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Children and Young People's Mental Health Practitioner (ARRs) - Band 7

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
31 May 2024
This is an exciting new development opportunity for an experienced CAMHS Mental Health Practitioner to work within Rosebank Surgery as an Additional Role Reimbursement Scheme role. This role links seamlessly with overall CAMHS services within Gloucestershire Health and Care (GHC) NHS Foundation Trust where you will be supported through line management, supervision and training opportunities.

This is an exciting and innovative opportunity for an experienced Children and Young People's Mental Health Practitioner to work within the Rosebank and Bartongate PCN as part of the Additional Role Reimbursement Scheme. The role will connect with local Children and Young People Mental Health Support Teams and the Children and Young People's Multi Agency Navigation Hub to promote ease of access to a range of support services and to improve links with local communities in order to ensure each person receives the best possible care in the right place at the right time by the right supporting service.

Main duties of the job

The role will include:
  • Being the first point of contact for all Under 18s presenting with mental health & emotional wellbeing issues at the surgery
  • Avoiding children/young experiencing system delays to access services.
  • Providing more timely care through brief assessments and short-term interventions.
  • Signposting children/young people to the most effective next steps
  • Targeting the gap of knowledge facing GPs regarding local mental health systems.
  • Gathering data on unmet needs in CYP Mental Health provision.

The successful applicant will be skilled in taking a lead clinical role in working with children, young people and their families who are experiencing a range of mental health needs including anxiety, phobias, neurodiversity, low mood, low self-esteem and barriers to education in relation to their mental health needs.

The role will connect with newly developing system wide Children & Young People Mental Health Support Teams and the Children's Mental Health Multi Agency Navigation Hub to promote ease of access to a range of support services and improve links with local communities: Right Place, Right Time, Right Service. You will be expected to have good knowledge of children focussed services e.g CAMHS, Early Help, school based mental health provision, local counselling provision etc.

About us

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Our Staff Survey results showed people at our Trust feel they are engaged, part of a team and work for a compassionate and inclusive organisation.

Our overall scores were better than average in eight of nine themes and level in one - the best overall results for a community, mental health and learning disabilities Trust in the south west and first equal amongst all sector NHS providers within the region too.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The primary focus of the role is to work as an advanced, autonomous practitioner providing patient-centred clinical care, encompassing the skills of assessment and treatment of children, young people and their families. This care will be delivered proportionally across clinical, indirect liaison with system partners (particularly schools) as part of signposting as well as delivering supervision and participating in operational and CPD activities.

The post holder will be expected to:

Work within a multi-professional primary care team to provide a service for Under 18s who present to the surgery with mental health or emotional well-being needs, including physical health problems that may co-exist within the registered patient population.

Gloucestershire Health and Care is committed to embedding and providing personalised care through all of its services as part of our high-quality care strategy. The purpose of personalised care is to empower people to lead the lives they want to live. Personalised care starts with a conversation with people about what matters to them. It builds on what people can do, as well as addressing their health needs. Including new ways of working and delivering care, emphasising that we need to make effective use of the full range of our peoples skills and experience to deliver the best possible patient care. So we want to know What Matters to You and that you will share our values and join us on this very important journey.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application.

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health Practitioner, e.g. Mental Health Nurse (RMN, OT, SW) with significant CAMHS experience
  • Demonstrate current registration with a regulated professional body/ organisation: NMC, HCPC
  • Evidence of formal post graduate learning within a relevant CAMHS field or skill
  • Clinical supervisor qualification/training and/or substantial experience


  • Profession specific additional qualifications (i.e. DBT, CBT, AMHP, family therapy or systemic practice)



  • Significant, recent clinical experience in the assessment of mental health at Band 7 level.
  • Demonstrate extensive experience and expertise regarding delivering evidence based/best practice clinical interventions within CAMHS or related services
  • Demonstrate clinical expertise and high levels of competency regarding assessing and managing children and young people with high clinical risk needs. This will include significant evidence of working within a positive risk management model of practice within either a mental health or learning disability setting.
  • Demonstrate clinical expertise in undertaking specialist CAMHS initial assessments as well as Self Harm/Risk assessments of children and young people
  • Demonstrate extensive experience of providing specialist CAMHS related consultation/ training and advice to partner agencies
  • Extensive working knowledge of the makeup of the wider children's mental health and social care community including statutory and non-statutory services and direct experience of multi inter-agency working and collaboration.
  • Demonstrate expertise and extensive experience of identifying and effectively managing highly complex safeguarding issues and concerns for Under 18's
  • Demonstrate expertise and extensive clinical experience of providing personalised care planning to meet mental health or learning disabilities needs
  • Detailed working knowledge of how specialist mental health services are organised and operate, where and how they fit into the health and social care community.
  • Demonstrate clinical leadership skills in driving forward the CAMHS Participation agenda and ensuring the voice of the child is heard at all levels of service delivery
  • Demonstrated highly specialist and comprehensive knowledge of current safeguarding processes and practice, including CSE, Prevent and FGM


  • Contemporary experience of working in a primary care setting.
  • Experience of assessment/management of children and young people with mental health in a primary care setting.
  • Experience of the wider community children's based mental health service & crisis based teams.

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Rosebank Surgery

Stroud Road


GL51 5JQ

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