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CAMHS Mental Health Practitioner

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to work within an innovative, dynamic and growing multi-disciplinary Community CAMHS in West Nottinghamshire. The children & young people who access our services present with a wide range of emotional and mental health difficulties ranging from mild to severe.

You would be joining an established, supportive and hardworking team who are passionate about improving the outcomes for the children, young people and their families/carers. As a Community CAMHS Mental Health Practitioner you will be an integral member of the multidisciplinary team offering consultation, assessment and evidence-based interventions to children and young people we serve.

You must be a Registered Nurse, Dip SW or equivalent social work qualification (CSS, CQSW, degree in social work), Allied Health Professional registered with the HCPC and accredited by a HCPC recognised body e.g. UKCP/BACP.

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the Community CAMHS Mental Health Practitioner include:
  • Providing mental health assessments and formulations
  • Building therapeutic relationships with children and young people and delivering evidence based interventions (including group treatment)
  • Care co-ordinating an agreed caseload
  • Liaising with and offering consultation to other agencies
  • Participating in the enquiries rota
  • Contributing to all aspects of positive team functioning
  • Contributing to ongoing service innovations and development

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?

Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

The Community CAMHS teams are welcoming, friendly and dedicated to supporting the children & young people accessing our services. The teams are busy, supportive and encouraging of new and creative ways to innovate and improve the service we deliver.
  • To contribute to the CAMHS Single Point of Access (SPA) and CAMHS enquiries rota by receiving and reviewing new referrals where required, identifying and managing risk, liaising with otherprofessionals and providing timely responses
  • Observe and adhere to the Community CAMHS ServiceSpecification, vision, aims and objectives
  • Offer clinical assessment and evidence-based interventionwhilst observing current best practice, legislation andguidance
  • Working within the Choice And Partnership Approach(CAPA) and Children and Young Peoples ImprovedAccess to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT)frameworks and principles
  • Aim to be innovative and creative in the delivery oftherapeutic intervention/care bundle, and offer psycho education to children, young people and families
  • Manage a caseload whilst considering and adhering tosafeguarding policy and procedure and national and locallegislation
  • Offer support and supervision to junior colleagues
  • Plan and successfully manage smooth transitions wherethey are clinically indicated
  • Seek support from the Clinical and Operational Leadswhere needed, as well as accessing regular clinical andmanagerial supervision as per trust policy and professionalregistration requirements
  • Support peers and colleagues and promote a team working environment
  • Ensure suitable risk management and care plans areformulated for all clinical cases
  • Maintain contemporaneous records in alignment with Trustpolicy
  • Work in partnership with other teams within theNottinghamshire and bordering CAMHS Services
  • To offer consultation through a range of initiatives toprofessionals with an aim of enhancing workforce skills,knowledge and capacity in recognising emotional/mentalhealth and well-being needs and undertaking interventionswith children and families to achieve positive outcomes
  • To participate in the delivery of a range of trainingprogrammes to multi agency staff in conjunction with theCAMHS Training Lead
  • Support colleagues and stakeholders in tackling stigmarelating to mental health
  • Be willing to undertake training relating to the CYP IAPTagenda and other areas of development as outlined.

A full UK driving license and vehicle for business use is required for this post

Person Specification



  • Relevant professional qualifications (e.g. RMN/RN/HV/OT/Clinical Psychology/Social Worker at degree level or higher teaching qualification
  • Registration with relevant professional body


  • Educated to degree level
  • Qualification in therapeutic approach/modality (e.g. CBT, DBT, systemic family therapy, solution focused, play therapy etc)



  • Experience of providing mental health assessment and intervention to service users presenting with a wide range of different emotional & mental health needs.
  • Ability to engage and develop therapeutic relationships with service users
  • Experience of multi-agency and multi-disciplinary working
  • Experience in provision of evidence based treatments and interventions
  • Experience in the meaningful use of Routine Outcome Monitoring (ROMS) in clinical practice.
  • Proven ability to undertake accurate risk assessment and management plans
  • Proven ability to recognise and respond appropriately to safeguarding concerns
  • Proven ability to manage a defined caseload and organise diary schedule
  • Ability to maintain accurate case records in line with Trust policies and procedures
  • Ability to use electronic data recording systems
  • Experience of using clinical supervision effectively to enhance practice and client outcomes
  • Ability to be an autonomous practitioner whilst being able to work as in integral part of the MDT.


  • Experience of providing mental health assessment and intervention to children & young people & their families/carers
  • Experience in providing evidence based treatments and interventions to children, young people and their families/carers
  • Ability to engage and develop therapeutic relationships with children, young people and their families/carers
  • Experience of using ROMS with children, young people and their families/carers
  • Proven ability to undertake risk assessment and management plans with children, young people and their families/carers
  • Experience of providing clinical supervision and mentorship
  • Experience of delivering treatment groups



  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, documents and policies pertaining to children (e.g. Children's Act, Mental Health Act, CYP IAPT, Future in Mind, Hear by Right, Delivering With Delivering Well, NHS Long Term Plan etc)
  • Knowledge of different models of therapy and interventions
  • Knowledge of and commitment to anti-discriminatory/anti-oppressive practice and equal opportunities

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Community CAMHS West

3 - 5 Lindsay Close


NG18 5TF

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