Lead Nurse Therapist – Fareham and Southampton, Hampshire

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  • Hours: Full Time (37.5 per week) – Part Time hours will be considered.
  • Salary: £36,743 – £40,958 per annum
  • Closing date: 21st January 2018
  • Interview dates: 5th February 2018

We are looking for an experienced nurse therapist to provide clinical leadership to our specialist mental health rehabilitation and recovery service. Athelstan Place has been open since September 2016 and has recently received a ‘Good’ rating in its first CQC inspection. The 5 bedded service located in Southampton supports service users aged 16 -25 with mental health difficulties and associated learning difficulties towards independent living. The post will be split with 3 days per week based at Athelstan Place and 2 Days per week being part of a newly formed ‘Therapeutic Hub’ based in Fareham.

If you are looking for a change of role and are passionate about delivering quality, evidenced based assessments and interventions for children and young people then we look forward to hearing from you!

Fair Ways is an expanding, dynamic charity that strongly believes in providing opportunities for people to meet their full potential. Fair Ways is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and families and we expect ALL staff to share this commitment. We have recently been awarded Fifth Best Not-for-Profit Organisation to Work For in the Sunday Times Awards.

Job Responsibilities
The Lead Nurse Therapist Role is integral within the management team to the running of Athelstan Place. The role involves;

  • Delivering fortnightly clinical and restorative supervision for the team and leading most internal training for the service.
  • Undertaking clinical assessments on all service users and delivering evidence based interventions for all service users on a weekly basis.
  • Managing a designated caseload of young people with responsibility for their assessment, implementation and evaluation of therapy.
  • Providing a monthly update of all clinical work to the Nurse Consultant and Athelstan Place Service Manager.

Personal Skills

The ideal candidate for the Lead Nurse Therapist role will evidence recognised training in additional psychological interventions such as CBT, DBT and NVR as well as holding a current registration to NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council). As well as these, holding a Degree in a Therapeutic Qualification is essential and having extensive experience of inpatient work with young people to understand their needs is a must. Applicants will be reliable, enthusiastic and have the ability to motivate others around them. All candidates must have a full driving license and have access to use of a car. Successful candidates will be required to provide an enhanced Disclosure (DBS). This disclosure cost will be met by Fair Ways.


Fair Ways places importance on valuing staff and recognising the key role staff play in the organisation that’s why we

  • Offer intensive in house Induction training prior to starting in your role. Our training department also offers a wide range of accredited courses from Level 2 Awards to Level 5 Diplomas in Health and Social Care, Children and Young People, Counselling, Health Care, and Assessing.
  • Offer access to legal, financial and personal advice.
  • Have an active employee committee.
  • After a year’s employment, staff can benefit from a health scheme including discounts for restaurants, optical/dental discount and childcare vouchers.
  • Offer discounted gym memberships.

Working for Fair Ways will provide you with an opportunity to seek discount on products and local services as well as auto-enrolment into our Pension scheme.

Next Step

Interested in the vacancy? We encourage a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all communities.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Leanne Gelder, Nurse Consultant on 07548 227697 or Leanne.gelder@fairways.co

Download the Job Description and an Application Form here or please phone Head Office (02380 230400)

and ask for the Recruitment Team or email Recruitment@fairways.co

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