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Mental Health Practitioner Social Worker

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a qualified Social Worker with Children's experience looking for your next role?

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen within the Milton Keynes CAMHS team based at Eaglestone Health Centre on the hospital campus.

Main duties of the job

The service are looking to appoint a Mental Health Practitioner from a Social Work background with experience of working with children and adolescents. The post holder will work closely with the multi disciplinary team supporting colleagues with discharge and care co-ordination of patients who have been admitted to inpatient units ensuring that the young person is at the heart of the care planning,.

The role will involve representing the service at key stakeholder meetings which will require the ability to form close working relationships with police, local authority, commissioning, voluntary care sector and other providers. The post holder will also hold a small caseload of complex patients who require short term support.

This is an incredibly varied role with a high level of autonomy to manage own workload and make clinical decisions with the young persons best interests at the fore front.

In return we can offer flexible working with some remote working considered, ongoing training and CPD opportunities, regular supervision and development. The trust have access to a wide range of benefits which are available to all staff.

About us

We are passionate about delivering first-class patient-centred, safe and effective care, whether it is in a hospital setting, in a community clinic or in the patients own home. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Providing top quality care depends on our ability to employ the best people.

We're always looking to recruit outstanding people who will go the extra mile to support our patients, colleagues, teams and the Trust. With every new employee were hoping to find our future leaders and well support our staff by providing opportunities to develop your career. With a diverse culture and equally diverse range of opportunities across mental health, community services, addictions, eating disorders, learning disabilities and more whatever stage of your career you're at, there's always a place for you at CNWL.

The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As a Mental Health Practitioner (Social Worker) you will be working across Milton Keynes CAMHS providing social work assessment and intervention requiring high level professional skill to children and young people accessing the service.

The post holder will work closely with the Safeguarding Children Team within Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust providing advice and guidance to the wider Milton Keynes CAMHS team whilst also offering advice, guidance and consultation to professionals within CAMHS regarding social care eligibility and care pathways.

Actively support and monitor children, young people and their families for children in an inpatient provision, ensuring a comprehensive package of care post discharge in conjunction with the nominated lead professional within CAMHS.

Person Specification



  • Social Work qualification and current registration


  • Additional qualification within mental health/CAMHS
  • Post graduate training and expertise in at least one therapeutic model i.e. CBT, DBT



  • Demonstrable experience post qualification in a social work setting working with vulnerable children and families
  • Experience of working with children and young people who have serious mental illness
  • Experience in completing comprehensive assessments in mental health or health and social needs


  • Demonstrable experience of working with families and children who are vulnerable and or difficult to engage

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


Eaglestone Health Centre


Milton Keynes


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