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CAMHS Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024
Are you passionate about making a real difference in the lives of young people and their families? Look no further!

We're seeking a Mental Health Nurse, OT or Social Worker to join our team and support young people and families on their journey to recovery within our CAMHS Eating Disorders Service.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our CAMHS Community Eating Disorders Service (CEDS). Eating disorders is an inspiring and rewarding area to work in and we are looking for an enthusiastic and compassionate practitioner who is keen to be part of the development of our CAMHS Service in Somerset .

You'll be joining an established CAMHS Community Eating Disorders Service that's undergoing exciting developments and you'llcontribute to delivering and developing quality care and interventions within this service.

Best of all? No weekend working required!

If you have a passion for delivering person-centred mental health care and you're seeking to develop your skills and knowledge within this amazing group of young people -then we would love to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

As a valued member of our team, you'll play a pivotal role in delivering evidence based interventions within a comprehensive mental health care pathway tailored to young people facing eating disorders. This may be severe in nature and the service is held within Tier 3, allowing us to work closely with our CAMHS Core Community teams.

You'll manage a diverse caseload, alongside other team members and independently, with a focus on assessing and working with individuals who experience an eating disorder but that also may present with a range of other complex needs and difficulties. Additionally you'll offer vital support to the families and carers of young individuals under our care.

Your expertise will contribute to the clinical supervision processes, fostering a collaborative environment for growth and development within our team.

You must have a full driving licence and have permanent access to own transport with appropriate business insurance as this job delivers care and treatment to the county of Somerset. You are able to claim expenses.

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, continuing professional development and regular informal conversations around career progression, annual recognition awards to celebrate and recognise our colleagues achievements throughout the year and not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

We work hard to make sure that inclusion is part of everything we do. We know that true inclusion means we're able to provide the best care for our patients and provide a fulfilling career for all our colleagues.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London - there is truly something for everyone!

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable.

We have six active and impactful colleague networks. These networks provide a safe space for colleagues to share their experiences and learn from one another, but also influence change across our trust:
  • Multicultural Network
  • Women's Network
  • Armed Forces' Network
  • LGBTQ+ Network
  • Lived Experience Network, for colleagues living with disabilities
  • Autistic Colleague Network

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To offer and support yp and families with a systemic approach within a CAMHS eating disorders service.
  • Provide assessment and evidence-based interventions and contribute in the management and assessment of presenting risk(s).
  • Contribute to the clinical supervision processes of the team, providing supervision for other team members as agreed if appropriate
  • Participate in team and service development and evaluation
  • Liaison with a wide range of other teams and agencies is central to the role.

Please see the attached JD for full information.

Person Specification



  • Recognised professional qualification at degree or equivalent level in Nursing, Occupational Therapy or Social work
  • Registration with the appropriate professional body
  • Knowledge and understanding of mental health disorders and Neurodevelopmental disorders in children and young people, and their impact on both the client group and their families/carers.


  • Experience of working with children and young people
  • Evidence of continuous post-qualifying professional development.

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


Foundation House

Wellsprings Road



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