Southwark Early Help CAMHS' Team is a dynamic multi-disciplinary CAMHS' Team, offering targeted support in partnership with Southwark Councils' Family Early Help Service. Southwark Early Help CAMHS has active and close working relationships with both wider Southwark CAMHS, and with the Family Early Help Service. CAMHS Early Help is a close and supportive team, representing a wide range of professional and clinical training and experience.
The Southwark Family Early Help Service has been designed by Southwark Children's Services to provide early help for children and families for 0-18 years in home, school and community settings, at an early point in problem formation, and to prevent further difficulties emerging. The Family Early Help service has strong links with local schools, with Children's Social Care and with NHS child services. The Service is split into two overarching teams; under 11's and over 11's. The CAMHS Practitioner will work with children and families across this age range. This is a supportive team working with a diverse range of mental health problems. Working so closely with our Local Authority colleagues provides opportunities forcomprehensive family support and transformation.
The team is based across Local Authority sites in either Peckham, Camberwell, or Bermondsey, and at Southwark CAMHS' base at the Maudsley Hospital.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will undertake assessment, care-coordination, and provide treatment interventions to children and families referred to Southwark Early Help CAMHS with a neurodiverse diagnosis, for example ASC, LD, or ADHD. The post holder will work closely with our local authority colleagues in the Southwark Family Early Help Service.
This post is situated in Southwark Early Help CAMHS, working within the neurodiversity pathway. This works with children and young people presenting with mild to moderate mental health difficulties with a co-existing diagnosis of ASC, LD, or ADHD. You will be responsible for your own clinical caseload and you will be involved in assessments, care planning and offering interventions for children and adolescents with support from the multi-disciplinary team. There are opportunities for joint working with a range of professionals within the team and across the service, for delivering teaching and for contributing to group work.
We are committed to ensuring our staff get the most out of their benefits package and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. There is an extensive range of excellent benefits for you and your family. We want you to feel like you are part of a close knit team at SLaM. It's important to us that you valued and appreciated and that are why we have a comprehensive benefits package on offer
Some of our benefits are highlighted here:
Other benefits include:
- Generous pay, pensions and leave, we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
- Work life balance, flexible working and support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working and job sharing.
- Career development, There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
- Car lease, our staff benefits from competitive deals to lease cars
- Accommodation, our staff benefits from keyworker housing available which is available on selected sites
- NHS discounts, with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website.
- Counselling services
- Wellbeing events
- Long service awards
- Cycle to work scheme
- Season ticket loan
- Childcare vouchers
- Staff restaurants
Job description Job responsibilities
Knowledge and understanding of issues relating to information sharing and confidentiality
Understanding of and ability to maintain a safe therapeutic environment.
Ability to work in partnership with service users and carers in the planning and delivery of care
Ability to provide care that is sensitive to the needs of minority ethnic groups
Ability to maintain effective professional relationships with all team members
To be able to reflect and learn from experiences
Experience of working in a multidisciplinaryteam
Working knowledge of MHA, MCA and safeguarding children legislation.
Prompt and accurate recording on to electronic notes system and anunderstanding of the need for this
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- First level nursing qualification/registration RMN or RSCN or HV or Doctorate level qualification in Clinical or Counselling Psychology or First level qualification in OT, social work, or equivalent or First level qualification in art, play, drama or music therapy with related experience in the psychological aspects of caring for children and adolescent with mental health problems/needs, developmental/ learning disability problems.
- Training in clinical supervision such as ENB 998 or mentorship and or equivalent experience and training
- All applicants will require a professional training and relevant CAMHS experience in combination with professional registration with one of the following statutory bodies: the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) , Health Professional's Council (HPC/ HCPC), Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP) or The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
- Familiarity with therapeutic approaches commonly used in CAMHS eg CBT, Family Therapy
- Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team.
- Working knowledge of MHA, MCA and safeguarding children legislation.
- Prompt and accurate recording on to electronic notes system and an understanding of the need for this
- Prior experience of CAMHS duty.
- Knowledge and understanding of issues relating to information sharing and confidentiality
- Understanding of and ability to maintain a safe therapeutic environment.
- Ability to work in partnership with service users an carers in the planning and delivery of care.
- Ability to provide care that is sensitive to the needs of minority ethnic groups.
- Ability to work therapeutically with the client group, using a range of therapeutic interventions.
- Familiarity with therapeutic approaches commonly used in CAMHS eg CBT, Family Therapy.
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