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Band 6 Intensive Outreach MH Practitioner - Bristol

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
6 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Are you an experienced CAMHS clinician looking for a new challenge and opportunity to join a service at a time of exciting change?
  • Can you work with children, young people, their families and carers, providing evidence-based intervention in an intensive outreach team?

We are looking for a Band 6 CAMHS clinician to work in CAMHS Intensive Outreach team. We are looking for a suitable candidate who can bring skills, experience and enthusiasm to meet the needs of children/young people with complex social, emotional, behavioural, neurodevelopmental and mental health needs. This post is open to mental health nurses, social workers, or other appropriate trained clinicians. You must be on a professional register and be up to date.

In this important role, you will use your extensive skills and experience as a mental health practitioner to deliver high quality care, developing and sustaining relationships across agencies and working as a core member of a multi-disciplinary team. Using both evidence based practice and routine outcome measures, you will use a strength-based approach to work collaboratively with service users, in line with CYP-IAPT key principles.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be involved in holding a small case load of young people who are felt to meet the threshold for Intensive Outreach support. These will typically be young people who are at risk of Tier 4 admission, presenting with complex behaviours, or struggling to engage with locality CAMH services. We work across all localities including North Bristol, East & Central Bristol, South Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset, and aim to build strong working relationships with all of these services. We cover a 7 day period working a number of shifts. These are 8-4, 12-8, and weekend working. You will also be expected to cover an on-call shift overnight roughly once every 2 months.

A proportion of the role will involve working in conjunction with colleagues in the multidisciplinary team to identify care and treatment options which enable service users to remain within their existing support/care pathways and maintain their community tenure, signposting to other services to meet their needs.

The post holder will maintain close working relationships with Community and specialist CAMHS services, Adult Community Mental Health Teams as well as the Acute Hospital Services. Day to day leadership on service delivery and development will be provided by the Team Manager, along with senior clinicians as will caseload and management supervision.

About us

We are a progressive and dynamic service that work using evidence-based therapeutic treatments and approaches but also foreground anti-oppressive practice and diversity and equality as part of our daily working.

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Provision of rapid access to specialist CAMHS advice and support and to enable referrers todeal more effectively with a range of mental health problems.

Management of high risk young people in the community through intensive support.

Increased detection of mental health problems/needs with improved care, treatment andpromotion of improved understanding of and confidence in the delivery of mental health careand collaboration with all agencies involved in the care of young people and families.

Provision of targeted formal and informal learning opportunities for all staff within the primarycare teams to develop their knowledge and capabilities within the mental health component ofholistic care

Provision of information sign-posting and support for young people and families.

Please see attached Job Description for further details.

Person Specification



  • Professional Registration
  • Experience of working with children and families
  • Experience of working in mental health services
  • Therapeutic training/skills


  • DBT/Systemic experience

Employer details

Employer name

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust


Kingsdown Fort

Henrietta Street, Kingsdown



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