Youth Justice Service Mental Health Practitioner

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata, per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

North Yorkshire and York Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) is seeking to recruit a full time CAMHS Practitioner to work within theYouthJusticeService, covering the Scarborough and Selby area.

This is an exciting opportunity to offer assessment and intervention to children and young people open toYouthJusticeService that are in need of additional support around their mental health and wellbeing. This role will involve working alongsideyouthjusticepractitioners to ensure the children and young people in service are able to access appropriate health support. Working within a systemic and holistic framework you will undertake needs led, evidence based, assessments and therapeutic interventions with children and young people, their families and carer. You will play an integral role within theYouthJusticeTeams and be an active and valued member of the team. You will be provided with support from both YJS and CAMHS, including joint supervision and opportunities for training and development from both NYCC and TEWV

Main duties of the job

Your role will include working closely with the families of young people who offend, and with local schools and other services, to help the young people to get their lives back on track and achieve positive outcomes.

We are looking to appoint an experienced practitioner who is highly motivated and enthusiastic about working with this client group and who will come with a range of transferrable skills. Experience of working with children and young people is essential and a clinical background with skills relevant to the post (such as DBT, CBT, Trauma based work) would be highly desirable.

Please note we require all candidates to be NMC/Social Work England registered with a protected professional title (Nurse, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist).

In exchange you will be well supported within a friendly and supportive team, with continuing opportunities for your ongoing professional development

We are passionate about the delivery of high quality service that promotes and improves the well-being of children and young people .

About us

We are passionate about the delivery of high quality service that promotes and improves the well-being of children and young people .

North YorkshireYouthJusticeService (YJS) is part of the wider Children and Families Service and sits within the Early Help Service, The YJS comprises staff from the Police, the National Probation Service, Children's Social Care, Health and Education, supported by committed and skilled volunteers. The key objectives of theYouthJusticeService are to reduceyouthcrime, protect the public from serious harm, and safeguard the welfare of young people. In partnership with the Early Help Service YJS provide preventative and diversionary services to help vulnerable young people stay out of trouble. If a young person is convicted by a Court and placed under our statutory supervision, YJS assess their individual needs and risks, and provide a tailored programme of support and change, including support around mental health.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To identify and develop strategies to manage risk to the child / young person and others in line with York and CAMHS and YJS procedures and protocols.

Undertake liaison and joint work with other agencies.

To give advice and support to the manager of the Youth Offending Service in terms of the development of services to meet the mental health needs of young offenders.

To provide consultation and training on a wide range of children / young peoples emotional health and well-being issues to professionals from a range of services including GPs, Early Help and Primary Care Services, Adult Mental Health Services, Social Care and Education Services.

To routinely monitor effectiveness of clinical work by the use of Routine Outcome Measures (ROM) and where outcomes are not improving for children, young people and families to engage in clinical review via peer review meetings and supervision.

To be based within the Youth Justice Service within York

Person Specification



  • Current professional registration with appropriate body in healthcare or social work.
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)
  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area (within agreed timescale)
  • Depending on work area, recognised sign-off mentor (or equivalent) or must be achieved within agreed timescale.


  • Leadership / Management experience
  • CAMHS Degree
  • Certificate in teaching & assessing in clinical practice as appropriate to own profession
  • Recognised qualification in a specific model of therapy e.g. family therapy, CBT etc
  • Recognised training in Facilitation of Parenting Groups



  • Work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team and undertake lead professional / care co-ordinator responsibilities
  • Communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to children and young people, carers/families and all members of the multidisciplinary team.


  • Have knowledge in regard to child who are in the YJS/ LAC system



  • Working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers.
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team


  • Leadership or management experience

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