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CAMHS Mental Health Nurse - Incentives Apply

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa / pro rata for part time
Closing date
7 Mar 2024

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Nurse, Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Brighton & Hove Community CAMHS - BAND 6 - Community Mental Health Nurse Specialist

This is an exciting opportunity for a Community Mental Health Nurse Specialist to join an enthusiastic CAMHS team in Brighton & Hove

The post is 37.5 hours per week.

This post offers a incentive, or a Relocation package up to a maximum of �4000 (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions).

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be working with young people and their families who have been referred into CAMHS via Brighton & Hove Wellbeing Service. The post will involve triaging, and undertaking initial assessments and developing risk and care plans with young people.

The post holder will be required to undertake initial assessments for children and young people referred into the service, ensuring safeguarding, risk management and care planning are implemented to the highest standard and at all times that the service offers effective patient-centred care. You will be expected to hold a diverse case load of young people with complex emotional needs which requires significant attention to detail particularly around risk management in the community, thus co-ordinating and working with external agencies such as social care and education etc.

You will be supported by more senior members of the team and offered supervision and reflective practice. You will also have the opportunity to co-facilitate groups and treatment alongside multidisciplinary team colleagues to offer evidenced based care.

About us

We provide mental health and learning disability care for children, young people and adults across Sussex and for children and young people in Hampshire.

We are passionate about providing effective specialist mental health interventions for children and young people.

Working in Sussex:
  • Travel easily between coast and countryside, with a blend of picturesque villages and seaside towns there's always new experiences to be enjoyed
  • Embrace the city life with great access to visit Brighton and London
  • With easy access to Gatwick and Heathrow and excellent railway links across the UK there is plenty of opportunity for adventure

Key staff survey results include:
  • 70% highlighting flexible working opportunities as a key point for satisfaction at work
  • 79% reporting feeling able to make suggestions to improve the work within their team
  • 77% identifying the opportunities to show initiative in their roles

We manage some very complex cases but the team works well and provides lots of support and supervision and team members never feel they are working in isolation even during current remote working.

We believe this is a very exciting opportunity to gain and build on experience in CAMHS and we would welcome your interest in this post.

See the attached 'Partnership Perks' document for details about our benefits package.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Professional Functions

To develop & maintain specialist clinical mental health nursing skills and expertise in the assessment of young people referred to CAMHS via SPOA

To offer advice on management of patients with mental health issues and physical symptoms.

To ensure assessment, care and support of each client is appropriate to individual needs.

To feed back outcome of assessment to the young person, family and referrer and collaboratively agree care and safety plans.

To ensure that children and young people requiring further assessment and help are referred on appropriately.

To provide consultation to other professionals regarding mental health issues in relation to young people and their families

To know how to access appropriate services and develop effective networks and channels of communications.

To adhere to relevant code of Professional Conduct.

To attend case conferences & meetings as relevant to the job description.

Work in accordance with Sussex Partnership Foundation NHS and East Sussex Hospital trusts policies, guidelines and protocols.


To ensure care plans and risk plans are timely, collaborative and high quality

To participate in individual professional supervision


To identify ones own training needs through a Personal Development Plan (PDP). Access relevant courses/conferences nationally or locally as identified on P.D.P./Appraisal

To demonstrate awareness of research and its applications to practice.

To participate in monthly clinical supervision and weekly team supervision.

See attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse with current NMC registration
  • Completion of Mentorship Course/ENB equivalent
  • Evidence of continuous professional development



  • Significant post qualifying experience in the relevant care group
  • Experience of working alongside people with complex health problems in the designated care group
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Experience of providing a range of clinical interventions to people in the designated care group with a variety of health problems
  • Experience of working consultatively with professionals
  • Experience of conducting clinical assessments including risk assessments
  • Experience of partnership working within and across various statutory and non statutory teams and agencies
  • Experience of working within the CPA process
  • Understanding of clinical governance
  • Previous experience of working in the community

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Aldrington Centre



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