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Mental Health Practitioner/Nurse - Eating Disorders

Solent NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Southampton CAMHS are looking for a Registered Mental Health Nurse or AHP to work as part of a wider multi-disciplinary team which delivers high quality interventions to children, young people and their families presenting with a range of mental health difficulties, with dedicated time for working in our eating disorder service.

The successful applicant will be working alongside the lead Consultant Psychiatrist, nurses, therapists, and support workers to deliver bespoke care packages according to need. This will include a combination of clinic work and home visiting as well as building strong relationships with local tier 4 providers to ensure consistency of care for those young people requiring periods of hospital admission.

The CAMHS team is a strong and supportive team and has excellent structures to offer regular supervision. This is a great opportunity to join our team in Solent NHS Trust Children & Families Service line to support in the delivery of high-quality children's mental health services. We are looking for exceptional individuals with the right attitude, skills and knowledge who share our passion to deliver the best quality care experience for children and their families.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide specialist assessment and treatment through a clinic and community-based care approach with young people with an eating disorder.

The post holder will ensure both the physical and psychological well-being of the service users are maintained through a range of physical health interventions.

Key tasks and responsibilities:

*To care co-ordinate and manage a defined caseload of children and young people and their families and carers.

*To co-ordinate and deliver individualised care packages / programmes for service users and their families and evaluate these programmes, ensuring high standards of practice in accordance with national guidelines and trust policy.

*To develop and maintain therapeutic relationships with service users and their families/carers.

*To liaise with the young person's professional network, keeping them informed of developments, changes in risk status and promoting multi agency collaboration. Liaison with Children's Specialist Services, Educational services, independent sector mental health providers, counsellors and any other professionals.

*To involve the young person, and where appropriate, their families/carers in delivering programmes of care.

About us

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you're looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access

To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work

To deliver the best value for money

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation -- guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • Professional qualifications relevant to CAMHS e.g. Registered Nurse, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist
  • Degree or equivalent level training relevant to Child and Adolescent Mental Health



  • Experience of working with complex children, young people and families, experiencing severe mental health and trauma difficulties
  • Experience of working with complex children, young people with eating disorders and their families.
  • Ability to chair and facilitate team and multi-agency meetings
  • Experience of multi professional/multi-agency working

Employer details

Employer name

Solent NHS Trust


Adelaide Health Centre, Western Community Centre

William Macleod Way



SO16 4XE

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