CAMHS Mental Health Practitioner

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
3 Jul 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Looking for a new and exciting challenge and qualified as a Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist? Look no further as we have opportunities to join the Children Commissioning rated 3rd most successful CAMHS Service in the Country as a Mental Health Practitioner.

As an experienced professional you will be responsible for the assessment and intervention of young people up to the age of 19 who have an identified mental health need across the Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale footprint.

You will be working with a proactive multi-disciplinary team who seek to provide high level Thrive aligned interventions which are evidence based are measurable using routine outcome measures.

You will be supported by an experienced management team with a shared set of values and have access to both local and national programs of psychological therapy training to enhance practitioner skills and confidence.

Main duties of the job

  • To ensure high quality CAMHS assessment
  • To provide or provide access to a range of quality psychotherapeutic interventions in accordance with individual assessed need.
  • Work as a co-therapist where appropriate with other members of the
  • To be responsible for and manage a defined caseload and undertake case management responsibilities within the service
  • To identify and develop strategies to manage risk to the child and others in line with Pennine care and CAMHS procedures
  • To liaise closely with a wide range of agencies regarding individual care packages and to promote awareness of child and adolescent mental health issues
  • To provide consultation and training on a wide range of children's emotional health and well-being issues to professionals from a range of services
  • To engage in/deliver managerial and clinical supervision,
  • Ensure collection of relevant information required by Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
  • To routinely monitor effectiveness of clinical work by use of Routine Outcome Measures (ROM)
  • To take part in the CAMHs emergency duty rota in order to provide urgent mental health assessment of children including those admitted following self-harm and in line with Pennine care protocols to both advise other professionals regarding risk and work with them to develop a plan of care for the child. This involves occasional weekend work.

About us

You will be supported to achieve success by a highly motivated local across-system leadership team who are committed to embedding a thriving culture within HMR. You will be a key member of the HMR SPOA and Locality team, receive excellent supervisory support both through clinical and management team and we will work with you to support your development. We know that the support and development of our staff is fundamental in ensuring that those that need our services get the best possible experience.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for further details on the role.

Do ensure that your supporting information section evidences how you meet the criteria below, as this is what you'll be shortlisted against.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • 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
Experience Essential
  • 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 Essential
  • 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 Essential
  • 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

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