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CAMHS Mental Health Practitioner

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
Keighley or Bradford
£35,392 to £42,618 £35,392- £42618 per annum
Closing date
2 Jun 2024
CAMHS Crisis team support young people who are experiencing a mental health crisis or are in acute psychological or emotional distress, presenting with an increased risk to self and or others. We work in partnership with young people and their families as well as other professionals to complete risk assessments and formulate safety and care plans, offering short term CBT and DBT informed intervention to stabilise their mental health and prevent escalation requiring admission to hospital. The crisis team also conduit between tier 4 services and community services by supporting young people who are ready to come home from hospital. The CAMHS crisis team promotes agile and flexible working in the community, delivering the service across the Bradford & Airedale district. Colleagues are autonomous in their practice culminating in rewarding practice. The Crisis team has psychological support and embedded support for colleagues through regular supervision. This includes one to one clinical supervision whilst also having access to team formulation groups.

Closing Date: 9th June 2024

Short Listing Date : 10th June 2024

Interview Date: 17th June 2024


1x CAMHS Generic Mental Health Practitioner - CORE Team.

3x CAMHS Crisis Mental Health Practitioner - Crisis Team

Full time, permanent posts, with the opportunity to work flexibly/part time hours.

We would welcome applications from:
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Social Workers

Main duties of the job

To provide a high standard of care through clinical risk and mental health assessment, formulation and short-term contingency planning to young people presenting in the Accident and Emergency Departments who are in mental health crisis.

Working within the community, providing a range of face-to-face brief solution focused interventions empowering service users, carers and their families in decision making and signpost to a range of health and social care resources for support.

The is opportunity to work alongside the Intensive Intervention Team and alongside other CAMHS pathways to facilitate appropriate intervention and care for clients and their families

About us

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values: -

We Care - We act with respect and empathy, and always value difference

We Listen - We understand people's views and respond to their individual needs

We Deliver - We develop and provide excellent services and support our partners

We will consider a variety of flexible working arrangements to enable staff to balance their work and home lives and support staff by offering a fantastic range of benefits including :

Increase mileage rates for > 3500

A wide range of health and wellbeing support packages

A range of internal and external development and learning opportunities

Plus many more.

We are also proud to pledge our support to the Armed Forces and hold a Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

BDCFT is dedicated to environmental and social sustainability by delivering on the commitments within our Green Plan. All staff are actively encouraged and supported to participate in training and to identify and implement sustainable quality improvement across all service areas and activities.

The Trust reserves the right to close this position early if a significant number of applications are received .

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please read the attached Job description and the person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification



  • RMN, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker


  • EMB 998 or equivalent - mentor or students



  • 2 years post qualification experience within a MH setting


  • Experience of child and adolescent Mental Health

Employer details

Employer name

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust


Mobile - Fieldhead Bradford, Hillbrook, Keighley, Home

Keighley or Bradford


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