Home Intensive Treatment (HIT) Team Support (Youth) Worker
£22,549 - £24,882 per annum pro rata
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Shifts that included evenings and some weekend)
Location: Carol Kendrick Centre, Manchester
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 28,000 staff.
We are responsible for running a family of ten hospitals across seven separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.
We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.
Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:
- Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
- Attracts, develops and retains great people
- Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider.
Join us as a Home Intensive Treatment (HIT) Team Support Worker and help shape young lives
As England’s largest NHS Trust, our size and scope mean you’ll gain exposure to a variety of complex cases and support that will be hard to find at other Trusts. Although the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has continually rated our CAMHS services as outstanding, we know there’s still more we can do. As we expand our service, we need people like you to support us in continuing to improve the outcomes and experiences for children and young people in Greater Manchester.
The NHS Long Term Plan aims to provide all children and young people experiencing a mental health crisis with access to age-appropriate crisis care by 2023/24. Available 24/7 through NHS 111, it combines rapid crisis assessment, brief response and intensive home-treatment functions. To help us achieve this goal at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT), we’re developing and implementing a crisis care offer to support children, young people (CYP) and those who care for them - to remain in their own home and aid their recovery during and after the crisis episode.
About the role
The Intensive Home Treatment (HIT) team is part of our new crisis care offering. It provides an intensive package of person-centred interventions young people and those that care for them in their home, community, hospital and other settings. As a HIT Team Support Worker, you’ll work collaboratively with our CAMHS and other Mental Health Services across the system, as well as Acute and/or Specialist Hospitals, the Police, Education and Social Care.
This is a diverse and challenging role that requires the development of specialist skills to deliver recovery-focused interventions to CYP. You’ll contribute to the community-based assessment, de-escalation and risk reduction interventions. Our focus is to support CYP – and those who care for them – to remain in their own home and aid their recovery during and after the crisis episode.
You’ll need a National Youth Agency accredited Youth Work qualification or a Graduate Diploma in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Practice (or equivalent experience). You should also have experience of working with, and offering advice to, CYP and/or families in varied contexts. Knowledge of evidence-based interventions for common mental health and emotional problems is also desirable but not essential.
To be successful in this role, you’ll be empathetic, organised and have excellent computer skills. You’ll need a high level of emotional resilience to help you think and perform well under pressure. Plus, the ability to create innovative solutions alongside CYP to help them meet identified goals.
Developing your career with us
We want our people to thrive in their roles at MFT. So we’re passionate about your personal development. You’ll get all the support you need to deliver the best care you can. Plus, you’ll get specialist training in the interventions that support people when in crisis.
We’re also deeply committed to innovation. So you can be sure you’re gaining experience at the leading-edge of Child and Adolescent Mental Health. We’re always looking to develop new ways of working and improve teamwork. So we provide regular training opportunities that focus on this, too.
Working within a supportive team and with the chance to really develop your own skills in role, you’ll witness your work having a direct impact on the lives of thousands of children and young people across Manchester, Trafford and Salford. Join an organisation and a hospital that’s as ambitious as you are. We offer unparalleled career opportunities and a great work-life balance in one of the country’s most exciting cities. For an informal conversation or to simply find out more contact Al Ford e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: Sunday 23rd January 2022.
Selection Date: Wednesday 9th February 2022 (TBC).
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We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.
MFT would like to develop a committed, flexible workforce that is able to adapt to the changing needs of the NHS. We aim to support employees who wish to work flexibly, to allow them to maintain a healthy work life balance and fair consideration will be given to any flexible working requests.
MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.
If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact a member of the Recruitment Services by phone on 0161 276 6198 at the earliest opportunity to ensure that measures can be put in place to enable your application for this post.