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Band 7 Primary Mental Health Specialist (South Bristol Social Care)

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 pro rata per annum
Closing date
12 Dec 2023

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for a practitioner skilled and experienced with children, young people and families to take on the role of a Band 7 CAMHS Primary Mental Health Specialist in the South Bristol Social Care team.

As a fully registered CAMHS Specialist in this team you will show enthusiasm, humour and acceptance and will have excellent clinical, therapeutic, and communication skills. You will facilitate and provide mental health assessments of children and young people open to social care and you will lead multi agency meetings and consultations with frontline social care staff. You will engage in direct therapeutic work with children and carers/parents and will self manage a caseload. You will design and deliver presentations and training events for other professionals and carers/parents as required.

As part of CAMHS you will be part of the wider PMHS team. You will be well supported within social care and CAMHS with regular managerial and clinical supervision.

If you want to improve the outcomes for Bristol children and families, meet the application criteria (see Job Description and Person Specification) and are interested in this position we look forward to receiving your application.

Main duties of the job

Provision of specialist mental health consultation to frontline practitioners from social care.

Direct therapeutic work with children and families

Delivery of mental health training

Contribution to CAMHS triage

About us

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care. We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B& NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset. Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

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

Assess mental health need and risks (for example self-harm and serious mental illness) in children and young people and to develop, implement and evaluate therapeutic interventions (including brief interventions).Skill in individual and family therapeutic work, with children, young people and their families.Provide consultation in multi-agency settingsDeliver training to professionals/parent/careersWork independently and manage own caseloadWork in multi settings e.g. CAMHS, Social Care, Families in Focus, SchoolsContribute to wider CAMHS referral and triage processesWork within CAMHS iThrive model

Person Specification



  • Professional qualification and registration



  • Significant post-qualifying clinical experience obtained in a variety of settings.
  • Experience of providing consultation to professionals
  • Ability to work with young people and their families from a wide range of social, cultural and minority ethnic backgrounds
  • Experience of multi agency working
  • Knowledge of social care settings
  • Experience of training delivery
  • Ability to asses risk
  • Experience of Mental Health Triage



  • Excellent communication skills
  • Confident in presenting complex information to varied audiences

Employer details

Employer name

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust


Osprey Unit 1-2


BS14 0BB

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