Senior Practitioner - CAMHS LD

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata for part time
Closing date
11 Jun 2023
Do you have the drive to join an experienced and highly motivated Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Learning Disability (LD) team to deliver responsive and effective services?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a CAMHS LD Practitioner to join the Worcestershire CAMHS Learning Disability Team based in Malvern at 28.5 hours (0.7 WTE) a week.

We are a high quality, high performing NHS trust. You will be part of the exciting changes working within the CAMHS multi-disciplinary team inputting into clinical pathways, developments and delivering therapeutic interventions, with specific focus on meeting the mental health needs of Children and Young People who have a learning disability. The successful candidate will receive training and personal development opportunities enabling them to reach their potential and progress towards their career aspirations No two days will be the same, so flexibility, problem solving skills and a desire to make a difference are all vital for this role.

Main duties of the job

You will be a qualified professional with current registration with a relevant professional body. You will hold a caseload of young people with complex mental health needs and will take responsibility for providing assessments and therapeutic treatment programmes for these CYP. You will care co-ordinate a number of young people on your caseload. You will carry out risk assessments appropriate for children and young people with a learning disability and monitor and evaluate interventions using outcome measures.

You will have a proven ability to liaise with and work in collaboration with other relevant agencies according to the needs of the young person. You will promote and maintain good working relationships and effective communication through liaison with service users, colleagues and other professionals.

You will operate in any appropriate settings including CAMHS bases, schools, families homes, residential homes, etc. Occasional working within highly emotional environments with families and staff groups will require a high degree of self-awareness and effective communication skills at all levels.

You will work flexible hours to ensure the service can operate effectively to meet individual needs.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all mandatory training including Safety Intervention (subject to Occupational Health Clearance).

As part of the national transformation of CAMHS, some infrequent on call weekend working is required.

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



  • Extensive post-registration experience working with children and young people with learning disabilities and behavioural / mental health needs that challenge services
  • Experience of assessment and delivery of therapeutic interventions with young people with learning disabilities and their families
  • Provision of consultation to other agencies around learning disability issues
  • Assessment and management of risk



  • Relevant professional qualification RNLD, OT, SALT, Social Work, RMN etc.
  • Postgraduate qualification relevant to child and adolescent mental health and learning disabilities or relevant further training

Additional criteria


  • Must be able to meet the travel requirements of the role
  • Able to work on a flexible basis



  • Good working knowledge of behavioural/mental health issues in LD CAMHS work
  • Knowledge of approaches to assessment and intervention with young people with learning disabilities and their families
  • Good knowledge of safeguarding issues

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

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust


Seaford Court Lodge

187 Worcester Road


WR14 1EX

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