYP) Mental Health Partnership and Intake Lead – Jami

Contract Type

Permanent

Hours

Full time

Location

Across Jami localities and local communities

Sector

Health & Social Care

Salary

£36,000 - £42,500 depending on skills and experience

Closing date

1st March 2024

Hours: 37.5 hours per week.

Job purpose:

This role will ensure that children in the Jewish community aged 11-18 will have coordinated, timely and easy access to mental health services. Enabling them to access support and treatment. This role will work towards coordinating a single point of access for children and young people aged 11 – 18 with mental health needs in collaboration with YMHP agencies (Norwood, Noa Girls and Camp Simcha) and play a key role in delivering Jami’s CYP mental health services.

Responsibilities:

• To work as an effective member of the CYP team, providing clinical leadership and supervision as required.

• Establishing and coordinating a network of communal agencies supporting CYP mental health needs. Keeping up to date with the support provided by services including referral pathways.

• Acting as a link worker to ensure children with mental health needs and their families reach the most appropriate support.

• In collaboration with YMHP agencies, working towards establishing a single point of entry to community services (including Camp Simcha, Noa Girls, and Norwood) aimed to support children aged 11 – 18 facing a mental health

challenge.

• Assess and triage those seeking support to Jami and external services in a timely manner. Liaising with parents / guardians and other agencies as appropriate. Signposting them to access services from both statutory and broader third sector agencies.

• To undertake initial duty / intake assessments, and other appropriate assessments to determine needs and interventions.

• Supporting direct referrals to communal services where appropriate, utilising the cross-agency referral pathway.

• Provide advocacy and short-term work where appropriate.

• Developing and sustaining professional working relationships with clients, carers, colleagues, and external agencies.

• Embedding Jami values, principles, and strategic ambitions in day-to-day operations.

• To keep Jami’s CYP safeguarding policy and procedures up to date and embedded in the CYP service and provide reports to CQIC (Clinical quality and innovation committee).

• To act as the DSL for CYP at Jami, identifying and responding to safeguarding concerns and assess, review and respond to risk in consultation with the service user and the team.

• To identify safeguarding and risk concerns and respond accordingly, supporting the CYP team with safeguarding and risk management.

• To work as part of a multi skilled team, providing line management as appropriate and required by the needs of the service.

• To carry a small clinical caseload.

• To coordinate and develop the intake pathway for CYP.

• To build and sustain effective working relationships with all Jami’s service teams to promote accessible and inclusive referral pathways, enhancing user experiences.

• To keep Jami’s CYP safeguarding policy and procedures up to date and embedded in the CYP service and provide reports to CQIC (Clinical quality and innovation committee)

• To provide specialist information and advice around mental health legislation, rights and access to statutory & voluntary services

• To maintain accurate client records and gather and analyze information, contributing to service reports.

• To take responsibility to maintain own personal development and keep up to date with current knowledge and legislative changes through reading, attending study days, conferences, and meetings as appropriate in accordance with the requirements for continued professional development in line with your professional body and role requirements.

• Work within Health and Safety guidelines, with reference to the Lone Worker Policy and individual risk assessments

• Compliance with the Equality Act and General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

• Attend regular supervision with named supervisor.

• Participate in the organization’s appraisal process.

• Ensure that all activities are operated in a way which is consistent with the values of Jami and the Jewish community it serves.

• Carry out any other reasonable duties as requested by your line manager or another designated senior manager.

Person Specification (Essential):

• Recognised mental health Qualification e.g., Degree in Social Work, Occupational therapy, Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN)

• Registration with appropriate professional body

• Experience of working in a multiskilled professional team

• Experience of working with children, young people and their families with mental health and social care needs

• Evidence of partnership working with other agencies including Social Care Services, Health Services, Voluntary Agencies, Education etc.

• Experience of undertaking needs led assessments, care planning and reviewing

• Experience of intake / duty work and speaking with people at the first point of contact.

• Experience of identifying and responding to children and young person’s safeguarding concerns

• Experience of acting as a DSL

• Experience of undertaking immediate risk assessments and risk management

• Ability to gather, analyse and interpret data

• Personal experience of using mental health services and/or mental health problems, distress or trauma

• Experience of working within a duty/ first point of contact system

• Knowledge and experience of advocating for clients

• Local knowledge of community resources and facilities

• Working in a complex, challenging and changing environment

• Experience of working with and knowledge of the Jewish community

• Understanding of Recovery values and principles

• An understanding of the needs and challenges of CYP who experience mental health problems.

• Ability to develop practical solutions to problems that may arise.

• To be able to work autonomously in a fast-paced environment

• Up to date knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation, including the Mental Health Act 1983 and mendment

2007 and Equality Act 2010 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005, Care Act 2014.

• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

• Understanding of social care resources and provision available in both statutory and non-statutory agencies

• Good organisational skills – an ability to manage time, prioritise work and meet deadlines

• A commitment to equal opportunities and antidiscriminatory practice

• A commitment to ongoing personal and professional development

• Good IT skills, use of zoom, MS teams and client database systems

For more information and to be personally recommended for the role, please contact melissa@theworkavenue.org.uk

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