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Oldham CAMHS - Mental Health Practitioner

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
3 Dec 2023
Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate as we are about high quality care.

The successful candidate will need the ability to work autonomously within the context of a multi-disciplinary team approach and undertake specific work with young people and their families. Excellent assessment skills and the ability to formulate clinical decisions and management plans are essential, including assessment and management of risk.You will strive to achieve the best for every young person, show commitment to delivering evidence based practice and have the capability of making clinical decisions around complex and emotive issues, supported by knowledge of relevant legislation and safeguarding in relation to the client group. You will monitor and evaluate treatment offered to service users adhering to professional and Trust guidelines and using routine outcome measures related to service development and reporting. You must be an excellent communicator, be flexible, self motivated and have a willingness to build links with colleagues across team and agencies.

Main duties of the job

This is a busy multi-disciplinary CAMHS team which includes nurses, psychologists, social workers and psychiatrists. You will have the benefit of being co-located with partner services for children and families. A key focus of the service leadership team will be implementing transformation that ensures timely access to high quality care. Our vision is for our local community to be well equipped to support the young people of Oldham to grow up with good emotional health and wellbeing. We work closely with our partners in education, children's services and the 3rd sector to achieve the recently developed ambitious Local Transformation Plan for CAMHS services. This plan provides us with the guide and resources to begin delivering our vision of having CAMHS workers available in new ways, and working closely with children's universal and targeted services in each of our locality areas.

About us

We are proud to be the most improved mental health and learning disability trust to work for and the best in the north west (NHS staff survey 2022).

We are proud to provide high quality mental health and learning disability services, both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.

Our vision is for a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities and our staff work hard to deliver the very best care for the people who use our services. Were really proud of our #PennineCarePeople and do everything we can to make sure were a great place to work.

All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post. We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification to support your application for this post.

You will need to demonstrate in your application, by way of example how you meet as a minimum the essential criteria from the below section and also on the person specification , to give yourself the best opportunity to be shortlisted.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • NMC nursing or social work or equivalent Health /social care qualification
  • Significant post qualification experience in community mental health services to post graduate diploma level



  • Professional involvement with the users of mental health services.
  • Experience of case management of young people
  • Experience of multi-agency working


  • Experience of relating to young people in a group or community setting.



  • Knowledge of mental health issues in young people
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and National policies in relation to young people
  • Knowledge of therapeutic interventions with young people


  • Understanding of Youth Offending services.
  • Knowledge of drug and alcohol issues relating to young people

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to undertake appropriate mental health assessments
  • Ability to carry out therapeutic interventions with this client group
  • Ability to work well with a team
  • Ability to manage a caseload effectively
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work creatively and flexibly in a clinical context

Employer details

Employer name

Pennine Care NHS FT


Oldham CAMHS Reflections Unit

Rochdale Road



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