B8a Specialist MHP - Sefton CAMHS

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 Per annum
Closing date
5 Oct 2023

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Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
The Sefton CAMHS teams at Alder Hey are looking to recruit 1 permanent Specialist Mental Health Practitioner to join our community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. 0.5 of this role will specifically be for Family Therapy and 0.5 will be for case management. Flexible working will be considered.

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who has an interest and experience in working with young people with mental health needs. The successful applicant will provide a substantial contribution to the clinical work of the team, and will hold full case management responsibility for their workload undertaking appropriate mental health assessment and intervention to children and young people referred to the services, as well as providing advice, support and consultation to families, carers and other professionals involved in the life of the child/young person.

They must be able to demonstrate a positive attitude which encompasses our Trust Values of excellence, innovation, openness, respect and together. If you are enthusiastic and confident with a friendly and outgoing manner,and a focus on providing the best possible service to patients we would like to hear from you.

This advert may close early if sufficient applications are recieved.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will undertake appropriate mental health assessment of children and young people referred to CAMHS, and provide a range of appropriate, evidence based clinical interventions informed by assessed individual need. The post holder will provide support, advice and consultation to families, carers and other professionals involved in the life of the child/young person.

About us

The services comprise of several multi-disciplinary teams including staff from varied backgrounds, including psychology, psychiatry, social work, nursing and psychotherapy. In addition, our team members are trained in a wealth of different therapeutic interventions and approaches, making the teams truly multi-disciplinary.

Sefton CAMHS - post holder will be based at Burlington House, Waterloo. Appointments are offered from Waterloo and Southport bases.

Alder Hey are offering excellent benefit schemes

Refer a friend - Alder Hey staff

Successful candidates who are introduced to the trust by existing staff members will receive �1000 after completion of six months in post. Please include the name/Alder Hey email for your friend in the additional information section of your application.

This will be paid in two parts, �250 in first month pay on commencement in post, and �750 on completion of six months.


Alder Hey will support the cost of accommodation for up to 3 months from the date of employment (up to �500 per month)

The cost is to be paid by the staff member and reclaimed as expenses.

Relocation package

Relocation packages to support new hires and will be consulted on an individual basis, please link in withrecruitment@alderhey.nhs.ukfor further information

Job description

Job responsibilities

Maintain comprehensive clinical notes and consultation records in accordance with trust policies and procedures

Contribute to the development, implementation, evaluation and monitoring of the Service Groups operational policies and procedures.

Participate in MDT and multi-agency meetings

Share responsibility with other team members, as appropriate, for implementing service developments.

Contribute to the management of workloads of appropriate staff within the framework of the Service Group policies and procedures.

Contribute to the delivery of national and local priorities as set out in the Trusts corporate objectives.

Person Specification

Qualifications, Experience and Training


  • Qualified in core profession such as Mental Health Nurse (RMN), Mental Health Practitioner, Clinical Psychologist, Occupational Therapy, Social Work or creative therapies e.g. Art Therapy.
  • Intermediate or diploma level in a recognised therapeutic modality.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Evidence of substantial post qualification competence, incorporating significant experience working within CAMHS at a senior level
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Experience of providing consultation/teaching/ training
  • Experience of working with children and young people, families and carers
  • Experience of clinical supervision
  • Experience of leading on developing, delivering and evaluating evidence based clinical care packages.


  • Relevant post graduate qualification in Mental Health related field
  • Experience of providing services across traditional services.
  • Experience of managing and/or leading on service developments.
  • Experience of managing staff.
  • Project Management experience
  • Effectively managing policy implementation and demonstrable service development work

Knowledge and Skills


  • Assertively engage young people, families and carers.
  • To demonstrate a non- discriminatory attitude regarding race, gender and disability issues.
  • Demonstrate commitment to user participation
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude.
  • Demonstrates skills to contribute to modernisation across a range of diverse services
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to motivate and enthuse colleagues
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to respond effectively to multiple priorities

Personal Attributes


  • Demonstrates the ability to make sound judgments and generate new ideas in complex situations.
  • Able to work autonomously
  • Committed to continuing professional development
  • Accountable for own professional actions
  • Works within professional ethics and Trust policies

Employer details

Employer name

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust


L12 2AP

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