Mental health staff (FOI)
Mental health staff (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 17 September 2018.
What are the roles / job titles of staff employed by the States of Jersey whose duties involve supporting people with mental health illnesses? Please break this down by department.
What professional qualifications are required for each role?
Is training available on-island for any of these qualifications? If so, which ones?
Are there plans to provide more on-island training for any more of these roles in the future?
It is likely that most staff employed by the States of Jersey, and particularly by Health and Community Services, will involve supporting people with a Mental Health illness in some way. In order to provide a meaningful response we have limited the list of roles to those within the following business units:
Adult Mental Health - Management & Admin
Adult Mental Health Community Team
Community Mental Health Team
Liaison Service – Older Adult Mental Health
Mental Health Law Team
Clinical Director for Mental Health
Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
Jersey Talking Therapies
The table below shows the roles associated with these business units:
Mental health staff roles
Within our automated systems there is currently no way to identify the qualifications required for each role. To do so would require manually locating and inspecting each job description which would exceed the cost limit specified by regulations.
The Vocational Training Centre offers a range of awards.
Health and Community Services (HCS) offer the awards below (which used to be called QCF, Qualifications Credit Framework, now known as the Regulated Qualifications Framework – RQF):
Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care
Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care
Medication Unit ASM 34 (Stand-alone unit)
Level 3 Assessor Award
Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care
Healthcare Support Workers would access the Level 2 and 3 diplomas and the Medication Unit.
The assessor award and Level 5 Diploma in Leadership would be for the registered nurse / manager workforce.
The above are funded by HCS for HCS staff. HCS partner with Edexcel for the nationally recognised awards and has worked with them since 1998.
Only a small number access the pre-registration mental health nursing degree programme – students are self-funding but can access student finance funding via the Education Department. They access the taught part of the programme off-island and come back to Jersey for practice placements.
Registered nurses can top up their academic awards to degree level on island and this has been available for staff to access for over 10 years. This is level 6.
There is also the option to study at Master’s level for practitioners who wish to advance their skills and knowledge to a higher level. HCS partner with the University of Chester.
We have also had islanders access the Return to Practice programme which allows nurses whose registration has lapsed with the Nursing and Midwifery Council to reregister after a period of study.
A new on-island social work degree course is being launched in September 2019. Details of this course can be found on the gov.je website at the following link:
A new social work degree course for Jersey
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