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CAMHS Youth Offending Team Registered Practitioner- Band 6

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023
Job summary

The Youth Offending CAMHS team are seeking a skilled and confident registered practitioner to join us. The CAMHS YO team offers outreach assessment and intervention within Youth Offending and Youth Support in Gloucestershire. The post sits within a small team of 3 CAMHS colleagues. There is close interagency working with the Youth Support Team and the small CAMHS YO team shares office space and joins in a weekly MDT with other CAMHS teams that come together to form the CAMHS Vulnerable Children Service (VCS). This gives fantastic opportunities for joined up working while retaining the benefit of MDT support and thinking.

It is essential that applicants are comfortable working with young people who may at times present as distressed and with associated behaviours that are challenging, in a range of community based settings including within family homes. The post also requires high levels of lone working and driving county wide. Whilst a significant amount of time can be spent lone working autonomously, there is a strong, positive and supportive team culture within the CAMHS VCS and the YST team.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide a range of specialist CAMHS assessment and treatment interventions for children and young people (0-18yrs) as well as their families/carers who present with emotional and mental health difficulties as well as those children and young people who have learning disabilities.
  • Undertake clinical responsibility for a caseload, adhering to risk management and care planning processes in line with Care Programme Approach (CPA) and liaising with Trust and multi-agency partners across Gloucestershire as required.
  • Provide CAMHS specialist clinical risk assessments (including Self Harm assessments) and complex risk management plans as part of routine clinical work.
  • Provide clinical interventions within a multidisciplinary team. This job plan will be reviewed on a quarterly basis and may be adjusted to meet team or service led requirements.
  • Ensure high quality, accurate and contemporaneous clinical record keeping is maintained in line with current Trust policies.
  • Provide CAMHS consultation, training and advice to professionals
  • Provide clinical supervision to junior staff
  • Provide professional based clinical reasoning, knowledge, skills and competencies regarding a range of CAMHS therapeutic interventions.
  • Demonstrate commitment to working with team colleagues

About us

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Our Staff Survey results showed people at our Trust feel they are engaged, part of a team and work for a compassionate and inclusive organisation.

Our overall scores were better than average in eight of nine themes and level in one - the best overall results for a community, mental health and learning disabilities Trust in the south west and first equal amongst all sector NHS providers within the region too.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the Job Description /Person Specification and additional Information attachment before submitting your application.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Person Specification



  • oProfessional Health or Social Care qualification: RNLD, RMHN, OT, MHSW
  • oEvidence of formal post registration learning
  • oSignificant clinical experience of delivering evidence based/best practice clinical interventions within CAMHS or related services and/or adult mental health settings.


  • oPost graduate training within a relevant CAMHS field or skill
  • oProfession specific additional qualifications (i.e LD, nurse prescriber, DBT, CBT, AMHP, family therapy or systemic practice)
  • oClinical supervisor qualification/training/ oaccreditation



  • oSignificant clinical experience of specialist care planning & case management/care coordination (including complex clinical risk assessment & management) within a mental health or learning disability setting.

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