Community Mental Health Nurse/ Mental Health Practitioner

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum pro rata if part time
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Sheffield Children's Hospital is excited to be expanding our CAMHS Duty team and pleased to be seeking an enthusiastic, experienced mental health practitioner for this post.

The post holder will take responsibility for daily referrals meeting where all CAMHS referrals are triaged as an MDT, consultation calls to support those awaiting an initial assessment and professionals seeking referrals and lastly rapid response appointments for young people presenting as high risk. Those young people seen in appointments will be offered follow up and being on your caseload.

The successful candidate must display a passion and understanding regarding the complexities and risk of the young people and have demonstrated good therapeutic skills in order to build positive relationships.

The post holder will access an induction period and be well supported by the Duty team lead. They will have day to day responsibilities for their own caseload and will also be as to supervise others.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing their own case load, assessing the mental health needs of young people, providing support and interventions to young people.

To undertake initial, comprehensive assessments for those presenting with high risk to themselves, queried first episode psychosis or a rapid deterioration in their mental health presentation. These assessments will need to take a holistic approach in supporting families and subsequently develop an agreed plan of care with the young person and where appropriate include the view of the families and carers.

About us

Sheffield Children's is one of three independent, specialist paediatric hospitals in the country, providing dedicated healthcare for children and young people across community, mental health and acute specialist settings.

We have three overarching aims that set the direction for the Trust in our vision to create a healthier future for children and young people.
  • Outstanding patient care
  • Brilliant place to work
  • Leader in children's health

Our commitment to rewarding colleagues is demonstrated through our brilliant reward and benefits offer including generous annual leave entitlement and pension scheme and access to salary sacrifice schemes such as cycle to work and lease cars.

We are committed to supporting colleagues from different heritages and lifestyles while at work. This is supported through the offer we have in place for flexible working and the three equality network groups we have in place. Colleagues are encouraged to join these groups and request flexible working.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To work as an independent practitioner have accountability and responsibility for your own caseload
  • To work autonomously and collaboratively with colleagues providing interventions at the clinical base, clients homes or other appropriate venues
  • To demonstrate skills within assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care / treatment packages for children, young people and families
  • To demonstrate clinical practice over a range of evidence based interventions.
  • To work in collaboration with colleagues working in Specialist CAMHS and the wider education and social care network to provide a holistic package of care / treatment for identified children, young people and families
  • To contribute towards MDT team development by attending daily huddle meetings to ensure holistic approaches for young people accessing care.
  • To maintain confidentiality of information regarding children, young people and families
  • Provide and receive complex or sensitive information where there are barriers to understanding and to be proactive, having the ability to pre- empt work with and overcome barriers to communication
  • To work within and promote collaborative and partnership working, with both colleagues and the client group
  • To promote and maintain effective communication and positive working relationships throughout the Team and wider services, both internal and external to CAMHS
  • To promote and maintain effective communication with children, young people and families, ensuring lines of communication are open to them so that they are able to participate fully within their care.

Inclusive Recruitment & Selection

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and accurate data capture is an important part of that to ensure we are supportive and representative. Our aim is to ensure that all applicants can see themselves in the available categories on our application form, but we recognise that some of our data capture fields are not inclusive. We have flagged this with our system provider to ask for change.

We offer encouragement and active support to applicants with additional needs, including those from ethnic minorities, with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ+ community. If you wish to adjust any aspect of the recruitment process or wish to find out more about our recruitment & selection processes, please get in touch with our Recruitment Manager:

We are continually reviewing our recruitment & selection process to support the long-term aim of Sheffield Childrens being a champion of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion. If you have any ideas for improvement, please get in touch with Catherine Gilbert at

Trust Values

The Trust is committed to providing great quality patient care and keep children, young people and families at the heart of what we do by following our CARE values:
  • Compassion leading by kindness and showing empathy, understanding and respect
  • Accountability striving to do the right thing and owning responsibility
  • Respect value differences, tackling inequality and fostering a culture of inclusion
  • Excellence delivering a high-quality standard of care

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • RMN / RN (Mental Health), Occupational Therapist, Social Worker Post registration clinical training relevant to CAMHS / Mental Health Teaching and Assessing ENB 998 / Mentorship or equivalent


  • Degree in relevant subject
  • Additional Vocational training courses



  • Significant Post registration experience within a CAMHS / Mental Health setting


  • Auditing clinical standards
  • Utilisation of research in practice

Knowledge and Skills


  • Knowledge of a range of a therapeutic interventions
  • Legal Frameworks relevant to CAMHS
  • Health and Safety
  • Risk assessment / management
  • Current CAMHS practice / issues


  • Current Nursing / Health Issues
  • Clinical governance

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

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust


Centenary House

Albert Terrace Road


S6 3BR

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