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CAMHS Clinician

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Newton Aycliffe
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Learning Disability
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Durham and Darlington CAMHS Getting Help Team has a new and exciting opportunity for a band 6 Nurse/Clinicianto join the newly developing team. The role will cover Durham and Darlington and will be based in Newton Aycliffe with the opportunity to hot desk in the other CAMHS bases.

Main duties of the job

The role will involve a range of duties such as offering telephone support to C&YP, families or carers, outreach work with external agencies and targeted work with other professional groups around what constitutes an appropriate referral into CAMHS. It will be county wide with a mixture of hot desking in the existing CAMHS bases and working from home.

The successful applicant will be enthusiastic, motivated and demonstrate a commitment to on-going personal and professional development, withexperience in assessments and delivery of care forchildren and young people within a community setting, andwill have access to high quality supervision within the team and work closely with other professionals in the multi-disciplinary team to provide care coordination responsibilities for a defined caseload.

The post requires good IT skills and the ability to work flexibly and autonomously as well as contributing to the MDT.

Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

About us

Geographically we're one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the country, spanning County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire and York and Selby.

We deliver a range of community and inpatient care across adult mental health, children and young people's services, mental health services for older people and forensic services.

Our 7,500 staff work across more than 90 sites, including Foss Park, a new state of the art 72-bed hospital in York which opened in 2020.

With an annual operating income of over £420 million, we work in partnership with local authorities, clinical commissioning groups, voluntary organisations, the private sector, as well as people who use our services and their families and carers.

Job description Job responsibilities

To improve the lives of children and young people with mental ill health byminimising the impact of their condition through the delivery of excellent services to promote recovery and well being.To be compassionate in meeting the needs of children and young people and their carers.

To be responsible for ensuring the efficient and effective running of the team on a day to day basis and provision of excellence in clinical care, providing clinical leadership to the team and promoting a culture of evidence-based practice.

To be professionally accountable and responsible for patient care, undertaking a range of clinical/therapeutic interventions in patients homes and other community settings.

To implement, as appropriate, relevant specialist therapeutic approaches, to complement and enhance existing resources.

To act as lead professional or care co-ordinator as appropriate.

To promote social inclusion, community access and participation through the provision of patient care.

To facilitate others in the team to develop competence by providing leadership, day to day supervision, clinical advice and clinical supervision to members of the clinicalteam and students.

To be committed to and take a lead role in activities integral to the Trusts Quality Improvement System.

To promote at all times a positive image of children and young people with mental ill health.

To promote at all times a positive image of the Children and Young PeoplesService and the wider Trust.

Person Specification Qualification Essential
  • Current professional registration with; mental health, childrens, learning disability or equivilent
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
  • CAMHS Degree or post-graduate qualification in a relevant area (within agreed timescale)
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or
Skills Essential
  • Communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to children and young people, carers/families and all members of the multidisciplinary team.
  • Work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and undertake lead professional / care co-ordinator responsibilities
  • Provide effective clinical supervision, teaching, training and assessing in clinical practice
Experience Essential
  • Significant experience working with children and young people with mental ill health in a community setting.
  • Care-coordination, Child Protection, Management of Risk

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