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Job Summary

Evergreen is an 8 bedded general adolescent unit in Luton which opened in February 2023.

The development of this service was in conjunction with children, parents and carers who have experience of in-patient admission. Young people are helping us plan the ethos of the unit, recruit the staff and think about how we can deliver the best care. We are really proud of the leadership provided by young people to improve mental health services. If you come and join us you will have a unique opportunity to truly collaborate to improve outcomes.

The space will provide specialist, short-term care for children and young people aged 13-17 with severe or complex mental health difficulties. You will be working alongside a diverse multi-disciplinary team that reflects the population that we serve. Our vision is to make a positive difference in young people’s lives by providing the highest quality mental health service to our local communities.

Main duties of the job

  • To work alongside qualified nursing and occupational therapy staff to jointly co-ordinate the day-to-day running of the service and support the teams to deliver a robust, high quality clinical service.
  • To develop and maintain strong links with community resources, including within the trust, local authority and third sector organisations in order to refer patients and support their engagement in preparation for discharge.
  • To assist with visits and events in the community when appropriate.
  • To develop specialist knowledge and skills in child and adolescent mental health, and to train and educate others in their practice.To support with discharge planning.
  • To work alongside and feedback to a well-established MDT and ensure effective communication with all relevant personnel both internal and external to the Trust.
  • To practice within professional guidelines and promote professional practice in clinical area.
  • To ensure continuous personal development through the utilisation of regular supervision, annual appraisal and training where appropriate.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people’s lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive – so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualification/ Training



  • Foundation degree in mental health studies
  • Educated to degree level and an ability to operationalize this depth of knowledge into clinical practice or ability to learn at this level



  • Working with young people/ adolescents in a therapeutic environment.
  • Managing challenging and aggressive behaviour.
  • Working within a multidisciplinary team environment.
  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment and knowledge of methods to develop culturally sensitive practice.
  • Insight into how to evaluate own strengths and development needs, seeking advice where appropriate.
  • Experience of providing and receiving complex, sensitive information.


  • Working in an in-patient setting.
  • Working with young people or adults who have experienced mental health difficulties.
  • Experience of note keeping, making entries for therapeutic interventions.
  • Facilitating therapeutic groups and individual interventions.

Knowledge and Skills


  • Ability to work with patients on an individual or group basis, focusing on their recovery pathway.
  • Ability to enable and empower patients in a way that increases their self esteem, raises their confidence and help them to identify positive qualities in self.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills relevant to the legal requirements of client care and related issues and the documentation of that care.
  • Ability to support the multidisciplinary team in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of mental and physical care appropriate to the needs of the client group and clinical speciality and the ability to use evidence based approaches in the delivery of care.
  • Experience of devising groups and activities.
  • Ability to recognise stress in oneself and others and manage appropriately accessing additional support where necessary.
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Ability to work as part of a team Demonstrate a degree of emotional intelligence with the ability to understand and discuss the antecedents or factors that may have contributed to the clients current presentation or how a team member may have reacted to a certain situation
  • Demonstrate an awareness how your own approach and communication style may impact on service users, their carers and members of your own team.
  • Be prepared to use reflection in action and on action to gain a deeper understanding and insight from situations and experiences occurring inside and outside the work environment and how these can impact on each other.
  • Be able to respond with compassion towards clients when they present in a way that is considered aggressive, maladaptive or socially immature or unacceptable



  • Motivated to providing the highest standards of care in a changing service.
  • Able to work on an internal rotation shift basis and flexible working.
  • Awareness of equal opportunities in the workplace.
  • Able to work within the accountability framework.
  • Physical skills required facilitating a wide range of activities both on a one-to-one and group basis, including using equipment as required.
  • Mental and emotional effort required to undertake concentration required for clinical consultations and interventions on both one-to-one and group basis.
  • Mental and emotional effort required to undertake concentration for record keeping etc.
  • Mental and emotional effort required to undertake concentration for record keeping etc.
  • Ability to manage frequent highly distressing clinical interactions with clients who have serious mental health problems.

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Closing Date: 11 June 2024

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