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CAMHS Mental Health Practitioner - Development Role

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata for part time
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 5
Contract Type
Job summary

Are you a qualified practitioner with post qualified experience looking to move to a new specialism? If so this may be the perfect role for you.

This development role will give you insight and experience in working in a busy CAMH team developing your skills as a mental health professional working with children and young people who are experiencing moderate to severe mental health illness. We will offer you access to clinical and line management supervision as well as both external and internal training that will enhance your skills. Our aim is to offer you a role and duties where you can see if working in this exciting specialism is for you and as long as competencies are met to promote to band 6 within 12 18 months of your start date. You will carry a caseload and work both autonomously and within a wider MDT.

We are looking for colleagues from nursing, OT, social work backgrounds to enhance our team discipline mix. Your clinical base can be changed to meet your needs is this the role for you?

Main duties of the job

The service runs primarily from 9- 5 Monday to Friday offering both office/clinic and home working. Our primary aim is to offer the best service to the children and young people who require our care. Many staff work flexibly within the hours and we can discuss options with the successful candidate if this is helpful.

Duties in your role include offering mental health assessments and care planning/treatment for moderate to severe mental health illnesses that are experienced by those aged under 18 years. After a period of induction you will carry a caseload where you will work autonomously to deliver the care we aspire too. Preceptorship and training be offered to support your development to band 6. You are expected to engage in supervision and start to identify which evidence-based modality you will want to develop to support service delivery. You will have access to an experienced and varied MDT and become a valued member of our service.We are a countywide service with some cross county working required for which you will be paid travel expenses as appropriate.

About us

We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community health services across Worcestershire and the provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We work in partnership with other organisations to keep our community well at home for as long as possible.

We provide services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.

We have an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop. We will support you; help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training programme; and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. We endeavour to offer an attractive work-life balance, with flexibility in our approach to help you get the most out of your career.

We provide our staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from our Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.

At the core of our values, we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We take every opportunity to strengthen our approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of our staff.

We would encourage you to visit the Trusts Recruitment Microsite, click the Employer Website link.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification



  • RMN/RN (Child)/RN (LD/SW or OT
  • Relevant professional registration



  • Experienced gained during pre- registration training either in a mental health or child placement setting
  • Use of therapeutic interventions with children and young people i.e. 1:1, counselling, family therapy and group work
  • Providing consultation
  • Liaising across Tier I-IV CAMH Services

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