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CAMHS Access Team Practitioner

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum
Closing date
22 Sep 2023
The CAMHS Access team has been developing over the last 3 years to provide a truly holistic and integrated approach to child and adolescent mental health care and are fully integrated within the Early Help Hub and MARU. We have won a partnership working award, received an Outstanding OFSTED and were highly commended as part of the JTAI inspection.

We are now looking to expand our team further, andare looking for a dynamic and solution focused individual who is passionate about high quality care for children and young people across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. You will be outcomes driven and work seamlessly across the Early Help Hub, MARU and other partnership agencies to deliver a unified and safe service to children, young people and their families.

You will need to provide a continuity of threshold for the triage and decision making of CAMHS referrals, ensuring that Children, young people and their families are offered the right service at the right time - In line with the I Thrive Model and One Vision.

You will also need to be confident in giving mental health advice to professionals, young people and families over the telephone, conducting assessments, providing brief intervention and supporting our colleagues within the Early Help Hub and MARU.

You will support in the development of the Early Help health processes in accordance with local and national policy and legislation along with the CAMHS Access team Manager.

Interviews will be held on 14th September

Main duties of the job

Demonstrate expert and specialised knowledge and skills pertaining to Children's mental health presentations

o Demonstrate ability to assess and develop a formulation of complex clinical presentations leading to evidence-based recommendations and advice.o Ability to collate and synthesise complex information in a timely manner via a range of IT systems from a range of electronic record keeping systemso Analysis of multiagency records and ensure appropriate information sharing when requiredo Awareness of professional boundaries and the need to access expert opinion.o Critical appraisal of research and analysis of evidence base.o Participation in client feedback, delivery of surveyso Ability to identify risk, assess risk and safety plan and/ or escalate appropriatelyo To maintain higher level Safeguarding knowledge and ensure risk assessment and threshold issues are addressed/escalated

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Just over 532,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • Current professional registration - NMC, HCPC
  • Evidence of professional updating
  • Professional qualification - RMN, RNLD, RNC, OT, PT, SLT


  • Post graduate qualification

Skills and Aptitude


  • Experience of working with children and adolescents with complex mental health needs
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency setting
  • Can communicate and establish effective working relationships with children and young people and their families
  • To impart sensitive complex information when there may be barriers to understanding.


  • Experience in providing training in a range of settings

Knowledge and abilities


  • A working knowledge of safeguarding children procedures
  • Up to date with legislation policy relating to CAMHs
  • Knowledge of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


New County Hall

3rd Floor North Wing



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