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Dragonfly Unit Recruitment
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Dragonfly-Unit-logo.jpgThe Dragonfly Unit is an inpatient facility at Carlton Court, Lowestoft offering services to young people who cannot be supported in the community. The unit has been rated as outstanding by the CQC in July 2017, putting it in the top 7% of CAMHS unit’s in the UK.

This outstanding unit will potentially be expanding from 7 to 12 beds, offering care to young people who are at risk of causing harm to themselves or others as a result of mental health problems. This can be due to a wide range of conditions, such as depression, anxiety, psychosis, eating disorders or autistic spectrum disorder with self-harming behaviour.

This children and young people’s service opened in September 2016 and was developed as a centre of excellence so that NSFT can provide more specialist care closer to home, in turn reducing the number of 12 to 18-year-olds who need to travel out of the area for treatment.

Take a tour of the unit by clicking here.

The unit has so far treated around 30 young people who cannot be cared for in the community, as well as supporting their families and carers.

This new unit, with the hugely improved facilities, and room for visiting families and carers, has been vital to offering an improved outcome for young people.

As well as en-suite bedrooms, there are three school rooms, a gym to boost young people’s recovery, and a fully equipped therapy suite.

Group therapy is important for the social interaction of our young people and isolation can be detrimental to their recovery. So all of these specialised facilities have enabled us to better structure and plan the therapies on offer and use the space for group work.

The unit received a positive Quality Network for Inpatient CAMHS review in March with notes made about its positive therapeutic ethos and approach to care. This was followed by an ‘outstanding’ rating in the CQC inspection report published in October.

So who are we looking for?
We are looking for clinical support workers, assistant practitioners, RGN or RMN nurses, deputy clinical team leaders and modern matron who are keen to take the next step in their careers. To compliment this multidisciplinary team we are also looking for a social worker, assistant psychologist, psychologist and catering assistant. Up to a £5k relocation / removal benefit.

How to apply
Additional vacancies will be advertised soon.

Like the sound of this, but nothing exactly right for you?
In the next few months we will be recruiting many more clinical and support roles for the opening of the Mother and Baby Unit inpatient ward and the continued expansion of our wider children’s and young person’s services, so look out for those opportunities and follow us on Facebook and, NSFTjobs.

A bit more about us
Norfolk and Waveney Children’s Family and Young Person (CFYP)  service is unique and aspires to address the issues raised by the Children and Young People's Mental Health and Wellbeing Task Force.

Over the past 12 months CFYP has seen expansion and growth in existing and new services, such as Early Intervention in Psychosis and the Perinatal Community Mental Health service. Our CFYP services continue to thrive and innovate nationally. The service was recently awarded £3 million to develop the Mother and Baby Unit and is one of three in the country commissioned by NHS England. 

For more information about the services provided by the Dragonfly Unit click here.

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