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Community CAMHS Nurse/Mental Health Practitioner

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
4 May 2024
Are you passionate about supporting young people with mental health needs? Are you an innovative and creative practitioner keen to deliver quality assessment and impactful treatment interventions?

If this sounds like you, New Forest CAMHS are seeking dynamic and innovative Band 6 Community Nurses (all cohorts with relevant experience) or Mental Health Practitioners (Occupational Therapist or Social Workers) to join our friendly, experienced and highly motivated team to work with children, young people and their families presenting with significant mental health disorders who have been accepted into the service.

You will need to demonstrate a commitment to learn and develop your skills to deliver high standards of timely and responsive care to young people and their families. You will have an identified clinical supervisor to guide and support your development with knowledge and skills for the role and have regular clinical and line management supervision and annual appraisals.

Main duties of the job

You will use your specialist knowledge and skills to join the MDT to undertake quality mental health and clinical risk assessments and deliver therapeutic evidenced based interventions, individually and as a group facilitator. The role will include working across the team duty service and completing assessments for children with suspected neurodiversity (ASC & ADHD) and may involve supporting ADHD medication monitoring clinics.

You will be confident in managing duty calls into service and be competent to complete prioritised reviews and liaise and engage with clinicians from other teams and partner agencies to encourage collaborative working to provide support around a child or young person.

This role also holds the expectation to clinically supervise junior staff and act as a practice supervisor or assessor to students on placement with us.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?

Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?

We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be an autonomous practitioner who will carry continuing responsibility for a defined caseload of children and young people by undertaking the following duties:

*To undertake assessments of individuals and their families in the designated care group with complex health presentations, including those children and young people presenting with higher levels of risk. To develop care plans alongside the child or young person.

*To offer specialist assessment and advice where required.

*To assess and manage on going risks as identified during the assessment, ensuring that this is done in collaboration with the child, young person and carers. To regularly review risk factors and make changes to the management of them as necessary.

*To ensure that clinical practice is evidence based and consistent with relevant NICE guidelines and Trust policies and procedures.

*To provide supervision of junior staff and trainees where appropriate.

*To act within the professional body's code of conduct at all times.

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification for full details

Person Specification



  • Registered professional and current registration appropriate to the job role
  • Diploma/Degree in relevant profession
  • Evidence of continuous professional development

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Ashurst Child & amp Family Centre

Lyndhurst Road, Ashurst



SO40 7AR

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