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CAMHS Specialist

Employer
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£49,178 to £55,492 a year pa inc
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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The CAMHS specialist role is responsible for supporting the Generic team in implementing Directorate and Trust initiatives at service level and for playing a key role in monitoring and evaluating the quality of care delivered locally.

The post holder will lead on engagement and working with hard-to-reach adolescents. The post holder must be a good team worker and be able to lead in areas of clinical practice and development and will be responsible for working independently and managing a caseload of clients, ensuring safe and effective clinical practices.

The post holder will work within the multi-disciplinary team developing a mentalisation-based approach to working with adolescent's with complex mental health presentations. The service operates from 8am - 7pm Monday to Friday.

Main duties of the job

  • To manage a defined caseload of young people and their families and carers.
  • To co-ordinate and deliver individualised care packages / programmes for adolescents and their families and evaluate these programmes, ensuring high standards of practice in accordance with national guidelines and trust policy.
  • To develop and maintain therapeutic relationships with young people and their families/carers.
  • To liaise with the young person's professional network, keeping them informed of developments, changes in risk status and promoting multi agency collaboration. Liaison with Children's Specialist Services, Educational services, independent sector mental health providers, counsellors and any other professional related to the child care.
  • To involve the young person, and where appropriate, their families/carers in delivering programmes of care.
  • To be able to assess and manage high-risk adolescent clients in a variety of settings, conducting risk assessments and formulating safety plans.
  • To be an active part of the emergency duty rota weekly, conducting a holistic nursing assessment and developing risk management plans in collaboration with clients who present to A+E in psychiatric emergency.


About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes.

We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're
  • We Listen
  • We Care


Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To manage a defined caseload of young people and their families and carers.
  • To co-ordinate and deliver individualised care packages / programmes for adolescents and their families and evaluate these programmes, ensuring high standards of practice in accordance with national guidelines and trust policy.
  • To develop and maintain therapeutic relationships with young people and their families/carers.
  • To liaise with the young persons professional network, keeping them informed of developments, changes in risk status and promoting multi agency collaboration. Liaison with Childrens Specialist Services, Educational services, independent sector mental health providers, counsellors and any other professional related to the child care.
  • To involve the young person, and where appropriate, their families/carers in delivering programmes of care.
  • To be able to assess and manage high-risk adolescent clients in a variety of settings, conducting risk assessments and formulating safety plans.
  • To be an active part of the emergency duty rota weekly, conducting a holistic nursing assessment and developing risk management plans in collaboration with clients who present to A+E in psychiatric emergency.


Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Years of experience
  • qualification


Desirable

  • Skills/Abilities/Knowledge


Qualification

Essential

  • Qualification


Desirable

  • Years of experience


Experience working with children

Essential

  • Working with children
  • Years of experience


Desirable

  • Years of experience


Skills and abilities

Essential

  • types of Intervention


Desirable

  • CBT


Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Highpoint House

Shooters hill

London

SE18 3RZ

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277-6161955-CYP

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