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Mental Health Practitioner - Tameside CAMHS

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024
This is a rolling advert, therefore if you have applied there is no need to submit another application.

ARE YOU READY for your next NEW CHALLENGE? We are seeking to employ a number of highly motivated and skilled senior practitioners to join and expand our dynamic, friendly and diverse multi-disciplinary teams. This is a real chance be a part of the CAMHS transformation long term plan which will improve the mental health outcome for children and young people.

CAMHS is in receipt of new investment and will be receiving additional investment over the next three years which will enable us to continue to offer a high-quality service to children and young people at a time of growing need.

We have opportunities for several new fulltime Band 6 CAMHS practitioner posts in Tameside and Glossop CAMHS. These posts are based within core CAMHS, Single Point of Access, Neurodevelopment Pathway and the CAMHS Neighbourhood/Locality Team. One of our priorities is supporting our team with their continued professional development. As such, we offer flexibility between the roles to ensure skills and knowledge are offered and expanded in many areas of our service.

Main duties of the job

CAMHS offers a wide range of mental health assessments and evidence-based interventions including family therapy, CBT, interpersonal therapy, EMDR, play therapy and psychotherapy for children and young people aged 5 to 18 years. You will be encouraged to explore your therapeutic interest alongside providing a range of quality CAMHS assessments/interventions. CAMHS also has close links with community services which work with children and young people to offer an early help and bespoke packages of care. There are plenty of opportunities to work in a true multi agency way to help deliver a whole system offer that communicates that all children and young people matter and that their emotional wellbeing and mental health needs are understood and supported with kindness, compassion and high quality and safe care.

These posts will be responsible for providing high quality mental health assessments and therapeutic interventions for adolescents and families using evidence-based interventions.

To be responsible for and manage a defined caseload and undertake case management responsibilities within the caseload.

Providing consultation, advice, and training to a wide range of agencies.

About us

As a service we prioritise staff wellbeing and are active in ensuring that our team values are demonstrated in practice and are a vital part of our working culture. Working hours are generally Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, though there is plenty of opportunity to work flexibly as we are looking to expand our opening hours as part of our service transformation plans and work around your unique needs as an employee.

We are always interested in hearing new ideas and creative ways of working to meet the needs of our service users and support quality improvements, therefore your voice does matter and will be included in key service developments.

The roles available are extremely varied and as a service we are interested in playing to your clinical strengths and developing your clinical interests and skills. You will receive ongoing support through regular monthly clinical supervision and separate line management support. You will also be actively encouraged to be part of peer supervision and will have the opportunity in your job plan to attend specialist treatment modality consultations. As part of your professional development, you will be supported in pursing and attending relevant in-house training and will have external opportunities to embark on further professional qualifications relevant to the post.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will need the following key attributions
  • Strong Children and Young Persons mental health knowledge and experience.
  • Experience of using training, supervision, and consultation as a means of helping other professionals to support the mental health of CYP.
  • Good understanding and commitment to the CAMHS transformation agenda.
  • Values that match Pennine Care Foundation NHS Trust and always place CYP and families at the forefront of all your practice.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse -Mental Health, Social Work or OT Qualification or equivalent with regulatory body registration
  • Significant post qualification experience in community mental health services



  • Knowledge of mental health issues in young people
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and National policies in relation to young people.
  • Knowledge of therapeutic interventions with young people


  • Understanding of Youth Offending services.
  • Knowledge of drug and alcohol issues relating to young people



  • Professional involvement with the users of mental health services.
  • Experience of case management of young people
  • Experience of multi-agency working


  • Experience of relating to young people in a group or community setting.

Skills & Abilities


  • Ability to undertake appropriate mental health assessments
  • Ability to carry out therapeutic interventions with this client group
  • Ability to work well with a team
  • Ability to manage a caseload
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work creatively and flexibly in a clinical context

Employer details

Employer name

Pennine Care NHS FT


Tameside CAMHS

Springleigh Clinic



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