CAMHS Senior Mental Health Practitioner – Paediatric Liaison Team

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Ashton -under -lyne
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2023
Job summary

This is a great opportunity to work with young people admitted to paediatric wards within the Pennine Care footprint and who present with mental health needs or risks.

We are looking for individuals who are passionate about working with children and young people and who can work innovatively across traditional boundaries to ensure young people get the right care, from the right clinician/team, at the right time and in the right place; to improve outcomes and families/carers experience of mental health support.

We are seeking staff with a professional registration (Nursing, Social Work, Occupational Therapy) to work in a multi-disciplinary team offering assessment, support, signposting, and intervention, in this new and developing pathway

Main duties of the job

We are looking for people with experience of working as a senior clinician in a relevant clinical setting eg CAMHS and having substantial experience of risk assessment and risk management as well as experience of managing complex cases within a mental health or social care service.

The post holderwill offer assessment and management within a clear and structured Risk Assessment and Risk Reduction framework. You will refer on to specialist in-patient services as necessary or work alongside services the CYP is open to.

As a member of the multi-disciplinary team the service will intensively support young people and families. Direct work with young people will take place in clinical environments, including paediatric wards and community settings.

About us

We are proud to provide high quality mental health and learning disability services, both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.

Our vision is for a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities and our staff work hard to deliver the very best care for the people who use our services. We're really proud of our#PennineCarePeopleand do everything we can to make sure we're a great place to work.

All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post. We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification to support your application for this post. Please refer to the essential criteria in the person specification which will highlight the skills, knowledge and experience you will need to demonstrate in your application, by way of example, to give yourself the best opportunity to be shortlisted.

Person Specification



  • oSubstantial experience of risk assessment and risk management (2) oExperience of managing complex cases within a mental health or social care service (2) oExperience of supervision of less experienced practitioners within the MDT (2) oWell-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, highly technical and clinically sensitive information to patients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS. (2)


  • oExperience of using outcome measures to evaluate the impact of their clinical practice (2)



  • oHigh level of working knowledge of the policy guidance and legislation specifically relating children and young people (2)


  • oKnowledge in the practice of specialist therapies in Children and Young People (2)

skills and abilities


  • oAbility to inspire others and lead collaboratively (2)


  • oGood organisational and time management skills, ability to plan and prioritise own work load. (2)



  • oRelevant Core Professional qualification in mental health or social care plus evidence of continued professional development in a CAMHS / HYM related area (2) oEvidence of professional registration and continued professional development (2)


  • oTraining in one or more additional specialised areas of practice including children and young people (2)

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