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Mental Health Practitioner-CAMHS

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

Are you soon to qualify and interested in working in this unique, exciting and challenging specialism? We are seeking a newly and or recently qualified health professional to join our core CAMH service. We will offer you access to clinical and line management supervision as well as feeling part of a team as you learn more about this specialist area of work. You will have access to both external and internal training that will enhance your skills whilst also consolidating and developing your skills as a mental health professional working with children & young people who are experiencing moderate to severe mental health illness. Many of the clinicians who have joined us in the past have progressed to band 6 roles within the service. 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.

Main duties of the job

The service runs primarily from 9- 5 Monday to Friday but as we recover from the pandemic we can offer some flexibility in working hours to suit your work life balance.

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. Training can be offered to support your development. 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. We offer clinical on site appointments from 3 bases and you will be based in the one that suits your current situation.

This post has been deemed by the Trust as eligible for relocation expenses which will be applicable for suitable successful candidate(s). Please see attached policy for more information.

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



  • 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



  • RMN / SW / OT
  • Full Current UK Professional Registration

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